Five Bible Verses That Teach Us about the Holy Ghost
Learn What We Know about the Holy Ghost from the Bible
Like other Christians, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in the Bible’s teachings about God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. However, Latter-day Saints do not believe that the Bible teaches the doctrine of the Trinity—that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one being. Instead, Latter-day Saints believe that the Bible teaches that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost work in complete unity but are separate individuals (see Jeffrey R. Holland, “ The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent ,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007, 40–42). Latter-day Saints refer to these individuals collectively as the Godhead.
Additionally, while many Christians believe that God is only a spirit, Latter-day Saints believe that the Father and the Son each have glorified bodies and that the Holy Ghost is a spirit. Latter-day Saint doctrine, like the Bible, teaches that the Holy Ghost is the only member of the Godhead without a body. Here are just a few of the Bible’s teachings about the Holy Ghost.
1. Matthew 3:11: The holy Ghost sanctifies us
Latter-day Saints believe that just as baptism by water is important that we may be cleansed from our sins, so is the reception of the Holy Ghost, or baptism by fire. Matthew 3:11 records that Jesus Christ would baptize those first baptized by water “with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Likewise, Boyd K. Packer, a general Church leader from 1961 until his death in 2015, taught that “there are two parts to baptism—baptism by water and baptism by fire or the Holy Ghost” ( “ The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should Know ,” Liahona , Aug. 2006, 20).
Receiving the Holy Ghost is likened to being baptized by fire because the Holy Ghost has a purifying influence in our lives. Latter-day Saint doctrine teaches that like a fire that consumes dross, the Holy Ghost purifies our hearts until we have no more desire to sin (see David A. Bednar, “ Clean Hands and a Pure Heart ,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007, 80–83). This purifying influence helps us become worthy to live with God one day (see Gospel Principles , 120–24).
2. John 3:5: We must receive the Holy Ghost to enter God’s kingdom
Latter-day Saints believe what the Bible teaches about the importance of baptism: “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” ( John 3:5 ). Latter-day Saint doctrine teaches that we must be baptized to return to God’s kingdom after we die, and that for the ordinance of baptism to be complete, we must also receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. As the Prophet Joseph Smith stated, “You might as well baptize a bag of sand as a man, if not done in view of the remission of sins and getting of the Holy Ghost. Baptism by water is but half a baptism, and is good for nothing without the other half—that is, the baptism of the Holy Ghost” ( Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith , 95).
3. John 14:26: The Holy Ghost can comfort us and teach us all things
Latter-day Saints believe in Jesus Christ’s teaching that “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” ( John 14:26 ). The Holy Ghost is a teacher of truth and if we are willing to listen, He can teach us all things. Latter-day Saints also believe in the Bible’s teaching that the Holy Ghost can comfort us when we are sad or lonely and remind us of God’s love for us.
4. John 15:26: The Holy Ghost testifies of Jesus Christ
Jesus taught that “when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” ( John 15:26 ). Latter-day Saints believe that one of the main roles of the Holy Ghost is to testify of truth, especially of Jesus Christ and His divinity! It is only through the Holy Ghost that we can receive a testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Redeemer of the World (see “ Testimony ,” Gospel Topics, churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics?lang=eng ).
5. Galatians 5:22–23: When we have the Holy Ghost, we feel love, joy, and peace
The Holy Ghost is often also called the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of the Lord. Galatians 5:22–23 teaches that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, [and] temperance.” Latter-day Saints believe that when we have the Holy Spirit with us, we can experience all the positive feelings and attributes listed above, no matter what difficulties we may be facing in our lives. The Holy Ghost not only empowers us personally, but also empowers us to lift others and help them in the challenges they face.
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The baptism of water, without the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost attending it, is of no use; they are necessarily and inseparably connected.
There is a difference between the Holy Ghost and the gift of the Holy Ghost.
You can invite the Holy Spirit into your life through prayer, scripture study and being obedient to God’s commandments.
Bible Verses about the Holy Spirit
- Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 freedom Spirit
- Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13 faith Spirit hope
- What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 worship Spirit life
- And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. John 14:16 comforter Father pentecost
- But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 comforter Father learning
- Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 holiness Spirit church
- And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:3-4 speaking Spirit pentecost
- And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5 hope heart Spirit
- And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30 sadness second coming
- And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. Ezekiel 36:27 Spirit law following
- If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke 11:13 Spirit prayer family
- And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31 pentecost prayer miracles
- But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8 evangelism Spirit strength
- But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:20-21 faith love Jesus
- Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20 evangelism baptism learning
- Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:10 learning Spirit obedience
- For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11 Spirit thoughts understanding
- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38 forgiveness Spirit baptism
- But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. John 15:26 comforter Father Jesus
- The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14 grace blessing God
- And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. Acts 5:32 obedience Spirit receiving
- But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Mark 13:11 speaking Spirit worrying
- When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:5-6 baptism prophecy
- As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts 13:2 worship fasting Spirit
- For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21 prophecy Spirit speaking
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100 Bible Verses about Holy Ghost
John 14:26 esv / 119 helpful votes helpful not helpful.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Acts 1:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
John 16:13 ESV / 66 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 63 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5 ESV / 44 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 38 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 38 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
John 8:32 ESV / 37 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Ephesians 4:30 ESV / 36 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 35 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Galatians 5:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Romans 8:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
John 3:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Matthew 10:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Romans 15:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
John 15:26 ESV / 26 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 23 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 23 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...
John 14:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
Mark 13:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:35 ESV / 21 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 20 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
Acts 7:51 ESV / 20 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
Revelation 1:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Acts 5:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.”
Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, ...
Romans 15:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 16:7-9 ESV / 14 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
Revelation 2:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’
Acts 20:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
Galatians 4:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord .
1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
Acts 8:14-17 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
John 7:37-39 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Acts 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me;
John 4:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
John 16:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
John 14:1-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...
Luke 24:49 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Genesis 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
1 Corinthians 2:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
John 14:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
John 14:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Isaiah 42:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Psalm 104:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
1 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Acts 13:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Acts 1:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
John 20:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
John 16:7-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
John 1:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Luke 11:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Matthew 12:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 1:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Zechariah 12:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
Isaiah 63:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord , they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...
Psalm 139:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
Genesis 1:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
1 John 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For there are three that testify:
1 John 2:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Acts 5:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Acts 2:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
John 16:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
Mark 12:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Mark 1:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 12:31-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 3:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Micah 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord , and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.
Joel 2:28-29 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.
Nehemiah 9:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst.
Revelation 22:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
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In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
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I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
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And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
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The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
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If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
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“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
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Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
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David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
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Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
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For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
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Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
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They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
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Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
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30 Best Bible Scriptures on Fire of the Holy Spirit
Here are the 30 best Bible scriptures on fire of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:11 I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 2:3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.
Luke 3:16 John answered them all, saying, I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
Acts 1:5 For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.
John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”
John 14:17 “Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.”
John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”
John 16:14 “He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
John 16:7 “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”
John 16:8 “And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.
John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Luke 24:49 “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Revelation 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 8:11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
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but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district.
But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God , “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord , when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. read more. I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord , have spoken and done it,” declares the Lord .’”
And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
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30 Bible Teachings Why You Must Have the Holy Ghost to Make the Rapture
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A word of explanation: The word “Rapture” refers to the second coming of Jesus when He will come for His Bride. There are those who misunderstand when I say the Bible teaches you must have the Holy Ghost baptism to make the Rapture; they think I mean that no one can go to Heaven without the Holy Ghost baptism. No, I do not believe that it takes the Holy Ghost baptism to go to Heaven. A person who is born of the Spirit of God will go to Heaven. All that it takes to go to Heaven is the new birth, a born-again experience through the blood of Christ. However, more power will be required for us to go to Heaven by way of the Rapture than by way of the grave. We who are alive on the face of the earth when Jesus comes will need something extra; we will need the Holy Ghost baptism before we can be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
1. Only the Holy Ghost’s Power within Will Change You
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). Note that this scripture said, according to the power that worketh in us. It is an impossibility for the power of God to work in you with great force unless you have the Holy Ghost baptism. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you (Acts 1:8). For he [the Holy Ghost] dwelleth with you and shall be in you (John 14:17). The Bible clearly makes the distinction between the Holy Ghost being with a Christian and the Holy Ghost being in a Christian. The Holy Ghost in a person is what will change him at the time of the Rapture.
