Just wondering how many moms out there believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Melinda - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Hi, I have been talking to some friends on this subject and I was very surprised at some of the answers I have been getting. Myself I think that if it can happen to the disciples than it's meant for us too. Just wondering how everyone else feels

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Rebekah - posted on 04/13/2009

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Quoting Heather:



I definently believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. However my view is a little different then what I have been reading on here. As soon as you accept Christ the Holy Spirit comes and lives in your heart. But being Baptized in the Holy Spirit is different. It is when you receive the gift of speaking in tongues. I know people that have prayed for two years before they recieved it. I believe that it is a gift just like the gift of healing, or  being a teacher or interpreter.






Here are some places where you can read about what the Bible has to say. I believe that the Bible was written for every Christian no matter when you live, and that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore, if it happened in the Bible it can still happen today.






1 Corinthians 12:27-31






1 Corinthians 14






Acts 2:1-4






Acts 19:1-7






My pastors wife likes to share a story whenever speaking in tongues comes up. The lady that led her to Christ was a missionary in Africa along with about 12 other ladies. In one of their meetings the Holy Spirit came down on them (very similar to the way it happened in Acts) and they all started speaking in tongues. They were all from a denomination that believed that this gift was dead and no longer existed. When they told the person in charge of the missions trip they were either forced to deny their experiance or leave the missions feild for that church! Most of them are no longer missionaries.





Aw, that is sad those people are no longer missionaries because of their supernatural experience.  I agree baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift.  Receiving the Holy Spirit as our indwelling comes when we have repented of our sins and accepted Christ as our Savior.

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it's great seeing people so well versed in the Word! I actually wanted to address Theresa's post..hope you don't mind...if you've prayed for being blessed with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then you have it! All we need to do is ask for it...there is no special circumstance, words to be spoken, things to be done...you just have to ask for it...the only requirement to receiving it is that your born again...which you are...so its yours girl! Just because you didn't have some "out of body" (if you will) experience doesn't mean you haven't been blessed with it!...for me, I had to just start blabbering or talking like a baby (if you will) and make sounds...some sounds just kept coming back...most important thing to remember is that when you start doing this, know that the devil will step in and tell you that you sound like an idiot or aren't doing it right. Remember that he is a liar! For some, like me, it takes time. just keep at it, and before you know it you'll be having the most intimate conversation you've had with God ever.

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Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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It IS meant for us today. Jesus didn't say only those back in his time to baptised with it. Read the Word and He will give you the right answers not man's OPINION about it.

Melinda - posted on 04/22/2009

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I am pleased with the wonderful responses to this. I have always believed in being baptised with the Holy Spirit. I just find it interesting to see other peoples perspectives. Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments

Annette - posted on 04/22/2009

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I, with all my heart believe in speaking in tongues in the Holy Spirit. What God did then, He is still doing today.

Zimmersgirl - posted on 04/20/2009

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What an awesome discussion! I love sharing and learning. We had a gifts class tonight the pastor was talking about how when we stop learning then we just cease to grow and even be...

Thanks so much to everyone for your thoughts. I've been reading this since the beginning and love how we've all come together respectfully and share what we have learned from God and His blessed Holy Spirit!

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Quoting Rebekah:



Quoting Tre:




Quoting Tam:

This is what I have been taught and believe.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit is with us. The Word tells us is God's Word and guides our daily walk and the Holy Spirit will set that Word to flame in our hearts. The Comforter makes it come alive and helps us understand what we need in every season. The Holy Spirit is also there with conviction and love.

Romans 8:9 says, "You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (NIV)

It doesn't say that we have to speak in tongues or we won't belong to Christ. It says if we are controlled by the Spirit, we will belong.

Some other verses that back this up are: 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

I do believe in the gift of tongues and I have heard and felt the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation.

That said, I do not believe that every believer will have the gift of tongues/interpretation. Even Paul asks, "Do all speak in tongues?" (I Corinthians 12:30).

Should you seek after tongues? Definitely. I believe we can do no wrong to correctly seek after the things of God (not with greed or pride, but with a humble heart). God knows our hearts and minds and knows what gifts work best for each of us.

