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The Baptism of the Holy Spirit


Please note that while we at POR believe in the 'baptism of the Holy Spirit' according to the scriptures in Acts we do not believe in all the shaking, 'holy' laughter, weird manifestations and knocking people out that the counterfeit churches are trying to justify. There is NO EVIDENCE or SCRIPTURAL SUPPORT in the Bible for this nonsense! What these people are doing and witnessing is all demonic and of the occult! Read about the kundalini spirit. -Admin-

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The Bible tells us that we have three distinct parts to our being – body, soul, and spirit. Here is the verse specifically telling us this:

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Your body is your natural, physical, flesh body. Your soul is located on the inside of your body. Your soul is who you really are. It is your total personality – it is your mind, will, emotions, and intellect. Your soul is spirit in form, which means it cannot be seen by any natural means. It is completely invisible to the naked eye.

On the inside of your soul is your spirit. The Bible refers to our human spirit as being our "innermost being." I believe another word for our human spirit is "heart." When people refer to having had a broken heart in a romantic relationship that has been dissolved, a broken heart is really a "wounded spirit."

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:38-39

When we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and enters into our human spirits. Our spirits are thus baptized with His actual presence at the exact moment of our salvation with the Lord. This is the baptism that the Bible is talking about when it says that there is only one baptism.

I believe this is what Paul was referring to when he commands us to be "filled with the Spirit."

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:18-19

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4

This verse tells us that the Holy Spirit literally lives on the inside of each of us.

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 2:18

And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 3:24

The first and greatest gift you can receive is the gift of eternal salvation when you accept and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

The Benefits of Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit

NOTE: Beware that Satan too has a counterfeit of all these things of God! Satan works through false teachers, false prophets, witch doctors and the like. Anyone can FAKE all these things and THEY DO! If you are genuinely spirit filled by the Lord Jesus Christ then HE WILL help you to discern what spirit people are operating in.

How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit