THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
For Real This Time
I recently had a member of the Tribulation-Now email list ask about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because he wanted to receive it. Now I must tell you, this is a subject I do NOT take lightly. In “my opinion” too many otherwise good “spirit filled churches” are missing their missions by going after only “salvation”. I believe this “grieves” the Holy Spirit. The Baptism of the Holy spirit is the MOST WONDERFUL gift you can receive from God. And it deeply saddens me when I see churches taking it for granted. Some pastors think that just because they pray for you to receive it, that you will automatically receive it. I personally DO NOT believe this is true. As a matter of fact I know it is not true.
How Do I Know?
Have you ever had someone say to you that you received something but you knew in your heart that you didn’t? I spent most of my life sitting amongst the congregation of various churches. I have not been in the pastoral seat and I have never been a “church elder”. Perhaps this is a blessing. Perhaps this will help others. This gives me a chance to talk to the people at a personal level. The leadership of the church is not able to do that without making the person feel “obligated” to “show faith”. When a leader in a church prays for you to “receive something”, and they ask you if you “received it”, we often feel like it is being “unfaithful” to tell the truth. BALONEY. So we basically “step out in faith” and say we received it even though we are not sure we did.
This is tricky territory and I know that. But it is CRITICAL territory. For example, when it comes to healing you must know that there are healings that happen over time and their are miraculous healings. That jumps out at you when you see in 1 Cor. 12 & 13 that the “gift of healing” and the “gift of miracles” are two separate gifts. Indeed when it comes to divine healings, sometimes it is not miraculous. And in this case, some “walking in faith” is in order. If you do a “deep dive” study on divine healing you will learn the nuances between miraculous healing and healing over time. But most of the time God wants to be worshipped and wants his “signs to be seen” to lead others to Jesus. So you will “usually” see divine healings happen in large gatherings and most often those will be miraculous. And when a person receives a miraculous healing THEY KNOW IT. They will usually be in tears and sometimes in complete amazement. As well they should be. Miracles are meant to be “amazing”!
However, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is actually more of a true “miracle”. While it is possible, according to some testimonies I have heard, to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and then later, sometimes years later, receive the “Gift of Tongues”, I do not think this is normal and I do not believe this is how God wants it to be. If this were the case, Pentecost described in Acts 2 would not be describing a FANTASTIC EVENT of MIRACULOUS proportions. People who were witnessing it actually thought they were DRUNK on alcohol and completely crazy.
(see / google the “Azusa Street Revival http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa_Street_Revival)
Why would the Lord do that kind of miraculous out-pouring of divine power down upon people back then and not do it today? That is BAD TEACHING. Sorry but I simply do not think the Lord intended for us to just sit back, say a little prayer, and expect such a wonderful miracle to occur. Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit IS and SHOULD BE a BIG DEAL.
A True Story
Recently I took a friend of mine to my church. It’s a good church but no church is perfect. My friend genuinely wanted to be saved and forgiven of his sins. The pastor led him to salvation by having him say the right words to the Lord asking him into his heart. This is an awesome thing. BUT then the pastor also prayed that my friend would receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. “Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name” he said. But this causes confusion to the poor fellow because he did NOT receive it at that time. He even said so to me in the car on the way home. That put me into the position of trying to unravel the situation for this poor fellow. That’s a tough spot to be put in. Most people would have simply said “well you have to believe you got it”. But that’s BALDERDASH! When you get it – you know you did!
If I see overly passionate about this issue, I AM. It is the most wonderful thing that can ever happen to a person and people are being left out of this fabulous miracle because of bad teaching and ignorance.
Don’t Just Ask One Time
BUT you must remember that Jesus told us to “Ask and you shall receive, Knock and the door will be opened”.
The Kenneth Wuest “Expanded New Testament” says:
Keep on asking for something to be given and it shall be given you. Keep on seeking and you shall find. Keep on reverently knocking, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking for something to be given, keeps on receiving. And he who keeps on seeking, keeps on finding. And to him who keeps on reverently knocking, it shall be opened.”
(Note: Kenneth Wuest is an expert on Greek and instead of doing a word for word translation from Greek to English, which is not possible with accuracy, he uses a method referred to as “transliteration” which is how an interpreter would explain to you the original intended meaning. See The New Testament, An Expanded Translation, by Kenneth S. Wuest)
I believe when you receive it – YOU WILL KNOW – PERIOD
Do yourself a favor and read Acts 2. That is how it happens even today for most people. Do not accept some pastor’s word for it. This is far too important for you especially with all of today’s evil things going on.
