Have You Received the Baptism of The Holy Spirit?

Have You Received the Baptism of The Holy Spirit?

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is God’s special gift made available for all Christians to enjoy and live a prosperous life.

Christians of our days ought to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit just like early days Christians did. Some early Christians received the special blessing as narrated by Paul,

 

“And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”

Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would 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 hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:1-6).

 

Lesson on receiving Baptism of the Holy Spirit

 

raptureChristians should understand what baptism of the Holy Spirit means.

It means empowerment of God’s power through the Holy Spirit.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not the same as “Entrance of God’s Spirit.”

 

The entrance of God’s Spirit comes to all Christians during conversion (when someone becomes born again), but the baptism of the Holy Spirit is especially given to Christians who seek it.

Meanwhile, all Christians need the baptism of the Holy Spirit to faithfully serve God in this wicked world.

 

angel-1099912_640The baptism of the Holy Spirit gives someone special strength to stand uprightly when others have fallen flat.

Therefore, all believers should seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit like the early apostles during Pentecost (Acts 2:1-3).

 

We can pray in church and/or solicit prayers from church elders (like Paul prayed for Ephesus brethren – Acts 19:6).

We can also individually wait on God through prayer and fasting to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

A dedicated prayer is needed to secure the baptism of the Holy Spirit; therefore, believers should pray to have it.

 

Prayer on Receiving the Holy Spirit

 

praying-handsDear God, I want to receive the baptism of your Holy Spirit.

To qualify for this treasured gift, I confess my sins and repent from them.

Please baptize me with your Holy Spirit to be empowered to walk before you in righteousness.

Let your Spirit turn me to a giant Christian who will live a triumphant life on earth.

 

sunset-585334_640Let him enable me with the ability to effectively serve you to bear fruits for your kingdom.

Let your divine Spirit guide me in every aspect of life to enjoy your benefits.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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Christians Are Packaged to be God’s Bundle of Praises

Christians Are Packaged to be God’s Bundle of Praises

Christians are divinely packaged to be God’s bundle of praises. In fact, the scripture emphasized,

 

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:11-14).

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Lesson on Christians as God’s bundle of praises

 

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Christians are God’s qualified people created to honor God with praises. We are to praise God always since the Spirit of Christ dwell in us.

We must not allow any earthly situation to pressure us to lessen our interest in praising God.

Also, we must not allow human feelings to dictate how much and/or how well we can praise God.

 

No situation must be allowed to reduce our interest in giving heartfelt gratitude to God at all times.

We cannot afford to fail our duty of praising God!

No life situation should be strong enough to influence us to stop praising God – whether it appears as failure, success, poverty, or riches.

If we are sincere to him through devoted worship, Jehovah will honor us in return. He will ensure that seasons of thanksgiving never elude our lives.

 

Prayer on Christians as God’s bundle of praises

 

praise-1154566_640Dear God, I really appreciate you for all your goodness in my life.

I realize that I am nobody without you in my life. You keep me alive, and you offer me the gift of eternal life through your Son Jesus Christ.

 

I have nothing to offer you than praises; therefore, teach me how to sincerely praise you from the bottom of my heart.

Please anoint me with grace to offer you quality praises always, so that you can always delight in me.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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