We cannot all be teachers or administrators or leaders. Some will always be stronger in helping, mercy and love. And some will speak in tongues and some not.

This great variety is what helps make the body of Christ complete.

If you are blessed with this awesome gift, then praise God for His goodness. And if you weren't, still praise him for He has other plans for you and if you strive after His Goodness you will see the spiritual gifts he has allotted to you come to life!







Tam, I like the way you presented this and after reading it carefully, I agree. I believe it is biblically sound (not that my approval matters, just vocalizing my thoughts) and helps to let those who have not received the gift of tongues to not feel inferior. It is for us but all may not receive it. ..God Bless you for being so patient to explain this.









Baptism of the Holy Spirit isn't just receiving a prayer language, there is much more to it than that.  And I've recently come to discover this as I've been re-studying the Book of Acts and I'm still learning more, I've come to realize the more I read, the less I actually know. :)






But baptism of the Holy Spirit is two things (1) empowerment and (2) witness.  You receive empowerment to bring the Kingdom of God to earth and you become a witness to all those around you.  When baptised by the Holy Spirit it can be through a prayer language (tongues), visions or dreams, prophecy, and there are some other ways that I can't remember off the of my head at the moment.






I agree we should seek after the gift of tongues (our own prayer language to God), but it will come when God is ready to pour this gift into your life.  Will it be your strongest gift? Possibly, but if that is the case, He will also give you the gift of interpretation.  Both of these must run hand in hand with each other.






I'm still discovering and learning more in the Book of Acts, as I come to a newfound revelation in this book, I'll be able to share more about what God has been showing me.






Personally, I believe baptism of the Holy Spirit is for us, even today! If we it is no longer possible because the apostles are dead, then we are really missing out on some powerful stuff!



 



I also believe that the gift of tongues and interpretation have to go hand in hand.





 

Leslie - posted on 04/20/2009

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You can be baptized by water, fire or the holy spirit. I challenge you to study the bible. There is a lot of information re: baptism esp. infant baptism and "sprinkling vs. dunking." Personally, I feel Christians do a lot of harm to others arguing about this point. Especially when they are not educated on the issue. With that said, I believe you are baptized only once. It is a mark on your soul from the holy spirit. After that point, it is a daily decision whether you will confirm your baptismal vows.

Deb - posted on 04/19/2009

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I personally believe we are baptised in the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation. He enters us at the time and is with us for the rest of our lives.

Tracy - posted on 04/19/2009

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Definately!! We just forget sometimes that Jesus gave us authorith to walk in that same way! Look it up in scriptures if you disagree folks....it's right there in Acts!

User - posted on 04/18/2009

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Quoting Rebekah:



Quoting Tre:




Quoting Tam:

This is what I have been taught and believe.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit is with us. The Word tells us is God's Word and guides our daily walk and the Holy Spirit will set that Word to flame in our hearts. The Comforter makes it come alive and helps us understand what we need in every season. The Holy Spirit is also there with conviction and love.

Romans 8:9 says, "You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (NIV)

It doesn't say that we have to speak in tongues or we won't belong to Christ. It says if we are controlled by the Spirit, we will belong.

Some other verses that back this up are: 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

I do believe in the gift of tongues and I have heard and felt the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation.

That said, I do not believe that every believer will have the gift of tongues/interpretation. Even Paul asks, "Do all speak in tongues?" (I Corinthians 12:30).

Should you seek after tongues? Definitely. I believe we can do no wrong to correctly seek after the things of God (not with greed or pride, but with a humble heart). God knows our hearts and minds and knows what gifts work best for each of us.

We cannot all be teachers or administrators or leaders. Some will always be stronger in helping, mercy and love. And some will speak in tongues and some not.

This great variety is what helps make the body of Christ complete.

If you are blessed with this awesome gift, then praise God for His goodness. And if you weren't, still praise him for He has other plans for you and if you strive after His Goodness you will see the spiritual gifts he has allotted to you come to life!







