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Follow the Leader in You

28 Aug

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Follow the leader in you

As New Creations in Christ we have a New Heart for a New Start. We have a New spirit within us. We now have a New Leader to follow. Jesus is now the Lord of our lives, He is the Master and Ruler of our lives; He has final Word and Authority in our lives. Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit as our New Guide and Leader until He Comes again to Make all things New on this earth. reading this book will equip you to hear the voice of God.

The Holy Spirit as Teacher

3 Jul

The Holy Spirit as Teacher by Dr. Jonathan Doctor

And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2 (nlt)

No one can learn unless the Holy Spirit helps him or her to learn and helps the teacher to teach. Nothing can be done without the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel cannot be preached without the Holy Spirit. The sinner cannot be saved and born again without the work of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus tells us:

But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives as a teacher, revealer, guider, counselor, instructor, and advocate. An advocate is one who defends you in times of trial and trouble. An advocate will fight on your behalf so you will be victorious and win the battle.

The Holy Spirit is our helper; He is called alongside us to help us on our work for the Lord. Being a Christian is not a walk in the park; there will be difficulty and times of pressure and impossibility. The Holy Spirit brings possibility to the impossibility, and when we call Him alongside of us and ask for His Help, we can be sure that He will answer our call and help us to accomplish the task.

But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send Him to you. John 16:7 (nlt)

Here, Jesus was actually saying that it is to our advantage that He was going to the Father, so the Holy Spirit can come and assist us. The Holy Spirit was sent to replace Jesus on the earth. In another verse, Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as another, not another that is different but another that is just like Jesus.

The reason that I can think of why Jesus said it was better for the Holy Spirit to come than He ( Jesus) stay was because when Jesus was walking the earth, He (the Holy Spirit) was limited to dwelling in fullness to just Jesus’s body. On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to dwell in fullness in 120, and spread to more and more.

Today the Holy Spirit dwells in fullness (after baptism in the Holy Spirit) in millions all around the world at the same time. It is better that the Holy Spirit be in fullness in millions all around the world—doing the works of Jesus ( John 14:12–14)—than be limited to one body of Jesus.

The body of Christ would be limited to Jesus’s physical body if the Holy Spirit had not come. The church was birthed the day the Holy Spirit came. The body of Christ is growing, and the Gospel is spreading because of the Holy Spirit.

Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. Ephesians 1:18–19

I encourage people to pray this prayer for themselves, to personalize it. In verse 19, I believe that the “incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe” is the same mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that raised Jesus; it is the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within us.

If you have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, then you have the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John chapter 14, verses 12 through 14 that the works that Jesus did, believers shall do them, and even greater works will be done.

Paul prayed that they would understand this Great Resurrection within them. We should also pray for understanding as well as for others this way. The Holy Spirit will teach us these truths and bring us to understanding.

So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Colossians 1:9 (nlt)

The Holy Spirit will teach us and help us teach people in order that they come to the full, complete knowledge of His Will as well as give us spiritual wisdom and understanding. One of the most important roles of the Holy Spirit is to bring wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to the people. The vehicles that the Holy Spirit uses are the Word of God, as well as the born-again believer that is Spirit-filled and teaching the Word of God.

Listen now to [me]; I will counsel you, and God will be with you. You shall represent the people before God, bringing their cases and causes to Him, teaching them the decrees and laws, showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do. Moreover, you shall choose able men from all the people—God fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain—and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers.

Exodus 18:19–21 (amp)

Jethro, Moses’s father-in-law, was a man of wisdom. He received this wisdom from God and by His Spirit. It is wisdom like this that will solve problems and answer questions. This is an example of the wisdom of God that you will have when you receive the filling of the Holy Spirit.

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law.

2 Chronicles 15:3 (amp)

It is very important for God’s people to be teaching the Word of God. God has commissioned us in the Great Commission to go into all the world and make disciples. A disciple is a “learned one” or a “student” or “taught one.” How can we make disciples without teaching them?

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:19–20

The Greek word for disciples is Strong’s Concordance number G3100, and it is pronounced mathēteuō. It is defined in the Thayer Greek Dictionary as to: (1) to be a disciple of one; (1a) to follow his precepts and instructions; (2) to make a disciple; (2a) to teach, instruct.

The Strong’s Greek Dictionary defines it this way: intransitively to become a pupil; transitively to disciple, that is, enroll as scholar: be a disciple, instruct, teach.

We are commanded to teach in the Great Commission in evangelizing the world and proclaiming the good news we are to teach. Teaching is needed in the church as well, and God gifts people and anoints them to do this. Even though every Christian should teach in order to fulfill the Great Commission, there are some that have the fivefold ministry gift to teach. The fivefold ministry gift to teach is a supernatural grace from God.

The Holy Spirit has many gifts and graces, and when He gifts a Christian to stand in the office of a teacher, you will definitely notice. You will notice that the Holy Spirit really brings understanding to you, as you hear the teacher teach the Word of God.

And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.

Ephesians 4:11–14 (amp)

God has given the body of Christ these offices and people to minister in a way that brings understanding, maturity, and that the believers come to the knowledge of the truth in a way that they cannot be erred away.

These ministry gifts are also to equip the believer for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Every believer should be involved in “the work of the ministry.” Notice I did not say that every believer should quit their job and work in the ministry. God calls us all to the “work of the ministry, but He doesn’t call us all to work full time in the ministry.

The work of the ministry should be done by every believer; wherever he or she works, he or she can do the work of the ministry. Every Christian lawyer, doctor, and policeman can do the work of the ministry by being a witness and sharing and teaching the Word as they get the opportunity.

Every believer has been given a gift, and he or she will be accountable to God at the Judgment Seat of Christ as to how they used it:

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and wonders [that are to take place] in Israel from the Lord of hosts, Who dwells on Mount Zion. And when the people [instead of putting their trust in God] shall say to you, Consult for direction mediums and wizards who chirp and mutter, should not a people seek and consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? [Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.

Isaiah 8:18–20 (amp)

We should direct people to the teachings and the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. We should direct the world to the teachings of the Bible, to the way of salvation. We can teach sinners the way and explain to them the only way to salvation.

The power of the Holy Spirit in our ministry is a must in order for us to be successful. That is why the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a prerequisite to successful ministry. The teaching ministry is one of the most important ministries that the Holy Spirit will use us in. He gives us the ability added on to our learned ability to teach and bring understanding to the ones we teach.

Jesus is our model for ministry; let’s see how the Master did it.

Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good news about the Kingdom. And He healed every kind of disease and illness.

Matthew 9:35 (nlt)235 Born Anew

The first thing that Jesus did after He received the power of the Holy Spirit was not to heal but to teach. Teaching is just as supernatural as healing the sick. Jesus couldn’t heal the sick until He taught them. The Bible says that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Faith comes by the Word, and faith for healing cannot come until the Word is heard and believed.

Finally, the scriptures are clear that teaching is the most manifested ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin to the ones who hear the Word of God taught. The Holy Spirit teaches the Word of God to the people in the counseling room, and as a result of the conviction, there is a change of heart and behavior:

When the crowds heard Him, they were astounded at His teaching. But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees with His reply, they met together to question Him again. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap Him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Matthew 22:33–36 (nlt)

Jesus was recognized as many things, but the thing that He did the most as far as ministry was to teach. He was mostly recognized as a teacher among the experts of the law. I encourage you to teach the Word of God and to continue to share the knowledge of the Lord in all the earth. The psalm tells us, “The Lord gave the Word, Great was the person who proclaims it.” The book of Romans tells us, “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news.”

Taken from Dr. Jonathan Doctor’s book “BORN ANEW – Living the New Life with God’s Prevailing Purpose”

What is the Difference between the Spirit and Soul

2 Jun

by Dr. Jonathan Doctor, Th.M, Ph.D.

For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit.Hebrews 4:12

 What is a joint made of? Bone. The Word of God can divide between the bone and the marrow. I like the way the Norlie translation puts it: “The Word of God pen­etrates deeply, making a distinction between the bone and the marrow.”

How many of you knew that bone and marrow were two different things? In the same way, the spirit and soul are different. For the Word of God divides or makes a distinction between the soul and the spirit. How does the Word of God divide the soul and the spirit but by explain­ing the difference between the soul and the spirit? We are a spirit being, we have a soul, and we live in a body.

The Soul Has Three Parts

1. The mind

2. The will

3. The emotions

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1 Corinthians 14:14

The Amplified Bible says it this way: “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit by the help of the Holy Spirit within me prays, but my mind is unproductive.”

 When I pray in my heavenly prayer language, my spirit is active and involved, but my mind is unproductive.

We can see there is a difference between my spirit and my mind. If the mind is not part of the spirit, and it’s definitely not part of the body, then what is it part of? The mind is part of the soul. We can prove very easily that the mind and the human spirit are two different things. Can you drive through five o’clock rush hour traffic and do this calculation at the same time? Add five plus seven plus six plus twenty-one, divide by three, times four, and then add seventeen. If you tried that, you would overextend the ability of the mind. Yet you can drive through five o’clock rush hour traffic and pray in tongues at the same time.

Why is that? When I pray in tongues, it is my spirit that prays, not my mind. Now look at 1 Corinthians 14:2: “For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God.” Remember when I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying. Therefore, is it my spirit or my mind that talks to God? We can see I talk to God with my spirit, and God talks to me in my spirit. If I speak to God in English, that is with my soul; does God hear me? Yes, He does. But I must listen with my spirit.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, “out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”John 7:37–38

In John 7:38 is the word heart. It is not talking about the physical blood pump? The word heart in the Greek is koilia, pronounced koy-lee-ah. This Greek word can be translated into English as hollow, a cavity, heart, belly, and womb.

I am sure we all agree these different explanations describe the deepest center of man’s being, which is the core of the spirit.

Jesus said that from the heart or the spirit of man will come forth rivers of living water. How does this happen? The answer is found in verse 39: “But Jesus spoke con­cerning the spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive, for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” Jesus is saying that the believer will

receive the Holy Spirit, and then the thirst of his heart will be satisfied. I know many Christians who are born again and who are filled with the Spirit, yet they are con­tinually thirsty. They are continually depressed and sad.

Why is this? Answer: They are not drinking living water.

How do we drink living water from the Holy Spirit within us?

By praying in other tongues and by singing in other tongues. Paul was saying the same thing in 1 Corinthians 14:4: “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.”

Jude said the same thing in verse 20: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”

Paul said the same thing in Ephesians 3:16. “Be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.” The word might is dunamis in the Greek, which means power in action.

Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink living water.”

Now let’s see if we can understand the different expe­riences of the Spirit man, the mind, and the body.

If I spend time worshiping God in other tongues, I will experience an inward satisfying. If I sit and listen to the preached Word of God or read the Bible, I will experience an inward satisfying. Is this inward, satisfying experience taking place in my spirit, my mind, or my body? Answer: my spirit.

Let’s experience the body. Take your right hand and put it on your left shoulder. You can feel your hand on your shoulder. Now remember this: The language of the body is feeling.

Let’s locate the mind. Add up the following figures in your mind. Two plus two plus five plus seven is what? The answer is sixteen. Now remember this: “The voice of my mind is reason.”

Now how many of you can tell the difference between a spiritual experience, a mental experience, and a physi­cal experience? Remember that spiritual experience is that deep inward satisfying.

Now remember this: Your spirit is in contact with the spiritual realm. Your soul is in contact with the mental and emotional realm. Your body is in contact with the physical realm. I live in three dimensions.

