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Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
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For those who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit - when did this happen and what was your experience like?

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It happened when I acepted Jesus as my God and savior.

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It happened when God justified and sanctified me unto himself

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« Reply #3 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 13:55:19 »
It was about two years after I was born-again, I had been praying for this baptism of the Holy Spirit which seemed to have eluded me so far, anyway,
I was driving , on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I was thinking of how wonderful the Lord is to me and began singing and praising the Lord but I found myself unable to find the words enough to express my gratitude and love for Him when I felt this very strong and warming presence which caused me to gasp..as I took a deep breath these unfamiliar words began to flow and I felt such joy. I laughed and cried at the same time I knew I was filled with the Holy Spirit at last.
alleluia  ::clappingoverhead::

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 ::fishin::  ::pondering:: ::shrug::

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It was about two years after I was born-again, I had been praying for this baptism of the Holy Spirit which seemed to have eluded me so far, anyway,
I was driving , on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I was thinking of how wonderful the Lord is to me and began singing and praising the Lord but I found myself unable to find the words enough to express my gratitude and love for Him when I felt this very strong and warming presence which caused me to gasp..as I took a deep breath these unfamiliar words began to flow and I felt such joy. I laughed and cried at the same time I knew I was filled with the Holy Spirit at last.
alleluia  ::clappingoverhead::

::clappingoverhead::

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« Reply #6 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 17:56:07 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............

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« Reply #7 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 18:05:10 »
Can people be saved without being baptised into the holy spirit?

No, they can not.  Our seal is the holy spirit.

Apollos taught the baptism of John, then Paul came and said have you received the holy spirit yet? 

They had not received the holy spirit, because they were not saved yet.

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« Reply #8 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 19:03:59 »
Can people be saved without being baptised into the holy spirit?

No, they can not.  Our seal is the holy spirit.

Apollos taught the baptism of John, then Paul came and said have you received the holy spirit yet? 

They had not received the holy spirit, because they were not saved yet.


Acts 8:14-17

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
NIV


The above people were saved but had not been baptized in the Spirit. How do we know that they were saved? When Peter and  John got there they prayed and laid hands on them. Nothing is said about them baptizing them which they would have done if they were not saved. How do I know that Peter would have baptized them?


Acts 10:44-47

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.

Then Peter said, 47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
NIV


The above were baptized with the Spirit which was a clear sign to Peter that they were saved. The first thing Peter said was lets baptize them in water.


I guess that one could try to discuss if Phillip knew the proper way to baptize. Then we would have to discuss if God really does equip those that He sends out.

The Apostles received the Spirit of Jesus prior to their baptism of the Spirit on Pentecost.


John 20:19-23

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"  20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."  22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
NIV


The above happened on Jesus' resurrection day. It seems as though baptism of the Spirit does not always occur at salvation.

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« Reply #9 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 19:06:53 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............

I think they do know, the holy spirit gives the Pentecostals the gift of tongue, dance, laughter, it makes them cry and go crazy in some cases.

[youtube]rsn_OEgby_c[/youtube]

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« Reply #10 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 19:08:09 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............
True
Act 1:5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

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« Reply #11 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 19:24:47 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............

Exactly I can't understand why it was moved to this forum ???

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« Reply #12 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 20:04:55 »

There are several verses which are obviously talking about the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
In 3 of these verses, the recipients of this baptism spoke in tongues.
This fact (and also multitudes of experiencies) is why pentecostals and charismatics
use this as proof of someone receiving this baptism.

Those of you claiming to have received this baptism ... did you speak in tongues at the time?

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« Reply #13 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 20:45:31 »

I am not Pentecostal nor do I speak in tongues.  I have seen some things on TV Church worship that does not resemble anything described in the scriptures and seems to be an act. However, none of the posts by those seeking a Christian discussion on this topic has led me to believe that this is what is being explored in this discussion. I believe that if people cannot use scripture but still make posts that are  not in the Berean spirit then their fear is showing through. If ones doctrine cannot be backed with scripture then maybe it is false.   