Tam, I like the way you presented this and after reading it carefully, I agree. I believe it is biblically sound (not that my approval matters, just vocalizing my thoughts) and helps to let those who have not received the gift of tongues to not feel inferior. It is for us but all may not receive it. ..God Bless you for being so patient to explain this.









Baptism of the Holy Spirit isn't just receiving a prayer language, there is much more to it than that.  And I've recently come to discover this as I've been re-studying the Book of Acts and I'm still learning more, I've come to realize the more I read, the less I actually know. :)






But baptism of the Holy Spirit is two things (1) empowerment and (2) witness.  You receive empowerment to bring the Kingdom of God to earth and you become a witness to all those around you.  When baptised by the Holy Spirit it can be through a prayer language (tongues), visions or dreams, prophecy, and there are some other ways that I can't remember off the of my head at the moment.






I agree we should seek after the gift of tongues (our own prayer language to God), but it will come when God is ready to pour this gift into your life.  Will it be your strongest gift? Possibly, but if that is the case, He will also give you the gift of interpretation.  Both of these must run hand in hand with each other.






I'm still discovering and learning more in the Book of Acts, as I come to a newfound revelation in this book, I'll be able to share more about what God has been showing me.






Personally, I believe baptism of the Holy Spirit is for us, even today! If we it is no longer possible because the apostles are dead, then we are really missing out on some powerful stuff!





Rebekah, thanks for your input. I'm not sure why you quoted my response in particular, but  continue to study and share for the purposes of edifying yourself, others and most of all study to live the way Christ has commanded.



Take care

Liz - posted on 04/18/2009

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Quoting Sara:

it's great seeing people so well versed in the Word! I actually wanted to address Theresa's post..hope you don't mind...if you've prayed for being blessed with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then you have it! All we need to do is ask for it...there is no special circumstance, words to be spoken, things to be done...you just have to ask for it...the only requirement to receiving it is that your born again...which you are...so its yours girl! Just because you didn't have some "out of body" (if you will) experience doesn't mean you haven't been blessed with it!...for me, I had to just start blabbering or talking like a baby (if you will) and make sounds...some sounds just kept coming back...most important thing to remember is that when you start doing this, know that the devil will step in and tell you that you sound like an idiot or aren't doing it right. Remember that he is a liar! For some, like me, it takes time. just keep at it, and before you know it you'll be having the most intimate conversation you've had with God ever.



You have this totally correct!



The Word says "how much more will the Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask"? That's all we have to do-ask.



The second part is receive. Receive it in faith as you did your salvation.



 Yes, it is for today, yes, it is for everybody that desires.

Rebekah - posted on 04/17/2009

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Quoting Tre:



Quoting Tam:

This is what I have been taught and believe.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit is with us. The Word tells us is God's Word and guides our daily walk and the Holy Spirit will set that Word to flame in our hearts. The Comforter makes it come alive and helps us understand what we need in every season. The Holy Spirit is also there with conviction and love.

Romans 8:9 says, "You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (NIV)

It doesn't say that we have to speak in tongues or we won't belong to Christ. It says if we are controlled by the Spirit, we will belong.

Some other verses that back this up are: 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

I do believe in the gift of tongues and I have heard and felt the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation.

That said, I do not believe that every believer will have the gift of tongues/interpretation. Even Paul asks, "Do all speak in tongues?" (I Corinthians 12:30).

Should you seek after tongues? Definitely. I believe we can do no wrong to correctly seek after the things of God (not with greed or pride, but with a humble heart). God knows our hearts and minds and knows what gifts work best for each of us.

We cannot all be teachers or administrators or leaders. Some will always be stronger in helping, mercy and love. And some will speak in tongues and some not.

This great variety is what helps make the body of Christ complete.

If you are blessed with this awesome gift, then praise God for His goodness. And if you weren't, still praise him for He has other plans for you and if you strive after His Goodness you will see the spiritual gifts he has allotted to you come to life!