Christians are suffering from so many problems today because they do not know how to hear God’s voice. Every Christian has a scriptural right to know the voice of God. Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep know My voice.”

Let’s look at a portion of scripture to further prove the difference in the spiritual and the natural realms.

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assur­edly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and

the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again’.” John 3:1–7

Notice the following from this portion of Scripture:

1. Nicodemus thought Jesus was talking about physi­cal birth.

2. Jesus is talking about spiritual birth, one who is born of water and the spirit. Water in verse 5 refers to the Word of God. (This can be confirmed in Ephesians 5:26 and 1 Peter 1:23).

3. The same way your body is plunged into water at baptism, our spirit is plunged into the Holy Spirit in the born again experience. ( Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life.” Jesus said, “I am the resurrec­tion and the life.”)

Ephesians 2:1 says, “We were dead in our sins.” This means our spirit was cut off from the Spirit of God. When we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, our spirit is birthed back into the Spirit of God. We are born again, born back into life for the second time.

 Now that you have a better grasp of the difference between the spiritual and the natural part of yourself, we can look a little deeper as to what to look for and recog­nize when listening for God’s guidance.

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Power From On High

15 Aug

Paper by Jonathan Doctor

Before there was an Azuza Street, there were the great revivals led by the great revivalist Charles Finney. Charles Finney knew about revival, how to start one, and what were the ingredients in a great Revival. We can earn a lot from these great revivals, but the Bible records the First Holy Ghost Revival that became a soul-winning, church planting army. Before Charles Finney’s Revivals there was The Day of Pentecost; when one hundred and twenty (including Mary the mother of Jesus) were waiting for the Promise of the Holy Spirit. They were promised by the Lord Himself to be clothed with a Power from on High. They were told to wait until they received this baptism of Power, this baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus told them to wait before they GO and begin to fulfill the great Comission. Jesus told them to get equipped with the Power of the Holy Spirit BEFORE they GO and minister and spread the Gospel.To be effective in the kingdom of God we must have the Power and fire of the Holy Ghost. Some may ask “what is the fire of the Holy Ghost?” It is the power that is available to those believers willing to give their lives to serve Jesus. Jesus said in Luke 24:49 “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.”

To be “endued” literally means to be clothed; and “power from on high” literally translates into passion.Passion is another way of expressing the fire of the Holy Ghost. The Prophet John the Baptist declared that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Ghost and Fire. The Passion and Fire of the Holy Ghost was imparted to the disciples on the day of Pentecost as they were baptized in the Holy Spirit. To be baptized literally means to be saturated, to be immersed and completely filled.

The disciples would not be effective unless they had the Fire and Passion of the Holy Ghost as a result of this baptism. As we see the effectiveness of the church in the book of Acts, it is all because of Passion, because of the Fire of the Holy Ghost. That burning Passion moved the church to do many works with a zeal that could not be stopped. Titus 2:14 declares that Jesus redeemed us that we might be a “zealous” passionate on Fire people. The only way for us to get fired up and zealous for good works is to receive our day of Pentecost and receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself for service.

The effects of the Fire of the Holy Ghost are many, it revolutionizes the one whom the fire comes to. It revolutionizes the minister; in Acts 4:33 it declares that the apostles gave witness of the resurrection with great Power, great passion and Fire. This Fire caused the disciples to spring into action. They could not just sit back and watch their generation go to hell. They possessed a true understanding of the passion that Christ had for humanity.

When our lives catch fire and are consumed with passion our greatest desire will become ” God, here am I send me”. The effect of this Fire of the Holy Ghost will stir you up to a point that you cannot keep from being involved, you cannot help but “Go Ye”. When we are consumed with passion we will be compelled by the Love of God to go beyond ourselves.

