Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Wednesday June 2, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Before Jesus returned to heaven, He told His followers about the Holy Spirit and commanded them to wait in Jerusalem for “power from on high” (Luke 24:49). He promised that they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5), receiving power to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Jesus knew that the baptism in the Holy Spirit was essential for the believers. The first Christians obeyed Jesus’ command and waited in Jerusalem until they were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is essential for us to be effective witnesses for Christ. This chapter will provide a biblical foundation for Pentecostal teaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit—basic truths about the baptism, the evidence of the baptism, and how to receive the baptism.