Summary: What it means to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit
Results of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Begin by asking everyone to change places in the church
Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized
with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Last Sunday I preached on the Requirements to receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In God’s Word we have certain requirements are a prerequisite to receiving the Holy Spirit into ones life. You must make a commitment to Jesus Christ, Desire to be filled with his spirit, Expect God to fill us. Now that we know all of this we must understand the results of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
I believe that some people don’t seek for the Spirit Baptism because they do not know the results and what it can do for a persons life. Today I would like to do this.
I. It gives a person boldness and power to accomplish mighty works in Christ’s name
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they
were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy
Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
1 Corinthians 2: 4 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words
of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
The Holy Spirit gives the believer the power and the boldness to witness to a lost and dying world. I believe the Holy Spirit gives us a new vision of the world. We are no longer in conflict with the world because we have overcome it but we see it as an enemy to Jesus Christ. We have a new vision in which we want to reach all the world.
Are you embarrassed to witness for Christ then lean on the Holy Spirit? Do you believe you will not know what to say then lean on the Holy Spirit?
Just look at Peter in Acts 2. Not too long before this he was denying he ever knew Christ. Now he is standing before a great multitude and witnessing for Christ. We need the Holy Spirit that we can be greater witness for Christ.
John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall
shew [it] unto you.
The Holy Spirits purpose is to glorify and lift up Christ so when we allow the Spirit to totally fill up our life the Christ will be glorified and others will see this. They will want to be a part. They will want some of the sweet honey that you have. Oh that we would desire the spirit to be greater witnesses for Christ.
II. Prophetic utterances and praises unto God.
Acts 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be
baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto
men, but unto God: for no man understandeth [him]; howbeit in the
spirit he speaketh mysteries.
How did Peter know that the Gentiles had received the Holy Spirit? Because they spoke with other tongues. Speaking in tongues is the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is the initial sign and evidence. This happened throughout the book of Acts. In every instance where someone receives the Baptism of the Holy Spirit it is understood that they spoke in tongues.