Smith Wigglesworth is old school. He was one of the most famous faith healers of all time. I linked you directly to his “sermons” and they are all short excellent reads. This will help you to understand how the “experience” works and what to expect. He was a hard-core Pentecostal type pastor so his “style” is “to the point” because his beliefs are very real and strong. What you will discover (if you really study this subject) is to follow the “signs and wonders”. Why do you think Jesus had “multitudes” following him everywhere? It wasn’t because he glowed in the dark, it was because he was leaving a trail of amazing miracles everywhere he went. YHWH wants attention. Miracles draw crowds.
20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Another person you can read up on is John G. Lake. He was another *huge* faith healer from Smith Wigglesworth’s time. Their beliefs are very similar and their thinking is “on the money”.
It is important to notice, that when someone wanted the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and went to Mr. Wigglesworth for help, he took it very seriously. He would invite that person into his house, and bring the power of God down on that soul with all his might. Sometimes for hours, sometimes all night long. But come Hades or High Water – HE DID NOT QUIT until that person received the Baptism. That means when that person received it for REAL, there was NO QUESTION about it.
That should tell you something.
Andrew Wommack (pronounced wummuk) is once of THE BEST Bible teachers out there. He does not have a “Theological Degree” and is fully trained by the school of hard knocks and the Holy Spirit (praise the Lord). I linked you directly to one of his best teachings on the Holy Spirit. This teaching is for someone who is learning and seeking it. Andrew has a very friendly gentle style that is attractive. This is because he radiates the peace of Jesus and his ministry has gone through the roof. He offers his teachings for free on MP3.
Please don’t just listen to Andrew’s teaching on this one time – you really need to listen at “least” two times and maybe more. I am going through his teachings on a third round and keep adding more to my inventory. From this page http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio you can browse through all his audio teachings – they are *free*. Andrew *correctly* believes that when he gives *free* teachings away, the flock will follow along with the Lord’s blessings and his ministry has indeed been blessed.
A very gentle word of caution about all teachers & pastors; they are people just like you and me. Nobody is perfect. He is very careful to explain (like all good pastors / teachers should) that even though the Holy Spirit works and speaks through them they are human and make mistakes. Follow Acts 17:11 and study the scripture along with him to “see if it is so”. That is how you get confirmation from God’s word. Andrew is trustworthy and does not take scripture out of context. Some do however so when you read the Word you should back up a few verses or even go to the beginning of the “section” and make sure you understand “who is being spoken too”, “what their role is in the Bible” (are they sinners, are they born-again believers, are they a church group, etc.). This helps you make sure you are not getting sucker-punched by someone who is ignorant and was taught wrongly by the ignorant.
You cannot go wrong with either of the folks I recommended. Another good one is Curry Blake. He is the head guy at John G. Lake Ministries. You can find Curry’s ministry here: www.jglm.org. If you want to learn to be like Jesus, heal like Jesus, and fight demons like Jesus, I strongly recommend you consider making an investment in his teaching DVDs. This guy is awesome. Search “Curry Blake John G. Lake Ministries” on YouTube and you will get to see him in action.
Now here is something you should know. First understand this! Don’t give up! Okay? Don’t take NO for an answer and do not “assume” you got it just because someone (a pastor or church leader) says you do. The Bible says if you earnestly want it then you will get it. Listen over and over again to Wommack’s teachings on this subject. He correctly points out that “while you should” get the gift of tongues (prayer language) at the “time of the experience”, it can indeed come at a later date. But not if you don’t KEEP going after it and praying about it. Jesus knows what is in your heart. He knows the difference between someone who “kind of wants it but is not sure” and someone who “knows what they want and are asking for it with all their heart”.
Some pastors take a verse here or there out of context particularly as it applies to the Holy Spirit. In fact some entire church organizations (with millions of followers) do not believe that *any* signs and wonders happen today and think they are “of the devil” which is absolutely ridiculous. Andrew will talk about this a little.
