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The Holy Spirit is God WITH us and IN us. Even more than that, the Father wants to empower us by His Spirit to do the same works that Jesus did in the earth! But how? We can only fulfill the mission of God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Let us position our hearts to receive the very power and boldness Christ had to minister to a world that so desperately needs Him.

Baptism in the Holy SpiritMarch 6, 2022

John 14:12-17 ESV
“Truly, truly, I say to you, WHOEVER believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another HELPER, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells WITH you and will be IN you.

Acts 1:4-8 NLT
“Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift He promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.” So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes UPON you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Luke 24:49 NASB
And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father UPON you, but you are to stay in the city until you are CLOTHED with POWER from on high.

Luke 3:16 NIV
“I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Mark 1:10 NIV

Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending ON him like a dove.

Acts 2:4 NIV
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 19:1-6 NIV
There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized [in water] in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came ON them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

“The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.” – A.W. Tozer

Three Types of Christians:

Believers in Jesus (salvation)

Believers baptized in Water (fruit of the spirit)

Believers baptized in the Holy Spirit (gifts of the spirit)

We can’t fulfill the MISSION of God for us without the POWER of God upon us.

3 Major Changes that Come through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

  1. New Boldness to Share Our Faith

The difference between scared, hiding disciples, and bold, evangelistic disciples, is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit!

3 Major Changes that Come through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

2) New Prayer Language

1 Corinthians 14:14 NIV

If I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

Praying in Tongues = your born-again spirit praying to God

1 Corinthians 14:5

I would like every one of you to speak in tongues…

1 Corinthians 14:18-19 NIV
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

3 Major Changes that Come through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

3) New Power to Operate in the Supernatural

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NIV
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He distributes them to each one, just as He determines.

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