Thursday, January 07 2021
“I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16
Jesus was baptized in water as an example for us to follow and then He was baptized in the Holy Spirit, the powerful anointing that we all need for ministry! When we are saved we receive the Holy Spirit, but when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit we receive the power of God!
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate experience apart from salvation and is received by faith asking God or sometimes by the laying on of hands. In any case it is of the utmost importance to receive it and to be empowered for ministry in the body! Many today don't believe in it and some denominations don't believe it even exists and so it is not even taught or made available.
Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Promise and He ascended into Heaven and before long the Holy Spirit was poured out on 120 sold out born again believers! A mighty rushing wind filled the place where they were all in one accord waiting patiently and they were all filled with the Spirit and spoke in other tongues!
When the Day of Pentecost had 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 the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin