Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Simplicity of the Holy Spirit * part 1

The Holy Spirit is an easy subject for me to talk about. I have been spirit filled for most of my life. I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at a really young age. I was following my Gran Gran around late one night as she was walking around her bedroom praying. I followed her every step. At one point she stopped and kneeled down to pray with me. She could sense I knew there was more, and I did. She asked me if I wanted to receive the Holy Spirit. I said yes, repeated after her, and that was that. With the innocence faith of a child I received. I have been Spirit Filled ever since.

The Holy Spirit is really a simple message. People sometimes, in our human nature, get in the way and over complicate things and make this a difficult subject to communicate or understand. It is so simple though.

#1 - Everyone needs the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is for everyone right now! It didn't end with the disciples. You need it! It gives you power! You can fight spiritual warfare and ask for super natural guidance all day long every day but unless you have the power of the Holy Spirit you won't make it far.

#2 - The in filling of the Holy Spirit is a separate event from your salvation.

When you were born again {confessed Jesus was your Lord and Savior and believed} the Holy Spirit came into you and made your Spirit alive.

The baptism {in filling} of the Holy Spirit is a separate event from your initial salvation. {it can happen at the same time of salvation if you ask and receive it, but it is a separate event}

The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 8:16 NIV)

Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8:17 NIV)

When you are in filled with the Holy Spirit the Holy Spirit infuses itself through your soul {mind,will, and emotions}.

...suddenly there came a sound from heaven like a rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting... and they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit... (Acts 2:2,4 AMP)

#3 - All you have to do is ask.

It doesn't have to be a big production. You can have a believer lay hands on you or you can just get alone in quit place. You don't have to terry until you receive your spiritual language {sure that can happen when you receive the Holy Spirit instantaneously, but if it doesn't it's ok you can still receive the power of the Holy Spirit}.

All you have to do is pray and ask.

***This is a 2 part post! You will have to wait to read the rest of this life changing message!

*** When part 2 has been posted you can click here to access it!

The Holy Spirit is really an easy subject to talk about! If you have any questions about what you read today contact me at catmalonesellers@yahoo.com. I would love to minister to you on this amazing, life changing subject!

5 comments:

  1. I could not 'Do' life without HIM!!! I pray in the spirit all day everyday . At work, in my mind:) I was VERY disturbed the other day about this subject!!!! I keep my beliefs to myself because I never want to be the Christian that my way is the only way!!! The subject of me attending a non denominational church came up. I was CLEARLY VERY upset on everyone's view of my church!!! They said that they had heard we called people up front to lay hands on them and pushed them to the floor, jumped pews and spoke loud in The Spirit all during church :((( I WAS CRUSHED!!!! I can not speak for other church's but this is NOT how Awakening Life Church in Jasper Alabama is!!!! Yes, we do pray at the alter for the broken hearted or someone that is not feeling well. Church is our home and we feel comfortable gathering around fellow believers to pray!!! THE HOLY SPIRIT is a gentleman.... HE would NEVER cause commotion in a service!!!! I'm just trying to say that people that are spirit filled are normal people that love Jesus!!!!! That's all!!!!!! Sorry to write so much. I was just hurt at the way people feel and wanted to share. HOWEVER... I do think it is very neat that the very people that said all of this .......if they need prayer for anything in their life ....... they come to me :))) I LIKE THAT :))))))) Pamela Britt Malone

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