THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (PART 1)


THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (PART 1)

Luke 11:13 (NKJV) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?

The Holy Spirit is a beautiful gift given to every person that has received Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  But the Bible talks about another gift from the Holy Spirit, and that is the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

Tongues is a gifts from the Father to help and assist us in our daily lives.  On the day of Pentecost, they were all together and were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues.  Paul in his letter to the Corinthian church taught on this great gift that God has given to the body of Christ. Let us take the next few days and look at the Scriptures that show us the benefits of receiving this overflow of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:2 (NKJV) For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

We see here that tongues is a private “hot line” between you and Almighty God.

1 Corinthians 14:4 (NKJV) He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

Speaking in tongues is for personal edification.

1 Corinthians 14:14 (NKJV) For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

Praying in tongues lets our spirit man pray and our mind does not understand what we are saying.  Again, it is the Holy Spirit praying through us. Wow!

1 Corinthians 14:15 (NKJV) What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

In this verse, Paul shows us that we make the decision when to pray in our known language, and when to pray in tongues.

We will continue this tomorrow, but if you have not received this gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, then go ahead and ask God, your Father, to fill you as He said He would.

CONFESSION: Today, I believe that I have the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  I believe that when I ask God, my Father, He will fill me up and I will speak in other tongues as the Spirit gives me the utterance.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Kings 6 – 7

Acts 15:36 – 16:15

Psalm 142

Proverbs 17:24-25

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 12:25-33, 1 Kings 13, 1 Kings 14:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 16:1-15

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 78:1-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 12:25-33, 1 Kings 13, 1 Kings 14:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 16:1-15

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 78:1-8