The Promised Holy Spirit
Have you ever wondered if you
could touch God and feel his presence in your daily life? Are you constantly
overwhelmed by the temptations of this world? Do you find it difficult to
understand God's will? What a wonderful blessing it is that God has promised to
abide with us by sending his precious Spirit into our hearts! When the Holy
Spirit fills you, he will dwell in you to guide you and strengthen you through
moments of doubt, weakness, and suffering. Swing the door of your heart wide
open and ask the Spirit of God to come in to stay.
Receive the Holy Spirit
What Is It Like?
The baptism of the Holy Spirit
refers to the descent and indwelling of God's Spirit. The initial experience of
the Holy Spirit usually occurs during prayer. The sign and evidence of
receiving the Holy Spirit is speaking of unintelligible tongues. Everyone who
has received the Holy Spirit prays to God with a spiritual tongue without
having to be taught how to do so. Oftentimes, in addition to speaking in tongues,
there is also body movement, warmth, and indescribable inner joy.
Who Is It For?
The Lord Jesus has already
promised this precious gift to anyone who believes and sincerely asks him.
Experience God personally by asking him to forgive your sins and come into your
heart. Receiving the Holy Spirit can be your most
wonderful and joyful experience.
Be Born of the Holy Spirit
A New Life
The transforming power of the
Holy Spirit delivers true believers from sinful and depraved lives. Whereas we
used to indulge in our evil desires, we are now set free from the control of
sin. God has promised, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit
in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of þesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to
follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws" (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
God's Spirit can revive our souls and make us new beings who
lead an active Christian life and possess the hope of eternal life.
Walk by the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a personal
counselor who is always there for you on your heavenly pilgrimage. He gives you
wisdom to fully understand God's word; he guides you to walk in God's ways; he
corrects you when you have done wrong; and he strengthens you when you are too
weak to go on.
Live according to the Spirit
It is important, therefore, to
pray constantly for the fullness of the Holy Spirit so as to always feel his
presence, and to submit your whole life to the guiding hands of the Holy
Spirit. By walking with the Holy Spirit through obeying his will in your
day-to-day living, you will triumphantly complete the journey to heaven.
The Role of the Holy Spirit in A
He justifies by moving a sinner to repent and by
being a witness of cleansing during water baptism.
He testifies that we are God's children.
He seals us to guarantee our heavenly
He reveals the Truth by opening our inner eyes
to understand God's word.
He saves by releasing believers from the bondage
of sin and eternal death and by reviving our souls.
He sanctifies by purifying believers' hearts and
giving them power to overcome temptation and lust.
He intercedes for believers according to the
will of God.
He empowers by giving believers boldness to
preach the gospel, enabling them to perform signs and wonders, and providing
them strength to do good.
He gives hope by proving that the Lord Jesus has
prepared a dwelling place for us and that he will come to receive us to his
How Do I Receive the Holy Spirit?
Believe in God and his word.
Repent of all your sins.
Be baptized for the remission of sins.
Pray earnestly and persistently to God to fill
you with his Spirit.
How Do I Pray?
Kneel with humility.
Close your eyes to concentrate.
Begin by saying "In the name of the Lord
Jesus I pray."
Praise the Lord by saying
Spend time to speak with God from your heart and
ask him to fill you with the Holy Spirit.
Conclude your prayer with "Amen."