Holy Spirit baptism with tongues
The Holy Ghost has been speaking to me lately about the importance of the Holy Spirit baptism and the speaking of tongues. It’s what sets us ablaze for Jesus in a way that you can never experience without the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It’s a fire that wrecks you in a way that is indescribable. Without it you may love Jesus but with it, you’re set ablaze. Jesus put such heavy emphasis on it that He told the early church to put their ministries ON HOLD until they get the Holy Ghost on Pentecost!
Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”
There is a difference between the salvation experience where you get the Holy Ghost in your spirit, and the enduement of power from on high. Some will argue that the tongues aren’t required, but from my experience it seems to be the entry drug to the other manifestation gifts such as prophecy, word of wisdom, word of knowledge, etc. I’ve not seen people operating in the manifestation of the Spirit gifts without first having received their prayer language.
And others will argue that they get all of the Holy Spirit they can get when they are saved, but this belief isn’t scriptural either:
Acts 19:2, “He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.”
How do you get it?
There are two ways that I’ve seen people get the baptism. One is by asking in faith, and the other is when they get hands laid on them by somebody who carries the anointing and releases or imparts it into them.
Luke 11:13, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?“
Keep in mind, this was spoken by Jesus BEFORE Pentecost so He was speaking of an experience yet to come, and why would you have to ask for something that is given to you upon Salvation? The Holy Spirit was not given until Jesus was glorified:
John 7:39, “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”
I wrote a teaching a while back about this subject and I encourage you to check it out. It’s called Baptism of the Holy Spirit.