The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8 The Baptism in the Holy Spirit occurs so that Christ-followers could be filled with the Power of God, but most importantly so that the followers of Christ could overflow with that Power and Gift! This Gift is for us.....but we're not to remain "filled" and "satisfied".......we're to become instruments of transformation wherever we go. This Gift is NOT the end! This Gift is the empowering and beginning of a life where all become the instruments of transformation God created us to be! "....But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." The Power to be put to use! The Power is NOT to be wasted! The Power is given so that we can be witnesses to Christ....that is.....so that we can MAKE JESUS KNOWN!! We pray for the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. We must pray so that the ultimate Source of Empowering will be upon us. The Great Commission cannot be fully fulfilled without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Take time in prayer today and ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit. This is a Gift from God to those that are willing to be filled and used by God!