In Part 1, I wrote about my personal experience of Water Baptism and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is my hope that my testimony will encourage others who are considering or in the process of preparing to enter into either or both of the baptisms. In part 2, I am more academic in my approach and have made a presentation as a brief summary of the role of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
The most commonly known forms of baptism are by water and of the Holy Spirit. Both forms of baptism play an important role in the spiritual development of a born-again believer (Christian) in Christ Jesus. The following is my experience and understanding thereof.
A person can study and work hard for a time and rarely see the product of their labor. Sometimes they wonder if their efforts they put into their work are of worthy of any value. In my life, this a matter that is often presented, especially in my place of work.
Throughout the years, I have witnessed the increase of the use of emotions to describe God's work within a person's life. At the same time, I have witnessed the decline of Biblical means to express the later. It is such trends that are diminishing the presence of God's Spirit both within and amongst His people.
There are moments in time when it is best to be alone with God. There are other moments in time, when it is great to gather together with other believers of God and both praise and worship Him through song.
I have heard it said that a person does not know how much they miss someone until they are no longer there. Such may be the case when someone takes a trip for an extended length of time, someone moves to a far away place, or even passes away. In my case it has been the first case.
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." John 14:26 (NKJV)
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