What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
One of the least understood principles of scripture is the infilling and baptism of the Holy Spirit. Many miss the greater blessing of experiencing God because they believe that salvation is the baptism and what you get is all there is. This is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible does teach that we receive the Holy Spirit at the moment we surrender our hearts to Christ (Romans 8:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:19). God puts His Spirit within us and we are born as a child of God.
How Can I Know The Will Of God? Romans 12:2, Matt.7:21, 1Thess.4:1-8
The best way to know God’s will is to be familiar with God’s Word. This is because virtually everything you need to know concerning the will of God is in the Word of God. If you get to know God’s Word and understand it clearly, you can know the will of God. (Psalms 119:6-9,105). Another way you can know the will of God is through Prayer, when you commune with God and learn what pleases him. The Bible says, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts” (Col.3:15).
What is a stronghold?
A stronghold is a faulty thinking pattern based on lies and deception. Deception is one of the primary weapons of the devil, because it is the building blocks for a stronghold. What strongholds can do is cause us to think in ways which block us from God's best. For example, if you think you have to confess all your sins to everybody you've ever wronged, you'll feel just awful and guilty until you do all that, and even then, you'll probably feel guilty, because you probably forgot many people that you didn't confess your sins to. All unnecessary, and a waste of time, all because you were deceived and thought that you had to do something that you really didn't have to do.
Salvation (to be born again, to be saved, to receive Christ)
Review the following truths:
• Realize that God loves you unconditionally. (John 3:16)
• Recognize that sin is a reality, which we all confront. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
• Receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. (Romans 10:9-10)
To be saved is to be placed in an eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is to be forgiven of the penalty of sin; to be delivered from darkness; to be placed in God’s Kingdom for all eternity.