The first one was ‘salvation experience’.
We get salvation when people tell us about it but the real salvation happens when there is a supernatural connect with God. We reach that place with the help of the Word of God.
The second is the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The disciples of Jesus were born again but Jesus said don’t stop there and go ahead. When they waited for the Holy Spirit that’s when the second supernatural experience happened. It was more powerful than the first one. They heard the sound of a violent wind and they started speaking in other languages.
Baptism means to immerse in some kind of liquid. For instance if you dip a white cloth in blue dye and when you take out the cloth it is no more white similarly baptism is immersing in the power of God which can change you.
The Holy Spirit has the power to change you. When the Holy Spirit comes your life will be transformed! So baptism means immersion.
According to a man of God there is Water Baptism and Holy Spirit Baptism, in water baptism you are going under or into the water.
You are going inside, you are covered and inside the water. But Holy Spirit baptism is like standing under a waterfall.
What happens when you stand under a waterfall?You are completely immersed in the rushing water.
The difference in Holy Spirit baptism is that it comes to you, falls down upon you.
When the first batch of believers received the Holy Spirit, it came over each and every person in that room.
So when the Holy Spirit baptism takes place he comes from above like a waterfall. He comes inside of you and starts flowing in tongues.
The Bible says out of the abundance of heart the tongue speaks.
The Holy Spirit works in two ways.
When you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit what are the benefits?
8 But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
It says that when the Holy Spirit comes upon you you will receive power.
The word Dunamis means dynamite.
Dynamite is meant for explosion.
And when you receive the power of the Holy Spirit there will be an explosion!
On the day of Pentecost there was an explosion, when the Holy Spirit came and when the people started speaking in tongues. The people who came for the festival went to the upper room because they knew that there was an explosion, not a normal explosion but a Supernatural explosion.
If you have the power of the Holy Spirit in you then you are a dynamite.Where you go there will be an explosion, you will shake people!
Some people ask how do we know that we are baptized in the Holy Spirit.You will know that when you feel that there is an internal strength inside you and the physical way of knowing it is is that you will be able to speak in the spiritual language.
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Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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