Salvation & Holy Spirit Baptism
Now that you are born again, you will want to become acquainted with Holy Spirit. One of the important ministries of Holy Spirit is to give spiritual gifts to Christians at the time they receive Christ. One of the Spiritual gifts God makes available to all of us is the gift of speaking in tongues. Jesus said, in Luke 24:49, “And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you.”
When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior His Spirit dwells IN us. However, when we are baptized, totally immersed, in Holy Spirit, He comes UPON us. When we receive the Baptism of Holy Spirit, we are fully equipped with power to be effective witnesses for Christ. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere…” Jude 1:20 tells us that praying in the Spirit also helps to build our faith.