How To Receive The Baptism In The Holy Spirit

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People often get hung up about how to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Here are 4 simple steps. Follow these steps in a posture of humbly receiving from God.

1. Ask

It is obvious that the Lord delights to give good gifts to His children. Often, all you have to do is ask. In Luke 11:11-13, Jesus says:

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

If you have never received the Holy Spirit, then ask your Father in heaven who will gladly give Him to you.

2. Believe

Faith is the key to every part of the Christian life. We receive when we believe.

Take hold of promises like Luke 11:11-13, and the other places where Jess promises the Holy Spirit. Read the book of Acts. Take hold of the promise that God wants you to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

3. Speak

The gift of speaking in tongues requires that you open your mouth and say something.

Some people really stumble over this. God will give you words to speak in your heavenly prayer language, but you have to speak them out. You might only get one word to start with but as you speak it by faith, more will come.

Some people see words in their mind, others hear words, yet others just speak fluently. God deals with each of us differently and according to our faith. So leet God give you the words to say.

To open your mouth and say something might involve a giant leap of faith, but do it anyway.

4. Listen

Our ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit is a two way street.

God is wanting to speak to us, and we need to listen. The voice of God often comes to us as a whisper that is so easily overwhelmed by the noise of the world and our own thoughts. We need to “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

Take time to tune into the voice of the Holy Spirit.