The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered if you could touch God and feel His presence in your daily life? Are you constantly overwhelmed by the temptations of this world? Do you find it difficult to understand God's will? What a wonderful blessing it is that God has promised to abide with us by sending His precious Spirit into our hearts! When the Holy Spirit fills you, He will dwell in you to guide you and strengthen you through moments of doubt, weakness, and suffering. Swing the door of your heart wide open and ask the Spirit of God to come in to stay.

Receive the Holy Spirit

The baptism of the Holy Spirit refers to the descent and indwelling of God's Spirit. The initial experience of the Holy Spirit usually occurs during prayer. The sign and evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is speaking of unintelligible tongues. Everyone who has received the Holy Spirit prays to God with a spiritual tongue without having to be taught how to do so. Oftentimes, in addition to speaking in tongues, there is also body movement, warmth and indescribable inner joy.

The Lord Jesus has already promised this precious gift to anyone who believes and sincerely asks Him. Experience God personally by asking Him to forgive your sins and come into your heart. Receiving the Holy Spirit can be your most wonderful and joyful experience.

Be Born of the Holy Spirit

The transforming power of the Holy Spirit delivers from sinful and depraved lives. Whereas we used to indulge in our evil desires, we are now set free from the controlled sin. God has promised,

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws"(Ezekiel 36:26-27)

God's Spirit can revive our souls and make up new beings who lead an active Christian life and possess the hope of eternal life.

Walk by the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a personal counselor who is always there for you on your heavenly pilgrimage. He gives you wisdom to fully understand God's Word; He guides you to walk in God's ways; He corrects you when you have done wrong; and He strengthens you when you are too weak to go on.

It is important, therefore, to pray constantly for the fullness of the Holy Spirit so as to always feel His presence, and to submit your whole life to the guiding hands of the Holy Spirit. By walking with the Holy Spirit through obeying His will in your day-to-day living, you will triumphantly complete the journey to heaven.
How Do I receive the Holy Spirit?
 Believe in God and His Word.
 Repent of all your sins.
 Be baptized for the remission of sins.
 Pray earnestly and persistently to God to fill you with His Spirit.
How Do I Pray?
 Kneel with humility.
 Close your eyes to concentrate.
 Begin by saying 'In the name of Lord Jesus I Pray.'
 Praise the Lord by saying 'Hallelujah'
 Spend time to speak with God from your heart and ask Him to fill you with the Holy Spirit.
 Conclude your prayer with 'Amen.'

extracted from True Jesus Church: Our Basic Beliefs - an Introductory Brochure