The Baptism of the Holy Spirit Essay

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The baptism of the Holy Spirit. What is it and how do I get it? A teaching from Pat Robertson. The first of two parts. PatRobertson.com - The question has been asked, "How do I get the baptism of the Holy Spirit? What is it and how do I get it?". Before Jesus left, He said to his disciples, "You tarry in Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." And He said, "You will receive power after that when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And then you will be my witnesses, in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the utter-most parts of the earth." The first thing is power. Now, there are two kinds of power. Jesus said, "I have all power in heaven and earth given unto me. That is a Greek word exousia that means authority. The…show more content…
Fruit grows slowly and gradually. But I'm here standing possibly 14 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Were I to go down to the shores of Virginia Beach and get into the water, before long, the water would be up to my knees and then up to my waist and then up to my neck, and before long, I would be underneath the water. I would be baptized, immersed in the water. Now it's me in relation to water, but the difference is incredible in terms of the dimension between a glass of water inside of you and you being in the middle of the water. Now the Holy Spirit takes you and puts you into Jesus when you come to Him. "Nobody can come to Me, except the Father draws him." And who draws him is the Holy Spirit. He convicts the world of sin and righteousness and judgment. He brings conviction in our heart that we need Jesus and He takes us and leads us to Jesus. And in terms of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the baptizer. He places you into the Holy Spirit's power. Jesus, is the baptizer in the Spirit . And you seek Him. You don't seek the Spirit. You seek the Lord and ask for His power, and He places you into the Holy

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