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« Reply #14 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:03:25 »
It was about two years after I was born-again, I had been praying for this baptism of the Holy Spirit which seemed to have eluded me so far, anyway,
I was driving , on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I was thinking of how wonderful the Lord is to me and began singing and praising the Lord but I found myself unable to find the words enough to express my gratitude and love for Him when I felt this very strong and warming presence which caused me to gasp..as I took a deep breath these unfamiliar words began to flow and I felt such joy. I laughed and cried at the same time I knew I was filled with the Holy Spirit at last.
alleluia  ::clappingoverhead::


That sounds exciting thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #15 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:04:17 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............

I'm not sure why this topic was moved either  ....I agree with you, p.rehbein, it is not a pentecostal belief but a biblical one.

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« Reply #16 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:09:11 »
this is a good reason why we need a "Holiness" Forum I supose.....................Holy Spirit baptism is not limited to the Pentecostals ya know...........

 rofl

........well, maybe some here don't know............sigh.............

I think they do know, the holy spirit gives the Pentecostals the gift of tongue, dance, laughter, it makes them cry and go crazy in some cases.

[youtube]rsn_OEgby_c[/youtube]

That is definitately NOT what being baptized in the Holy Spirit means. The Holy Spirit doesn't make anyone go crazy. Demons do.
Are you posting this to mock or are you going to share with us your experience of being baptized in the Holy Spirit?
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« Reply #17 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:28:41 »
Mine was more gradual and gentle. I wasnt in a church then that really taught on such things(sadly) but I knew there was more, and I read up a lot on the Holy Spirit and the gifts etc and prayed that God woud baptise me. After that I began to realise that I was feeling a warmth in my hands and after a while began to pray in tongues. That was about 25 years ago, several years after I gave my life to Jesus. My husband was baptised in the Holy Spirit about 35 years ago and my son 4 years ago.
I am not pentecostal, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gifts are for all believers according to the Bible.

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« Reply #18 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:30:38 »
Mine was more gradual. I wasnt in a church then that really taught on such things(sadly) but I knew there was more, and I read up a lot on the Holy Spirit and the gifts etc and prayed that God woud baptise me. After that I began to realise that I was feeling a warmth in my hands and after a while began to pray in tongues. That was about 30 years ago. My husband was baptised in the Holy Spirit about 35 years ago and my son 4 years ago.
I am not pentecostal, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gifts are for all believers according to the Bible.

That sounds great, did you have to pray for a long time or did it happen at once?

-I am not pentecostal either, this gift is for all who will recieve it. In fact it is a command to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

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« Reply #19 on: Tue Dec 20, 2011 - 22:38:51 »
Mine was more gradual. I wasnt in a church then that really taught on such things(sadly) but I knew there was more, and I read up a lot on the Holy Spirit and the gifts etc and prayed that God woud baptise me. After that I began to realise that I was feeling a warmth in my hands and after a while began to pray in tongues. That was about 30 years ago. My husband was baptised in the Holy Spirit about 35 years ago and my son 4 years ago.
I am not pentecostal, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gifts are for all believers according to the Bible.

That sounds great, did you have to pray for a long time or did it happen at once?

-I am not pentecostal either, this gift is for all who will recieve it. In fact it is a command to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
 

 I didnt really know what I was doing, and had no one to ask to pray for me, so it took time for me to learn what it was all about, and to get to the point of asking God and praying for this amazing blessing for myself. From what I remember I did pray about it for a period of time, and then began to notice the warmth and the strong feeling of Gods presence with me which got stronger over time.  Its all a bit hazy now as it was 25 years ago, but I thank God that He gave me this desire to find out more of what He had to offer!

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« Reply #20 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 00:28:22 »
How can a person be saved without being baptised in the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is our seal.

How can a person be in Christ, but not baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Speaking in tongues is just one gift of the spirit.  Love is the greatest one.

1 Corinthians 12:13
13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

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« Reply #21 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 03:04:34 »
How can a person be saved without being baptised in the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is our seal.

How can a person be in Christ, but not baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Speaking in tongues is just one gift of the spirit.  Love is the greatest one.

1 Corinthians 12:13
13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.



Hi there. When a person is saved the Holy Spirit comes to be with them.
The baptism happens later. Here is an example of people who were saved but had not yet been baptized in the Holy Spirit:

 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples  and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when[a] you believed?

