What you always wanted to know about baptism with the Holy Spirit

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

I Cor 14:26

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And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:2

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Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

Col 4:15

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For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

Matt 18:20

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And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 2:42

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And every day, in the [Jewish] temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 5:42

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And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house

Phil 1:2

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The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

I Cor 16:19

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How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house

Acts 20:20

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Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. Greet also the church in their house.

Rom 16:3-5

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For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them...

Rom 12:4-6

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For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them...

Rom 12:4-8

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DESCRIPTION: Why tongues? Are tongues for every born again believer? How do you get baptized with the Holy Spirit?
TRANSCRIPT: hello welcome everyone my name is Ank Kleinmeulman our website is cwowi and stands for church without walls international we are part of a worldwide network of house churches you can go to our website find a lot of information about that but today i want to talk to you about the holy spirit and speaking in tongues and i hope to answer questions you might have about baptism with the holy spirit and about speaking in tongues if you haven’t heard my free my previous video i encourage you to go there because i lay the foundation over there so it’s for it that is important today i build upon it last just a small thing what i mentioned last week i we established from luke 5 37-38 that our spirit that the lord says no one puts new wine into new into an old wine skin or the new one will burst the wine skin and it will be spilled but new wine must be put into new wine skins and both are preserved so we establish that our spirit is the wine skin and the wine of course is the holy spirit when you are born again your new wine skin so to speak is new you are you ha and you creation it is made new by the holy spirit sealed by the holy spirit now you are a new creation and now you are able to receive the new wine and it will not be spilled you will not die whatever but you can hold because your spirit is made from god is made by the holy spirit so when we talk about the baptism with the holy spirit we have to know and to understand that the holy spirit was poured out two thousand years ago as a day of pentecost you probably know that in acts chapter 2 and it says that the disciples they were baptized with the holy spirit as jesus has promised to them in john 14 it’s not be baptized in the holy spirit you are baptized in water meaning you are dumped into you you you are in that water so you push the water away from you but you are not baptized in the holy spirit no then you would push the holy spirit away from you no you are baptized with the holy spirit so the holy spirit comes into your spirit and and it fills you up and then from there on it it will affect your body and it will affect your mind it goes outward soul and body a soul means you start you start you can start speaking in tongues you can stop it and the body means that you have to speak speak it out open your mouth use your tongue and the words that come bubbling up from inside from your spirit you have to make the decision to speak it out and to start speaking in tongues and you have to know that speaking in tongues is a language so you can stop it you can start it anytime you want like you do with your mother language you can speak it loudly or softly or slow or fast or whatever you can give every nuances to it you can sing in the spirit use your voice and to sing with those words that are in your spirit because it’s a language and it’s important to know that it’s in your spirit but you have to start speaking because acts 2 4 says that they were all filled with the holy spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the spirit gave them utterance so the spirit is given the words you feel the words bubbling up from the inside and noticed that they began to speak and they opened their mouth and then in x2 and peter explains what had happened to them because they thought they were drunk they were speaking in a language they didn’t know they’d never heard you know and maybe the maybe uh the the the new wine had also influenced was also influencing their body that they were like weak in their knees or whatever maybe you have experienced that when the lord fills you up again or comes over you you know that your body is hard for your body to uh yet to how to say that your knees start to be weak or sometimes you can even fall under the power of the holy spirit and that is that can be genuine of course so they expected or they suspected they they were drunk and then peter explains in verse chapter 2 verse 14 where is 22 14. so peter stood up and said no those are not drunk as you suppose because it’s only the third hour of the day but this is what was spoken by the prophet joel and then he says it shall come to pass in the last days says god that i will pour out of my spirit on all flesh sunset or shall prophesy young men shall see visions old men dreams on my maidserves and my maid servants i will pour out my spirit and so on and so on so he explains what is happening and he talks about the lord how they crucified him but how that he was raised again and then well they were cut to the heart all those people by more than 2 000 or almost 3 000 people actually and they said man what shall we do and peter said to them in verse 38 repents and let every one of you be baptized in the name of jesus christ for the remission of your sins his meaning in water and you shall you shall receive the gift of the holy spirit for the promises to you and to your children to all who are far off as many as as the lord god will call so it was not only for them for for their children for everyone everyone else you know everyone and it was for all