2017 Holy Spirit Series
How to be Baptized In the Holy Spirit
It will come about after this
That I will pour out My
Spirit on all mankind:
❖ And your sons and
daughters will prophesy
❖ Your old men will dream
❖ Your young men will see
God Sends Jesus to Fulﬁll Joel 2:28
John the Baptist
He Keeps His Promises!
The Promise Repeated
“I am going to
send you what
my Father has
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
❖ Most Christians are ignorant of it ( Acts 19:2)
❖ Can receive at conversion: Acts 9 ( Saul), Acts 10
( Gentiles) ( Evangelical position)
❖ Can receive after conversion: Acts 8 (Samaritans),
Ephesians (Acts 19) & the Eleven ( Acts 2, John 20:22)
( Pentecostal Position)
❖ Empowerment for Christian life and witnessing
❖ The “normal” Christian life ﬂows from this.
❖ Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria
had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and
John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they
might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet
fallen upon any of them; they had simply been
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they
began laying their hands on them, and they were
receiving the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that
the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the
apostles’ hands, he offered them money…” (Acts 8:14-18)
Evidence of the Baptism in the Spirit
❖ Greater Fruit of the Spirit
❖ Greater ability with Gifts of the Spirit
❖ Greater love and enjoyment of God, His Word & prayer
❖ Greater passion for others to know & worship God
❖ Greater desire to be obedient to God
❖ Greater love for all people, even our enemies
Effects of the Baptism in the Spirit
❖ Some feel heat, “electricity”, heaviness, deep reverence
❖ Often with tears, great joy & great peace
❖ Sometimes with shaking, falling down, laughing
❖ Often with gift of tongues, prophesy. Not always
❖ Some feel nothing but they still get ﬁlled with God!
❖ Can & should be ﬁlled many times after this
❖ The greatest single difference between the early church
and Christianity today is the early church’s
awareness and experience of the presence and
power of the Holy Spirit!
❖ Most Christians in 2017 would describe their conversion
and Christian life with little emphasis on the Holy Spirit
—exactly the opposite of how NT Christians would
describe their conversion and their Christian life.
The World Needs Us!
❖ 981,000 Pentecostals in 1900
❖ 643,661,000 Pentecostals/Charismatics today;
❖ Charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity is the fastest
growing phenomenon in world religious history.
❖ But Christians only 34% of world population today
❖ Only 14% of world knows a Christian
❖ All taken from https://www.ﬁrstthings.com/
How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
❖ Be empty to be ﬁlled:
❖ Honestly admit our inadequate faith, love and
obedience & spiritual power to help others
❖ Be desperate to change
❖ Want this to glorify God and not for personal promotion
❖ Want this to be better witnesses for Jesus, to love God
passionately and to love our neighbors well— so
many will hear and see the Gospel and be saved.
Greatest Baptist Revival: Shantung, China, 1931
❖ Many Baptist missionaries disappointed with the spiritual
coldness of themselves, their churches and their missions
❖ Miss Marie Monsen—A Lutheran from Norway— started
the revival and prophesied it would come because the
people had fulﬁlled 2 Chron. 7:14
❖ Hundreds ﬁlled with Spirit. Many church leaders born
❖ Many shook, laughed a lot, fell down and could not move.
Prep for Pentecost 2017
❖ Seek the Lord with all your heart
❖ Admit your need for more of His power
❖ Confess any sins. Forgive everyone, including God & yourself.
❖ Break agreement with any lies you have believed about
yourself or with any false religions, Freemasonry or occult
❖ Fast as much as you can and pray for the Baptism of the Holy
– This is for everyone!
Let’s pray! Let’s ask!