Holy Ghost Baptism
Text: Act 2 and 3;
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 Act 2:1-3;
Afterward talk about this
Have you been Baptized of the Holy Ghost if no have a meeting with your pastor ask him to lay hand on you for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Things to do before the next time
Gather together your church prayer group asked the people that would come if thay are Baptized if they are ask them what they have done for God since they became born again if not download joshua project start by praying for your country to receive Christ.
Meditate on this verses.
I Baptized you with water;
there is one who stand among you which
know not he will Baptized with the
Holy Ghost which fuller is in his hand with it
he shall purge the creashing floor and would gather the purged wilt into his garnary or kingdom.;
on the last days I will pour out my spirit
upon all flesh and our sons and daughter will prophesy, our old men will see
vision and upon all flesh will I pour my Spirit.
John 1: ; Joel 2:4;
Write an article of your past life and now you Baptized list the Character that change in you and when how did they eventually change.
Before the Baptism of the Holy Ghost came upon the apostle we discover three things which they put right first thing was obedient meaning not intentionally violating the commandment of God because Christ told them during his Ascension to abide still in Jerusalem or tarry there the word tarry in the Apostolic sense was to tarry in prayer, and fasting in a fix position in upper room in Jerusalem which to us Gentile Believer would mean the Church which we where converted, continuing in prayer, in unity, fasting and fellowship. The second to seperate Judas Iscariot from their mist because he was counted among them, the prophesy concerning him need been fulfilled so that he could be sent to his place and not partake in the inheritance of the saint thereby bringing guilt to the body of Christ, the Church. Because he was numbered among the Apostles so there need to be a replacement with a Saint who has also bear witness to the testimony of Christ in our case there need to be seperation from self or old character which was part of our existence.
Third they where united in faith, giving, prayer and love as one entity this behaviour no doubt will draw the Spirit of God to Man because God see his perfect image the Spirit must indwell.
Tongues as evidence
Speaking in tongues is one of the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit but not the only Evidence tongue without fruit is not an evidence. Their are replication of everything God gives or created if we understand the operation of the Egyptian magician who duplicated God sign we should not be supprised if the Devil duplicate Tongues to deceive the Church because we are in the endtime so Christian should be careful because no one speaking of the Holy Spirit call Jesus accurse by his atitude or character so if we be buried or Baptized in him we should put on Christ in our behaviour by doing his will or what he would have done in that same situation if he was on earth, if we are Baptized by the spirit let us live after the Spirit but not after the flesh to please the lust there of. So the real evidence of the Holy Ghost Baptism is living as Christ in this world.
Reprove of sin
When the Spirit come it reprove or rebuke us of sin which when we are fill with the Holy Spirit it convict us of sin in the sense of correcting us in every action or behaviour. This mean when we are Baptized there is a pull towards God so that you can do those things the flesh is telling you to do, this create a kind of conflict in our system so that the the fear of God is created to prevent you from committing sin that is why him that is Born of God cannot commit sin because there is a force pulling him towards what is right to the extent that the sin he normally enjoy become inconvience to him.
Reprove of Righteousness
The spirit tells you that you are not that old wrecked sinner but it tells you that now you are Baptized you are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus which mean you can boldly come into the presence of God regardless of your pass lifestyle. This help you to regain your freedom from the law of bondage where fear excel, now you don’t need to wait till death to know that you are a saint but you are convinced that just as Christ is blameless as a result, he is sitted at the right hand of God even so will God raised you up at the rapture of the saint because you have a clear conscience toward God. So because of this you are convinced of holiness when you are questioned by the adversary about you status you can bold tell them I am the righteousness of Christ even if he said what about your sin yesterday, you tell him though I remember that I sinned yesterday, I am still a saint because my sin are taking away.
Reprove of Judgement
The Holy Spirit will convinced you of Judgement because the priest of this world which is the Devil is already Judged in the sense that the Judgement written concerning and every sin is inrevokable so the spirit bring you to rest about the coming Judgement convincing you with the testimony that you please God therefore cannot be condemned with those who know not truth because the saint shall judge the World which mean their sin are taking away so there remaineth no sin or curse inherited from parent or ancestors that can be demanded from us because we are already Judge and found guiltless that is why the saint will not passed through the Judgement of condemination but rather of reward, if we are fill with the spirit of God we are convince of Judgement which means we are not condemned.
Bring all things to our remembrance
The spirit will bring all things to our remembrance in the sense that which ever word we read or learn about in the written or spoken word of God, that the birds the ministry of the evil one has taken from us will be brought to our remembrance by the Holy Spirit and what ever we read or study in the word will be brought to our clear understanding as a result it enhance our knowledge and clear understanding of the word.
Teach us all things
The Holy spirit teaches all things include the deep things of God, he open our eyes to see who we are in the family of God which mean the mistery of God is completed in the life of a believer this make them elders as far as the mistery of God is concern which in the time to come have the opportunity to know even as they are known by God. The mistery of the Gospel is not known to the prophet, rather to clarify why hid it from the wise men of old but now open eyes of the saint to understand that why the elders where not taking from the prophet and knowledgeable men of old rather it was taking from the mist of suppose children the christian because in them the mistery of God is complete.
It Empowered us
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit empowered us for victory over sin and the devil. We discover that peter who in the book of John was afraid of a maid before the coming of the Holy Spirit was bold enough to say this to the men of Israel “
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 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. 39 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. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Act 2:14-40; we discover that peter who was afraid to represent his lord in the face of presecution was bold enough to face death. Because the Holy Spirit empowered believer to witness to put it right he increased your faith which is the spiritual power to do work then because faith comes from the understand or expansion which the Holy Spirit gives because knowledge create boldness because fear actually comes as result of not knowing what to do in situations why boldness replaced fear when we understand that the solution is already provided for, is like been in heavy debt for house that when ever you see your creditor you want to hide because you don’t know what they might do, but what joy and boldness will replace fear when you are made to understand that somebody has already pay the bill. I believe you will be bold to feast in the presence of those you once fear that is what the Baptism of the Holy spirit do in the life of the believers.
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