Some really awesome pastors (perhaps in your local area) believe they can lay their hands on you (which is vitally important by the way) and pray that you receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and you will get it because God says you will – period. These pastors mean well, but they are not exactly correct on that point. When you read all of the Smith Wigglesworth stuff, you will see a very true dynamic that must happen – even today. The people that got it were determined to get it on a level that is hard to understand. Sometimes they would go to Smith Wigglesworth and he would get a team of his guys over at the house and they would pray INTENSELY in tongues for hours DUMPING down the power of the Holy Spirit on the guy. It requires your participation. You cannot just *stand there* and wait for a miracle. You need to focus your spirit (all your heart and mind) on the Lord and cry out to him as the others are praying for you. When your spirit “cries out” and your emotions get into the mix, it “stirs up the spirit”
2 Tim 1:6
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
If you do a serious reading of Smith Wigglesworth and listen to Andrew’s teachings (more than once) AND find yourself a good pastor and group of leaders in the church you will be BLESSED and you WILL RECEIVE IT. What makes me sad, is that nowadays finding the right group, the right church, etc. is very hard to do. They are few and far between. Back during Smith Wigglesworth time, they used to travel by horse and buggy across the country to meet with gifted receivers and have special prayer meetings just so they could receive the baptism themselves. Today churches have become lazy about it and it frustrates me to no end. Even my own local church falls into this category. Your BEST SHOT is to keep on looking for the right church until you find it -here is how you do that.
The Right Church for the Baptism
Size of the Group:
This is guidance and given to you from the bottom of my heart. First a “large” church probably won’t do the trick. You need to be able to access the Pastor / leaders of the church. When the church has more than 50 (or so) people in attendance (that’s an estimate at best) the pastor is often too busy shaking people’s hands and listening to their testimonies.
Energy of the Group:
The people in the church better be *on fire*. This *fire* comes in two versions. One version is happy, clapping, and praising Jesus with emotional energy and the second version is INTENSE praise and worship. Intense praise and worship means that 80% or more of the congregation has their hands raised up to the Lord and is intensely praising him. This type of praise is awesome to the Lord and is covered all over the Bible. This is a good sign. If you have found a relatively small group that is *on fire” and praises both happily, energetically, and emotionally with their hands raised up to God you will FEEL IT when you walk into the church. It’s not just about people being “nice” and super-friendly. Those churches are everywhere and some of them are of the “devil”. The ones’ that *really get it* are the ones who KNOW how God wants to be praised and praise him that way with NO RESTRICTIONS. They are truly ON FIRE. Without that ingredient overwhelming you when you visit, it might be challenging to get what you came for.
Affiliation of the Group:
Your best shot at finding the right group is to go after “Pentecostal” or “Non-Denominational” (Assembly of God is from the Pentecostal group). But even many of these groups have settled down over time. God does not want “luke warm” followers. Small groups are far better than large. Make your rounds. Pick a ten mile radius and try different groups. Go there on a Wednesday night or Sunday Night service because they are more likely to let the Holy Spirit “tear up the joint” then, because on Sunday they know people are looking for new churches and they don’t want to scare people away. That’s okay, its actually scriptural SEE:
1 Cor 14:23
23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
What Happened to Me:
I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at the age of 9. The reason why it was relatively easy for me to get it is because I had the faith of a child. Unbelief (which according to Jesus is a sin) is something we all have naturally. It is being connected to the worldly and not being able to see the spiritual side of things. If you tell a little child that an Angel is watching them and smiling upon them they will believe you and they will smile and say “good night” to the Angel. If you tell a grown-up the same thing they will think you are delusional. This is the difference between true FAITH and “unbelief”.
Unbelief comes from your worldly experience (in the flesh) and your “education” (in the flesh). The disciples / followers of Jesus were not educated in general. Many of them were illiterate common folk and fishermen. Even before Acts 2, (Pentecost) when hundreds of people received the baptism and spoke in tongues, followers of Jesus were going out and laying hands on the sick and healing them in Jesus name. So believing and having faith are critical ingredients to bringing down the blessings of the spirit. The more you KNOW that the word of God is “alive” and the more you study it, the more it “stirs up your spirit” and *amplifies* your Faith.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Ideal Church for the Baptism:
I was very fortunate when I was 9 and got the Baptism. The church I was going to with my mother was as close to being perfect as possible. They met all the criteria above. They were on fire, they praised the Lord with all their might, you could hear people speaking in tongues all around you while the whole congregation raised their hands in powerful praise after each song and continued to sing to the Lord even after the song was over. Frequently throughout the service, after praise had subsided, the whole congregation would get silent. This gives the Holy Spirit an opportunity to “speak” to the congregation through the word of prophecy. Virtually 100% of the time, someone would start speaking very loudly in tongues usually for about 15 seconds or so. Then everyone would be quiet again waiting for the Holy Spirit to give the Interpretation of Tongues (capitalized because that is a specific “Gift” mentioned in 1 Cor. 12+13). 100% of the time, someone would interpret “prophetically” the words that were spoken earlier. This dynamic would happen at least once per service and sometimes 2 or 3 times per service.
