Holy Spirit Power 4 U!

largeanimatedgotspiritGod has two free gifts for every person. First is the free gift of Eternal Life by receiving Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior. If you have never received Jesus or if you are not sure where you stand eternally with God, click here, then return to this page later.

God's second free gift is Holy Spirit power. Any believer in Jesus Christ, irregardless of denominational affiliation or background, may receive this second free gift at any time without delay.

John the baptist said in Matthew 3:11, that Jesus was coming and that "he will baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire." John baptized in water, but he also foretold of a second baptism which he termed the "Baptism in the Holy Ghost." The names of the third person of the Godhead, Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost, are synonomous, of course.

In Acts 1:8 Jesus spoke to his followers who were already believers and said that "You shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you and you shall be my witnesses..." The moment one receives Jesus, a person is saved, or what is also called "born again." At that very same moment, the Holy Spirit comes INSIDE the believer to indwell them forever. However, Jesus refers to an additional experience in the scripture above whereby the Holy Spirit comes UPON the believer for greater Christian power. This is the same experience John the Baptist called being "baptized in the Holy Spirit."

Acts 2:4 says, "And they were all FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

Acts 19:6 says, "And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came UPON them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied."

In Mark 16:17, Jesus said, "And these signs will follow those who believe: In my name they will... speak with new tongues."

To be FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, or BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, is to have the Holy Spirit come UPON a person for greater power, giftedness, and fruitful service.

So how does one receive this second free gift of the Holy Spirit coming UPON them in power? Actually, it's quite simple.

Jesus said in Luke 11:13, "...how much more will the Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him." One receives the first free gift of eternal life by simply asking Jesus to be their Lord and Savour. Likewise, one receives God's second free gift of being filled or baptized in the Holy Spirit by simply ASKING. Remember, the Holy Spirit is a person, the third person of the Godhead of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is such a gentleman that He will only come upon you by invitation. He is just like Jesus, so you can trust His gentleness and His grace.

Simply go to God in prayer, ask Him to fill you and empower you with His Spirit. Then in faith... TOTALLY RELAX, TAKE A DEEP BREATH and BEGIN TO MOVE YOUR TONGUE AND FORM YOUR MOUTH, EXPECTING GOD TO GIVE YOU UNKNOWN WORDS and syllables. GO AHEAD AND TAKE YOUR LIBERTY and speak to Him in a supernatural language from heaven.

You are just as important to God as the believers referred to in the above scriptures, so you too can experience being filled with His glorious presence and speaking in tongues. Sometimes when He comes upon a person, it is accompanied by extreme joy and laughter, or dreams and visions, or a felt sensation of His warmth, or a feeling of intense glory and power, or even cleansing tears. Other times, He comes with no particular feeling or sensation, just with a simple sense of peace and assurance, as one begins to speak in tongues and magnify God. In any case, the result is a glorious prayer language of tongues that magnifies God. Another way that you can receive the Holy Spirit Baptism is to have another Spirit-Filled believer or pastor to lay hands on you like Paul did in Acts 19:6 above. The laying on of hands activates God's principle of "contact and transmission" and makes receiving this experience easy. Another Spirit-Filled Christian can often help you receive as the Holy Spirit's power on them in turn comes upon you during prayer together.

Once you have received the power of the Holy Spirit, you may wish to purchase the economical book "Why Tongues" by Dr. Kenneth Hagin, so that you may grow in your supernatural prayer life. I also recommend purchasing his other two small books, "In Him" and "The New Birth" so that you may be established and firm in your faith in God. You may surf to www.harrisonhouse.com and search by author for Kenneth Hagin to purchase these books online. Please also send me an e-mail to share your experience with me, or to ask me any questions.