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« Reply #22 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 10:58:50 »
Quote: "I was driving , on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I was thinking of how wonderful the Lord is to me and began singing and praising the Lord but I found myself unable to find the words enough to express my gratitude and love for Him when I felt this very strong and warming presence which caused me to gasp..as I took a deep breath these unfamiliar words began to flow and I felt such joy. I laughed and cried at the same time I knew I was filled with the Holy Spirit at last."

OK..you were "driving and thinking," this would be a function of your own faculties...
or your immediate spirit....right?
You were able to THINK, this would come from your immediate spirit.
You began to "sing and praise the Lord" but was "unable to find words enough to
express your love and  gratitude for Him."
Interesting statement.... How did you know that?


In other words "the singing and praising the Lord" in your immediate spirit
was not good enough?
The Lord did not care for your praise? or your singing?

OK..so He sent the Holy Spirit to over power your spirit
and caused you to "laugh and cry at the same time"
and also caused you to sing in"unfamiliar words."

Tell me, was your singing and praising from your own spirit that
distasteful to God  that you would need to be "filled with the Holy Spirit"?
My singing is bad, but I do have a concept of how bad.

OK, after "being filled with the Holy Spirit" you can now
"cast out unclean spirits, and all manner of sickness and disease"?
Heal the sick, cleanse the leper, raise the dead"?
(Mark 16:17-20).
If not, why not? the apostles could work these signs and wonders
after being "filled with the Holy Spirit" noting Acts 2:4, 43.

The Bible is not clear how the "twelve "felt" when baptized
with the Holy Spirit.
Peter just mentioned that they were not "drunk" (Acts 2:12-14).

The Bible is clear though that Peter preached a powerful sermon
after this baptism fell.
So powerful, that the "devout Jews" knew that they were in
doubt of their own salvation.
Peter's preaching caused these Jews to ask,
"men and brethren what shall we do"

Peter, with words that were coherent to the Jews said, "Repent and be baptized
everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Did you preach anything like that after your Holy Spirit "experience"?

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« Reply #23 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 11:29:41 »
There is a difference between "Spirit Within" and "Spirit Upon." The baptism in the Spirit is a Spirit Upon function.

Every person receives the Spirit Within at new birth.  The Spirit Upon can come at any time. Upon is for acts of power and within is for building godly character.

When I got saved 50 years ago (Dec 10 was my 50th rebirthday) I felt clean.  3 years later my mom started going to a pentecostal church and I became a "chronic seeker." That lasted 8 years.

At that time we all thought we had to speak in tongues to give evidence of the baptism in the spirit.  I got close a few times but it never really happened.  But during this time I had prophetic dreams, and had an innate understanding of when someone was prophecying from God and when they were operating from another spirit. (beginnigns of Discerning of Spirits)

During my junior year in HS, a young female evangelist and her mother came to our church. I had such a bad sense about her that although I usually sat in the front row, when she was there I sat way in back.  Her last day there was a sunday morning and she wanted to pray and lay hands on anyone who did not speak in tongues. I wanted nothing more than to have that gift of the Spirit but there was nothing I wanted less than to have her touch me.  I felt directed to go forward but hesitated and was the last one to do so. The front was pretty full so I only got to about the 4th or 5th row from the front.  Suddenly I felt it coming up.  She looked at me and said "Speak it brother!" and I did.  I got the prayer language right then and she was a good 20 feet away from me.

The next day she was gone with the sunday school superintendant. (about to be married to the pastor's daughter)  My discernment of her was spot on.

Looking back, I think I was baptized in the HS earlier but it was at this point that it all came together.

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« Reply #24 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 12:48:04 »
How can a person be saved without being baptised in the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is our seal.

How can a person be in Christ, but not baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Speaking in tongues is just one gift of the spirit.  Love is the greatest one.

1 Corinthians 12:13
13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.



Hi there. When a person is saved the Holy Spirit comes to be with them.
The baptism happens later. Here is an example of people who were saved but had not yet been baptized in the Holy Spirit:

 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples  and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when[a] you believed?
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« Reply #25 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 14:23:03 »



Jesus breathed on people on the day of Pentecost.  Then Paul had hands laid on him to receive it.