NOW THAT IS A CHURCH OF SPIRIT FILLED BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS!!
1 Cor 14:27-28
27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
If you find a church like that. Email me. I might just fly over there to see it with my own eyes and join you while you receive your gift of the Baptism.
In a church like that, when you tell them you want the Baptism of the Holy spirit, they will gang up on you like hungry wolves in eager LOVE. You will have probably 4 or 5 men and women surround you and lay hands on you and all of them will be praying in tongues over you loudly and unabashedly. You should join them in their praise OUT LOUD directly to the LORD. This can go on for a good period of time. Stir up the spirit in you. Let your emotions GO. Mimic the tongues you hear around you – that is perfectly okay to do, and it will speed up the process because it opens your spirit and lets’ your faith soar. God will bless you for that and you will receive it.
When you Receive it YOU WILL KNOW
You will get SLAMMED with a flow of emotions you haven’t ever felt before. You will cry like a baby and you probably won’t be able to stand. It came down on me like a ton of logs. My mother had to keep me out of school for 3 days because I was in a spiritual “daze” of peace that was unexplainable. I read the Bible like a crazy person. I was 9 years old.
DON’T GIVE UP – SEEK IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
One Last Thought
The enemy is afraid of people who have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The enemy knows you have a divine power it cannot contend with. While the enemy has a fighting chance against a “saved” / “born again” Christian, it knows it cannot stand to even be in the presence of someone with the full power of the Holy Spirit. This is a very powerful weapon against evil. It is to be eagerly sought after in today’s world of spiritual darkness. The demons that live in people can sense a “spirit filled” BAPTIZED Christian when he/she walks in the room and they are scared. Demons are horrified to be “bound and cast out” of the bodies they inhabit (the spirits of those bodies) because when they are cast out of the bodies they are sent to a very dark and ugly place and cannot escape until they get another chance to infest someone else.
And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains, 4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. 7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”
8 For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” 9 Then He asked him, “What is your name?”
And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” 10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country. (ST 5490 – area they inhabit, empty expanse, the word “country” is a translation issue)
11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains. 12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.” 13 And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
BE BLESSED IN JESUS NAME!!
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34 thoughts on “The BAPTISM of the HOLY SPIRIT”
Excellent! I have 4 children 3 of them speak in tongues. I read this out loud to my 19 year old. Please add your prayers to mine that he be filled with the spirit and speak in tongues.
I'm glad you were blessed by this. While there are always divine exceptions to the rule, so many are missing out on the most wonderful experience the Lord offers us. In Jesus name, we lift up you 19 year old and pray she is divinely led to seek out the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – AMEN
Let me tell you about my experience: I was attending a Methodist church in Montana. I was cooking for the youth camp and an Indian evangelist came out to teach and no it was not a traditional Methodist youth camp though it was sponsored by the Methodist. Little did they know what was being really taught out at the camp ground. In the late evening there was a exorcism and I heard the demons cry out and I heard Sherman command them to leave at I heard him speak in tongues. First time I had heard anyone speak in tongues. I guess I must have said in my mind I want this gift. Months later in Billings I was in a Bible study and they had prayer for those who wanted the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I went downstairs for prayer and during them praying I felt nothing, except my feet were hurting. After-wards as I walked out of the basement a lady by the name of Effie said to me Richard you except it because you received tonight. A few weeks later at the same Bible study I heard a catholic priest singing in the spirit during praise and worship. That night I received about 2 or 3 words of prayer language ( I can tell you right now the joy of this time fills my spirit and the tears roll down my face as I type) I continued to seek and continued to pray and little by little I received more and more. John, I want you to know I have gone months without praying in the spirit but the spirit never leaves us even though we sometimes leave him. I know also the power of the Holy Spirit in my life is the reasoning factor why I still walk with the Lord and the evil stays out of my camp.
WOW!! Now that's an awesome testimony Richard – PRAISE JESUSSSSSSS!!
If you get this you should email me at [email protected] and get on our email list! AMEN!
I was born and raised Catholic. I am not Catholic now however. I am Christian and I love Jesus and our Father with all my heart…I would die for him.