The Passion and the Fire of the Holy Ghost will motivate us to believe God for big things, and will ignite our imagination and creativity. We will take the limits off of God and ourselves. Christ like passion wakes you up in the morning, keeps you rejoicing during the day and causes you to dream big dreams when you lie down at night.

The Fire and Passion of the Holy Ghost will also cause you to become deeply devoted and earnest about your mission. It will also cause you to become extremely determined to be successful in your efforts. It will also cause you to become bold and courageous no matter how much adversity you may experience. It will also cause you to become persevering, no matter how long it takes to accomplish the mission God gave you.

The Vision that the Lord has given the church takes a Passion, a Fire and Zeal to accomplish. Before we go and try to do anything for the Lord, before we try to do our part of His Vision we must get Powered up with the Holy Ghost. We must wait until we are clothed with power from on high. We must seek the Lord and get our Power Clothes on. Jesus is the Baptizer of the Holy Ghost and Fire, Go to Him and ask for a Real Deal Baptism to accomplish your work for him with an on Real Zeal and Passion that will get the job done.

In ministry the #1 key ingredient is the Holy Ghost. We cannot do the works of the ministry on our own efforts and emotional zeal but only by the supernatural Grace from on high. God’s Supernatural Grace and Zeal will empower us to reach this generation with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with signs that follow.

Catch the Vision and Fire of the Holy Ghost today and seek Him until you are ignited with the Fire of God! Be Stirred Up, Ignited and fanned into a Flame again and Spread the Fire from House to House – Fulfill the Acts 20:20 Vision. Ignite the Fire of God in your home, church and city. start Fires wherever you go and be a Holy Ghost Arsonist and Stir up the fires of revival. Like when a Fire starts to go out and becomes ashes… you must stir up the logs in order to get the flame going again…. you must poke at it and stir it up. Likewise Stir up the Gifts of God – the Flames of God- The Passion of God within you and your fellow brothers. We need this Fire going again in order to win souls and spread the Gospel….

Receive ye the Holy Ghost
In Acts 19:2 Paul asks a group of people who appear to be believers a question. He asked, “Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?” That implies to me that it is possible to be a believer and still not receive the Holy Ghost. Otherwise, why would Paul even ask such a question? Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? When you get saved, the Holy Ghost comes into your heart and begins living inside you at that point. But the Holy Ghost does not necessarily have control of your life at that point. It’s as if I went into your home and stood in the doorway, but I’m not in the rest of your house. And I can’t go into the rest of your house until you let me, until you receive me into the rest of the house. It’s only when I go into the rest of the house that I can say that I have an influence over the balance of your house.

Now in Acts 19:2 when Paul asked if they had received the Holy Ghost. The average person thinks that receiving the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is passive. They think that they’re supposed to sit out there and tarry and long for and wait and hope, and maybe God will, or maybe God won’t, zap them and they’ll feel this great big flash and upheaval. They’re waiting for God to reach down and slap them in the mouth with the Holy Ghost, knock them sideways, and blind them like He did Paul on the road to Damascus (that was a special case). But when Paul asked them if they had received the Holy Ghost, what he meant was, “Have you accepted the Holy Ghost since you believed.”

Joh 7:37 In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Joh 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Joh 20:22 And when he (THE RISEN SAVIOR) had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Act 19:1 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,
Act 19:2 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. …………..

Act 19:6 And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

The word receive is used 261 times in the New Testament It is the Greek word lam-ban’-o A verb, which is used: to take, to get hold of; to have – accept, catch, obtain, take. So with this in mind, Paul is saying in Acts 19:2, “Have you actually actively reached out there and grabbed hold of the Holy Ghost, have you made Him your own, have you received Him, have you accepted Him, have you caught Him, have you taken Him?” This is not something we just sit back and passively get zapped with. It is something that WE DO.