Since as far as I can tell I am the only one that mentioned Jesus' breathing on someone I will answer that one item.

John 20:19-23

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"  20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."  22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
NIV

The above is the scripture where Jesus breathed on the 10 apostles. Thomas was not with them. This was at least 49 days prior to Pentecost. Please read the   prior to   Pentecost. Even though Thomas was not there he received the spirit of Jesus also. You might ask how Jesus did this since Thomas was not there? How does He breath on us after we receive Him as our savior? He is God and can breath on 1000's of people 1000s of miles apart.


Rom 8:9-10

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
NIV

John 14:15-17

15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
NIV

In John 14 above Jesus "But you know Him, for he lives with you and will be in you". This was before the spirit was given and He was the one living with them.


The Spirit of Jesus is what God gives us as our guarantee that He will do what He says He will do(our seal). If we do not have the spirit of Jesus we are not saved and have no guarantee of salvation. So the apostles received the Spirit of Jesus on the Resurrection day at least 49 days prior to Pentecost.

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Jesus breathed on people on the day of Pentecost.  Then Paul had hands laid on him to receive it.




Since as far as I can tell I am the only one that mentioned Jesus' breathing on someone I will answer that one item.

John 20:19-23

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"  20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."  22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
NIV

The above is the scripture where Jesus breathed on the 10 apostles. Thomas was not with them. This was at least 49 days prior to Pentecost. Please read the   prior to   Pentecost. Even though Thomas was not there he received the spirit of Jesus also. You might ask how Jesus did this since Thomas was not there? How does He breath on us after we receive Him as our savior? He is God and can breath on 1000's of people 1000s of miles apart.


Rom 8:9-10

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
NIV

John 14:15-17

15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
NIV

In John 14 above Jesus "But you know Him, for he lives with you and will be in you". This was before the spirit was given and He was the one living with them.


The Spirit of Jesus is what God gives us as our guarantee that He will do what He says He will do(our seal). If we do not have the spirit of Jesus we are not saved and have no guarantee of salvation. So the apostles received the Spirit of Jesus on the Resurrection day at least 49 days prior to Pentecost.

Yeah thats what I meant to say.

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« Reply #27 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 17:35:17 »
Your baptism into the Holy Spirit can be recognised with the acquiring of one or more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (My opinion)
When I was searching for meaning in my then empty life, I looked at many things, new age and other things that some people were into. But when I came to the Bible and Jesus it wasn't long before I knew I had found what I had been looking for, I knew it without doubt.
And so that was when I was baptised in the Holy Spirit and given the gift of Faith, I believe.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 18:09:28 »
Quote: "I was driving , on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I was thinking of how wonderful the Lord is to me and began singing and praising the Lord but I found myself unable to find the words enough to express my gratitude and love for Him when I felt this very strong and warming presence which caused me to gasp..as I took a deep breath these unfamiliar words began to flow and I felt such joy. I laughed and cried at the same time I knew I was filled with the Holy Spirit at last."

OK..you were "driving and thinking," this would be a function of your own faculties...
or your immediate spirit....right?
You were able to THINK, this would come from your immediate spirit.
You began to "sing and praise the Lord" but was "unable to find words enough to
express your love and  gratitude for Him."
Interesting statement.... How did you know that


In other words "the singing and praising the Lord" in your immediate spirit
was not good enough?
The Lord did not care for your praise? or your singing?

OK..so He sent the Holy Spirit to over power your spirit
and caused you to "laugh and cry at the same time"
and also caused you to sing in"unfamiliar words."

Tell me, was your singing and praising from your own spirit that
distasteful to God  that you would need to be "filled with the Holy Spirit"?
My singing is bad, but I do have a concept of how bad.

OK, after "being filled with the Holy Spirit" you can now
"cast out unclean spirits, and all manner of sickness and disease"?
Heal the sick, cleanse the leper, raise the dead"?
(Mark 16:17-20).
If not, why not? the apostles could work these signs and wonders
after being "filled with the Holy Spirit" noting Acts 2:4, 43.

The Bible is not clear how the "twelve "felt" when baptized
with the Holy Spirit.
Peter just mentioned that they were not "drunk" (Acts 2:12-14).

