Dear brother and sister. Rise & Take what's yours in Christ.
If you accepted Jesus Christ (the anointed one) just a few minutes ago. Congratulations you're in the right place. For this experience is yours and not for mature or old believers. Read Acts10 and you'll find yourself that Cornelius has experienced this experience just while he was accepting the Christ in his life. He accepted the Christ, Filled in the Spirit & it's all in the same minute.
And if you were a believer along along ago & what ever passed from your life: days, months, or maybe years from your life without this experience. Enough what happened to you because of the devil, Know what's yours in Christ, rise and take it now .and I promise that your life will never ever be the same before, from repeated weak to barren in ministry.
And observe that God won't stop the devil for you, but he's waiting for you to do it! Yes, he's waiting for you to resist him because he gave you the authority to do this. For more information please read "Believer's Authority" by Rev Kenneth E. Hagin.
You'll receive Power from heaven when you filled with the spirit. This power is more than enough to destroy burdens and remove the yokes which you've suffered a lot; you'll receive power from heaven which without you`re spiritually bare before devil. You'll receive power to minister more effectively notice that you won't get spiritual gifts when you filled with the spirit rather the gifts are already in you when you born again , but it will show up more clearly and find chance after the fill with the spirit.
There are some notes that you need to read carefully before reading steps and prayer:
1-That the baptism of the Holy Spirit Is Not for Spiritual but for the born again Christians and that what will make you spiritual:
What I mean that the only condition to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the new born and not holiness. That's exactly what Peter said when he was filled with the spirit and spoke in tongues (another language), so the people asked him: what we can do to experience that which we see in you? So he answered in Acts 2:38.Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be filled every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Ac 2:39 for the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (KJV)
Then do you nothing to and don't try to improve yourself to receive this experience, because this experience will help you to be sanctified to God and be in so close relationship with him. And not the reverse thinking that the holiness will help you more to receive this experience. No, that's not true.
I want to you to distinguish between holiness and righteousness:
Holiness: is the classification and separation for God (and not as many people claims that it's the purity saying that holiness is opposite to the impurity, no, for the Greek origin for this word (holiness) means to be separated away from something for God. So, the purity is a part from holiness, not it. So holiness is a behavior and not a state (condition)
Righteousness: is the right relationship with God without blame or condemnation. And that's a state (condition) and not a behavior.
I will explain the difference between the state (condition) and the behavior: like born again and going to heaven that's a state and not a behavior. You were born from God and you'll go heaven by faith and not because of your works. Your behavior here in the earth doesn't affect your going to heaven though it's so important to enjoy with all that's yours in Christ on earth as the bible says : 1Ti 4:8 "but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come"(KJV).
But godliness won't affect your sonship and won't increase or decrease God's love for you either you walk in godliness or sinning (state) both doesn’t affect your sonship (your state).
Then you must understand that holiness is a behavior. You can be holy (separated) to God inside of you or not.
But righteousness is your continuous (constant) condition or state which is disconnected to your behavior. It's constant.
Summary: you are accepted before God (righteous) whether you walk in holiness or not (the behavior) you don't have to try to satisfy God because you're already accepted because what Jesus has done for you since he became a sin for you to be a righteous (and accepted). This happened by faith and not by works, Romans5:1
Ro 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" (KJV)
So believe hat you're accepted even if you don't feel that, or, you feel guilty because something you've done. And when you feel guilty declare that with your mouth I'm righteous I'm God's righteousness in Christ.
All your matters will be done when you look to your self As God looks at you and that's by faith.
Because of the wrong teaching believers used to walk by their emotions & feelings, and that what had happened with men and women equally. I don't mean that the women are emotional, as some people claims, what I mean that both of them walk by their five senses.
So let us perceive the word –that's spirit- we have to believe in it by our spirits and not by our senses. Then our senses and emotions will follow us.
BELIEVE that you're righteous in a good relationship with god blameless before him.
2- The Holy Spirit is already in you because you're born again, but you didn't get him full yet .Born again and Holy Spirit filled is two separate experiences:
The disciples were born again when Jesus breathed on them and said receive thy Holy Spirit. And right here the church has started (and not in the Pentecost as some claim) no, for the word "church" means group of believers and in john 20:20-22 God breathed on the so they born again. Since they weren't born again, though they believed in Christ and walk with him for 3 or 3.5 years, but born again needed God's redemption and his resurrection, after this the born again is ready to happen.
The New Testament and born again aren't in the gospel beginning but at it's end, that is after Jesus` death an resurrection, right here the New Testament and the born again has started.
And that's display that the disciples who were born again are the same who received the gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts2.
Then both are separated experiences: the born again is the dwelling of the Holy Spirit,
But the Holy Spirit filled is another experience – Holy Spirit filled and the baptism of the Holy Spirit are the same meaning since you totally overwhelmed in Holy Spirit, but it's not as the water baptism you submerged ten you're out .in the baptism of the Holy Spirit you're submerged and still overwhelmed.