If you believe in Jesus Christ you have the Holy Ghost IN YOU, but the LORD has more to give! We can be filled with to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, that’s what the “baptism in the Holy Ghost” is. It is another experience after believing in Jesus Christ and being born again, it is when the Holy Ghost flows out of us and is upon us for ministry. (John 7:37-38) The Holy Spirit IN us is mainly for us, the Holy Spirit UPON us is power for service, its for other people, God wants and needs us baptized in the Holy Ghost, so His work will be done on this earth.
How do we receive (TAKE) the Holy Spirit? We receive (TAKE) by faith, NOW! FAITH IS ALWAYS DOING IT NOW! ( Mat_21:22, Mar_11:24)

The reception, the receiving, the taking, the catching of the Holy Ghost is something we do. And that is an act of faith. We just haul off and do it. So here’s what we do. We recognize that the Holy Ghost is here, He came in this way at Pentecost, He’s never left yet, and He’s going to stay here. Now I have the choice to either accept Him as the third person of the Godhead or not. If I don’t, I don’t have his power. But if I do, I have His power and everything He brings with Himself.

Ask Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Ghost, then receive, The Bible says you shall RECEIVE POWER AFTER the Holy Ghost comes upon you, and ye shall be witnesses for Jesus. (Acts 1:8) Faith is an act. It’s active voice. It’s something you do NOW, There’s always a NOW action involved.

You have been given a ministry (2Co 5:17-20 ). The Ministry of Reconciliation means letting people know that God is not mad at them, let them know what God did for them through the Cross.You are Ambassadors for Christ

2Co 5:19MSG God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.
2Co 5:20 We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.
You are the mouthpiece for God to a lost and dying world. The primary reason you have been filled with the Holy Ghost is so that your witness will be effective and powerful.

Rom 10:14MSG But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?

Rom 10:15 And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!

We are the Laborers that we have been praying for. God has called you to bring the Truth to the masses of people Don’t even attempt to do the work of God without being empowered by the Holy Ghost (Luke 24:49 Acts 1:8) Your ministry is the extension of the Ministry of Jesus
Christ.The word “empowered” means: To enable, to qualify one to do a particular job, adequacy to achieve an intended purpose. Being filled with the Holy Ghost makes you adequate to perform the assignment given to you by Jesus Christ. You have unlimited potential to reach cities and nations when you have been filled with the Holy Ghost. (Acts 4:33)

Act 2:1MSG When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Act 2:2 Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale
force- -no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building.
Act 2:3 Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks,
Act 2:4 and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

This “wildfire” move of the Holy Ghost continued and had a great impact on society. When you are truly empowered by the Holy Ghost, you are so filled you spill over to others and nothing can stop you but you. The Holy Spirit empowered the disciples to make their efforts effective. They became bold, courageous and determined to fulfill their mission, the great Commission.

Mat 28:18MSG Jesus said…. “God authorized and commanded me to commission you:
Mat 28:19 Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are to be a witness to everyone you meet, far and near.
To fail to impact the world is to fail our mission. We have a Great Comission and a Great Responsibility that we will be accountable for on the Day we come before the Judgment Seat of Christ. We cannot even begin to try to do this great work without “Power from on High”. Receive the Power and be Be Enthusiastic about fulfilling the Call God has placed on your life. Stay enthusiastic and full of excitement about witnessing and ministering. Enthusiastic means in the Greek: To be packed full of God.

Rom 12:11MSG Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master
Rom 12:11AMP. Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.
Rom 12:11GW Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord.

Receive the Power from on High before you minister or go out to Minister and witness. The Holy Spirit should make you different so that somebody notices and says, “That person has been with Jesus” Remember, the primary reason you have been filled with and empowered by the Holy Spirit is so that your witness and ministry will be powerful and effective. If you believe you are one of God’s last Days ministers of Reconciliation make sure you have been TRULY FILLED AND EMPOWERED with the Holy Ghost. The Power from on High is to empower you to win souls, it is not just so you can sit in church and pray in tongues. The power from on High will move you to more than that, greater than that, it will move you to serve and win the lost at any cost.