Baptism In The Holy Ghost - part 2

Feb 19, 2010


Preparation For The Baptism In The Holy Ghost

  1. It is assumed that you are already born again. The baptism is for born again Christians. If you are not yet born again or are not sure, please speak to the Pastor and he will be happy to help you.
  2. Secondly, take a close look at the seven hindrances to receiving the Holy Ghost baptism listed above and deal with all the ones that apply to you. If you need help, the Pastor will be happy to help you.
  3. Feed on the word of God. The difficulties that some experience when it comes to receiving this baptism is often traceable to what I call “a dry spiritual condition”. They hardly feed on the word of God. When your spiritman is sufficiently refreshed with the word of God, it becomes very easy to receive this blessing and the reverse is true.
  4. Fellowship is another key. Fellowship can be personal (i.e. spending time with God in prayer and worship) as well as corporate (joining other believers in worship and sharing God’s word). Both of these are important. They help to prepare you for this wonderful blessing. But where you spend all your time around things that do not edify your spiritman, that can hinder you when it comes to receiving the baptism. For example, imagine somebody who went to work all day and came back and watched a movie (that had nothing to do with God) after which he went into a gisting session on the phone with his unbeliever friends and after that he comes to church and now wants to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. He is likely going to experience some difficulty receiving because he is unprepared. That is almost like putting a wet wood in the fire! It may burn but it will take time.


How To Be Baptized In The Holy Ghost

You receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit when a believer (baptised in and filled with the Holy Spirit ) prays for you to receive. Most often, he lays his hands on you both for impartation and to help you release your faith.

Also, in a worship service, charged with the anointing of God, you can receive the baptism without anybody laying hands on you. All you do is, just release yourself to God and take a step of faith. There are even testimonies of believers who received the Holy Spirit baptism while worshipping God during their private hour of prayer.


In the first recorded account of speaking in tongues, the Bible tells us in Acts 2:4 that they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

As you are being prayed for and hands laid on you to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, what you do is, release yourself to God in simple faith, open your mouth and begin to speak forth, but not in the language you know.

It is a step of faith that requires your simple effort. Hands can be laid on you and the anointing of God strongly present but if you don't take a step of faith, you may never be able to speak. The Holy Spirit will not force your mouth open and begin to speak through you. You will have to do the speaking.


Note that when you pray in tongues, you do not understand what you are saying but God does because it is a spirit language.   'For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries'                         (1 Cor.14:2,14). It may sound funny and foolish but God has chosen the foolish things to confound the wise  (1 Cor.1:27).

As you take this step of faith, you will soon realize that there is a flow from within you. Take for example, a tank filled with water and connected to the taps in your apartment. Although the tank and pipes are filled with water, you won't have this water flowing in your apartment until you turn the taps on – am I right? You will be the one to turn on the tap before water can flow. That is how important this step of faith is to praying in tongues.

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