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BAPTISM AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE YOU BELIEVED?

1. Tongues are foretold in prophecies of the Old Testament.  (Isaiah 28:11-12)

 

2. The New Testament declares fulfillment of this Old Testament prophecy. 

(1 Corinthians 14:21)

 

3. All original 120 disciples were filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues, even Mary the mother of Jesus.  (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:14, Acts 2:4)

 

4. The first Gentiles saved received the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues. 

(Acts 10:44-46)

 

5. The Apostle Paul spoke in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:18) and said he was to be a pattern for all believers for all time.  (1 Timothy 1:16)

 

6. Over 25 years after Pentecost those who received the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues.  (Acts 19:6)

 

7. Most of all, Jesus said that one of the signs of the believer would be speaking with other tongues (evidence of the Holy Ghost).  (Mark 16:15-18)

GOD PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ALL WHO ASK!

​The gift of the Holy Ghost did NOT  pass away with the Apostles, as some say. 

It is for every believer in Jesus.   

 

Many quote 1 Corinthians 13:8 which says "...whether there be tongues, they shall cease;"  But in the context of the scripture, it says, "when that which is perfect is come..." (1 Corinthians 13:10).  We haven't come to that time of perfection; Jesus Christ is "that which is perfect" and, although He has promised us He will return, He hasn't yet returned.  So, until He does, we need all the help we can get.

 

Paul promises us in his letter to the Corinthian believers (1 Corinthians 1:7-8), that God would not withdraw the gift of the Holy Ghost even to the return of Christ. God promises the Holy Ghost to those who ask!

WHAT IS IT FOR?

"Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost BOLDNESS AND POWER:is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses...unto the uttermost parts of the earth." (Acts 1:8)

 

CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH GOD: The Devil cannot intercept.  "He that speaks in an unknown tongues speaks...unto God." (1 Corinthians 14:2)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT INTERCEDES for you while you pray in tongues. (Romans 8:26-27)

 

THE HOLY GHOST INSTRUCTS and comforts us. (Luke 12:12, Acts 9:31)

 

EDIFIES YOU AND BUILDS YOU UP to resist Satan's attacks. (1 Corinthians 14:14)

 

USED IN PRAISING GOD: "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."  (John 4:24)

 

 

 

Contend for the different gifts of the Holy Ghost.  

(1 Corinthians 12:8-11)

 

Remember, the gifts function in the church in an orderly fashion as the Spirit leads, not in confusion.

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