What Happens When You Are Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Bible Summary. Water baptism is different from spiritual baptism. Jesus tells us to wait on the Holy Spirit to baptize us. The Holy Spirit’s power is a supernatural power that defies the five senses. When the Holy Spirit baptizes us, he baptizes us in his power that fills us to do God’s work. See below for commentary and scriptures on being baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit

Day of Pentecost - Baptism of the Holy Spirit
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Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit is Different Than Being Baptized With Water.

Water baptism is a public act to demonstrate that should be done soon after you have repented of your sins and dedicate yourself to Christ. Being baptized in the Holy Spirit is where the Holy Spirit fills you and gives you power to do the work of God. Matthew 3:11 advises about the differences between water baptism and spiritual baptism.

Matthew 3:11, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:”

You Must Wait on the Holy Spirit to Baptize You.

In His teachings, Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come to us to guide us, comfort us, and to fill us with power to do good works. All we need to do as Christians is to believe in Jesus Christ. In
Luke 24:49, Jesus is telling us as Christians that we cannot force the Holy Spirit to come to us.

Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

When the Holy Spirit Baptizes You, His Power Enters Into You.

The Holy Spirit has a divine power that defies the five senses. When He baptizes you, his power enters in to you and you are actually filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:3 tells us of the Holy Spirit’s power entering the 120 on the day of Pentecost.

Acts 2:3, “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.”