The 3 Different Baptisms of the Holy Spirit
BAPTISM AT SALVATION
The first baptism in the Spirit is baptism at salvation. It’s the initial soaking of the Holy Spirit that we receive when we first become followers of Jesus. This takes place when you repent, or turn away from your sin, self-centeredness, shallowness and fakeness to embrace who God has made you to be. See, sin is anything that separates us from a relationship with God, our Creator, and is the root cause of all the evil and suffering in our world today. The thing is, God longs to have a relationship with you, which is why He sent Jesus into the world – to take our sins upon Himself so that they would no longer separate us from God.
BAPTISM IN WATER
The second baptism in the Holy Spirit is water baptism. In the Bible, we see Jesus model this for us. Baptism in water is the outward expression of baptism at salvation. This type of baptism symbolically tells the world that you are turning away from sin, your old habits, patterns and old dysfunctions – because now, you follow Jesus and his Spirit makes you new and alive!
FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The third type of baptism in the holy spirit is a continual experience of receiving renewal from God’s Spirit… to live out the life God intended for us to live! As God’s Spirit moves in our lives, over time we start to experience more and more victory over old sin patterns and lies about yourself that you once believed. While we still struggle with sin and doubt at times, we don’t need to ignore the Holy Spirit’s guidance and promptings. If you’re struggling with the same sin and blind spots, maybe it’s time for a fresh filling of the Spirit of God!
WIND & FIRE BIBLE STUDY
Explain Your Baptism Story
After reading the about the 3 Different Baptisms of the
Holy Spirit above, please share in the comment below...
1. What is your Baptism Story at Salvation? OR
2. What is your Baptism Story in Water? OR
3. What is your Baptism Story of
the Filling of The Holy Spirit? OR
4. Whatever you would like to share about the Holy Spirit in your life.
Week 2 Verses
*thank you Sharon for putting together all the verses!*
1 Corinthians 12:13-
For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
You are all sons of God through Faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, the sent Peter and John to them. When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had been simply baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
1 John 5:7-8-
For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood;
and the three are in agreement.
And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus one night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is the divine power known as the great power.” They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself believed he was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, the sent Peter and John to them. When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had been simply baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” Peter answered, “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with Money You have no part of share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ and for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:11-
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God.
Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me and I have nothing to set before him.’ Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness, he will get up and give him as much as he needs.” “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or, if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Ezekiel 47:3-5- As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and let me through water that was ankle-deep. He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in –
a river that no one could cross.
2 Corinthians 13:14-
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion (2-then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in the spirit and purpose)
Hebrews 4:12-For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
SEARCH ME, O GOD, AND KNOW MY HEART; TEST ME AND KNOW MY ANXIOUS THOUGHTS. SEE IF THERE IS ANY OFFENSIVE WAY IN ME, AND LEAD ME IN THE WAY EVERLASTING.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or, if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”