Tam, I like the way you presented this and after reading it carefully, I agree. I believe it is biblically sound (not that my approval matters, just vocalizing my thoughts) and helps to let those who have not received the gift of tongues to not feel inferior. It is for us but all may not receive it. ..God Bless you for being so patient to explain this.





Baptism of the Holy Spirit isn't just receiving a prayer language, there is much more to it than that.  And I've recently come to discover this as I've been re-studying the Book of Acts and I'm still learning more, I've come to realize the more I read, the less I actually know. :)



But baptism of the Holy Spirit is two things (1) empowerment and (2) witness.  You receive empowerment to bring the Kingdom of God to earth and you become a witness to all those around you.  When baptised by the Holy Spirit it can be through a prayer language (tongues), visions or dreams, prophecy, and there are some other ways that I can't remember off the of my head at the moment.



I agree we should seek after the gift of tongues (our own prayer language to God), but it will come when God is ready to pour this gift into your life.  Will it be your strongest gift? Possibly, but if that is the case, He will also give you the gift of interpretation.  Both of these must run hand in hand with each other.



I'm still discovering and learning more in the Book of Acts, as I come to a newfound revelation in this book, I'll be able to share more about what God has been showing me.



Personally, I believe baptism of the Holy Spirit is for us, even today! If we it is no longer possible because the apostles are dead, then we are really missing out on some powerful stuff!

User - posted on 04/17/2009

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Quoting Tam:

This is what I have been taught and believe.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit is with us. The Word tells us is God's Word and guides our daily walk and the Holy Spirit will set that Word to flame in our hearts. The Comforter makes it come alive and helps us understand what we need in every season. The Holy Spirit is also there with conviction and love.

Romans 8:9 says, "You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (NIV)

It doesn't say that we have to speak in tongues or we won't belong to Christ. It says if we are controlled by the Spirit, we will belong.

Some other verses that back this up are: 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

I do believe in the gift of tongues and I have heard and felt the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation.

That said, I do not believe that every believer will have the gift of tongues/interpretation. Even Paul asks, "Do all speak in tongues?" (I Corinthians 12:30).

Should you seek after tongues? Definitely. I believe we can do no wrong to correctly seek after the things of God (not with greed or pride, but with a humble heart). God knows our hearts and minds and knows what gifts work best for each of us.

We cannot all be teachers or administrators or leaders. Some will always be stronger in helping, mercy and love. And some will speak in tongues and some not.

This great variety is what helps make the body of Christ complete.

If you are blessed with this awesome gift, then praise God for His goodness. And if you weren't, still praise him for He has other plans for you and if you strive after His Goodness you will see the spiritual gifts he has allotted to you come to life!


Tam, I like the way you presented this and after reading it carefully, I agree. I believe it is biblically sound (not that my approval matters, just vocalizing my thoughts) and helps to let those who have not received the gift of tongues to not feel inferior. It is for us but all may not receive it. ..God Bless you for being so patient to explain this.

User - posted on 04/13/2009

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Hello! Just wanted to say that I believe that they were meant for us too. Why b/c if those in the upper room were in the last days (as was declared in the scripture) then certainly we are still in the last days. However, I think that in most churches we kind of ignore the fact that this gift is to be accompanied by a gift of intrepretation as well. Not necessarily by the same person, but for ex. if you start prophecying openly, publicly in your place of worship someone should be able to interpret to edify the body. Obviously if you are praying you do not need an interpreter.

God Bless!

Zimmersgirl - posted on 04/13/2009

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This is what I have been taught and believe.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit is with us. The Word tells us is God's Word and guides our daily walk and the Holy Spirit will set that Word to flame in our hearts. The Comforter makes it come alive and helps us understand what we need in every season. The Holy Spirit is also there with conviction and love.

Romans 8:9 says, "You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (NIV)

It doesn't say that we have to speak in tongues or we won't belong to Christ. It says if we are controlled by the Spirit, we will belong.

Some other verses that back this up are: 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

I do believe in the gift of tongues and I have heard and felt the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation.

That said, I do not believe that every believer will have the gift of tongues/interpretation. Even Paul asks, "Do all speak in tongues?" (I Corinthians 12:30).