I have not been baptised except as a baby in the Catholic church. But I had an incident happen that made me feel as though I was possibly baptised by the Holy Spirit…though I never spoke in tongues as yet.
I was at a Catholic prayer group I used to belong to. It was a very special group and the people were very spiritual people. They did speak in tongues and praised and worshiped…let Spirit speak and prophesy. They were actually Charismatic. They put on a healing mass on tape to watch that night. As soon as it began I was literally transported away from there and was quite awake. I was standing in a very large circular area surrounded by columns and stairs and there was a gentle light rolling fog or mist. As I looked up the stairs Jesus was walking down the stairs to me and he was talking. I cannot repeat all that he said….though my soul knows. He began "I knew you before you were born. I knew you when you were an embryo in your Mother's womb…" He continued all the way up to that exact day and by the time He was finished I was on my knees and I was sobbing and He was bent over me with His arms around me.
Now my mother was very abusive when I was young so what follows I think is because of that and has nothing to do with Catholics. He stood me up and He said to me "Woman, behold thy Mother" and when I looked where He was pointing Mary was standing there.
The next thing I knew I was back at the prayer group and I had tears flowing down my cheeks. I was a bit embarrassed at the time because I had no idea what was going on. I was self concious about it even though I know full well they would have thought it awesome…I never told them till years later when I saw the lady who ran the group.
Now I am wondering…was that my baptism of the Holy Spirit? I live in the Chicago area and it is nearly impossible to find a church as you are describing here. Though there is one not far from here that I may look into because every time I pass it it catches my eye. But what if I can't find someone to baptise me correctly? I feel that God can do all things with or without man…so I am feeling like that may have been it for me and wanted your opinion on it.
You have a wonderful site that I will visit reguarly…so much to learn and so little time is how I feel. Yet our learning will continue and a very BIG way when all is done. I can hardly wait.
God bless you and all your readers.
I used to believe, and many still do, that without the gift of "tongues" manifesting immediately as a sign of receiving the gift that it did not happen.
THIS IS FALSE!!!
The gift of tongues is only one of 9 (plus) gifts spoken of in 1 Cor. 12-15.
Many people speak in tongues right away. Please re-read the article again and GET the Andrew Wommack teachings. Download them and listen to them MORE THAN ONCE. Study along with him and hear his testimony. He didn't get the gift of tongues right away either. But as he says "why wouldn't you want it"? But whatever you do … allow the gift you have been given to manifest and flow to the benefit of the KINGDOM OF JESUS.
The Lord has led me to some of the most amazing gifted people out there since I have written this article. I have met all sorts of people with AMAZING GIFTS. All of these are the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can move in you even without receiving the Baptism.
I know one person that can see devils and colors and things inside of people. He can "see" things and he knows what they mean and can CAST THEM OUT.
I know another brother personally, who has been given the most awesome gift of prophecy and is seeing things and speaking God's words that are utterly shocking and unbelievable.
We are entering into a period of time which the Bible speaks more about than any other time in the history of the earth. We are now officially in the END OF TIMES. Many of us believe that GOD IS MOVING through people he has never moved in before.
PRAISE JESUS FOR YOUR GIFT
MAGNIFY HIS NAME IN CONTINUOUS PRAISE
USE YOUR GIFTS TO BENEFIT OTHERS
Email me at [email protected] directly and get on our email list so we can bring you into our virtual church and bring down the power of Jesus to the benefit of all those the Lord leads to us – IN JESUS NAME
GOD BLESS YOU MIGHTILY
I have received the Baptisim of the Holy Spirit-however I am confused-I used to follow the “Prosperity teachings” and many of their leaders preach about the teachings of John G Lake and Wigglesworth-(Kennith Hagin and Copeland) were mentored by these men–When I came to the realization that the prosperity doctrine was of the laodiceon church I have become hesitant to follow any teachings from these men!
I was wondering your thoughts on this?
I have never personnally heard any of the super huge prosperity preachers mention any of the real top notch teachers. For example I don’t think Rick Warren even knows who Curry Blake or Smith Wigglesworth are. Maybe he does. Either way if mentioning someone was all it took to indicate nefarious collusion then we are in bigger trouble than I originally thought. God Bless You.
I figure he knows. But knowing doesn’t change anything, or eman he admires Wigglesworth. Some men are only interested in building their empire. Earnest seeking as a result of knowing brings results, and I love Wigglesworth; I long for such an anointing. It’s the glory of kings top search something out. Whether Warren is a king or not, that is something that is questionable. Wigglesworth was asked if he read the Bible in Greek or Hebrew, and he replied he only read his Bible in the Holy Ghost. I speak in tongues, but your baptism experience sounds a lot more dramatic than mine. I always want more and more!
