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to fill me with Your spirit, to give me the gift of tongues so by faith now I receive the Holy Ghost. I receive the gift of
tongues, and I praise You with my new language.”
Come on, let's praise Him now. [Speaks in tongues] Holy Spirit come, begin to touch people, begin to fall on people,
touch people's lives right now. Let the joy of the Lord, Holy Ghost come. Fire, let the fire of God come on people right
now. We release joy. We release liberty. We release freedom right now in Jesus' name.
1. Introduction
Heb. 6:1-3 “Let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation …”
In order to „grow’ or „go on’ there are two conditions:
(i) Foundations Laid (ii) Permission of God
Heb 6:1-3 lists foundations that are essential to build our relationship and life with God.
Doctrine = NT 1322 = teaching or instruction about the meaning of baptisms.
Note: Western thinking (Greek ) - Doctrine is about knowledge or information.
Hebrew thinking - Doctrine is teaching that is lived out experientially.
(i) Baptism into Christ You are joined to Jesus Christ and to the body
of His people (1 Cor. 12-13).
(ii) Baptism in Water Your old life is dead, a new life has begun.
(iii) Baptism in Holy Ghost You enter the supernatural realm of the Holy
(iv) Baptism in Fire Your soul life is purified by fiery experien ces
that test your faith.
2. T he Baptism in the Holy Spirit
(a) T he Promise of Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Lk 5:16 “He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire”.
Baptise = NT 907 = to immerse in, to dip into, with = en = in, into.
Baptise in the Holy Spirit = the whole soul or personality is immersed, surrounded and enveloped in the presence and power o f the Holy Spirit.
= the entrance into the supernatural realm o f the spirit.
(b) T he Example of Jesus
Lk 3:21-22 “..Jesus also was (water) baptised and while He prayed the heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove …”
Following Jesus water baptism He was immediately baptised in the Holy Spirit.
Note what happened:
(i) Heaven open ed – access into the supernatural realm of the Father God
(ii) Holy Spirit descended – He was dipped, immersed into the presence and power o f the Holy Spirit.
(iii) A voice came from heaven – He was affi rmed in His relationship and Sonship.
(iv) He was led by the Spirit (Lk4:1)
(c) T he Promise of Jesus
Jn 20:21-22 “…and when He had said this He breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit”.
- Jesus imparted the person and life o f the Holy Spirit into His disciples.
- T hey became born again, joined to the Spirit of God indwelling them.
(1 Cor. 6:17).
- T his was not the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
T he Promise of Jesus
(i) Lk 24:49 “Behold, I send the promise of the Father upon you, but tarry in the city
of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high”.
“Clothed” = NT1746 = Enduo = to sink into a garment, to cover with a
clothing, to put on a garment.
“Power” = NT1411 = Dunamis = supernatural ability.
(ii) Acts 1:4-8 “… wait for the promise of the Father … for John truly baptised with water
but you shall be baptised in the Holy Spirit not many days from now”.
“Baptised” = NT907 = to immerse in, to dip into.
Vs8 “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon and you shall be witness to me…”
T he Holy Spirit will come upon and envelop or cloth you with His Presence and Power.
3. What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?
(a) T he Bible describes this experience several ways: