Pentecost

On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell upon the assembled believers and “all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues” (Acts 2:4). Later, as Peter was preaching at the house of Cornelius, “the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message” and they were “speaking in tongues and praising God” (Acts 10:44, 46). Again, as the apostle Paul was ministering to the Ephesian disciples, “the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:6). It is evident also that Paul himself was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:17) and spoke in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:18). These Scriptures clearly show that speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.The norm was, is that all once baptized in the Holy Spirit do speak in tongues..

The Bible itself must be the conformation source of establishing the present-day validity of speaking in tongues.

Jesus confirmed it

Mark 16:15-17 He [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues.

“Why do many persons speak in tongues?” is that Jesus endorsed the practice.

Jesus had said that speaking in tongues is one of the signs that “will accompany those who believe.”

Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4, KJV And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence…. [2:1] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Those persons who have received this baptism with the Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, have generally in modern times been called

Pentecostals“.

We can see that the Bible uses the terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost” and “filled with the Holy Ghost” as synonyms for the same biblical experience. And the discernible evidence of that baptism with the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.

Acts 1:5 (KJV) — “John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Jesus made a clear distinction between

water baptism and baptism with the Holy Spirit. They thus are not one and the same.

Acts 10:44-47 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 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. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”

Now how did Peter and his companions know that they had received “the gift of the Holy Spirit”? The answer is in verse 46: “FOR they heard them speaking in tongues.” Again, as in Acts 2, the evidence of their having received the gift of the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.

In Act 1 and 2 we saw the first group in Jerusalem being “baptized with…filled with the Holy Spirit.” Peter certified that these Gentiles in Acts 10 had received the identical experience — “They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So Acts 2, the first New Testament day of Pentecost, was not a one-time occurrence. To the contrary, Peter asserts that these Gentiles had received the identical gift of the Holy Spirit.

Peter recounts this again in Acts 11:15-17“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?” The Gentiles in Acts 10 received the “same gift,” the same baptism with the Holy Spirit, that the 120 had received in Jerusalem in Acts. And in both instances they manifested the identical evidence — they immediately spoke in tongues.

Peter also now made a clear distinction between water baptism and their having received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19:1-6 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 you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the

name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

So there is a consistent bible pattern — believers who are baptized with/

filled with the Holy Spirit will immediately speak in tongues.

These three clear illlustrations certify that speaking in tongues is the Scriptural evidence of the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
KJV: …as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Why speak in tongues? — It gives us an ever-present opportunity to submit to the leading, the direction, the enablement of the Holy Spirit.

This humble, willing submission of our vocal organs to the Holy Spirit’s leading will stand us in good stead as we open ourselves to other facets of the Holy Spirit’s direction and guidance.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit opens the door to other

spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirithere, “they…prophesied.”

Acts 19:2a, 6 [Paul] asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” … [6] When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Jesus Himself was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). But at about age 30 at River Jordan, Jesus was anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (John 1:32-33 with Acts 10:38). Only after this distinct experience of the Spirit did Jesus do his first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:11).

It is the Holy Spirit anointing, which comes in the baptism with the Spirit, that tends to release in the recipients a greater flow in the gifts of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

The companion gifts of the Spirit — tongues and interpretation of tongues — are manifested

in church services “for the [church’s] common good.”

1 Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.

There is an ability to speak in tongues (glossolalia) that is given to all who receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:2 gives us an additional reason why Spirit-baptized believers should speak in tongues — “Anyone who speaks in a tongue … speak[s] … to God.”

Acts 19:2a, 6 [Paul] asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” … [6] When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Jesus Himself was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). But at about age 30 at River Jordan, Jesus was anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (John 1:32-33 with Acts 10:38). Only after this distinct experience of the Spirit did Jesus do his first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:11).

It is the Holy Spirit anointing, which comes in the baptism with the Spirit, that tends to release in the recipients a greater flow in the gifts of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

The companion gifts of the Spirit — tongues and interpretation of tongues — are manifested in church services “for the [church’s] common good.”

