Monday, February 12, 2018

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
(John 3:5)

There are several types of baptisms mentioned in the bible but only 2 are required for kingdom entrance.  Jesus explains to a pharasee how one must be born of the water and the spirit in order to enter the kingdom of God.  

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  John 3:5

The first one is water baptism.  In this scripture, Jesus is talking about water baptism and spirit baptism.  According to the bible thrugh the words Jesus spoke both are necessary requirements to enter the kingdom of heaven.  To be immersed (baptized) in water is the outer symbolic act of accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior; being fully aligned with him by being buried with Jesus and having our sins washed away to come up out of the water a new creature - just as Jesus came out of the grave a new creature.  At the start of the church age, it was important that people were no longer baptised under John's baptism but under the commandment which Jesus had given the disciples.  

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 2:38

The second baptism is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  When a person comes to Jesus Christ, they receive Christ into thier heart. The Spirit of God comes and joins with the spirit of the believer. This "indwelling Spirit" reproduces the life of Jesus in the believer's life.  

Jesus promised us the comforter; the Holy Spirit to us.  Just like we are immersed in water baptism, we are also baptized with the Holy Spirit.

What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

The spirit of God living inside of us.

And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. (Act 1:4-5)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (John 14:16)

[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
 you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:17-18)

But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26) 

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) 

Who is it for?

The baptism of the Holy Ghost is for everyone.

The baptism in the Holy Spirit cannot be earned. You cannot become "good enough" to receive it. It is a gift from God. It is not a "cure-all" for your problems. But the same wonderful power that enabled Jesus to open blind eyes, to command the elements of nature, and to live a life pleasing to the Father during His ministry on earth is also available to you.

And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. (Joel 2:28-29)

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:38-39)

And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Act 10:45)

In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37-39)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:8-13)

Why do we need it?

To know who Jesus is. The second coming. To be led by God.

We need a power beyond ourselves for service and ministry in God's Kingdom in order to do the will and work of God.

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.   (I Corinthians 12:3) 

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

How do you receive it?

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (Mark 16:16)

Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. (Acts 8:17)

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Act 10:43)

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (Act 10:44)

For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. (Act 10:46-48)

And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve. (Act 19:3-7)

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an empowering for service that takes place in the life of the Christian. In it we are immersed in the Spirit's life and power.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit is so much more than a shadowy figure to pay lip-service to on Sunday morning. He can be with you and in you to bring new life to your Christian walk. Likewise, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is more than a single experience. It is a continual dependence on the Spirit for guidance and strength in all circumstances.

"If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit" (Galatians 5:25)

 (Biblical Studies)


1 comment:

  1. Repentance, a contrite heart one has in them, needing new life to be given them. Asking God for this in prayer to hear and be new in Risen Son abiding in and through them in Father's Spirit and Truth.
    This is a gift, and not of any man's work, if were then the gift is made void.

    Note: Those Gentiles were not water Baptized before being Spirit Baptized by Father through risen Son they believed in. And Yes who could refuse to be water baptized afterwards not I. Then Peter went on in his learning experience to say,. God Has No Respect of :Persons.

    Paul has said the same no respect of persons, all today by Son are now made as equals to Father and Son, yet no new life is in anyone by the death of Son. That was for reconciliation, forgiveness given as if one has not ever sinned. From Father's view this is true through Son's done work for everyone to turn to Father in Belief to see. Just as those Gentiles saw when they believed what Peter said, (Actually God Father) through Peter.
    They believed, they received, they saw clearly, with no water baptism first.

    The point I am making is:::

    John 3:5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    John 3:6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

    6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    Jesus explained to Nicodemus, first born of water, that be first birth a person is born into this world, the sack of the woman breaks forth and our comes babies, flesh

    In verse 6 that is what he states, First born of the Flesh, First Birth Sister, is what I got out of John Chapter 3 then the new birth in belief to what is done for us in Spirit and Truth from Father as in Acts 20:21 tells us. I see no mixing of these two entities. Flesh is against God in Spirit and Truth and God is against flesh, this world of Lucifer's craftiness. No Flesh in God's sight will ever please God period. Only one flesh did this and this flesh of Christ was not born of man, born of Woman yes, Mary from the tribe of Judah in the lineage of King David. So Christ's flesh alone, pleased God only. So this is why he is the door way to new life in his Risen Life done through the cross. The Cross is the cross over unto new life given anyone who believes from Father who has this final choice not man

    So thank you deeply to see yourself in this truth. It is Father alone that gives new life and those that get this do as he says. The same as Jesus did.

    Now the Water Baptism was for Jesus to be Baptized in under the Law he came to earth to fulfill first, before any new life could ever be given with Father leading us in Spirit and Truth as the mighty Wind.

    Jesus fulfilled all the Law and Prophets for us to be made new in an instant, given this from Father as in Eph. 1:1-14 states it. Accepted, Forgiven and sealed. so we can now walk new in Faith belief to what is done for us to be new, Not of any works, for if were then man has reason to boast but not before God
    I do not disagree with Water Baptism, Just reveling the truth. John was sent first to witness the Messiah has come to save us and he did. Then he said he must decrease while Christ must increase.

    Man has taken and gotten in the way, as you better do this that and this, then you can enter into.

    This is a Gift, not to have to do it. The Water Baptism Peter finally recognized as a good conscience toward God, not to be member of a certain Church gathering as is what it is used for today. Out of alignment with Father and Son.

    For do the Churches here on earth recognize each other and are in unison? No they are not, and God says in Hebrews 8:1-4 he has nothing to do with them, why?
    Man made that is why, under Law


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