Baptism of the Holy Spirit
All of us have learned about the water baptism, most people in church have been baptised by water and we are familiar with the immersion in water and what it represents. In Luke 3 we read the story of the baptism of water by John the Baptist. John says in Luke 3:16 that when Jesus comes he would then baptise us with the Holy Spirit and with fire. These two baptisms are different, one of them is a lifegiving process, a baptism through receiving the spirit of God and the second one is a penalty of sin. On the day of Pentecost the bible says that as they were in one accord, gathered in one place there was a sound, and the disciples received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. On this day they received the power to proclaim the gospel.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit unites us spiritually with Christ in His death and resurrection, and it also uniting us with the believers in Christ. You must understand that the baptism of the Holy Spirit spurs you forward and releases you into spiritual identity through Christ, uniting you with Him even as he rose. His baptism empowers us to reproduce the works of Christ through the power and prompting of the Holy Spirit. The best part about this is that to qualify for the baptism of the Holy Spirit you only need to receive Christ as you Lord and Saviour and you also need to exercise it by simply believing that God has given you this gift by faith.
1 Cor 12:13
Father I thank you for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, I receive this gift by Faith and I exercise it by faith even as you gave it to me.
I am united spiritually with Christ Jesus in his death, resurrection and in His glory, and I am released into my spiritual identity with Christ and the believers.
I am empowered to reproduce the works of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.
I am empowered to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with power and miracles.