1 Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.

There is an ability to speak in tongues (glossolalia) that is given to all who receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:2 gives us an additional reason why Spirit-baptized believers should speak in tongues — “Anyone who speaks in a tongue … speak[s] … to God.”

Historically, speaking in a tongue (glossolalia) by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was common among Christians in the first-century Church. . Subsequent movements in which speaking in tongues was a prominent feature included the Latter Rain revival, the mid-20th-century healing ministries, the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship, and the Charismatic Renewal. By the early 21st century, speaking in tongues (the theological term is glossolalia) — that is, languages unknown to the speaker, given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit — had become broadly accepted within worldwide Christianity;

God who is love demonstrated it to the world in Christ Jesus but is expereinced by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Now as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
Jesus abided in the love of God, the holy spirit, so should we all (John 14:21 KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.24 He that loveth me not keepeth “not” my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which “sent me”.John 14:23-24 King James Version (KJV)

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.John 12:48

Too many persons now re are listening to the devil over me, Jesus the Holy Spirit and God, and the very sad thing was I used to be just like that , even for decades an evangelical Baptist trying to do the things even my way, until I finally surrendered to Jesus and said to Him “Lord what is it you want from, me”? and he said Jesus now said “want you to go to a Pentecostal church and there get Baptized in the spirit” and my life was very very dramatically changed from that time on, I have even learned how to hear the voices of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, prayed for the sick in hospitals and the got cured, and God by his choice next appointed me, made me his Minister, his pastor for the last 3 decades now too.. I have asked many a pastor to repent too, now I have, have had a dramatic ministry, effect on many. Compared to the nothing I had before all this. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is firstly present in the world to make all people aware of their need for personal salvation Jesus Christ. He next also lives in every Christian from the moment of their actual salvation but they can grieve him still and reduce his effectiveness, . He the holy Spirit provides all of the Holy spirit filed Christiana who have now accept Jesus as Lord with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, and guidance in doing what is right etc.. He the Holy Sprit still continues gives every believer a spiritual gift to benefit the body of Christ. He still does wants to empower ALL believers with a spiritual prayer language to give them strength for their daily Christian walk AND TO HELP THEM IN THEIR SPIRITUAL WARFARE BATTLE,S . As Christians, we EACH ONE OF US STILL DO HAVE to live under His control daily and empowerments

OFTEN DO  NOTICE THAT MANY PEOPLE DISTORT THE BIBLE TO TRY TO MAKE THEMSLEVES FIRSTLY FEEL BEETTER

ARE YOU A DISTORTER OF GOD’S WORD   AND YOU DO THAT CAUSE YOU NOW ARE A VERY UNHAPPY, TROUBLED PERSON WITH A GOD SHAPPED VACUMM STILL. .

.(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10   If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Many persons cannot hear God speaking to them cause they are on the wrong channel, they are listening mostly to the devil still so they will go next to Hell with him too. Now today rather Learn how to let God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit speak to you all the time in life

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. It is interesting as to how many persons falsely as well do now want to believe on the Lord Jesus as their saviour soley, but ignorantly or deliberately they do not want to accept him as their Christ, the Aointed one, the  Baptizer of the Holy Spirit..Now  to be saved now you have to accept both firstly.

 

Here are some more great Biblical truths.. and unlike the to many false preachers, hirelings we have these days all of the material below is free, and no donations asked for too..

http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/in-the-last-days-perilous-times-shall-come/ http://comeholyspirit.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/anointed-christian-believers/

http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/anointed/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/pride-leads-to-destruction-and-humility-to-honour-what-motivates-many-persons-these-days/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/the-ostrich-form-of-christianity-that-contradicts-the-bible/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/t-is-better-to-hear-the-rebuke-of-the-wise-than-for-a-man-to-hear-the-song-of-fools/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/god-still-speaks-outside-of-the-bible-as-well/
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/god-speaks/

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