Monday, May 20, 2013

The Holy Spirit

Greetings, My Friends;
I am starting out by telling you that I am not a writer. The following is a brief but 100% accurate account of how this came to be. When I said the prayer of salvation, I received Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
I have listened to many preachers, and have read many books, a lot of this information concerned that  of the Holy Spirit and praying and in tongues. I was convinced that praying in tongues which is really your spirit praying in a language of the Holy Spirit is the most sincere and powerful prayer there is.
Even though I was born again, I was not able to pray in the spirit. This was incredibly frustrating. I used to tell the Lord that I am using my free will, and to make it happen. Period. Still nothing. This went on for quite a while. It got to a point where I didn't know what to think.
In January of this year, we found a new church that seemed perfect for us. After we were there for about a month, the pastor announced that the following Sunday, we would have a guest speaker that the pastor, considered a profit and a powerful preacher.
Well, was anxiously waiting for Sunday. I imagined he would have a word of knowledge for me. His sermon was good, but not spectacular, and no word of knowledge again, total disappointment.
The church has a hospitality room for people to have coffee and talk. The prophet came in with our pastor, and walked around meeting each person. He then sat down next to me and we started to talk. After about a half hour, his wife came over and told him that they had to leave, because he had another commitment.
The prophet didn't, budge. Suddenly I heard myself asking him to baptize me in the Holy Spirit. There were 20 people there, but I didn't care. I wanted to be baptized so bad that I didn't care what anyone thought. He laid his hands on head and baptized me in the Holy Spirit. I started praying in tongues about half a minute later, and was oblivious to everyone in the room. I was praying and crying. I have never felt such total peace in my whole life. That was the hour the Holy Spirit answered my prayer.
I asked the Holy Spirit for everything. From understanding the Bible, to doing the most mundane things. My wife is a great cook, but now she asks the Holy Spirit to help her. We ask each other if we asked the Holy Spirit for help whenever we work on any project. He talks to your heart if you listen, and like Jesus, he always says yes.
"Oh God in heaven, I believe with all my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive your word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness; I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen."