Summary: We are told in these verses what being baptized of the Holy Spirit is. There are two kinds of baptism for Christians: water and Spirit. Water baptism reveals to the on lookers that this person that is being baptized of the water has already been baptize
Baptism of the Holy Spirit:
Today I want to talk about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
We are told in these verses what being baptized of the Holy Spirit is.
There are two kinds of baptism for Christians: water and Spirit. Water baptism reveals to the on lookers that this person that is being baptized of the water has already been baptized of the Holy Spirit. No one is saved apart from being baptized of the Holy Spirit.
What does the baptism of the Holy Spirit accomplish? It places believers into the body of Christ.
Again, Who is baptized of the Holy Spirit? Every believer.
When does it occur? At the moment of salvation.
The traditional view of Pentecostalism on the baptism of the Holy Spirit is that it is a second experience that occurs after salvation, which is evidenced by tongues and brings supernatural power to a believer’s life.
This teaching divides born again Christians into two groups: those who are “just” saved and those who, some time after salvation, experience the “baptism of power. So called”
But this is not what 1 Corinthians 12:13 says? Not at all.
13For by one Spirit are we all* baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond *or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:13 is clear about all believers being baptized, so why is there this doctrine of two Spirit baptisms? Are there two baptisms of the Spirit?
PENTECOSTALISM’S HAS TWO BAPTISMAL VIEWS:
Are there really two baptisms of the Spirit? Not according to the following verses:
(Eph. 4:4-5).There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism The one body of Christ is formed by the one Spirit through the one baptism.
Now dear heart that settles it for time & all eternity. ~read again~
listen to what John the Baptist said in (Mark 1:8). I indeed have baptized you with water: but he [Christ] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
Listen to the inspired word of God again in our text verse;1 Cor. 12:13 For by One Spirit are we all baptized into one body. . .
John said that Christ shall baptize you with THE HOLY GHOST. ** (Mark 1:8). I indeed have baptized you with water: but he [Christ] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
SO WHEN WE except Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior we’re right then baptized with THE HOLY GHOST, AND THEN THE HOLY GHOST BAPTIZES US INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST, WHICE IS THE CHURCH. Col. 1:27--and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
When the biblical passages referring to the baptism of the Spirit are studied, we’ll find that Christ is the baptizer, and He accomplishes His will through the Spirit. This is true not only with the baptism, but is also true in the giving of spiritual gifts.
First Corinthians 12:11 speak of the Spirit distributing the gifts: “But all these worketh that one and selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
Ephesians 4:11 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; we’re told here that Christ gave the gifts. Are we to believe that there are two giving’s of spiritual gifts? one by the Spirit and one by Christ? No, as with the baptism, Christ accomplishes His will through the Spirit. Therefore, Christ gives the gifts by the Spirit.
for instances: If I gave Bro.So & so a gift to give to you, you could say that either Bro.So & so gave you the gift or I gave you the gift.
In the same way we could say that both Christ and the Holy Spirit have baptized us. But really It would be more correct to say that Christ by the Holy Spirit baptized us.
So is the baptism of the Spirit something we are to seek after salvation?
Someone may say, “I know places in the book of Acts where people who were already believers were baptized by the Holy Spirit.”
Lets remember that in the book of Acts a unique transition was under way. God was establishing something completely new—the Church.
Listen; Abraham was saved, but he was not a Christian. John the Baptist was the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, but he was not a Christian.