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Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be to the
person baptized a sign of fellowship with Christ in his death and resurrection, of being
grafted into him, of remission of sins, and of giving up oneself to God, through
Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.
Rev. Philip says: " today young man have taken Baptisam ,he gave his life to Lord and he Accepted Lord Jesus Christ as
personal savior please pray for him name Paul"
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost.
All believers are entitled to, should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism
in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the physical sign of speaking with other
tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6).
This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life
and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry
(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; I Corinthians 12:1-31).
With the baptism in the Holy Ghost comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit
(John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:42-43), and a more active love for Christ,
for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
We expect certain results following baptism with the Holy Spirit. Some of these are immediate while others are enduring
or permanent. Most Pentecostal denominations teach that speaking in tongues is an immediate or initial physical evidence
that one has received the experience. Some teach that any of the gifts of the Spirit can be evidence of having received
Other immediate evidences include giving God praise, having joy, and desiring to testify about Jesus. Enduring or
permanent results in the believer's life include Christ glorified and revealed in a greater way, a "deeper passion for souls",
greater power to witness to nonbelievers, a more effective prayer life, greater love for and insight into the Bible, and the
manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit.
While the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience in a believer's life, We view it as just the beginning of living
a Spirit-filled life. Pentecostal teaching stresses the importance of continually being filled with the Spirit.
There is only one baptism with the Spirit, but there should be many infillings with the Spirit throughout the believer's life.