2. The Obedient Hearts Will Be Taken
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him (Acts 5:32). He said He would give the Holy Ghost to them that obey Him. You are disobedient when you fail to accept His promise, and He promised the Holy Ghost to you. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call (Acts 2:39). The obedient will seek until they receive the Holy Ghost.
3. Anyone Who Limits God Never Receives His Best
Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel (Psalm 78:41). Israel doubted God, and because of her unbelief she limited God and failed for forty years to go into the land of Canaan. If you doubt God, you will fail to make the Rapture. Anyone who limits God never receives His best. To be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and escape the Tribulation Period would certainly be God’s best. It will be a people that do not limit God with unbelief who are taken.
4. They Received the Holy Ghost and Spoke in Tongues During the Early Rain
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain (James 5:7). At Pentecost the early rain fell: But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel (Acts 2:16). And…I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28). In the early rain during the Early Church period, every gift and fruit of the Spirit was manifested in the Church until the nine gifts and the nine fruits of the Spirit hung as eighteen perfect apples upon the perfect tree. The Early Church is our pattern today. The Early Church had the Holy Ghost baptism with the evidence of speaking with other tongues.
5. You Must Receive the Holy Ghost and Speak in Tongues in the Latter Rain
The Holy Ghost had control and wrought mighty miracles in the midst of the people; then the devil wormed his way into the Church and she lost her power. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten (Joel 1:4). Joel said this would happen to the Church and it did. For almost 2,000 years God has waited for the harvest of the latter rain; James said he had waited with long patience for it. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you (Joel 2:25). Yes, the Lord said He would restore the power to the Church in the last days. Now that power is here. The latter rain is the power of the Holy Ghost; you cannot be ready for His coming without this power. The Bible says that just before the coming of the Son of God the Holy Ghost would be poured out, not a sprinkle, but a downpour of the Spirit. Why do you think He promised to pour out His Spirit on us in the last days if it were not necessary in our preparation for His coming? Again in Acts 2:18 He said, I will pour out in those days of my Spirit. Whatever keeps you from receiving the Holy Ghost in an age of the downpour of the Spirit will certainly keep you out of the Rapture. No one can be caught up in the Rapture without first receiving the Holy Ghost baptism.
6. Speaking in Tongues Is a Sign That Follows Believers
And these signs shall follow them that believe…they shall speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17). What was one of the signs that followed believers? Speaking in tongues. If one is a complete Bible believer he will receive the Holy Ghost. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou are judged (Romans 3:3,4). The faith of God surely includes yielding to the Holy Ghost. Believe the Word of God over the theories of man. Teachings against the Holy Ghost baptism are in conflict with the Word of God which states that tongues is one of the signs that shall follow believers.
7. You Must Be an Overcomer: The Holy Ghost Helped Jesus to Be an Overcomer
And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him (Matthew 3:16). God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power (Acts 10:38). Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God (Revelation 3:10-12). God considered it necessary for Jesus to have the Holy Ghost; and it is vital that you have that power within you, too, if you are to be an overcomer for the Lord. You will have to have the Holy Ghost to be an overcomer. The overcomers only will be taken at Jesus’ return.
8. Jesus Is Coming after a Church without Spot or Wrinkle
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27). Only the Holy Ghost can get the spots and wrinkles out. Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners (Song of Solomon 6:10)? This is speaking of the Bride of Christ, a Bride without blemish, fair and beautiful to behold. It will take the Holy Ghost to give the Church such power to conquer, such purity devoid of spots and wrinkles.