The Bible is clear though that Peter preached a powerful sermon
after this baptism fell.
So powerful, that the "devout Jews" knew that they were in
doubt of their own salvation.
Peter's preaching caused these Jews to ask,
"men and brethren what shall we do"

Peter, with words that were coherent to the Jews said, "Repent and be baptized
everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Did you preach anything like that after your Holy Spirit "experience"?

You have a heart of unbelief in regard to the baptism of the Holy Spirit..and therefore you are attempting to tear apart my experience of this in a very mocking way. This thread is about our experiences NOT a debate on whether or not we believe in this baptism or not. ::frown::

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #29 on: Wed Dec 21, 2011 - 18:57:55 »
Loner I had an experience similar to yours in as much as the joy that filled me was not like I had ever had before. It happened while in bed talking with God as is my time of prayer before going to sleep, and I said this night, I'm not going to stop calling your name until you come to me. I knew I wouldn't, and I knew that He would come, and I started calling in my mind, not out loud, Christ Christ Christ and so on, after a minute or so I said I'm not going to stop and continued calling Christ. In a while I felt a tingling in my Belly and said is that you God and then The feeling off joy burst right through my body, I felt that I was lifted two feet off the mattress, I don't think I was though, this feeling lasted about a full minute.
This wasn't baptism of the Holy Spirit, but a wonderful visit or experience from Him.

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #30 on: Thu Dec 22, 2011 - 09:39:38 »
I had been Born Again about a year when I received the Baptism in the Spirit. At the end of the Sunday service our Pastor asked the worship team to play an additional song because he had been told that there were people present that needed the Baptism. He asked the congregation to close their eyes and lift their hands to the Lord while singing. I did as asked. A few moments later I felt a hand on my chest and opened my eyes: it was the Pastor laying hands on me. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, let it out and spoke in tongues for the first time and felt an incredible sense of peace. I've been a "tongue talker" ever since.

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #31 on: Thu Dec 22, 2011 - 09:57:16 »
Your baptism into the Holy Spirit can be recognised with the acquiring of one or more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (My opinion)
Maybe. 

The Baptism is a function of Spirit Upon, and that can happen (episodically) even to unbelievers.  King Saul prophecied.  So did Caiaphas.

That said, "tongues" was considered by pentecostals for a long time to be the one true test, the initial evidence.  Of course then you find out that tongues is one of the 13 signs of true belief in Mormonism. (clearly a demonic false gift)

To me it is an ongoing moving in the gifts, prophecy in particular.  The sign on the day of pentecost as Peter intrepreted it was that your sons and daughters would prophecy, quoting Joel 2.

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #32 on: Thu Dec 22, 2011 - 14:02:03 »
I have seen some things on TV Church worship that does not resemble anything described in the scriptures and seems to be an act.

News Flash ... Satan is the most incredibly gifted liar and deceiver ever to be on this planet.
No human is a match for him (sorry, it) and his legions of demons even close to 100% of the time.

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #33 on: Thu Dec 22, 2011 - 14:10:54 »
the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gifts are for all believers according to the Bible.

Yes, sister, the 9 major spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12) are only given to
those who have been baptised with the Holy Spirit.

This baptism is a special anointing for a special ministry, even if it's "only" to be an intercessor or prayer warrior.
These 9 spiritual gifts are to enable these people to carry out their callings.

Question:
Does anyone believe that some of those in the 5-fold ministry (Eph 4:11) in the NT church
did not have this baptism? Hint: the 120 all received it.

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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #34 on: Thu Dec 22, 2011 - 14:31:09 »
Your baptism into the Holy Spirit can be recognised with the acquiring of one or more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (My opinion)
When I was searching for meaning in my then empty life, I looked at many things, new age and other things that some people were into. But when I came to the Bible and Jesus it wasn't long before I knew I had found what I had been looking for, I knew it without doubt. And so that was when I was baptised in the Holy Spirit and given the gift of Faith, I believe.


For an explanation of why the baptism with the Holy Spirit
has nothing at all to do with the initial salvation experience, please see this link.
It may just apply to you.
http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/theology/is-there-a-difference-between-in-and-upon/