BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
” …you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1: 5
Paul’s main argument is this: isn’t it true that you experienced the work of the Spirit among you. “… does God give you His Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?” Galatians :1-5
“I will send you what my Father has promised, but you must stay in Jerusalem until you have received that power from heaven.” Luke 24: 49
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17
“We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13
Christians begin to experience something different in their God prefers to give the gift of prophecy to a body through an individual, not to an individual for his own use. So that each spiritual gift is a working of the Spirit which is given to build up the Church. “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body… and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” 1 Corinthians12:13
“And John came and laid hands on them ‘and they received the Holy Spirit“ Acts 8:17 Some experienced a deep peace or joy. Some even laughed. Some experienced one’s whole life begins to change completely different.
” 4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...
8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the self same Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:4,8-11
Paul emphasizes the need to seek spiritual gifts. A community of Christians need special gifts from God to know the Bible in order to preach it. They need to have their preaching accompanied by signs so that others will believe.
“And he preached, saying, One cometh after me, that latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. 8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.” Mark 1:7-8 In other words, Jesus is the baptizer with the Holy Spirit.
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU
Baptism is Necessary for Salvation.
“I love you.
I gave the Apostles the command to go into the whole world to preach the Gospel I gave them and to baptize all those who believe in Me. Baptism is the sacrament by which sins are forgiven and God comes to live in the heart of the baptized. Through Baptism a person is incorporated into My Body, the Church.
Baptism, My brother and sister, is necessary for salvation. As adults, all need to believe in Me and accept My teaching before they can be baptized. Infants and small children are baptized in the faith of their parents.
This is a holy celebration where man gives his assent and where the Holy Spirit confers a special power. This power unites a man and a woman and makes them husband and wife and ordination empowers a man to be a priest and to act as a priest.
My Baptism in the Jordan meant that I accepted the role of Savior that My Father assigned to Me. The baptism symbolizes that I put on all the sins of the world and enter the water to die for them.
My immersion in the water symbolized My death for sins and My emergence from the water signified My Resurrection. Having said ‘yes’ to the Father’s call, the Holy Spirit empowered Me and the Father proclaimed for all to hear how pleased He was with Me.
You enter the Kingdom by Baptism and you remain in it by following the commandments.
Live what the church teaches and you will be a faithful member of My Kingdom.
This Kingdom is of the heart where I make My home in you.
I give the gift of faith to all those who sincerely ask for it. Be ready, My friends, to explain to anyone who asks a reason for your faith in Me. Show them how important I am in your life.
I have shown you great love and I still show you My love every day. You can have no greater joy than the joy I give you. It is My gift to My friends.
Pray for the conversion of all the people of the world. Make sacrifices that they may leave their life of sin behind and reform their ways with the help of My grace.
I want every person to be My friend. I died for them all. I bless you.”
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.