Holy Ghost

Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. Acts 2:33 KJV

Being filled with the Holy Ghost should be both observable and heard. This brings the question, Why are there so many Christians that have a problem with speaking in tongues?

Christians are supposed to be Holy Ghost filled people.

Glossolallia, speaking the language of the Spirit, should be the uncontestable normal Christian experience. Speaking in tongues is only one of the manifestations of the promise of the Father.

It is only one, yet an important one, of the manifestations of a life yielded to the Person and presence of the Holy Ghost.

The promise of the Father is to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire.

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Matthew 3:11 KJV

The Holy Ghost baptism releases power while the fire purges and purifies.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8 KJV

Be yielded. Be filled.


Rebellion?

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my concerns, and see if there is any rebellious way inme, and lead me in the ancient way.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 MEV

Are we spending enough time with the Holy Spirit so that He can reveal the motives of our heart? I’m not talking about introspection here.

Human beings are experts at hiding character flaws such as rebellious bents. Only the Holy Spirit can sound the depths of our heart and bring its true motives to our consciousness.

The heart is more deceitful than all things and desperately wicked; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 MEV

Spend time praying in tongues and listen to the Voice of the Spirit, which is the Voice of God, and yield to His instruction.

I will stand at my watch and station myself on the watchtower; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am reproved. Habakkuk 2:1 MEV


Mysteries

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV

There are things that God does not share with everyone. There are things hidden in His heart that are only shared with those who are walking in covenant with Him in obedience to His Word.

Only those who obey His instructions and guidance are given “ears to hear”.

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.   For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:4‭-‬5 KJV

Praying in the spirit makes you privy to divine secrets and mysteries.


Pentecostal


To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.  Isaiah 28:12 KJV

Some things never change. There are so many of whom it can be said, “yet they would not hear”.

Now, I’m not a denominational Pentecostal but I do live according to the biblical admonition to repent, receive Jesus, and be filled with the Holy Ghost & fire. In other words, I live according to what the scriptures teach.

Why anyone would resist the Holy Spirit baptism that brings rest and refreshing, among many other benefits, is beyond my comprehension. 

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. Isaiah 28:11 KJV

“This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing” (v. 12)
Speaking in tongues is part and parcel of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. Don’t you think it’s time to agree, if you haven’t already, with the Word of God (the Bible)?


Empowered


The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
Isaiah 61:1 MEV

The born-again Spirit-filled Christian not only has Jesus the Anointed One and His Anointing within him but when baptized in the Holy Ghost this powerful anointing is released.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 MEV
The Spirit-filled believer will be able to demonstrate resurrection power.

These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”  Mark 16:17‭-‬18 MEV

Now the Lord is the Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

2 Corinthians 3:17 MEV


Pray

But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith. Pray in the Holy Spirit.  Jude 1:20 MEV

Praying in the Holy Spirit is critical for every believer. It is God’s way of empowering His own with supernatural ability and strength.

He who speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 1 Corinthians 14:4 MEV
Smith Wigglesworth said, “Oh, this baptism of the Holy Spirit is an inward presence of the personality of God, which lifts, prays, takes hold, lives in, with a tranquility of peace and power that rests and says, ‘It is all right.’ God answers prayer because the Holy Spirit prays and your advocate is Jesus, and the Father the Judge of all. There He is. Is it possible for any prayer to be missed on those lines?”
Beloved, don’t let another day go by without praying in tongues. It’s the language of the Spirit.


Holy Ghost Baptism


And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:6 KJV

Come on Church, it’s time to get rid of man’s traditions and actually believe the Bible.

Jesus still baptizes believers in the Holy Ghost and they will still speak in other tongues and prophesy.

Jesus still saves, delivers, empowers, and heals. As the song goes, “What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you”.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8 KJV