Thank you so much for these teachings! I was led to your website when looking up haarp and the floods-God brought me back to Him and today I prayed for forgiveness and for Jesus to come back into my heart! I was so scared that I was damned and could feel the evil all over the world-my heart was broken today and I felt the peace of God and Jesus! I want to help others see the light now-please put me on your email list-Im asking God for the Holy Spirit and to lead me in His Work. I feel the urgency of the end of the world but am no longer afraid. God Bless You!
Glory to Jesus Christ!! Amen. We are in the midst of transitioning the Tribulation-Now email list to a new email server. You can click on the “Join Email List” link at the top menu of the main page to join. I will continue to monitor the [email protected] email however, so if you have issues please let me know.
WELCOME AND GLORY TO JESUSSSSSSSS!!!
My husband and I both prayed over the phone with a pastor to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gift of tongues. We “felt” nothing, (I have experienced God’s presence before). He had us say something over and over again as fast as we could and told us to not allow our minds to interfere but allow the tongues to be released. My husband began to speak in tongues right away. I took a few days.
WONDERFUL PRAISE GOD. The scripture says “Keep on asking, Keep on knocking, and it SHALL be given unto you”. There is a page at the top of Tribulation-Now just about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. GO GET IT IN JESUS NAME!! PRAISE GOD!
Just finished reading several of your Articles about the Holy Spirit…I am being so stirred in the spirit right now, my heart is racing, I feel like jumping for joy and exploding praises for the Lord! My emotions are going nuts singing “Our God is an awesome God!!!!!”
GLORY TO JESUSSSSSS!!!!
I saw the ugliness in myself and the evil in the world all around me magnified. I tore my clotyhes and got down on my kness and cried out to our Father in heartfelt tears like a child. I was outside at night time and raised my head and told the Father that I deserved hell and if he sent me there I would still praise his name from hell as I was tormented forever and ever. I saw what appeared to be a bright star in the North East sky. I descended upon me and it was the Holy Spirit in a pure white light with blue hint. I was embraced with indescribable Love, Truth and Compassion. The Holy Spirit communed with me for about 30 minutes. I was shown that He is Truth and Truth is Love and Light. Words can not describe. YOU SEE, I DID NOT DESERVE THIS GIFT. IT WAS MY FAITH AND REPENTENCE WILFULLY THAT THE FATHER HEARD IN HEAVEN! The baptism by Holy Spirit is so much Love like coming home to what you know is missing on earth. It completes you. I asked some questions. I asked why we sin even though we know His Truth? I asked if it is because we are retarded in some way. The Holy Spirit answered, “YES”. I have grown to understand that we have been corrupted by satan in the battle for our souls, which blinds us and keeps us in worldly distractions. Keep praying and walk in prayer as your shield in the name of the Father, Yeshushua and the Holy Spirit, amen!
GLORY TO JESUS
EXTREMELY WELL PUT!!
All the Praises to our Heavenly Father and our King Jesus Christ!
Hi, please pray (with unwavering faith only!) for me that I find someone who will lay hands on me and that I receive the Holy Spirit Baptism and the gift of tongues to confirm it. May God bless you for that!!!
Amen brother why not take the advice in the article and seek a good Pentecostal or Assembly of God church and get help that way? God loves people when they fervently seek Him!
Brother I prayed for you tonight and felt the presence of the Holy Spirit move upon and through me and upon you. Praise Jesus brother! Glory to God!
Amen, so be it, I give the glory to the One in the Highest!
Thank you, brother, and thanks be to Holy Spirit for having mercy upon me great sinner. Though I be no good for heaven, yet His mercy had overcame it, for mercy rejoices over judgement and nothing is impossible to God.
I had made Him my personal Savior by asking Him to save me into heaven for eternity there and now am keeping on believing that He will succeed, for which He will need to baptise me with the Holy Spirit, for we all need to be born of water and Spirit.
May Jesus keep me in firm believing that He will succeed as my Savior into heaven for eternity there, for then according to my faith it shall be give to me. Yet I will not boast of my faith, for it is the gift of God and thank you O Holy Spirit that you are drawing me to you with the cords of love. May the Promises of your Beloved not pass me by for I am pleading to you be merciful to me O Son of David!
