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Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« on: December 20, 2011, 03:09:44 AM »
For those who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit - when did this happen and what was your experience like?

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 11:38:02 AM »
It happened when I acepted Jesus as my God and savior.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 11:40:27 AM »
It happened when God justified and sanctified me unto himself

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 12:55:19 PM »
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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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 03:53:18 PM »
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: December 20, 2011, 04:56:07 PM »
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: December 20, 2011, 05:05:10 PM »
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: December 20, 2011, 06:03:59 PM »
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."
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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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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 06:06:53 PM »
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.

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 06:08:09 PM »
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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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 06:24:47 PM »
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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Re: Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Your Experiences
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 07:04:55 PM »

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: December 20, 2011, 07:45:31 PM »

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: December 20, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
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!