Multitudes of sincere believers around the world at this very moment are earnestly, and in some cases, desperately, crying out for God’s help in real overwhelming needs in their life, on the premise that it is divine intervention they need to bring answers and resolution to those problems.
But, the real truth is Jesus said, “the Kingdom of God is WITHIN you,” that is, within every believer who has been immersed, or baptized, in the Holy Spirit!
Included in the Kingdom, or Domain of God—the Spirit Realm—is the AUTHORITY and POWER of God! Thus, the fact is that within every Spirit-baptized believer is the same AUTHORITY and POWER that Jesus Himself operated in to “destroy the works of the devil”—heal the sick, halt, paralyzed; open blind eyes and deaf ears; cleanse lepers; cast out demons; raise the dead, feed the 5,000 and 3,000; and walk on water!
The incontrovertible fact is that ALL of the AUTHORITY and POWER of the Kingdom of God is available to EVERY Born Again, Spirit-Baptized believer today! Astoundingly, even that same POWER that raised Christ from the dead is available to every Spirit-Baptized believer today!
Jesus was the Heavenly PROTOTYPE of the SONS OF GOD! As the Heavenly PROTOTYPE of the SONS OF GOD, Jesus received the power He needed to perform the works of power, miracles, signs and wonders He performed throughout His personal earthly ministry when He received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. In so doing, Jesus, set the precedent for every other Son of God (believer) to likewise receive the power He operated in through the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE in order to fulfill His Word that the works that He did shall believers also do and even greater works shall they do!
Everything Jesus did during His bodily earthly visitation, He did not as God, but as a Human filled with and baptized in the Holy Spirit! All valid and genuine ministry since His Ascension is merely an extension and ongoing completion of Jesus’ ministry. Thus, the only way to perform genuine ministry of the Spirit is by and through the agency of the SAME Holy Spirit Jesus operated through.
When Jesus received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit upon being baptized by John The Baptist in Jordan River, whereupon the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the tangible form of a Dove, the voice of God the Father reverberated from Heaven, saying, “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON IN WHOM I AM WELL-PLEASED!”
This event happened to demonstrate that everyone who desires to likewise become a SPIRITUAL SON OF GOD who is WELL-PLEASING to God the Father, must likewise receive of the same Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire that Jesus received! There is no other way to be well-pleasing to God than to follow in the footsteps of the Heavenly Model and likewise receive the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE!
Jesus Himself testified to the early disciples and by extension to every other disciple since then, “You shall receive POWER after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you to be my witnesses!” (Ac. 1:8). The ONLY WAY to be effective witnesses of the resurrected Christ — that He is not dead, but He is alive evermore — is to through the power that you receive through the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE!
The matter of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is without question, the most controversial matter in the annals of Church history. And for centuries the deceiver (Satan) has deceived people into thinking that the matter of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a denominational or sectarian issue, and thereby has kept multitudes of believers from receiving the supernatural power of God in their lives that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit brings into believers’ lives, because the last thing on earth that Satan wants more believers to be empowered with the POWER OF GOD in the manner that Jesus was, lest they perform the works that Jesus did and even greater works to “destroy the works of the Devil” as Jesus did in His appearance!
Make no mistake about it Satan and all the demons of Hell are literally and indescribably terrorized by the thought of myriads of Spirit-empowered believers being manifested upon the Earth in these last days, which is a sign of destruction for him and his kingdom!
Don’t YOU be deceived by the deceiver!
The matter of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is NOT a denominational issue, rather it is a DECEPTION issue! You simply CANNOT have the POWER you need to live the Christian life in its fullness as Jesus lived it, resist and defeat the devil in your life as Jesus did, and perform the works of power that Jesus performed, without receiving the POWER of the Holy Spirit Jesus Himself received!
WITHOUT ALL of God, which includes God the Holy Spirit, these things are impossible, but WITH God — ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
Do not remain a powerless victim of the devil’s deception!
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Dr. Steven Lambert was ordained in 1977 and holds several earned graduate/post-graduate degrees. Over more than four decades in ministry, he has served as a pastor, radio/TV host, adjunct-professor, Board Certified Doctoral Diplomate Christian Therapist/Counselor, and a speaker/commentator on a range of social, political, and theological issues, particularly as a recognized authority on the matter of ecclesiastical authoritarian abuse. He is the founder/Overseer of Ephesians Four Network (ephesiansfour.net) and its subsidiary, Ephesians Four Network of Deliverance Counselors (efndc.ephesiansfour.net). Dr. Lambert authored several books (catalog at realtruthpublications.com), many published articles, and is the founder/editor of Spirit Life Magazine (spiritlifemag.com). His bio, extensive blog, and scheduling information are available on his ministry website at: http://www.slm.org. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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