He (Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and Fire. Mathew 3:12
Many people remain confused about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. As a believer, you receive the Holy Spirit when you are born again. Your spirit, is new. But you can go deeper, the Holy Spirit is a gift at salvation and you can also receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is evidenced by the gift of speaking in tongues.
This is, to me, a more definite way of seeing people saved, healed and delivered. Salvation gives you a measure of the Holy Spirit, and the baptism of fire, will increase that measure. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, He decides gifts. He also knows how much or little you can handle. But I believe you learn quicker with Him as opposed to without Him, I know I did.
Many people are skeptical or afraid. You never have to be afraid to trust Jesus. Tell Him about any concerns and He will help you. I know there were some who thought I dove headlong into new age or the occult, but actually, it’s the opposite.
You may feel heat, electricity or wind. It’s like a thick cloud of pure powerful love. Don’t be afraid, let Jesus help you, let Jesus love you. He will open your spiritual eyes and you will learn discernment and overcome things you never would on your own.
If you have not made Jesus Lord, you need to. Our world is in such a state, that we need to be sure if Jesus came today that we’d be going with Him. Just believe He died for you and rose again. Ask Him into your heart and for His Holy Spirit and His fire. If you are ready to take this step, I pray the blessed Lord take you under His wing and save and cleanse you and put a fresh new Spirit language into you.
If you are a believer, and had doubts about this or fear. There is no fear in love. 1 John 4:18 We sit by waiting for punishment from our Heavenly Father like we’ve experienced from earthly ones. Human love is flawed but God’s is perfect. Jesus took that punishment in our place or we could not even approach God. Look how the priests had rituals,and even a cord tied round them in case they died in the presence of God.
We have a High priest who is easily touched by our infirmities and His blood is on that mercy seat. You don’t have to beg or plead, come bold as His child to the throne and make you petitions known. If you call on Him, as a believer, tell Him your concerns. If you are ready to move on in God, I pray the the gentle Jesus who walked in power and authority will release that upon you in a fresh, new and powerful way.
And maybe you have this gift and have neglected it, you don’t need to ignore the third person of the Trinity. It will grieve Him, you must want Him in your life. When you step away from Him, He backs off. He will not interfere or intervene without being asked and you can allow the enemy’s oppression back in. You are still saved, but you may be struggling. Let Jesus end the struggle.
Receive your peace, your prayer language, your healing. The enemy want to tick you out of believing but he is a liar, he’ll accuse. And even he knows, He’s no match for God. He never has been. Rebecca Jones