Looking for God’s power for your life… There is nothing like walking in Holy Spirit Power… Jared Laskey of Fireborn Ministries shares about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and revival in America.
God loves to give His children gifts! He loves you so much that He gave you His precious Holy Spirit who fills you at the moment of salvation. But also, Jesus will baptize you with His Holy Spirit to empower you to tell others about Him. Giving you power for your life!
Birthed from Revival
At the beginning of the 20th century there were several revival movements that left their mark on the nations. One of these was known as the Azusa Street Revival, birthed the modern day Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.
The baptism with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues was distributed by Jesus to millions upon millions of people. But unfortunately many people were thinking that once a person was baptized with the Holy Spirit, then that was it. They’d ‘arrived’ in a sense. However, the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a doorway into more of God. More of His presence, more of His grace, more of His favor and more of His spiritual gifts.
And for some reason a number of the Christian organizations formed with spiritual roots in the Pentecostal movement have gone another course. And are straying away from the baptism with the Holy Spirit leaving them powerless.
They’ve become more data-driven or trying to be part of the latest spiritual trends. But these trends only last a short period of time before being replaced with newer gadgets and updates. I need you to read this: The baptism with the Holy Spirit will stand the test of time and is more important to empower you and your church than anything else being offered.
The World Needs Revival
The world needs revival! And that starts in the Church. And the Church must be empowered which starts by being baptized with the Holy Spirit.
In Acts 2 the Holy Spirit was poured out, the disciples receiving the promise of the Father as Jesus, the Baptizer with the Spirit, empowering them to testify about them. The birth of the Church came with power as 3000 people came to know Him as Lord and Savior. And through the following years, despite persecution, the disciples were used by God in power. Seeing people healed, filled with the Spirit, saved and sent out, changing the world for God’s glory.
We need that today. And you may need to receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Life will still happen with its ups and downs. Yet through it you will have the power of God within you no matter what. If you need the baptism with the Holy Spirit, set aside time asking Jesus to fill you with His Spirit. Worship Him, holding on to the promise that the gift of the Spirit is for you, today (read Acts 2:38-39).
Receive Power for Your Life
Then as you worship Him, while focusing on Jesus, ask Him to baptize you with His precious Holy Spirit. Then receive from Him as you worship. And as a syllable, phrase or sound comes mind or spiritual ears, speak it out, repeating it over and over. Speak it loud enough for you to hear yourself. Continue to speak it out as the Spirit is enabling you.
You do the speaking as the Holy Spirit does the enabling. Letting the power of God flow through you, receiving the baptism with the Spirit for however long it takes you. Then pray in this spiritual language daily. After this empowering, you’re now having power for your life, entering into the more of God, living out the Spirit filled life.
Listen to ‘Adventures in the Spirit with Jared Laskey’ podcast episode, ‘The Holy Spirit and Speaking in Tongues.’ Available on Charisma, Apple, Spotify, Google, Libsyn and anywhere you listen to podcasts.