Thank you Jesus that we will be forever in heaven.
May Jesus also give me the clear gift of tongues to confirm my Spirit baptism.
May I, most unworthy and despicable man (may on me the extent of your mercy be shown!), join the many ripe wheat stems full of grain, likewise raising their holy hands to God and to the Lamb in joyful shouts of glory to God, awaiting the Harvest Reaping.
Thank you Jesus for everything, O mighty and wise God, in the midst of the assembly I will praise You! Thank you that you will give me the Spirit of praise and will also make it come to pass!
GLORY TO JESUS
ow when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16
For as yet He had fallen upon none of them.
They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Keep on asking
for something to be given and it shall be given you.
Keep on seeking
, and you shall find.
Keep on reverently knocking
, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking for something to be given, keeps on receiving. And he who keeps on seeking, keeps on finding. And to him who keeps on reverently knocking, it shall be opened.
(from The New Testament: An Expanded Translation by Kenneth S. Wuest Copyright © 1961 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. All rights reserved.)
My friend, thanks a lot! Lord through your link and words inspired me to go and receive a baptism of the Holy Spirit from a pastor who prayed over me. He said that I was already filled though (later on I remembered and stopped doubting that I was already baptised with the Holy Spirit 2 years ago, I will tell more on this below), and tried to make me speak in tongues, but I just would be afraid, and he said that as I walked on the road that I will speak. I did try to speak, just blurting what comes to the mouth and it actually for a few moments were pretty coherent very weird language, entangled in what seeded to me random error sounds. Next day I was in a Spanish Pentecostal church trying to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, many people layed hands over me and prayed and I heard God very clearly, in a deep Moses voice, talk to me saying “you are condemned … I’m just joking”. All this time I was waiting for the tongues to “just come out themselves out of my mouth” but I only heard a voice trying in my throat and I guess I just had to speak it, as one person told me and then “I would have it” he said. Anyway, as I was listening to Andrew Wommack’s tapes a bit later on, I heard Andrew say that our it is WE who must exert speaking, not wait for the tongues to come out, it is WE who must use our creativity now immersed in the Holy Spirit because of the H.S. baptism and God only provides the inspiration (and I guess helps us to adjust our creativity to the truth level over time, as we keep on practicing and having lots of error at the beginning which we must not be afraid to make however at all). And I just started to willingly and consciously produce any kind of sounds and practice for two or three days until it I got it within only a few days! HALLELUJAH, PRAISE BE TO JESUS, AMEN! And as for the H.S. baptism, I remember my friend gave me a born again chick tract brochure, and I humbled to the Lord very much, I was sorrowful over my past sins and lying on the floor contrite and very broken, asking H.S. to baptise me in the H.S., it was dark in the room. And then, with my inner eyes I started to see this bright ball coming from within me and expanding, and with it came great peace and joy, and immediately (it was evening or night) I went outside and start to preach to people: “ask Jesus into your heart”. HALLELUJAH! ALL GLORY TO JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PRAISE JESUS HALLELUJAH!!!!
THANK YOU FOR POSTING GOD BLESS YOU!!! PRAISE JESUS!!!
Please pray for me. I feel like i have a hardened heart. I want to feel more. I feel like something is blocking my emotions. I want to have more compasion for others . ask god to remove this blocking spirit from me. I want to let my heart shine forth for the glory of God. I want to share the hurt others feel. It feels like something in my chest that needs to be removed is the only way I can explain it.
I went to a UPC summer camp with my best friend who was a preacher’s daughter when I was maybe 9 or 10. At night they had intense youth meetings and I pleaded with the Lord to save me from hell and fill me with his Spirit. It was frightening! Their doctrine may be off, but the Lord was faithful. I was filled with the Spirit and spoke in tounges, and felt so incredibly new and transformed. I was raised in Sunday school, but I had this new life inside of me, like you said I was in this spiritual daze of peace for days! Oh, to have that again! I know it’s available.
