The Workings of the Holy Spirit in Us from the Scriptures (Part 4 Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit)

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To receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit:

  1. You must repent and be Born Again of the Spirit (see John 3) and believe (trust in cling to and rely on) that Jesus The Christ is the only begotten son of God sent into this world to save us from sin by His blood sacrifice and by His resurrection from the dead giving us victory over sin, death and hell(see 1 Cor 15 and 1 John 5).

John 7:37-39 (AMPC)
37 Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. 39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor). JESUS HAS NOW BEEN GLORIFIED! HALLELUYAH!

Note: If you are not Born Again not please read this prayer and mean it with ALL of your heart. This prayer can always be found in the description box of all of my videos.

“Here is an example of a prayer that you can pray or you can pray to Jesus with whatever is on your heart in repentance to Him. Tell Him you need Him and you are sorry for the sin the you have committed. Whatever you pray to Jesus MAKE SURE YOU MEAN IT WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART! These are not magic words you have to MEAN THEM, and you have to continue in repentance of sin and relationship (Talking to Jesus) with your Lord and Savior EVERY DAY not just once. Father, I acknowledge that You are worthy of all honor, glory and praise. I am thankful for the victorious work of Your Son, Jesus, at Calvary for me. I am sorry for my sin and I turn away from it now by the power of the shed blood of your son Jesus (Yashua) I claim His victory over death, hell and sin for myself now as I willingly surrender every area of my life to Your will. Thank you for the forgiveness and righteousness that has been given to me as Your adopted child. I trust in Your protection and provision daily. I know that your love for me never ceases. I rejoice in Your victory Lord, over all the principalities and powers in the heavenlies. In faith I stand in Your victory and commit myself to live obediently for You my King. I desire that my fellowship with You becomes greater. Reveal to me those things that grieve You and enable the enemy to secure an advantage in my life. I need the Holy Spirit’s powerful ministry in my life; bringing conviction of sin, repentance of heart, strengthening my faith and increasing perseverance in resisting every kind of temptation. Help me to die to self and walk in the victory of the new creation. You have provided for me. Let the fruits of the Spirit flow out of my life so that You will be glorified. I know that it is Your will that I should stand firm and resist all of the enemy’s work against me. Help me to discern the attacks upon my thoughts and emotions. Enable me to stand upon Your Word and resist all the accusations, distortions or condemnations that may be hurled against me. It is my desire to be transformed through the renewing of my mind, so that I will not compromise with the ways of the world, or yield to the enemy’s attacks, but be obedient to Your will. I draw upon those spiritual resources that You have provided me and I come against the strongholds and plans of the enemy that have been put in place against me. I command in the name of Jesus Christ that the enemy must release my mind, will, emotions and body completely. They have been yielded to the Lord and I belong to Him. Lord, enable me to become the person You created me to be. Help me as I pray to be strong in faith. Show me how to apply Your Word in my life each day. I know that I wear the full armor of God when I am committed to and stand firmly upon Your Word. I want You to have supreme place in my life. I surrender myself completely to You, Lord. You are always faithful and You extend Your grace to me constantly, even when I do not realize it. I claim Your promise of forgiveness and cleansing in its fullness. In faith, I receive the victory today that you have already put in place for me. I do this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior with a grateful heart. Thank you Jesus! I Love you Jesus!”

2. Realize that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is God’s will for all of His children and ask for Him to totally immerse you, cloth you, baptize and fill you to overflowing.

Acts 2:38-39 (NKJV)

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.

Matthew 7:7-11 (AMPC)
7 Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?11 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and  advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him! (The Baptism in the Holy Spirit)

Luke 11:13 (NKJV)
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!

3. Overcome the hindrances and bondages of the enemy to freely receive.

-Being in known, willful, deliberate and/or habitual sin.

(Read 1 John 3:6-11 AMPC)


-Demons or evil spirits – This goes along with deliberate sin. A demon will make it so you cannot stop the sin without deliverance. Examples: spirit of lust (pornography), spirits from being in witchcraft or the occult(Curses need to be broken and you need to renounce involvement), addiction to nicotine(smoking, vaping, chewing), Spirit of gluttony (cannot stop eating or drinking or being obsessive about things.), Spirit of drunkenness or alcoholism, Spirit of addiction to illegal and pharmaceutical drugs etc, etc, etc…

-Having Unforgiveness or bitterness toward anyone (there definitely can be a demon associated with this as well)

(Read Matt. 6:12-15, 18:15-35, Mark 11:25-26, Luke 17:3-4)

-Spirit of fear

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.(Holy Spirit does not make you go crazy!)

-Spirits of doubt and unbelief

James 1:5-8 (NKJV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom(Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom and this goes for anything else you need), let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

-Analytical spirit (Trying to reason it with the mind saying that it doesn’t make sense. 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”)

-Religious spirit (For example this says “Its not for today” or that “It is of the devil” or that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are “the Kundalini spirit”. We must be careful for sure but we must be careful not to grieve or blaspheme the Holy Spirit attributing His power to Satan.)

If any of these things are effecting you, you need to stop RIGHT NOW and deal with it. Repent (turn away from it and turn toward God) and ask the Lord Jesus Christ for deliverance from bondage of sin and these evil demonic spirits. If you are having problems doing this yourself please watch these videos by Derek Prince The Basics of Deliverance, Pt 1 – How To Identify the Enemy 

4. Expect to receive what you have asked for!

Matthew 21:22
Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Matthew 18:19
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Example of a Prayer to Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I renounce Satan and repent of all my sinful ways that keep me separated from you. I thank you for dying on the cross in order to save me from my sins and with your resurrection you bring me to new life in you. I wish to completely and totally surrender myself to you and follow you as the Lord of my heart with all of my heart. I ask you to baptize me in the Holy Spirit and in power, that I might follow you more closely, love you more deeply and do your will for my life more perfectly all the days of my life, especially now. Lord Jesus Christ I ask you to give me the power of the baptism of the Holy Spirit so that I may be used in your end-time harvest of the lost. Let the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are your will for me to have come alive in me even now. Thank you Lord Jesus for these gifts! Halleluyah!

My Prayer for you: I pray right now that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit would be imparted unto all of you hearing these words who would open themselves to receive His fullness both inside and out, in the name of Jesus Christ, Yahshua ha Mashiach! Halleluyah! Thank you Lord!

Now, after you have prayed this prayer and meant it with all of your heart you will probably feel an overwhelming presence of the Holy Spirit. Some of you will begin to cry. (I am one of these!) You may feel warmth, an electric tingling feeling or even as a liquid was poured over your head. You may feel a stirring in your belly and words that do not make any sense to your fleshly mind. You need to step out in faith and begin to speak these words out, this is tongues. You may have a phrase, sentence or a paragraph in your native tongue rising up in your spirit, this is a prophetic word, you need to speak it out or write it down. You may feel like you suddenly know something that you have not known before about a life situation or something about someone else, this a word of wisdom or word of knowledge.