3- You have to distinguish between two different kinds of tongues that were mentioned in the Bible:
Speaking tongues as a personal prayer language: and it's for every believer1Co 14:5" I would that ye all speak with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying."(KJV)
That's God's well for every believer, even if you see that people around you don't care about it.
And that prayer language has many benefits read articles at the site:
The benefits of speaking in tongues for every believer... (Soon)
And that prayer language comes with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and it's for every believer and the interpretation of the tongues isn't necessary here because the spirit of the man here is the thing which is edified and not his mind but there is personal tongues interpretation and I won't get into this now.
But there is a lot of Pentecostals and Apostolic who claims with inaccurate teachings that the tongues isn't for all who filled in the Holy Spirit.
But that's inaccurate biblically, for instance, look to the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, the number of people who filled in the spirit were 120 and all of them spoke in tongues not 80 of 120, no the 120 spoke in tongues.
So in Acts 19 the bible says that the number of people who filled with the spirit was 12 and all of them spoke in tongues not 9 of 12.
Many times people and ministers put testimonies as a standard or a measurement, but the bible is our standard which we measure people by and not the reverse by measuring the bible on people. For whosoever filled with the spirit has the ability to speak in the tongues but due to lack of knowledge or ignorance, he hadn't use it even if he was filled with the spirit for 50 years, he can simply follow the instructions below and use the tongues which is inside him 50 years ago . For he hasn't spoken in tongues due to lack or wrong knowledge not because it's God's well not to speak. God's well isn't considering guesses because the word is in our hands we have to read it by the help of the holy spirit and teachers who explain the word with the help of the spirit and not with their on guesses. God's well that every one may speak in tongues 1co14:5.
As to the second type of tongues is speaking with tongues as a gift in the church: So it's not for every believer as the Spirit says through Paul 1Co 12:30.... Do all speak with tongues? (KJV)
And that's needs interpretation not because it's wrong but to edify believers in the church because if I spoke in tongues nobody edified but me, unless I interpret these tongues.
4- You won't understand the tongues but your spirit will be edified and your spirit will edify your mind:
As the bible says in 1co14:14 …but my understanding is unfruitful. (KJV)
And the thing that's more effectively with the speaking in tongues that you don't understand the tongues with your mind, just as the devil doesn't understand the tongues. For he isn't omniscient like God, he doesn't know all the languages.
Because the devil doesn't understand what you says he won't resist the answer, for the problem isn't that God delays the answer but he (God) is immediately answers the prayers which is correctly prayed ,but after the Father answers and sent the answer with his angels the devil tries to breakdown the answer so it comes late. We see this in Daniel chapters 9, 10 if Daniel was prying in tongues (and that wasn't available in the Old Testament) the answer wouldn't had delayed 21 days.
*Also praying in the spirit (with tongues) would help you to change the bad things which had happened to you to your own goodness for Romans8:28 Ro 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Is a result for vs.26-27 Ro 8:26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness (the weakness here is the ignorance about what we're praying for because our mind is limited but our spirit is unlimited); for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
Ro 8:27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will (AMP)
So, praying in tongues will help you to pray for your future allowing God's intervention in your bad matters which had passed and turn it into your own goodness.
*Also prayer in tongues will help you to understand things that it's deep in your spirit and with understanding besides the Right Teaching it will turn to thoughts into your mind and that won't happen immediately but after hours or days from praying in tongues. And that's what's called with the Interpretation of tongues.
5- Speaking in tongues is not the only benefit for the baptism of the Holy Spirit but it also has many results:
Besides speaking in tongues which you take it as personal prayer language there are other benefits, for when you are filled or filled in the Holy Spirit the Holy Spirit makes you strong in your own spirit, take you into deeper relationship with him, enables better understanding for bible, and makes you conscious with what you have in Christ.
Tongues are like mobile charger, which without; even if you have the best mobile but without charging one day you'll find it dead with no sending or receiving.
6-You can be filled with the Holy Spirit by yourself, yes that's possible:
The filling of the Holy Spirit was mentioned in the book of Acts 5 times: twice the individuals got it without laying hands on them like Acts 2, 10
It was also mentioned that 3 times the individuals got it through laying hands.
So if the individuals got it alone by themselves, so it's possible and it's so easy.
Yes you can be filled in the Holy Spirit by yourself now; oh come on it's as easy as receiving salvation, but you have to do the following (please consider every point in the same order and don't neglect one of them and don't hurry in any point unless you digest it completely) and if you have any questions before or after prayer please don't hesitate to write to us we're available:
1-Read and meditate more than once: Acts 2:1-5, 19:1-7, 10:44-46.
2-Read the two articles about tongues at the site:
Should every believer speak with tongues? Ten reasons to explain why every believer should speak in tongues.... (Soon)
Benefits of speaking in tongues for every believer...(Soon)
3-You must know and believe the following before praying the prayer:
-The Lord wants and desires to fill you with his spirit .with the same desire that he wants the sinner.
