Yesterday I said that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was a secondary experience to conversion, and I asked the question if this is still available to us today.
I ask this question as many churches state that the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues died out with the apostles.
On the day of Pentecost Peter was explaining to the people what had just happened, he was telling them about the baptism of the Holy Spirit that the believers had all just experienced.
At the end of his message Peter told the people that they could also receive this if they repented and accepted Jesus as Saviour (Acts 2 v 38 and 39).
He then went on to list all the people that were ‘eligible’ for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The people who could receive this gift were the people in front of him, their children and to all afar off.
My understanding is that those Peter described as “afar off” are you and I and every other believer who lived after Peter.
If Peter meant people living at a distance he would have said you, your neighbours and those afar off.
Peter was talking about generations of believers to come; he was talking about you and me!
Every believer in every age to come could be baptised in the Holy Spirit; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
This is a wonderful gift that the Lord wants His children to have, don’t let the false doctrines and the traditions of men make you miss out.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and thank you that it is for me and it is for today”.
Acts 2 v 39…..For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call