9. Jesus Is Coming for Those Who Are Alive in His Spirit
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth (Revelation 3:15,16). Some people claim that all Christians will make the Rapture, but this verse tells us that the lukewarm Christians will be spewed out of His mouth. Notice that they were in Christ, for it says He will spew them out of His mouth. This is not speaking of sinners; sinners cannot be in the mouth of God. Lukewarm Christian, He will spew you into the Tribulation Period.
Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:14-20). This is the pattern for the Spirit-filled life; the ones who will be taken in the Rapture will be alive in His Spirit as they await His coming.
10. You Must Have Oil in Your Lamp
We find the story of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Notice that they are all virgins. The oil in the Scriptures signifies the Holy Ghost; five had the oil of the Holy Ghost and five did not. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him (verse 6). The five foolish virgins took their lamps but no oil, and they said to the wise virgins, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out (verse 8). They had some of the Spirit of the Lord, but they did not have the Holy Ghost, or the oil, that the wise had. After the bridegroom came they tried to get this oil so that they would be acceptable, but it was too late. The Lord said, I say unto you, I know you not (verse 12). In other words Jesus is saying, I don’t know you as my Bride; since you are not a part of the Bride, into the Tribulation Period you must go. Without the oil, the Holy Spirit, you will not be taken in the Rapture. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh (verse 13).
11. The Raptured Saints Will Escape Death
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed (I Corinthians 15:51,52). This change is not death. Death will not have a chance at those taken in the Rapture. The Holy Ghost that works within you will change you. On the other hand, Hebrews 9:27 tells us: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Remember there is an appointment of death to every man, but in I Corinthians we are told that some will escape this appointment. How can this be done? By finding favor in the eyes of God through complete yielding to the Holy Ghost.
12. The Rapture Is Apparent in Old Testament Types and Shadows
In the Old Testament we have types and shadows of the Rapture. Enoch walked with God, and God took him (Genesis 5:24). Enoch found favor with God and was caught up. His family was not caught up with him; they had to go the way of the grave. This does not mean they were lost; it means that it takes greater favor with God to go to Heaven alive than to go the way of the grave. Elijah, like Enoch, is also a type of the raptured Christian. Elijah was caught up (II Kings 2:11) while others who loved God were left behind. They did not all go to hell; they simply did not find the favor with God it takes to be caught up. Elisha did not have the miracle power when Elijah was taken, and Elisha was left. Elisha is a type of the Christian who will be left. It takes more to be raptured than to go the way of the grave.
In Genesis, the twenty-fourth chapter, we have another beautiful picture of a type and shadow of the Rapture. Abraham is a type of God and Abraham’s servant a type of the Holy Ghost. Isaac is a type of Christ, and Rebekah is a type of the Bride of Christ. Abraham sent his servant into another country to find a bride for Isaac. The servant of Abraham did not bring back Rebekah’s whole family, but he brought back Rebekah. God sent the Holy Ghost into this world to find a Bride for His Son, Jesus. It takes something very special to be caught away with the Lord. In our day it will take the Holy Ghost baptism.
13. You Must Be Counted Worthy to Escape
Not everybody will make the Rapture, but many will go into the Tribulation Period. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled (Revelation 6:9-11). This verse is talking about Christians left behind in the Tribulation Period.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (Luke 21:36). This scripture plainly tells us that only those who are counted worthy will be caught up. Jesus will come as a thief in the night and gather up His jewels (I Thessalonians 5:2); how do you expect to have the sparkle that He requires without the Holy Ghost? Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy (Revelation 3:4). Note the word worthy . This is a Holy Ghost dispensation and everyone who wants can receive the Holy Ghost. How can you be counted worthy in the eyes of God when you are rejecting His power for service? Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost (Acts 7:51). Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away (II Timothy 3:5). When you reject the Holy Ghost you refuse His power (Acts 1:8).