Should you seek after tongues? Definitely. I believe we can do no wrong to correctly seek after the things of God (not with greed or pride, but with a humble heart). God knows our hearts and minds and knows what gifts work best for each of us.

We cannot all be teachers or administrators or leaders. Some will always be stronger in helping, mercy and love. And some will speak in tongues and some not.

This great variety is what helps make the body of Christ complete.

If you are blessed with this awesome gift, then praise God for His goodness. And if you weren't, still praise him for He has other plans for you and if you strive after His Goodness you will see the spiritual gifts he has allotted to you come to life!

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Being baptized in the Holy Spirit is one of the most beautiful things there is...so yes I do believe in it too!!

Diane - posted on 04/13/2009

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Okay ladies, just wanted to put my two cents in. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a pretty well debated subject and it all depends on how you view the Book of Acts. If you view it as a history of the church, you will have one opinion. If you view it as a book of doctrine, then you will have the following opinion that if it happened to the Apostles, it can happen to us. Personally there were some things that the Apostles went through that I would not like to experience, but if God so ordains, so be it. I am talking about the persecution and martyrdom of the Apostles.
My personal conviction is that it was a one time act of the apostles since the Holy Spirit rarely dwelt in people before the First Advent of Christ. For me, it means the moment you repented and accepted Christ into your heart. That was the baptism of the Holy Spirit for me.
I do agree that God is not a respecter of persons and He would not with hold from one what He promises to all. However an extraordinary baptism would make some favored over others and made lead one to believer that they are more favored than other believers. I cannot tell you the amount of times that I have heard from believers that God must love that person more or that person has more faith than I. It leads me to think that some might think of themselves as less in the Kingdom of God.
It all boils down to Hebrews 11;6, that Without faith it is impossible to please God . . . He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Let us make sure that our theology is approved by God and can stand the magnifying glass of His whole counsel in His Word.
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Beckie - posted on 04/13/2009

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ABSOLUTELY!! My husband and I have the gift to speak in tongues. 4 of our 7 children do as well. Having that prayer language is wonderful.

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I definently believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. However my view is a little different then what I have been reading on here. As soon as you accept Christ the Holy Spirit comes and lives in your heart. But being Baptized in the Holy Spirit is different. It is when you receive the gift of speaking in tongues. I know people that have prayed for two years before they recieved it. I believe that it is a gift just like the gift of healing, or  being a teacher or interpreter.



Here are some places where you can read about what the Bible has to say. I believe that the Bible was written for every Christian no matter when you live, and that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore, if it happened in the Bible it can still happen today.



1 Corinthians 12:27-31



1 Corinthians 14



Acts 2:1-4



Acts 19:1-7



My pastors wife likes to share a story whenever speaking in tongues comes up. The lady that led her to Christ was a missionary in Africa along with about 12 other ladies. In one of their meetings the Holy Spirit came down on them (very similar to the way it happened in Acts) and they all started speaking in tongues. They were all from a denomination that believed that this gift was dead and no longer existed. When they told the person in charge of the missions trip they were either forced to deny their experiance or leave the missions feild for that church! Most of them are no longer missionaries.

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Thanks Sara for your encouragement! I do feel like the Holy Spirit is inside me. My life in the past 5 years has turned a complete 180 degrees. My husband says he can't even recognize me at times!



When I feel the Holy spirit, either at church during worship, or when I'm praying, I shed tears and I feel an overwhelming presence. I was told however, that unless I speak in tongues, I have not truly been baptized in the Holy Spirit.



Whatever is true, it will not deter me from yearning a closer relationship with Christ. I will continue praying and asking the Lord for wisdom and guidance. Thanks for edifying me!

Rebekah - posted on 04/13/2009

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Quoting Mollie:



hey, simply put, the miraculous baptism that the disciples received was on patacost and was intended for a time until that which is perfect had come, (The Bible)  the miraculous gifts were passed on only through the laying on of hands by those who originally received these gifts.  since the apostles aren't here to lay on their hands, those gifts are no longer here either. it was intended for a time and had a purpose, but that is past.  we have the word in it's entirety and that is eneough.





