Bless you my brothers an sister in the faith, i know the lord as been good to you, i bring you all greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus, unto whom be glory and praise, both from now and forever.. Amen!
Today, i want to address very essential and vital key n the Christians Faith, i would even love to say, Christianity wasn’t complete, untill this experience happened and the response of the experience is what we are going to be looking into today.
Now, talking about the Baptism of the Holyspirit, Baptism itself talks about, been immersed and filled with something, just the same people can be demon possessed and can also be filled with alcohol and begin to mis-behave and do all kinds of crazy things, that is the same way, the Spirit of the Living God (Holy Spirit) can possess a man that yield herself to him, and begin to regular/order the step of that man, this is one of the major requirement that makes for a victorious and ever winning Christian Life on the earth, i wrote an article on The Reasons why Every true believers child of God needs the Holyspirit, if you have not read it, kindly click here, to read it, it will help you understand this new course better.
Jesus was born not of Sex between a man and a woman, but by the breath of the spirit, the womb pregnancy emerge inside MARY, so when he was born, he operated by that same order of release, when he had an encounter with John the baptist, as he was coming out of the water, the bible made it clear in Matthew 3 : 17 , that the spirit of God rested upon him, and a Voice came from Heaven to testify his sonship.
When, he was going, he gave the Apostle a promise of the Comforter (Holy Spirit), and that was what the experience of the Upper room was all about. Let’s do a little reading here,
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost ;
Acts 2:1-21 (KJV)
2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Glory to the name of The Lord in the highest amen!!!
This is the experience, that every Christians must desire, press, pray and travail to have.
I will share briefly with you, how i got my own baptism of the Holyghost, and how you can get yours too, i have always been taught that, you have to be old before you can attain certain height of power and be filled with the spirit, but as a young man, i have so desired this experience, that it has become my prayer point everyday, “Father, Lord i desire the outpouring of the Holyspirit.
One day, i went to a student fellowship meeting and the prayer taught us on Holyspirit, that was the day, i encounter God in my closet, on the strength of the truth of God’s word that as been communicated, i had to believe and pray that God should fulfill his promise and give me in full scale, the baptism of the Holyspirit, lo and behold, it came down on me, and i began to speak in other Tongues, and from that day till now, i have experience the super natural hand of Gd on my life bringing about transformation and ever winning Life.
You can actually be free from every captivity of the devil, all you need is the empowerment of the Spirit of God.
And the empowerment of the spirit starts from the Holyghost Baptism, it was the same spirit of God that came down powerfully upon the Apostles that Peter preached for the first time, and 3000 people gave their lives to Christ at the sound of the voice of Apostle Peter.
The smallest dwarf do emerge as the greatest giant, when the baptism of the spirit comes!
I know, there are some people who had the baptism, yet could not speak n other tongues, but l want to charge you to go and press in prayers and in faith to really experience the out pouring of the spirit with the evidence of speaking in Tongues, why is it so essentially for a Christian to speak and pray in the Holyghost?
That is what i will be addressing next in this article.
Benefits of Praying in Tongues
1 You are edified : This is one of the most potent aspect of Praying in the Spirit, it grants you access to switching into another realm entirely, and you know, you are a spirit being, you have a soul and you live in the body, so you are transfigured into the spirit realm when you are praying in the spirit from that realm, you can always determine and control what happens as regard your life and destiny on the earth, men who rules on the earth and fulfill their destiny, are praying men.
edification here takes about “Empowerment”, I remember a testimony shared by one of our brethren some years back, he was attacked by Armed robbers, and they asked him to lean down, and he did, but he was praying in other tongues, he was caught up in the spirit, even while on his knees, as they were shooting gun at him, non of the bullets could penetrate is body, they were just falling to the ground, it was like a magic, those robbers had to leave him alone.
This is how powerful tongues can be, you can send the devil back to hell, if you are caught up in the spirit and you begin to pray in Tongues.
When Jesus was changed on the Mount of Transfiguration, i am very sure he was praying in Tongues!
2 You walk in Authority and Dominion : This is talking about, riding and walking on the head of the Devil, you and the devil are not on the same level, for you are seated with Christ in Heavenly Places, far above Principalities and Powers – Ephesians 1:21, When you are Praying in the Spirit, this Scriptures is activated, Children of God are not meant to negotiate with the devil, they are not meant to dialogue with demon Spirit, they are essentially ordain to have dominion over the powers of darkness, the call to walk with the Lord is a call to have dominion over the enemy
This Consciousness must abide with you always. You walk in power and dominion, when you pray in Tongues always, That demon said, Jesus I know, Paul I know, who are you? – Acts 19:15.
The reason why the Demon could know and recognize Paul, was because Paul is a dangerous addicted Tongue speaker, he said, “I speak in Tongues, more than you all – 1 Corinthians 14:18 “.
So Apostle Paul in his days, walk in Power and did more exploits than the other apostles because he gives himself to Praying in Tongues, than others.
There is a super natural ability that comes upon you, when you are a Serious Tongue Praying Christians.
3 Your Faith is Build up : This is one of the most relevant recommendations, that i have found in the Scriptures personally by myself, The Bible says; “Ye beloveth, building up your most Holy Faith, by Praying in the Holyghost – Jude 1:20.
So praying in the Holyghost, grants you supernatural ability to switch your realm of Faith, thereby pleasing GOD the more and taking hold of what belongs to you, more often than not, Christians use to miss out of God’s abundant provision for their lives because they fail to “Have FAITH”, The other day, Jesus said, “Be it unto you, according to your Faith – Matthew 9:29 .
