What is baptism in the Spirit?
For the faithful Jews, who were already regenerate as a result of
circumcision by the Spirit, Baptism in the Spirit is an additional work of the
Holy Spirit in the Hearts of Believers who accepted Christ as Lord. It
confers additional powers and benefits to all believers who accept Christ.
For the Gentiles, it is the only way that they can be
regenerated. It is when a person receives the Holy Spirit for the first time
and becomes a new person in Christ. It is essential for
regeneration. Gentiles cannot be born again without it. It is
God making his home in their heart.
What is baptism in fire?
This is how the 'Old Man' is killed. When we are
Baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire, we become a new creation and
the Old man is burnt away.
When do they occur?
At our conversion when we first believe and decide to make
Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
Are they related to baptism in water?
Yes. Baptism in water symbolizes them both, although it usually
does not take place at the same time.
What are the signs of baptism in the Holy Spirit?
Praising God, Fruit of the Spirit, Gifts of the Spirit and various
other manifestations such as crying without being sad.
Can you be Born Again and not baptized in the Holy Spirit?
No, unless you are a Descendant of Abraham and circumcised by the
Spirit. Jews can be Born Again as a result of circumcision by the
Why does the Bible say that there is only one baptism?
Because all Baptisms, regardless of whether they are in water, fire or
the Spirit relate to our conversion and we are only converted once.
Baptism in water is a symbol of our conversion even if it takes place many years
later. We have not been converted until we have been Baptized in the Holy
Spirit and Fire. This occurs when we first believe and decide to follow
Christ and make him Lord of our lives.
Why should we be baptized in water?
Because the Bible says that we should. It is a
command of Christ that we be Baptized. Baptism is also a
public confession of your faith and the Bible says that we need to
What does baptism in water symbolize?
Baptism symbolizes our death and rebirth by our going down into the
water and then coming up.
What other terms does the bible use to refer to baptism in the Holy
Regeneration, Rebirth, Renewal, Receive the Holy Spirit,
The Holy Spirit came upon
What is the difference between being baptized in the Spirit and being
filled with the Spirit?
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the initial reception of the
Holy Spirit at our conversion. We are only Baptized once but
we are filled many times. We are filled with the Spirit
when we turn to God and focus on him and confess any sin that has
blocked the fellowship between his Spirit and ours. When we
are filled with the Spirit, our minds are transformed and we are
sanctified a little more. This is how we grow and mature in
Christ. When we are filled with the Spirit, our lives become
Why do people often cry when they are baptized with the Holy Spirit and
Crying is a sign of repentance. People are usually
happy despite crying.
What are the fruit of being filled with the Spirit?
Love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self control.