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What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

What the Holy Spirit Wants for Us

What does the Spirit desire? A few things of note that are outlined in the book Everyday Supernatural:

And there are many more ways to know how the Spirit is changing us and helping us become more like Jesus through getting our snow globes shaken up.

One last thing to mention is that the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit are in no way merit-based. You don’t get to a certain level in your faith and these doors unlock. This is for everyone who is following Jesus. It’s also not a status qualifier, so it’s not something that you need to revere in others or for those who are being filled to have any pride about whatsoever. Paul has to address this head-on in his letter to the Corinthians who were using the gifts they received like patches on a vest or pins on a military uniform to let everyone know what they had received and how important it made them feel. And yet, Paul doesn’t discourage the use of the gifts, he says they should desire them even more. He just encourages them to use them responsibly and with love at the center. (1 Cor 14:1)

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of the most amazing gifts that God offers to us. It’s nothing to be afraid of or to avoid, so go on and be filled and re-filled. (Eph 5:18) After all, our lives can be like broken vessels that leak. If one fill-up was all we needed then we’d all be doing a lot better navigating this complicated world than we currently are.