Bible Study Outline on Holy Spirit Baptism
The first time the Holy Spirit baptism occur was recorded in Acts 2:1-13. On that day, what seemed to be the tongues of fire rest on the people in the house. The Holy Spirit enabled the people to speak in other tongues. When Jews from different nations heard them, they were amazed that they are speaking their language.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit will empower you with the power from God. It does not cleanse away your sins but it gives you more strength to overcome your weaknesses. The blood of Jesus was already poured out for our sins. The Holy Spirit baptism is completely different. Acts 2:38 states that anyone who has repented from his sins and is baptized can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. If you haven’t been baptized with the Holy Spirit, you can pray to the Holy Spirit for it. The gift of the Holy Spirit is not automatically bestowed on believers who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
You can be baptized with the Holy Ghost through the laying of hands by your pastor. Simon, the sorcerer, tried to bribe Peter after he saw how he lay hands on the people and they were filled with the Holy spirit. There are several occasions where the bible mentions of people who are believers but have not yet received the Holy Spirit. For example, in Acts 19:1-7, Paul asked the disciples at Ephesus if they have receive the Holy Spirit and they replied no as they were baptized by John the Baptist.
The Holy Spirit is a gift that the Father God promised to give after Jesus has ascended into heaven. Believers should often pray in tongues. You can pray in tongues no matter where you are or whatever you are doing. When you pray in tongue, you speak a language that is not known to you or anyone else. Only God understand what you are praying. Satan does not understand what you are saying when you pray in tongue. The Holy Spirit intercede all your groans and problems on behalf of you to God when you pray in tongues.
If you are not yet able to pray in tongues, you can get your pastor to pray for you to receive the gift. It is one of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit. Mark 16:17 states that believers will speak in new tongues. Praying in tongues does not guarantee salvation. If you want to go to heaven, you must carry up your cross daily and follow God.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:15-18 KJV)
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 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. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11 KJV)
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. (Mark 1:8 KJV)
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:49 KJV)
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5 KJV)
And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. (Acts 11:15 KJV)
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 KJV)
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. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born, Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. (Acts 2:1-13 KJV)
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:13 KJV)
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. (Acts 1:5 KJV)
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire (Matthew 3:11 KJV)
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8 KJV)
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve. (Acts 19:1-7 KJV)
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27 KJV)