THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (PART 2)


THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (PART 2)

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?

Let us continue looking at the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:18 (NKJV) I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.

If the great Apostle Paul thought it was important to pray in tongues, so do I.

1 Corinthians 14:37-39 (NKJV) If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.

Paul shows us here that the things that he taught were from God Himself, and that we should not hinder a person from speaking in tongues.

As I study the book of Acts and the Epistles, I see that tongues is an amazing gift that I should earnestly desire, seek, receive, and use in my personal times with God.  Do not let anyone take this beautiful gift that God your Father has given to you. 

If you have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, use it daily!  Pray in your known tongue, and then take some time to pray in other tongues.  You will not understand what you are saying unless the Spirit gives you an interpretation, but God knows what you are saying, and to me, there is nothing greater then fellowshipping with my Heavenly Father.

So today, desire this gift from God.  Ask Him for it, and then be still and quiet, and as you hear the words from your spirit, speak them out and let the rivers flow.  Look how Jesus said it would be in your life:

John 7:38-39 (NKJV) “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

CONFESSION:  Today, I am going to let rivers flow from me; rivers of tongues.  Jesus promised this to me, and I am going to let it flow!

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Kings 8 – 9:13

Acts 16:16-40

Psalms 143

Proverbs 17:26

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

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 14:21-31, 1 Kings 15, 1 Kings 16:1-7

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 16:16-40

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 15:21-30

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

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 14:21-31, 1 Kings 15, 1 Kings 16:1-7

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 16:16-40

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 15:21-30