"What the Bible says about the Holy Spirit" is a sheet of Scriptures that describe the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the Bible. This sheet also explains the role of the Holy Spirit and the necessity of becoming Spirit-filled with the sign of speaking in tongues.
With many supporting Scriptures, this sheet shows how the baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place. Tongues are shown to be the Biblical sign of the indwelling of the Spirit. The sheet also explains why being Spirit filled is necessary, so the Spirit can provide the power to live the Christian life.
Christ says, "Everyone that asketh receiveth", but there certainly is a "great gulf" between the asking and receiving that is a great stumbling block to many. How, then, is this discrepancy to be explained?
“Something is missing! Something has been lost. Our Bibles tell us of a vibrant, thrilling, sensational salvation. There is a discrepancy somewhere…” The lack of the Holy Spirit leaves a vacuum in the churches!
In Jesus’ day and in the days of the early Church, the scribes and the Pharisees rejected the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit, therefore it is not surprising that today there are those who reject speaking in other tongues, together with the other miraculous manifestations of the Spirit of God.
“These are the last days, very wonderful are they and blessed, with mighty signs and the Breath of the Spirit…” This article is a stirring address, given by Smith Wigglesworth challenging the reader to let God fill you to the uttermost with His Holy Spirit.
The Pentecostal Movement grew out of the Holiness Revival of the second half of the nineteenth century. Not content to remain in mainline churches, holiness followers formed new religious communities committed to seeking perfection in Christ and experienced a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit much like the early church experienced in the book of Acts. The Holiness Revival produced a hunger for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (a divine empowerment of believers) and for other spiritual gifts promised to the New Testament church such as healing and prophecy.
There are considerable differences of opinion between the various churches over the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”. Is “to believe”, “to be born again” and “to receive the baptism” in the Holy Spirit” the same thing?