Category Archives: The Holy Spirit baptism
The day of Pentecost took place 50 days after Easter Sunday, which is traditionally thought to be the day that Christ rose from the dead. Christ himself said He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Now if you look into this for yourself, instead of blindly believing what people tell you, it will be clear that it is impossible to fit three full days and nights into the period between Friday afternoon, and early Sunday morning.
People often confuse tradition with what the bible actually says, and that is one of the reasons why people think the bible contains errors. It doesn’t, but people’s traditions do. I found a good site with some interesting information about Pentecost:
If you don’t know what to pray, just praise Him! In your prayer time, thank Him for all that He has done for you, thank Him for all the good things He has given you. Read the Psalms to inspire prayers of thankfulness and praise and worship. Praise and worship should be a big part of your prayer life.
Spend time praying in the spirit, if you are not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit, seek it. Start and end your day with prayer, make it a routine. There may be times when your prayer life may seem dry, but keep seeking Him. He said He will manifest Himself to those who diligently seek Him.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
That table is the perfect prayer of faith that we pray when we pray in tongues. the oil mentioned here is a type of the Holy Spirit when He fills us, His presence fills us so completely it flow out and manifests in our prayer language, as the Holy Spirit causes us, in our spirit , to send up a perfect prayer of faith, asking for exactly what is needed; when we do not know what we ought to pray for, the Holy Spirit knows exactly what we out to pray for and all the enemy can do is stand there and watch those prayers go up.
I was baptized with the Holy Spirit in March 1998. I had been brought up in a Pentecostal Church from the time I was 12, and I had seen people praying in tongues., but I didn’t believe it. I was saved on October 10,.1997, but I still didn’t believe that praying in tongues was a real thing. One day, I had a conversation about tongues, with an older brother in Christ, and his wife. I knew they had the truth, so when they told me it was real, and told me to read the book of Acts, I believed that they believed it, but I wasn’t convinced that it was real.
I read the book of Acts. The following Sunday in church, I told the Lord: “Lord I’m not sure I believe in this, but I see it in Your Word, and I see it here in the church, so if it’s real and if it’s of you, I want it. Amen”
I didn’t have any dramatic experience, I didn’t fall on the floor, actually I didn’t feel anything, I can’t explain it, but one moment I was praying in English, and the next moment, I wasn’t.
Now when I started praying in my prayer language, then I felt the power of the Holy Spirit flowing. I’ve often asked the Lord, many times since then,
“Why did you do it that way? Why does it seem like you answered a prayer of unbelief?” After all this time, He told me:
“Because you had to admit to ME the unbelief in your heart. Once you did that, I was able to cleanse it, and purify your faith in that instant, and then you were able to receive.”
Wow. There is no response to that but “Glory be to God!!”
Unbelief is like any other sin–we have to confess it to God and ask Him to forgive us, and ask Him to cleanse us of it, in order for Him to be able to purify our faith.