Holy Spirit Baptism

Acts 1:5 – Holy Spirit Baptism

This is where the phrase, “Baptism of the Holy Spirit,” comes from.  Jesus said that John had baptised with water.  The concept here is to be fully immersed.  To be willing to die to self and live for God.  To identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In the same way the disciples would be immersed in the Holy Spirit.  All that was of the flesh would die.  They would submit to leadership of the Holy Spirit and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  They would be fully immersed in the things of God.  The things of this world would be washed away and the new life of Christ would be their goal.  When one is Baptised in the Holy Spirit new life and purpose arise.  You have gifts that are designed for service.  You have the oral gifts, the power gifts and the revelational gifts.  Each designed to be under t he complete control of the Holy Spirit.  The hymn writer puts it beautifully, “the things of earth grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”  These are graces or virtues that come when you have been baptised in the Holy Spirit.  Seek the Baptism today we all its benefits for His praise and glory.