and then later it says where like uh that day about three thousand thousand souls were added to the three thousand p and peter says it’s for you all for all of you wow that is amazing so let’s see what else oh yeah question do you have to wait for the holy spirit to come over you because some teach that you have to wait so they start waiting and tearing in the presence of the lord maybe that’s an old-fashioned word but waiting until the holy spirit comes over them but you have to understand that the holy spirit is already here he was poured out 2 000 years ago and now it’s up to us to receive the holy spirit like it is with the baptism in water and the lord says you have to be baptized in water the water is already there so you just find water yourself and you can be baptized so when you want to be baptized with the holy spirit holy spirit was but was poured out in the matter of you to receive the holy spirit in acts 8 we can read about it there you find the evangelist philip he preached in samaria and says many people believe philip and they were baptized in water and then the apostles in jerusalem who heard what happened in samaria that they received the word of god so they said peace ran john to them and it says when they had come down they prayed for them that they might receive the holy spirit wow in verse 17 it says and they laid hands on them and they received the holy spirit so sometimes easier to receive when there is that touch you know someone touches you that point a point of contact can be easier for some people to receive the holy spirit so yeah they received the holy spirit and some believe that the baptism with the holy spirit was for the only only for the early church for the apostles so they were able to start the church but it’s not for now anymore well we read acts 2 38 39 right and it’s not it’s those promises to you to your children to all who are afar of and then mark 16 17 the lord says these signs will follow those who believe in my name they will cast out demons they will speak with new tongues do you believe in his name then you will speak with new tongues and you have to look not only to the word but look what is god doing today are people still baptized with the holy spirit yes they are people who are born again and they didn’t even know there was a holy spirit they are baptized with the holy spirit and speak with tongues and then they wonder what is this and someone can explain them so yeah people are still baptized with the holy spirit and they still do speak in tongues then there’s the question do you have to speak in tongues when you’re baptized many people probably say i am baptized because they pray for me but i do not speak with thoughts oftentimes it’s because we do not understand that we have to open up our mouth and we have to start speaking and that is a bit scary because you have to trust that the holy spirit is there that the words that come bubbling up or sounds maybe or syllabus that you have to unders you have to trust that it is god it is the holy spirit and you have to start speaking them out and as it is with the language as it is with maybe you learn another language at first you only learn speak out a couple of words like hello or how are you or thank you but the more you learn the more a book of you become familiar the more you can speak it’s a little bit like that with the holy spirit because it’s a language so you just be firm enough and have the boldness and the confidence and the trust that it is the holy spirit so you have to start speaking it out uh let me see what else [Music] yes in extent i want to read that with you we can read about cornelius he was a roman centurion a gentile till then the church early church was only jew and he called his family and friends to listen to what peter had to say and then in verse 44 it says while peter was still speaking the holy spirit fell upon all those who heard the word and the jews who believed were astonished because the gifts of the holy spirit had been poured out on the gentiles also so the gift of the holy spirit is the speaking in tongues they didn’t know they opened their heart they listened to the word their heart was open the new wine skin and and they were baptized and filled with the holy spirit and they spoke with tongues so immediately they happened like one after the other and that is a good thing that doesn’t happen often most of the time people are first born again and then they hear about the baptism with the holy spirit and they start they want it they they have a longing to be baptized so have more of the lord to be filled and receive that power but the less time there is between the new wine skin and the new wine the better it is the less wrong teaching you will have the better it is so can we all speak in tongues oh i forgot to say this um first corinthians 14 5 paul says i wish that you all spoke with tongs there are many people in the corinthians church he says i wish you all would speak with tongues then some people say yeah but doesn’t the bible say here in first corinthians 12 where is it that not everyone speaks in tongues let’s go there first corinthians 12 28 because but you have to understand verse 28 it says god has appointed these in the church and now it’s not speaking about spiritual gifts but it’s speaking about ministry gifts it’s talk about apostles prophets teaches miracles gifts of healings helps administration and variety of tongues and then he says are all apostles and prophets and working of miracles well the answer is obvious not everyone is an apostle to all have gifts of healings no to all speak with tongues and to all interpret and then you probably see not all speak in tongues but he’s not talking about the gift of tongues that everyone every christian born again christian can have your personal tongues but he’s talking about a ministry gift in the church which is for other people and i’ve seen one person operating in that gift and that those those tongues go deep into a person’s spirit and what what happens only the lord knows and that person maybe knows later on but it is a ministry gift that’s not for everyone but when paul says everyone can speak in tongues and what i read to you about tongues you know all who believe will speak in new towns that is a tongue that you can have for your own benefit i would say what the lord will give you okay i hope that is clear um wow in acts 19 paul was in ephesus and he found there some disciples and he asked them if they they received the holy spirit since they believed and he said well we didn’t know there was a holy spirit paul explains it to them they were baptized in water he lays hands on them and then it says the holy spirit came upon them and they spoke with tongues and