Watch Brad Long explain three reasons why Jesus needs you and me to be baptized in the Holy Spirt.
This Pentecost, some of us need to pray for the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Others of us we need to pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
To see the difference, we need to go back to the book of Acts.
Who or what is the Holy Spirit?
Is it a supernatural power?
Is it a force, something like spiritual electricity?
Is it a divine emanation?
Or is He God?
Answering this question of the nature of the Holy Spirit correctly is extremely important. Read more from this online adaption from Dunamis Project 1: Gateways to Empowered Ministry, Chapter 3: The Trinity and the Holy Spirit
All of the streams of Christian renewal have different traditions, customs and guidelines, that arise out of many different theologies. The Dunamis Project is no exception.
We want to acquaint you with what might be called the Dunamis Style of Ministry, our understanding of the ways in which we affirm ministry to be done as a part of The Dunamis Project.
Our style may differ from those with which you are familiar or may have used in other settings.
We believe that all of the specifics with which we concern ourselves find themselves grounded and rooted in the same reformed perspective as does our teaching.
Many Christians have never experienced the reality of evil spirits because they have never entered a situation where the Holy Spirit was invited to move in power to make real the presence of Jesus Christ.
When the Lord Jesus is present by the power of the Holy Spirit, He may come with such intensity and presence that evil spirits hiding within people are forced out into the open to indicate their presence.
At that point, the Holy Spirit empowers Christians in the authority of Jesus to cast the evil spirits out.
What do you do?
Why is the Holy Spirit so important?
Why not just focus on just God the Father and God the Son? Are not the Father’s love and the salvation we have in Jesus Christ the really important parts of the Gospel? Yes, that is right.
The importance of the Holy Spirit is found when we ask another question, “How does the love of God the Father expressed in Jesus Christ become experienced and real in our own life?”
That’s where we come to the role of the Holy Spirit.