Romans 8:9
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

Jesus Himself said, “You must be born of water and of Spirit” (John 3:5), teaching us that there is a baptism of water, but also of His very own Spirit. The Apostle Paul reaffirmed this belief to the Corinthians, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body” (I Corinthians 12:13). There is a consuming fire that will take the sinner and completely change them and transform them into a new creature in Christ Jesus, and that fire is the Spirit of God. This baptism of the Holy Spirit is the culmination of the entire new birth in your life.

A person can be justified and sanctified, but not have the baptism of the Holy Spirit. You can stand in faith, justified, cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ by believing on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, but in order for you to be in Christ Jesus we must be baptized in this consuming fire. The evidence is not speaking in tongues, as many proclaim. It is not a simple profession, as some would desire it to be. Neither is it living a perfect sinless life. It is known by how you respond to the Word of your day. One who is in Christ will only abide by the revealed Word of the hour (John 6:29).

The baptism of the Holy Spirit makes you a Believer. If you are not born of the Spirit of God, you are not His child. Therefore it is paramount that you affirm this work of God’s Spirit has been done in your soul. You must examine your ways and your life to see if the fruit of His Spirit is there. No pastor can give it to you and no church can manufacture it, because it is a personal experience between you and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is something that happens to an individual, that they know, “I am born again”. This is what the devil will attack the most. He will cause you to doubt this statement more than anything else. You must stand firm and let God grant you the revelation of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

If you have it, praise the Lord for it. If you don’t have it, the Apostle Peter gives us a very simple instruction, “Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”(Acts 2:38).
Without it, we are nothing. With it, we are more than conquerors.

65-0221E - “Who Is This Melchisedec?”
Now we see here plainly the complete secret of our lives in journey, and death, and where we go after we die. Also, predestination is in plain view here. Now listen as we teach this, closely. The stages of—of the Eternal purpose He had in His secret has now been revealed. Notice, there is still three stages to perfection. Just like He redeems the world; same way He redeems His Church. He redeems the people in three stages. Now look. First is justification, like Luther preached; second, sanctification, like Wesley preached; third, baptism of the Holy Ghost. That’s right. Then comes the Rapture! Now, the world, how did He redeem the world? The first, what He did, when it sinned, He washed it off in water baptism. That’s right. Then He dropped His Blood upon it, from the cross, and sanctified it and called it His Own. And then what does He do? As He tore all the world out of you, and renovated the whole thing by the fiery baptism of the Holy Ghost, He also will renovate the world. And it’ll be burnt over with Fire, and cleanse every germ, for millions of miles high, every thing will be cleaned off. And then there is a New Heaven and a New Earth, just like you are a new creature in Christ Jesus when the Holy Spirit takes a hold of you. See, there you are, the whole thing is just as plain as it can be. Everything is in three.

Read the Bible in 1 year:
Leviticus 26-27