14. The Man Child in the Twelfth Chapter of Revelation Will Be Taken
The woman, in the twelfth chapter of Revelation, is Israel. The man child is the 144,000 spoken of again in the fourteenth chapter of Revelation. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness (Revelation 12:5,6). Out of the millions of Jews in the twelve tribes of Israel, 144,000 are to be caught up to God in the middle of the Tribulation Period. Why are these caught up? These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb (Revelation 14:4). The 144,000, the man child of Revelation 12:5, find favor with God and are caught up while the remaining millions of Jews are left behind, still in the Tribulation Period. Note the 144,000 are all men: These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins (Revelation 14:4). And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God (Revelation 14:5). However, because the main part of the nation of Israel will not be caught up does not mean that they are lost. No, they are saved, but left behind to go through all the tribulation. So it will be with the Gentile nations when Jesus comes for the Gentile Bride; all Gentile Christians will not be caught up, but the bulk of them will go into the Tribulation Period.
15. Just a Few That Are Alive Will Be Caught Up
For many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). In Enoch’s day, multitudes dwelt on the face of the earth, but just one man was caught up to be with the Lord. When God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, four people started out of the city and only three, Lot and his two daughters, made it all the way. Little things can keep you out of the Rapture. Lot’s wife just looked back at the city and was turned to a pillar of salt. Do you think God will excuse you for your disobediences when He did not excuse Lot’s wife? He said He would give the Holy Ghost to them that obey Him (Acts 5:32). Neighbor, obey the Lord as Peter and the other apostles did when they said in Acts 5:29, We ought to obey God rather than men. Remember, in Noah’s day only eight people out of all the multitudes on the face of the earth went into the ark. The others were left to suffer the wrath of God. Those who have not received the Holy Ghost baptism when Jesus comes will remain on earth to suffer the wrath of God also.
16. You Must Have On the Whole Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:10,11). How can you be ready for the Rapture without the whole armor? You cannot have the whole armor of God without having the Holy Ghost. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18). How can you pray in the Holy Spirit when you do not have Him? Paul said, I will pray with the spirit (I Corinthians 14:15). Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26,27). Yielding completely to the Holy Ghost gives you the armor of God.
17. Christ Is Your Example
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps (I Peter 2:21). John saw Him receive the Holy Ghost (Matthew 3:16). The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me (Luke 4:18). God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost (Acts 10:38). Every miracle that Christ performed was through the Holy Ghost. Christ had the Holy Ghost when He ascended, and you must have Him to be caught up when Jesus comes. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Romans 8:11). You must have the Holy Ghost in you to quicken your mortal body. It was the Holy Ghost that raised Jesus from the dead.
18. Receiving the Holy Ghost Is a Commandment of Christ
And, being assembled together with them, [Jesus] commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence (Acts 1:4,5). If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15). If you don’t love Him enough to keep His commandments, you surely could not love Him enough to be raptured. Peter said in Acts 2:39, For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. The promise is unto you; follow Him all the way. You are commanded to receive the Holy Ghost.
19. A Hunger for God Is a Part of Your Readiness for the Rapture
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6). If you hunger for God, He will give the Holy Ghost to you. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:11-13)? A hunger for God will compel you to seek Him in His fullness, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost is part of that fullness. The Bible states that God will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask.
20. Speak the Heavenly Language of the Holy Ghost
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment [without the wedding garment he was not worthy to be part of the bridal party] : And he saith unto him, Friend [Jesus called him a friend, not an enemy] , how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless (Matthew 22:11,12). He did not have the Holy Ghost; therefore, he did not speak the heavenly language. To be changed and caught up when Jesus comes, you must have on the wedding garment and speak the heavenly language, and this you cannot do unless you have the Holy Ghost. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 22:13). In other words, without the garment of the Holy Ghost which gives heavenly language, he was spewed into the Tribulation Period.
21. Lay Aside All the Weights and Receive the Holy Ghost
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1,2). Friend, if you lay aside all the weights by looking to Jesus, He will give you the Holy Ghost; for He said in John 14:16, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh (James 5:8). Lay aside the weights, look to Jesus and continue to look; receive the Holy Ghost.
22. The Holy Ghost Will Give You Faith to Make the Rapture
Contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3). The faith that was delivered to the Early Church brought them to the place they were baptized in the Holy Ghost. If we don’t need such faith, why are we told to contend for it? We cannot have the fullness of God’s faith without having the Holy Ghost dwelling within.
23. You Must Have the Fruits of the Spirit That Come through the Holy Ghost
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22,23). To bear the fullness of the nine fruits of the Spirit, one must have the Holy Ghost. There are no apples without an apple tree, no pears without a pear tree, and there are no fruits of the Spirit in your life unless you receive the bearer of those fruits, the Holy Spirit.
24. The Bride Will Accept the Gifts of the Spirit
How can the Bride accept the gifts of the Spirit when she rejects the Holy Ghost who is the giver of the gifts? Rebekah (a type of the Bride) accepted the gifts that Abraham’s servant (a type of the Holy Ghost) offered her. Do you think she would have been accepted as the bride for Isaac had she refused the servant of Abraham and his gifts? Absolutely not. Neither will you be accepted as part of the Bride of Christ if you refuse to accept the Holy Ghost and His gifts.
25. How Shall You Escape If You Neglect the Holy Ghost?
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will (Hebrews 2:1-4)? Paul is writing to Christians; they already have salvation. This great salvation he is telling them about is the Holy Ghost. How shall we escape the Tribulation Period if we neglect so great salavation?
26. You Must Have the Seal of God
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13). Note that it says after you heard the word of truth, after you believed or were saved, then you were sealed with the Holy Spirit. This seal comes after your conversion. What is the promise? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2.38). Wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence (Acts 1:4,5). You must have the seal of God which is the Holy Ghost if you expect to be taken in the Rapture.
27. Be a Witness to God’s Power through the Holy Ghost
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8). To be a true witness for the Lord, you must have the Holy Ghost. You cannot be a real witness to the greatness of His power without the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It takes great love to be a witness for the Lord and, again, it takes the Holy Ghost to give us this kind of love. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us (Romans 5:5). Not only will the Holy Ghost help you prepare for the catching-away hour, He will help you give love and witness to others so they, too, can receive God’s fullness.
28. You Cannot Withstand God and Make the Rapture
Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God (Acts 11:17)? If you reject the Holy Ghost baptism you are withstanding God. It is the will of the Lord for you to receive the Holy Ghost. Forbid not to speak with tongues (I Corinthians 14:39). To forbid tongues is withstanding God and failing to be at the place the Holy Ghost can change you in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye at the second coming of the Lord.
29. Be Found Blameless through the Holy Ghost
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless (II Peter 3:14). And unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation (Hebrews 9:28). How can you truly be looking for Him unless you are blameless before Him? Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). You cannot have the fullness of Christ without receiving the Holy Ghost, neither can you have the fullness unless you are blameless. To be blameless you must walk in the light. If you do not walk in the light, you are not blameless in the eyes of the Lord. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (I John 1:7). Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). You will be blameless when you have done all the Lord requires, and that includes receiving the Holy Ghost baptism.
30. Yield to the Holy Ghost or You Will Quench the Spirit
The Holy Ghost is here on a mission to get the Bride ready for the coming of Christ. How can anyone who quenches the Holy Ghost be ready for the Rapture? Quench not the Spirit (I Thessalonians 5:19). Quench means to subdue, suppress, extinguish or make an end of. Some of you have allowed unbelieving preachers and teachers to cause you to quench the Spirit. No one could be ready for the coming of the Lord when he is turning his back on the Holy Ghost baptism for his life. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Thessalonians 5:16-23). A person doing these things will receive the Holy Ghost. If you quench the Spirit, there will not be enough of His power working in you to change you when Jesus comes.
God Spoke to Me
Friend, three times God has told me that the people who are alive when Jesus comes will need the Holy Ghost baptism, with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues, to be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. God has given numerous scriptures to back up what He said. He also gave me special power for laying on hands for the Holy Ghost just as they had in the Early Church (Acts 8:17 and Acts 19:6). He told me to preach the Holy Ghost to the people. Jesus is soon coming! Don’t let anyone convince you that you do not need this glorious baptism, because without it you will go into the Tribulation Period. After Jesus comes it will be too late to change your mind and escape that devastating period. Humbly, I give you this message as the Lord has given it to me. I can say with Paul, Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God (Acts 20:26,27).
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