"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Christians always refer this incident as the Holy Spirit baptism, but it is really the Holy Ghost baptism. The Holy Ghost is God. God gives the Holy Spirit as a gift to people, or we may say that it is the spirit with which God seals our hearts. "2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Ephesians 1:13 ... in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." The holy spirit is not God. But the Holy Ghost is God. If you search it in the KJV Bible, you will find the truth. Every denominational church hide this fact, in order to cover their many false doctrines by confusing the Holy Ghost with the Holy Spirit.
John the Baptist was baptizing people with water by immersion. He told the people: "Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:" He was referring that Jesus Christ will baptize people with the Holy Ghost. Then, Jesus Christ told his disciples: "Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." His disciples had to wait in Jerusalem for the baptism with the Holy Ghost. Even now, if we desire the baptism of the Holy Ghost, it is better to ask God and to wait for the baptism. "Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. ... 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." So, the disciples waited together in one place and suddenly they were baptized with the Holy Ghost. "Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." This is the baptism with the Holy Ghost. This is how God anoint and ordain his disciples to send them to ministry with power.
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