When people think of being baptized in the Holy Spirit many of their minds run wild with thoughts and images of people doing all sorts of crazy things. Instead of going to YouTube, FaceBook, or some other secular media outlet to find out what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, all you need to do is ask Him. He is your source of all knowledge when it comes to the things of God. Nowhere in the Gospels is Jesus or those He’s ministering to portrayed doing some of the things that you see broadcasted. He is gentle, loving and patient. He will never forcefully violate your will or cause you to do something that would publicly shame or embarrass you.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the gift that Jesus said the Father wants to give you. His main purpose is to empower you to live the same sin free and grace filled life that Jesus did. His desire is for you to experience the fullness of what it means to be one with God. In a day and age where who God truly is, is becoming less and less known, you need everything that He has to offer. If you’re born again, The Holy Spirit already resides in you. Receiving His baptism simply means you’re choosing to let Him not just be in you but be upon you as well.
If you’re hungry for more of Him, wanting greater knowledge of the Word, seeking wisdom, or are lacking power in any area of your life, its time you allowed Jesus to baptize you with His Spirit. Put your faith in Him, don’t worry about what society or social media has to say. If you can trust Him with your eternal life, shouldn’t you be able to trust Him with your life here on the earth? You can receive all He has for you today. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff