SermonsDiscover the Joy of Leaving Laodicea Behind
In his book, The Baptism With the Holy Spirit, RA Torrey reveals a Scriptural path of seven simple steps anyone can follow to be baptized with the Holy Spirit. All seven steps are found or implied from Acts 2:38.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
The steps include:
- You must be saved. Truly saved.
- You must renounce all sin.
- You must be baptised.
- You must live a life of obedience.
- You must have a desire, a thirst for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- You must ask.
- You must ask in faith and believe.
Do you want to know more about the abundant spiritual life and the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit? If so, then keep listening.
The following is a study on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
In Colossians 2:2 we read the phrase: “And attaining to all the riches of full assurance of (what) understanding, (to what degree) to the knowledge of the mystery of God.” So, what does this actually mean?
To “attain” means “to possess, to move into, unto, towards, to be among.” Got that. But what about “full assurance”? What does that mean?
The word “full assurance” is used only four times in the New Testament and means “complete confidence, a most sure confidence, a full and perfect conviction, the full and total reliance on something or someone, to have complete understanding.” OK, but complete confidence and understanding of what? Of Christ and the Father, to have the mind of Christ, to see things from His perspective, to understand truth as He understands truth, to have His peace and confidence and full assurance in the Father.
Is that possible? Is this promise and prayer meant for us today? And, if so, where do we find that kind of assurance? How can we discover and attain the “riches of full assurance” in the things of God?
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Sometimes, when we look at how big the evil in the world is and how small we are in comparison, we tend to get defeated and depressed. “After all,” we reason, “what can one man do? I’m in this all alone. The enemy is too big, too well funded, too powerful. What can one man do?”
But we forget we are not alone. We are part of the church, His church, the unified Body of Christ. We are children of God. And, “if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:17).
We can’t look at us and the enemy with our own eyes, we must look at things from the eyes of our Lord. And when we do, everything changes.
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