Ok mine is long but well worth it. I had come to a point that I was digusted of my character and morality compass. I was doing awful things in the dark,alot of tbat was habitual drug use. I would still consider myself a believer but wanted a solution to these problems cause all I saw myself doing was breaking my heavenly fathers heart. Till one day I had enough I stopped everything for 3 days. I started reading my Holy Bible and prayer everyday. The prayer until my miracle was I was on my knees face to the floor and cried out ” I know longer want to walk by sight but by faith alone and I pick up my cross and die to the flesh daily cause you gave up your life and flesh for me!” That same night I was asleep my wife still on my arms and the Lord must put her in a sleep trance cause she did not hear or feel anything. I felt my body become a furnace my chest I felt like something was pulling somthing out of my chest. In my vision I saw fire and the light so bright that it was blinding me. I screamed out in this daze “help me Jesus over and over again! I thought the devil was coming for my soul cause I was no longer commiting the sins. Then a voice so gentle so much peace said “relax we have been watching you for a longtime and are pleased and said I will never leave you nor forsake you”. I felt so much emotions that I never felt before come over me. Jesus baptized me with a new heart and holy spirit. MATHEW Chapt 3v16. He also cleaned out my floor with a broom gettn rid of addictions and demonic influences and sent them back to hell cause he purged them out of my spirit. Hence the Body is temple of God Holy Spirit and Christ only to dwell in. Sanctification is what I experienced true holiness. After that day I am allergic to sin J no longer have any addictions all chains were broken thanks to Jesus. My prayer is sometimes in english or in toungues by the way the tongues came few days later in prayer and I walk with God every day. The Holy Spirit kind of just downloads what and where I should start reading, and when I ask for my daily bread it just comes to me. I am sorry for the long read but its real. I walk in such peace and joy. Before I was a coward yes I said it! Now my in my life all timidness cowardess fear is gone! See when you are Baptised with Holy Spirit and his Fire(power) Dunami (greek) you know it cause you feel it cause you have a true relationship from the Father and the keys to heaven power by our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed to all that read this amen
By the way scripture Is mathew 3v11 sorry folks
Thank you for sharing your Baptism of the Holy Spirit as a nine year old. 3 years ago in December, I was studying the Word intensely and a truth hit me that set me free soaring high. I was in that state for 3 weeks. I could not remember sinning, I could not get angry at my children. I could not get mad or sad with my husband or ignored a lot. I was sooo – what’s the word…… FULL of joy. OVERFULLING would be a better word. I described it to other Christians my experience and no one has told me that was the Baptism of the Holy Spirit….until today. Your experience has told me what it was. Next time, when it hits me like that again, I will take full advantage of it and hit the streets and pray for healing and salvation in people. The first time, I guess, is to heal me from depression of my life and my marriage. Ever since then, I have learned to love my husband without expecting anything back. He is coming out of his shell warming up to my love and is more willing to reciprocate a little more. I am very patient with him. I let him go when he doesn’t want me around, but he comes back around and gives me a hug. I am very hopeful that the unconditional love shown through me will draw him to Christ and will start serving Jesus. In meantime, I continue in God’s Word which gives me power to do His will through His Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus, for making all these gifts of spiritual power possible to encourage us to keep going in this dark world.
Praise God that’s awesome thank you JESUS
There will be a Church like that in my area if I ever get my act together. Once that happens I will be expecting you, John.
In March of this year I started getting a panicky feeling. It was consuming me. I finally realized it had to be God calling me back. I repented. I have been reading the bible and praying but I know there is still something missing. I was reading about how Paul was astonished that the new converts were baptized but they never had hands laid on them to receive the Holy Ghost. I was shocked and overwhelmed when I remembered that after I accepted Jesus and was baptized over 40 years ago, I never received the Holy Ghost. I was devastated by that. It’s no wonder I slid off the path. The churches around here are pretty much all dead but I didn’t realize that. I have been searching hours and hours every day, praying and sobbing and finally found this site. I am learning things at an astonishing rate. I am understanding things I read for the first time. I was active in church for 23 years but totally disillusioned with ungodly people. I even went to a church where the ministers two sons and eventually he himself committed suicide. There was so much division among the people wherever I went that I just quit. I have no friends outside my husband, my sister (who by the way sees and communicates with dead people and animals). I think God has been calling for a while. In April 2013 I thankfully lost my job of 22 years government service. I have never felt so relieved. It had to have been God. I have asked God to fill me with the Holy Ghost but is there something else that must be done? Is it too late. I have asked God where I need to go and where do I start but…well maybe this site is my answer. Can you help?
John I so want The Baptism of the Holy Spirit! Please! help me I was told I have received the baptism… I felt a very strong hardening in my belly … but I don’t have the tongues… I beg God to give me as I ask … I also had 2 bursts of Love.. I prayed over someone yesterday and during prayer I was trembling like a leave..I don’t know what that was but I said to myself is it possible it was he the Devine spirit…. Graciela
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