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Summary: When you get saved, new birth by the Spirit, you have experienced the first work of God in your life. Many people teach that you that you have all that God has for you. There is a second work, Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

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Introduction

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B When you get saved, new birth by the Spirit, you have experienced the first work of God in your life.

1 Many people teach that you that you have all that God has for you.

a There is a second work, Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

aa The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is part of Jesus Christ in your life.

bb 16 John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16 (NASB) , John described Jesus as the baptizer in the Holy Spirit.

b The only people who will receive all that Jesus has for them are those who desire to embrace this promise.

c When you get saved the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is yours, but for what is in you (H.S.) The Baptism of the H.S. is what allows what is inside you to move out of our lives.

2 Baptism means to be immersed

a Means that the Holy Spirit that was “inside” you is now “upon” you.

b The mere mention of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit causes some Christians / Preachers to laugh / turn off / see you as a Charismatic Fanatic.

c I believe there is more to being saved than your initial conversion experience or water Baptism. (Not everyone does)

I Is there one Baptism?

A The traditional view of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is what Paul mentions in 1 Cor. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.1 Cor 12:13 (NASB)

1 Eph 4:5, is cited as only one Baptism. 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, Eph 4:5 (NASB)

a Traditional teaching stress these texts as proof that all the talk of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit / second work of God grace is foolishness.

2 However, “The proof is in the pudding”

a As we look at the lives of believers in the N.T. we see there were people who got saved, experienced water baptism, but had not received the Spirit baptism.

b They experienced something that doesn’t fit into the traditional view of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

B We see a progression of Spirit-filled believers in Acts.

1 5 The statement found approval with the whole congregation ; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas , a proselyte from Antioch. Acts 6:5 (NASB), The apostles chose Stephen to lead the men who were going to minister to the widows based partially at least on him “being filled with the Holy Spirit.”

a In Acts 8, the disciple in Jerusalem heard these were people who had heard / received the Gospel so they sent Peter & John. (14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, Acts 8:14 (NASB))

aa These two men from the inner circle got there to discover many had got saved, baptized but hadn’t experienced the falling of the Holy Spirit. (15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.16 For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus .Acts 8:15-16 (NASB)


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