Jesus did not baptize anybody with the Holy Spirit while He was on earth. HE BAPTIZES NOW in the Spirit.
See Matth 3v11, Mark 1v7-8, Luke 3v16, John 1v33
“He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit”. But nobody was baptized with the Spirit while He was on earth, until after He ascended-Acts 1v5-8
Why is this truth important? Because for the most part Christians have developed this habit of separating salvation from every other experience in Christ.
Just as Jesus is the Savior; Jesus is the Healer; Jesus is the baptizer in the Spirit!
What about the baptism of the Spirit? Is He now holding it back from us?
Jesus is God’s best. The best gift God could have given anyone is JESUS. So if God didn’t hold back Jesus from us, He’s not holding back anything else!
Luke 11:11, 13 CEV
God is not holding back. “He that asks, receives”. It means when we ask of Him, He gives us without hesitation.
So what happens when you ask? You received. But why don’t you speak in tongues?
1. Their assumptions. They suppose that they have to FEEL something, like shouting & rolling on the floor. But Bible didn’t tell us that.
2. Sin consciousness. They feel they’re too filthy & unworthy to receive the HOLY Spirit.
He is our teacher. We speak, He gives the utterance – the ability to speak well.
“They were filled with the Spirit & BEGAN TO SPEAK in tongues..” Acts 2v4
Even though we’ve received the gift of the Spirit, we can neglect it. 1 Tim 4v14
It’s up to us to stir up the gift of God which we have received! Stir it up! Don’t be afraid! 2 Tim 1v6
Just like the house of Cornelius, He’s willing to fall on you now if you’ll yield in faith (Acts 10v44-46) “While Peter yet spoke the Holy Spirit fell!”
I.e “God’s Word says it, & I do it, not because I feel so but because the Word says so” that’s faith!
If you need someone to pray with you, my DM Is open. I’m not the Baptizer in the Spirit, no man is, Jesus is!
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