Mollie,



In Acts people received a baptism of the Holy Spirit without the laying of hands, it was through a fire and the Gentiles spoke in tongues and began to prophecy. Then the disciples told them go and be baptised.



Do you not believe that we can prophecy or speak in tongues? Do you not believe that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that we receive when we accept Jesus as our Savior brings forth the gifts? Or how about that God created us fearfully and wonderfully and in His image that He put forth the gifts as He was creating us in our mother's womb?



We are meant to do far more greater works than even the Apostles.  We are meant to be transformed from glory to glory and maturing into the likeness of Christ.  We are to receive the Holy Spirit to bring guidance, conviction, and even warning into our life.

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hey, simply put, the miraculous baptism that the disciples received was on patacost and was intended for a time until that which is perfect had come, (The Bible)  the miraculous gifts were passed on only through the laying on of hands by those who originally received these gifts.  since the apostles aren't here to lay on their hands, those gifts are no longer here either. it was intended for a time and had a purpose, but that is past.  we have the word in it's entirety and that is eneough.

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit is actually part of the born again process - the first step is repentance, the second step is baptism, the third step holy spirit baptism (gift of tongues and prophecy).  And holy spirit baptism and water baptism can be in any order.  Yes, I do believe in the Holy Spirit baptism - Jesus laid it out for receiving this and I truly believe it's vital for us to have as Christians because the Bible says that we will do even greater works that Jesus did, that means we must mature into all the things of Christ, just like the disciples did.

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I was baptised in the Holy spirit last summer. It was an amazing experience. I just wanted to see how others felt about it. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments

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Hi Melinda-



I believe God meant for me to see your post this morning.  I was actually just baptized in the Holy Spirit about 4 weeks ago and I BELIEVE!!!  I am a lay speaker for my Methodist Conference and I am going to be preaching again on May 3rd at my church and this is exactly what I am preaching about because of the experience I received.  If you read the book of Acts especially (it is also talked about in Corinthians, Luke, John, Ephesians - many books in the Bible) it is filled with talk of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.  It happened to the disciples first at Pentecost and to this day it still happens.  The point of the Holy Spirit was to unite all - which is why when the 120 disciples first baptized in the Holy Spirit began to speak in tongues - everybody could understand each other - and the same later with the 3,000 baptized - they were all united.  It didn't matter their nationality or language - they were united by the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ himself told the disciples in Acts 1 that they were going to be baptized in the Holy Spirit (which is seperate from the baptism in water).  The Holy Spirit is what was left here for us after Christ's ascension - God didn't leave us alone.  Through the Holy Spirit today is how we receive the Spiritual gifts, fruits of the Spirit, etc.



 



I can tell you it is truly an AMAZING encounter - one I will NEVER forget and will never be the same after.  But, you must be willing to open your soul up to allow the Holy Spirit to just come into you and take you over.  That is when the speaking in tongues can occur, the prophesying, healing, etc...  The Holy Spirit has no limits to the encounter you will experience.  I pray that between now and Pentecost (a perfect time) you pray about receiving the Holy Spirit.  It truly is as the Bible describes it - like an encounter with Holy Spirit fire!  God bless you!

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Melinda~ you are absolutely correct when you say that if it happened to the disciples it's meant for us to.  I love how the Bible tells us what God is like...He tells us that he's no respector of persons, meaning that he won't do for one person and not another; and that He never changes, He's the same yesterday, today and forever. 



I received thebaptism of the Holy Spirit about a year and a half ago and my prayer and worship life have gone to new incredible levels!!!

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I personally have not been baptized in the holy spirit YET! I have been born again for about 13 years, but I have only in the last 5 years been going to church regularly and reading my bible consistently.



It is quite common and normal for the members of my church to speak in tongues and it is something I pray for. I think it is not only meant for christians to speak in tongues, I think it is a reaffirmation of Christ, when it happens. To me it proves that the holy spirit is "real" and that every tongue on earth truly belongs to the Lord!

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