Why do we need to receive the baptism of Holy Spirit? Isn’t Water baptism sufficient?
Baptism of Holy Spirit is necessary for salvation
The saving effects of both water baptism and baptism of Holy Spirit are closely related; neither one should replace the other. While baptism is essential for salvation, receiving the baptism of Holy Spirit is also a necessary step of salvation. One must be born of the water and of the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God (Jn 3:5; see Tit 3:5).
The Holy Spirit testifies we belong to God and are His children
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ (Holy Spirit) does not belong to Christ (Rom 8:9). The Holy Spirit also testifies that we are the children and heirs of God (Rom 8:15-17; Gal 4:6-7). He is a seal of our future inheritance (Eph 1:13-14).
Holy Spirit will revive us and raise us up on the last day
A person who is dead spiritually must be revived by the Holy Spirit (Ezek 37:14; Rom 8:11). The Holy Spirit will also raise the believers from the dead and transform them into spiritual beings on the last day (cf Rom 8:11; 1Cor 15:22-23). God has given us the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our future resurrection (2Cor 5:1-5).
The importance of receiving the baptism of Holy Spirit should not be neglected! Let us pray earnestly for the Holy Spirit to be poured down on everyone of us.
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