Drawing Near to God | Holy Spirit Baptism

“Drawing Near to God” Part 4 “Holy Spirit Baptism”

Acts 1:4-8 – NLT

Luke 24:49 – NLT

*Who can receive this experience? Answer: All Believers

Acts 2:39 – KJV

Why do I need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit?

1. Because Jesus tells me I should (Luke 24:49)

2. It will help me to be a stronger witness for Christ (Acts 1:8)

3. It will help me to learn Christ more intimately (John 14:26, John 16:13-14)

4. It will enable me to pray in the Spirit (Tongues) (I Cor. 14:15, Rom. 8:26)

5. It gives me access to the gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:7-11)

How do I receive the Holy Spirit?

1. Be assured by the scriptures that the gift is for you

2. Ask in faith

3. Be willing to yield to the Holy Spirit

4. Receive by faith

What things can hinder a person from receiving the Spirit?

1. Fear and unbelief

2. Unforgiveness and unconfessed sin

3. Not yielding

Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?