John 7:37 Jesus cried out loud (in Greek) and he cried for the importance of the matter and said: If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
So it's not an experience may happen or not, rather it's sure and God desires to do it for you.
Refuse any idea says that you`re going to fail, refuse these thoughts while you`re now.
-Be sure that you won't take something fake other than the Holy Spirit, Luke 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone. how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? And that's what he's going to do with you. You'll have the Holy Spirit.
-The disciples are who speaking in tongues and not the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit gives you the ability to speak but he won't move the muscle of you tongue for you and lets you do it unconsciously.
No that’s wrong teaching, when you speak in tongues you’ll be in your full conscious and you’ll stop and start tongues with your own will.
After you pray the following prayer you who will speak with non-English letters on purpose and with your own will with faith that’s from God you`re the one that will start it.
Even if the Satan said: that’s your composition. Refuse to give ear to him.
Stop praying in English even in words like (God, in the name of Jesus) that’s will hinder you just at the beginning but later you’ll be able to do both of them and move change them as you like.
After you speak in tongues now you’ll be able to move between them just as you like.
Hence after you pray don’t wait God to move your tongue, you do and release voice out of your throat as if you going to speak and start to say letters in faith that’s from god and don’t stop say another letters and another and another…
-Stop using your mind. And it won’t happen rather you who stop from responding to it. Don’t rationalize the matter.
Like receiving the Christ you haven’t seen him when you prayed to receive him but you prayed for him and the new born took place. So you don’t see the Holy Spirit now but you see him through the Word.
That’s experience doesn’t take place in the soul or the body but it happens in your spirit.
Therefore don`t look at your emotions or your body and don`t let that be your standard that you got it.
And if happiness happened or any thing else that’s so so wonderful but don`t pay attention to it as much as your attention to receive the Holy Spirit.
As salvation you don`t receive Jesus to be happy, rather happiness is a result and not a request.
-Throw aside any fake thing you saw before. This experience was misunderstood due to wrong practices were done unpurposely through group of people who don’t understand. Like shivering and convulsion that’s not right. That’s not the Holy Spirit. And that doesn’t mean that there is a real experience. Forget the practices and look to the bible.
-Jesus the anointed one is the one who will baptize you in the spirit, Matt 3:11. Even if someone prayed for you, the lord Jesus Christ is the one who baptize and not the person rather the person asks the father for Jesus to do it. So you can get this experience by yourself.
And the faith prayer has a rule and a law which without it won’t work and the prayer won’t get its results and the law is: that you get what you ask for during the prayer – you just believe that you got what you’ve been asking for – during the prayer and not after, and not after you feel something or speaking in some tongues. Read Mark 11:24 from the NIV translation: Mk 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it (during the prayer and not after), and it will be yours.
4-Now you can pray this prayer with loud voice (after you’ve done the whole previous) and notice that the prayer is not answered because it’s long or short but because its biblical and line up with the will of God and because its prayed in faith therefore pray this prayer in faith:
“God I’m coming now into your throne to get the baptism of the Holy Spirit gift, and because I’m righteous my prayer is avails much and effective. In the name of Jesus I’m asking you now for your son to baptize me now in the Holy Spirit and fire.
As the bible says I’m coming now to you because I’m thirst for the baptism of the Holy Spirit therefore I come to you now with full sure that I’ll receive this fill now because it’s my right.
Thank you because you filled me now. I received it now, thank you papa” Amen.
Now you received the gift of the Holy Spirit. And you have the ability to speak in tongues in your own spirit.
Stop praying in English and start praying and wait no second and don’t give place to your thinking, and don’t wait for God to do you something but start right now to release voice out of your throat and move you tongue with non-English letters on purpose and with your own will then in faith start to pronounce another letter then change the letter with another one…
Remember Peter when he walked on water, God didn’t get Peter’s legs out but peter is the one who did it neglecting his mind conversation that says to him: “…you’ll sink…you'll sink you`re a sailor and you know that the water can't be walked, don’t you remember so-and-so who sank on this sea before, don’t you see the raging sea….”
You do the same move your tongue with faith that you'll pronounce strange letters.
When the devil starts to bother you saying that you just composing the tongues reply from the word of God: I hadn’t taken fake thing from the lord. Luke11:11
Or when he bothers you saying that you just don’t understand the tongues: reply saying you too Mr. Devil because you aren't omniscient but the Bible says that I'm edifying my spirit and my mind don’t understand but my spirit understands well and that’s what matters.
Don’t let your mind rationalize the matter and neglect it.
After pronouncing start directing these tongues to God and worship him through it. And don’t distract in it rather distract in God while you pronouncing it and speak to him.
You have to practice it daily just as the charger.
If you applied these steps we want to hear from you and we’ll help you with more teaching to continue successfully.
Please don’t hesitate to write to us we're here to help you.
Dr.Ramez Refaat K. Ghabbour