WATER & HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISMS
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Further Christian Steps
Be baptized in water ... Water baptism is a symbolic representation of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Just as He was baptized, you must be baptized (Matthew 3:13). Your entrance into the water represents the death of your former lifestyle (Romans 6:3-11) and your emergence from the water represents your new birth, and the start of your new life in Christ.
Receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit ... When you become born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live in your heart to be your Teacher, Comforter and Guide through life (John 14:16-17, 23, 26). When you receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8), the anointing - the power of God to remove burdens and destroy yokes - comes upon you (Isaiah 10:27). This baptism is evidenced when you speak in tongues, an unknown spiritual language (Acts 2:1-4). Praying in tongues is effective because it flows directly from your spirit. This enables you to supernaturally pray God’s perfect will. (Romans 8:26-27).
What are the steps?
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
Steps to Receiving Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The key to being baptized in the Holy Spirit is expectation that the Holy Spirit will give you the utterance (the words to say) as you open up your mouth to speak. It's not about what you can do, but what the Holy Spirit wants to do through you.
The Holy Spirit is a gift that was given on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).
Salvation is the only qualification necessary for receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).
The laying on of hands is scriptural (Acts 8:17).
Expect to speak in tongues when hands are laid on you (Acts 19:6).
Disregard fears or false teaching about receiving a counterfeit spirit (Luke 11:11-13).
Open your mouth as an act of faith (Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:18).
Receive the gift of speaking in tongues in an atmosphere of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33).