“And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.”
King James Version (KJV)
The Baptism of the Holy SpiritWhat to Expect's comment on 2020-10-12 01:30:53:
When you prayed the prayer of faith, to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior: you were sealed with the Holy Spirit THEN.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
(Jesus) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
1 Corinthians 12:3
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized 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.Acts 1:5 - For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Read all of 1 Corinthians 12, to understand the gift of speaking in tongues. If it's a gift you desire, then ask the Holy Spirit for that gift. Always covet discerning of spirits. A very useful gift.
1 Corinthians 14: 1, 2, 4
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh Not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
GOOGLE the gifts so you'll know what each one of them is for.
The Holy Spirit is your Teacher. Always ask Him to help you understand what you are reading. You now have the Mind of Christ. He will instruct you through the Holy Spirits ministry to believers. Be still & quiet till he replies. You're going to fall deeply in love with the Spirit of Jesus.
Richard in Christ's comment on 2020-10-11 18:17:01:
The answer to your question is "no". I've heard some "pastors" say that "the only way you know you have the Holy Spirit is if you can speak in tongues". This is not true. 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14 go over the one body of Christ and many of the diverse gifts of the Holy Spirit. How they are unique to all. Set upon everyone to His will.
From my own experience the most important thing is giving your life to Jesus Christ compassionately. Trust in the Lord. To take up you cross and follow Him with all your heart. Our Father knows our hearts and when we are ready to receive the Holy Spirit in the name of Christ.
God Bless you brother.
christie locke's comment on 2014-04-01 18:14:27:
This gift is just as strong today as it was then. When you receive the HOLY Ghost it is same gift today as all those thousands years ago. I have Holy Ghost praise JESUS he said his words and teachings are Forever