The Gift Of Speaking In Tongues- Part 9

By Dan

THE BIBLE MENTIONS FOUR BAPTISMS-THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN BEING BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST AND BEING BAPTIZED INTO THE HOLY SPIRIT-

a) Holy Spirit baptizes into Christ (Titus 3:5) b) Disciples baptize in water (Matt. 28:19) c) Christ baptizes into the Holy Spirit ( John 1:33) d) and John’s baptism of repentance (Acts 19:4). 122) Again the Holy Spirit baptizes into Christ. 122) Titus 3:5 says-He saved us not because of any works of righteousness a) that we had done b) But because of His own pity and mercy c) by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth(regeneration) d) and renewing of the Holy Spirit. e)So this is the Holy Spirit baptizing you into the body of Christ. 123) Ro. 6:3-4 says- Are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been a) baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Ro 6:4 says-We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, b) so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, c) so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life.

124) Acts 19:1-6 is an account of being baptized into the Holy Spirit-verse 1) While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul went through the upper inland districts a) and came down to Ephesus. b)There he found disciples. Verse 2) And he asked them, Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed a) [on Jesus as the Christ]?  b) And they said, No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit. Verse 3) And he asked, Into what [baptism] then were you baptized? a) They said, Into John’s baptism Verse 4) And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance a) continually telling the people that they should believe b) in the One Who was to come after him, c) that is, in Jesus [having a conviction full of joyful trust d) that He is Christ, the Messiah, and e) being obedient to Him]. Verse 5) On hearing this they were baptized [again, this time] a) in the name of the Lord Jesus. Verse 6) And as Paul laid his hands upon them, a) the Holy Spirit came on them; b)and they spoke in [foreign, unknown] tongues ( languages) and  c) prophesied. 125) This is an account of being baptized into the Holy Spirit a) when He comes on you with evidence of speaking in tongues. So this is the difference of the Holy Spirit being in you (1John 3:24) as opposed to being immersed in Him as in being immersed in a pool.

126) Again Jesus is the One Who baptizes you with the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33). 127) So you can be born again and not have the baptism of the Holy Spirit, a) because it is a separate event from regeneration b) of becoming a new creation. c) There is a separate receiving of the Holy Spirit, with evidence of speaking in tongues. e) It gives you power to walk the Christian life. 128)1Tim. 6:12 says- Fight the good fight of faith a) lay hold of the eternal life which you were summoned b) and [for which] you confessed the good confession [of faith] c) before many witnesses. d) Speaking in tongues will allow you to lay hold of eternal life that has been given you(1John 5:13). e) Activate it by speaking in tongues.

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