And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4
One of the greatest single harvests of souls was this new fledgling church speaking in the languages of those from other lands who were visiting Pentecost. Imagine your whole church speaking in tongues to a congregation of people from another country, preaching the gospel in their native tongue!
3000 people were saved that day because of the supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit poured out on the disciples who translated Peter's preaching to those who had assembled. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the subsequent gifts it produces are so important for the body of Christ to operate as a supernatural expression of the Lord Jesus, without which we would just be another dead and lifeless Sunday morning social club!
Because of pride, ignorance and the mis-guided leadership of most of today's churches the supernatural power of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are taught that they passed away eons ago which has crippled the entire body of Christ! In order to be the true expression of Jesus in the earth today we must have power from on high!
Then those who received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Acts 2:41
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin