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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Allow me to start this post by showing you that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is real and still happens today. There are many people out there that will tell you that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was only for the Apostles. They go on to claim that the Apostles were endowed with a special anointing in order to spread the Gospel and build the foundation of the Christian church. This is true, but the claim that this anointing was only for the Apostles is not truth. In Acts 2:17, Peter reminds the crowd at Pentecost what the profit Joel spoke of- "In the last days, God says, I will pour my Spirit on all people" (NIV).

In John 17:6-26, Jesus prays for His disciples, that the Father will protect them because He (Jesus) is about to be crucified. In verse 20, Jesus goes on to pray "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you" (NIV; emphasis…