John (the Baptist) said to them, “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon [and Messiah Jesus already has] who is greater than I am–so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”– Matthew 3:11
Jesus was the Sacrificial Lamb of God who, once and for all, paid the price for our sins. However, He is also our Empowering Lord – the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit. Do not be confused; this is a separate baptism from water baptism which Jesus will give to all His followers who sincerely desire it.
After He saves us, He also wants to fill us continually with the Holy Spirit, enabling us to witness for Him and demonstrate His power on the earth until He comes again to set up His global rule of the nations. The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is also like fire; it purges us from the stubborn sins that so easily beset us (even after salvation).
Does your church teach the Baptism with the Holy Spirit? If not, they are not teaching the whole Bible. The “second blessing” of receiving the baptism of power is something every church should teach and encourage, and every Christian needs to have in order to live a victorious life in Christ.
If you would like to learn more about receiving the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and the evidence of speaking in tongues, contact us and request our free booklet, “How to Receive the Baptism with the Holy Spirit”
- Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
Comment from Donna Brown: “You’re right, it is important for people to understand that there is more that God wants to give us. I don’t know what I would do without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I understand so much more with Him than I can without him.”