So when you give yourself to praying in the Spirit, you come to a state whereby, you believe everything God as promised you, and everything he says, he will do, that is when, they can become a reality in your Life.
4 Your life is Transformed : This is from my own personal experience, you can not be praying in Tongues, and your Life will remain on the same spot, just as you are making progress in the spirit realm, so also your life will be progressive in the physical realm.
Because the Spirit realm controls and rule/governs the physical realm, Tongues helps you to make swift progress in the spirit and in your walk with the Lord, so also you are surely going to be progressive in Life.
God is a spirit and they that worship him, must do so in Spirit and in Truth – John 4:24, and the bible says, “He that giveth thanks in the spirit doeth it well – 1 Corinthians 14:16.
I would also love us to take note of the lives of the Disciples, they were cowards and dwarf in their exploits in Life, some even away, Peter who use to be an addicted lover also denied Jesus 3times, but after the bapstism of the Holyghost came upon them, they began to Preach the gospel with Boldness, and that was how the work of ministry started which as extend to the ends of the earth today.
The release o the spirit of God that you contacted can birth mighty exploits in your life, can bring about release of super natural wisdom for you to the end that, your Life is changed in and out, your Business is alwys doing well because you know what to do per time.
5 You Access Fresh Unction of the spirit : The Bible says, “Ye shall receive Power! after the Holyghost as come upon thee…. Acts 1:8 So that tells us, that one of the benefits and rewards of having experience, the fresh Baptism of the Holyspirit is the release of Fresh Unction, (Unction connotes Anointing of the Spirit, which delivers Power in all faucets of Life).
Those who takes charge in Life and Destiny, are those who have been empowered from heaven, so the release of Unction that comes by the Baptism of the Holyspirit upon the life of a Christian, is more than enough to change the whole world.
We can send the Devil back too Hell, We can establish the kingdom of God on the earth, we can destroy the powers of darkness, by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, this is why every True Believers, Christians must believe and pray fervently for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, i know it can also be communicated into your Life via the laying of hands on the life of an anointed vessel or a person who as been baptized already, but i have learn by experience that you tend to value it the more, when you crave for it, when you truly thirst for it, you will honor and value it when it comes.
6 You can see Visions and Revelations : God is willing to show you certain things, spiritually, that will give you an upper hand over the normal men on the earth, but then, it can only come, when you are truly n the spirit, your eyes of understanding tends to open up!
The Bible says, And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams – Acts 2 : 17.
So the Outpouring of the Spirit of God upon men, is to the end that they are empowered to see Visions and deep revelation, the Bible says, Call unto me, and i will answer thee and i will show thee, great and mighty things, which thou knowest not!,- Jeremiah 33:3 this is God speaking, and we know that his words are ye and amen, whatsoever he says, so shall he do.
The Baptism of the Spirit of God upon you, helps you to attain good level of spiritual ranking, that enables you to see Visions and Revelation, this is a lot more of the Prophetic Dimension, and it must really activated in the lives of the sons of GOD, so that we won’t be in the dark, but the Bible says, ” Come up hither, and i will show you the things which is to come – Revelation 4:1 . So when you grow up higher spiritually, you will see spiritual visions better to the end that you will understand your life and destiny better and even when the enemy is drawing a plan against you, the spirit of God inside of you, will reveal it an you will be victorious that way.
7 You hear the Voice of God better : The Voice of God is one of the major medium of spiritual communication, so our ability to hear the Voice grants us major advantage over others who can not hear. By Redemption, you are ordain to live a well define life, which happens when you get understanding as pertain to clarity of vision and destiny.
You tend to move faster and further in Life, when you know what to do, and the spirit of God is always there to guide and direct our step continually, as children of God so that we can always get it right in our endeavors.
It takes the voice of God, for you to fulfill your destiny, and to be rescue from the trap of the enemy.
Now, it is important you know, that more than the way you desire to hear God, God is more than ready to speak to you also, he wants t communicate deep things to you, that will make you a sign and a wonder on the earth.
I wrote an article long time on this blog, on how to hear the Voice of God, please do well to read it, it will help you greatly.
The Bible says, And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “
So we can see that, God is more than ready to lead us?
The other day, when the city, where David was king, got invaded by the enemy and they enslaved he people including the wives of the king, the bible says, after David cried and had no more power to cry, he encouraged himself in the lord and then went to the lord to ask, “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue – 1 Samuel 30:8 “.
So when you ask from the Lord through his spirit, you will be able to hear and receive from him as regard any situation and circumstances of Life.
8 You Pray appropriately : It is not enough that we pray, we must give ourselves to praying in accordance to the will of God, the word of God and not our own selfish will and desires, even sometimes, there are issues that we ought to pray about, and we don’t know them at all, when we switch to praying in Tongues, God takes them over from us and the spirit makes the intercession for us, so it takes the spirit for us to be able to make appropriate
intercession during prayers.
Personally, i have experience this time over and over again, many times, you are praying for a safe journey, and you just switch into praying in Tongues, it might be that what you are saying in Tongues is ” Lord, you know this journey is not safe, and i am not suppose to embark on it, please interrupt it, so the spirit maketh intercessions for us, with groaning that can not be uttered – Romans 8 : 26.
I pray God grant you understanding as to accessing his deep mysteries even more as you journey with the Lord in Jesus name.
Right where you are, Pray a simple prayer, Ask the Lord to fill you with the Holyspirit in full measure.
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