prophesies so you have to open up your mouth right it says here in where is it does the holy spirit give us um when we speak oh i don’t i hated scripture somewhere that when we pray for for the holy spirit he doesn’t give us anything from the devil oh there it is luke 11. look eleven go there luke 11 verse nine [Music] because some things okay but how do i know that is the lord it’s the holy spirit tongues are from god is it not for myself or maybe from the devil and many people are afraid that they speak out words from the devil and here it says the lord says i say to you ask you will be given seek you will find lock and it will be opened to you and so on and so on and then it says if if someone asks for an egg will he offer him a scorpion or from bread will he give him a stone no of course not but even the good father will do that will he offered a scorpion you know a scorpion is actually a type of something demonic if then you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children how much more will your heavenly father give the holy spirit to those who ask him so when you ask it ask the father to be baptized with the holy spirit that you want the holy spirit you have have to be confident that he will give you the holy spirit and the words that come up bubbling is not from the devil but those are those words are from the holy spirit so you have to ask right and how do you receive the holy spirit you can receive it just by yourself you can receive it like my husband he was baptized with the holy spirit while he was driving in his car he had to he was praying for it and then people laid hands on him never nothing happened but then when he was someday after that he was in his car on the small dike in the netherlands in my car actually okay then the holy spirit came over him and it started bubbling up and he spoke it out and he was filled with the holy spirit so yeah that can happen people can lay hands on you you can receive the holy spirit just by yourself just open up say father i want to receive the holy spirit that can happen too like uh lay hands like an x8 and 19 and no one laying hands on you like in in x2 at the day of pentecost no one was laying hands on them or at cornelius house no one was laying hands on them then white tongues i will go do this fast white tongues romans 8 27 the amplified bible says romans 8 27 that we do not know what to pray let’s go there romans 8 26 the spirit helps us in our weaknesses for we do not know what we should pray as we all but the spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered and he who searches the heart knows the mind of the spirit because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of god so what is that weakness that the holy spirit helps us in our weakness it’s not a physical weakness the weakness is that we don’t know what to pray and maybe you sometimes feel that you have to that you want to pray for your family or for a friend or whatever and then you pray out what you know in the natural and then you are done because you don’t know what’s going on in their lives so you need help you need the holy spirit to help pray the right things and it says here the holy spirit searches the heart he knows what the mind of the spirit he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of god so the weakness is we don’t know the will of god in every situation we don’t know what to pray why because we are human we have limited knowledge and the father knows everything but he does have a problem he needs us to invite him in the lives of other people because we are have been given the the authority here on the earth and the earth authority on in on our own lives right so we have to invite him he because he is not like a burglar who just breaks in no he wants to be invited in a situation or in a person’s life but we don’t know what to pray so the solution was he had to find a way that we can tap into his unlimited knowledge so he gave us a language we haven’t learned because the tongues is a language you have not learned and he fills those words because words are like containers with his will with his knowledge from the inside it comes here in our spirit from heaven in our spirit he fills those words with his knowledge we speak them out and by doing so we invite him to do what he wants to do to invite him to do his will so that’s what jesus prayed as his will will be done on earth as it is in heaven and so we ask according to his will and first john 5 14 and 15 says that we know when we uh ask according to his will we know that he hears us and we know that we have what we asked for so white tongues the most important reason why tongues is for effective prayer that his will is will be done on earth will be done in the people’s lives and oftentimes you don’t know for who you are praying but it doesn’t matter sometimes the lord will let you know for you i pray but you speak out those the will of god but also in first corinthians 14 2 it says when you speak in tongues you speak mystery and the word mystery is in indeed something that you don’t know something that is hidden amplified bible says secret truth and hidden things and it does say first corinthians 14 2 that way i go there first corinthians 14 verse 2 it says he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to god right so there are no tongues to the devil you speak to god no one understands him in the spirit you speak mysteries use the greek word mysterion secret information about the things that are hidden until revealed so and then it says uh he who speaks also in verse four he who speaks in the tongue edifies himself and the pauses i wish that you all spoke with tongues so we speak the wisdom of god hidden mysteries in god we edify ourselves i’m sorry paul said that he prayed more in tongues than the corinthians that is probably how he receives the revelations from the father i’m sorry paul says in the first corinthians 14 13 till 15 that you can also ask for those tongues to be interpreted so that your mind is also fruitful because when you speak in tongues you can think about other things it’s something from in your spirit but you can ask for the for the tongues to be interpreted sometimes the father will do that it will give you wisdom for instance when you are praying about a certain situation or wisdom you don’t know what to do and you say father i want to pray in tongues and i ask you to reveal it to to give me the interpretation that i know with my mind what you do and he he will do that okay that you may pray that you can interpret your tongues okay i think that’s enough for today maybe you have a lot of more questions you can always email me go to cwowi.eu see you next time bye
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