Acts 2:1-4 – And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
They were filled with the Spirit and they spake with tongues as the spirit gave them utterance.
Being filled with the spirit and the evidence of speaking in tongues influence or enhances the power you have. It enables you to activate Acts 1:8. The Holy Ghost is moved at greater dimensions when one begins to pray in the spirit.
Now, you may be a child of God that has been baptized with water and born of the Spirit but then there is another aspect of it; being baptized in the spirit. John 4 says we have a well of water springing up in us and then John 7:37-39 talks about power to do the work of the kingdom.
When I was a young preacher I was born of the spirit but I had not received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. When I received the Baptist of the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, I understood and felt an increase in power like never before. Both are from God, being born again and being baptized from the spirit.
I invite those who are listening to me today, by the Spirit of grace that you would ask the Lord as a child of God:
“Lord, baptize me with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues”
And then just receive it in Jesus name and let the utterance flow out of your mouth. Sometimes it may just be two or three words, just by faith let it flow. All of this is by faith. I want to increase the power in your life; increase your ability to receive revelation knowledge and understand when God is moving on your behalf. There are times when you are attacked and you don’t know how to pray or what to pray for. But when you read the Bible when you look in Romans 8:26-28, you will see a marvelous revelation of how the spirit of God can make intercession through us on our behalf and cause things to work out together for your good.
This Baptism in the spirit is a baptism of power, a baptism of fire. It is so important to partake of and continue in. You don’t just get baptized and then don’t pray anymore. I pray in the Spirit at least an hour everyday. It causes you to be closer to God. It causes you to be more aware of the spirit world.
May the Lord speak to you and birth in you a hunger and desire to be filled with the spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues.