The Deception of Charismata – Full Gospel doctrines…Baptism of the Holy Spirit? Tongues?
When you place your faith in Jesus as your Lord, you receive every ounce of the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life that you will ever receive. There is no subsequent “baptism in the Holy Spirit” but faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and receiving the Holy Spirit as your Guarantor and Seal of covenant relationship with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14). Water baptism, as demonstrated by and commanded by Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19), is a work of obedience “subsequent” salvation and has absolutely nothing to do with receiving anything from our Lord other than pleasing acknowledgement from the Father for one’s faithfulness.
Accessing the power of the Spirit?
The power and strength and influence of the Spirit’s work in your life subsequent salvation is wholly contingent upon how much of yourself you commit to serving, how much of yourself you surrender in obedience to the Spirit’s call on your life in accordance with the spiritual gifts He has granted you by authority.
Tragically, far too many are inundated with the nonsense of charismata…full-gospel nonsense such as tongues and baptism of/in the Holy Spirit and they will not listen yet continue to affiliate and compromise with paganism having slithered its way into the Body of Christ. It’s your life and your walk; therefore, if you choose to babble in incoherent gibberish bringing confusion into the Lord’s House and you pretend that the Holy Spirit is somehow parceled out by some form of baptism, that’s your business but this paganism does NOT glorify the Father or the Son or the Spirit, only yourself and those involved in the pagan works doctrines of Full-Gospel Charismata. Our God is NOT a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).