by | Jun 9, 2019 | Christianity Today | 47 comments

Whatever happened to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?  You don’t hear about it anymore.  Churches don’t pray with people to receive it anymore.

There’s a big reason why.

Preacher, if you have stopped presenting the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to your people, it is Satan himself who has caused you to do it.  If there is no room in your services for people to receive this gift that is so urgently needed—the enemy has seized control of your agenda.  If your people don’t even know what it is—you will answer to God.

No matter how noble, persuasive, or convincing the argument, the decision to exclude the Baptism of the Holy Spirit from the life of the church is a decision conceived in hell.

Omitting this Baptism was a masterstroke of Satan.  He knew this was the most destructive deception possible.  It created lukewarm Christians.  It single handedly wiped out a huge amount of soul winning.  And, it opened the door to untold heresy.

Today we are swimming in more false teaching, false prophecy, and false Christianity than ever before.  All across the internet, ministries dabble in New Age hybrids of the Christian faith, exotic extremes, drunkenness, and even perversion.   Sadly, as it turns out, the church is the other swamp that needs draining.

Noted Christian Apologist, Ravi Zacharias, said, “I had dinner with the most popular preacher on television.  He told me that he did not see much difference between Islam and Christianity.”

How can we hang the blame for such foolishness on neglecting the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?   Let’s examine the evidence.

Jesus said, “John 16:13  “However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all Truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

Jesus calls Him the Spirit of Truth.  The Holy Spirit is the One Who imparts a hunger for Truth.  It is futile to administer truth to the unwilling soul.  False teaching will always abound when there is not the hunger for Truth that the Holy Spirit awakens.  Let’s go back to the roots of this gift:

Don’t make a move without it!

Acts 1:4: “And being assembled together with them, (Jesus) commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “Which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.””

The church has no witness without it.  Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The Apostles considered it an extreme urgency for all who believed to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

-Acts 8:14 “Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.”

-Acts 19:1 “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”  4 Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him Who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.”

We have two extremes in the church today:  Those who believe in nothing, and those who believe in everything.

Or, to put it another way: We have those who know nothing of what the Bible says, and those who believe anything anyone says about the Bible. Both are products of a lack of discernment and power.  It is only after you have experienced the real presence and power of God that you can recognize a counterfeit.

Look at the resulting number of disciples won by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost:

Acts 2:41 “Then those who gladly received (Peter’s) words were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.”

One big reason that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not preached today is because it is the natural enemy of church-marketing.

When the power of God falls on church culture, it is instantly transformed.  Human promotion becomes obsolete.   An audience morphs into an army.  An insatiable hunger for the Word of God replaces sales pitches.

The preacher who withholds the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is guilty of treason—of withholding a priceless gift bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. They are guilty of holding back a weapon of power that would keep the believer strong, alert, and able to win others to Christ.  It endows a congregation with a prayer language and power that pierces all adversity.  How dare we hold this back!

The Pentecostal revival is the greatest Christian revival in history.  Beginning in the humble Azusa Street Mission, it has blazed on worldwide for over 100 years, with over 650 million converts.  Only one thing explains it:  The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Sunday would be the perfect time to preach the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and to lay hands on your congregation to receive power from on high!

Join me for a night of miracles in Fresno California Sunday Night August 11!





  1. Gayle Shull

    ABSOLUTELY correct!

    • davidrice1951

      When I was young, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit changed people and made them strive for holiness…

      Then, in the nineties, came Kundalini and all that changed…

      Suddenly I saw people, in meetings, laughing hysterically and crawling on the floor like snakes, striking at the ankles of people standing at the altar… I heard evangelists praising God that the “Spirit had struck.” It changed no one’s life and they left those meetings and slept with everybody in the hotel…

      I think God got tired of that. I will guarantee you that if you are baptized in the Spirit, you are not going to writhe like a snake on the floor hissing and biting at the ankles of worshippers… nor are you going to leave the meeting looking for someone to give you an orgasm…

      It doesn’t happen that way…

      • Maria L. Cruz-P

        To me when a person slithers and squirms on the floor. Even when you smell sulpher.
        (Them’s some nasty unclean spirits)
        SO SIMPLE
        It is the anointing touching
        An anointed servant. With knowledge on how to cast it out is
        PROBLEM: Many “believers” are
        Full of fear
        And lack Discernment
        And not schooled in the knowledge of THE AUTHORITY JESUS LEFT US.
        AND OR
        Unwilling to attend the services
        All prayed up and oh my
        Lets not blame all the shortcomings of the “BELIEVERS”
        On “Kundawhatever”
        Just pay the price. Crucify the flesh kick those devils out and make sure your
        Prayer life matches your
        Word knowledge.

        • Leland Pollock

          Amen, we have to do our duty and study to show ourselfs aproved. The more that we put into fellowship with Holyspirit the better we get to know him.
          To get to know someone intamently takes time. Some believe 50% and that is what they receive in return, although when we give 100% of our heart, mind and love to Jesus, he gives back to the degree that we put in. He wants full to running over, continue to go deep my friend…

  2. Lindy

    So frustrated that I have to go out I will reply later. But just for now YOU ARE ON MY PAGE! This has been a great burden in my heart for years!! I have done an article showing that tongues is the evidence of the Holy Ghost (always) and given it to pastors to read, their response, “We don’t believe that!” I could say so much more! One minister is using it to share to others.
    I am definitely going to share this with a pastor I know and others! Wahoo! Thanks for speaking up on this..haven’t even read all of it yet! Gotta say Thanks before I go though.

  3. Ruby B

    My Pastor Phil Taylor preached on Pentecost today!! We believe in the Holy Spirit and truth!!!

  4. Rosie Avila

    Are you on Facebook? Mario, you need this message and others on Facebook. Easier to share.

    > Send from iPhone > Rosie Avila, President > OC Mentoring University > Liberty House of Orange County, Inc. > 714-925-2310


    • Jana D.

      There is a small “share” button at the bottom of each article. I use it a LOT. People need to hear these messages. (And once they are shared in the FB groups I share too, they get shared a bunch again. Hallelujah! The word is getting out.

  5. Paul Fuhrer

    I love that you tell it how it is

  6. Tracy

    Praise GOD for Holy Spirit. Pastor Hank and Brenda Kunneman just prayed for this today in their service. Don’t grow weary… I believe GOD is moving. Blessings to you.

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  8. Shoshanna M. Zimmerman

    I was at a prayer meeting and a couple was praying for others. I heard them say to this young man that he needed to be baptized in the H.S. then they said, ” all you have to do is to repeat our prayer language, and that this truth was revealed to them.”
    I am continually shocked at what I hear people say they were taught in non-denomination churches.

    • Jerry Woytus

      I heard that suggestion too, kind of like having one monkey mimic another. I think it helps if the one looking to receive the baptism is around an environment of faith with the anointing present. Important thing to tell them is God will not move your tongue, exercise your faith and choose to begin to move it1

      • Carolina

        Wonderful take on a big problem within mainstream Christianity today Mario.
        I noticed that some of the Believing bloggers today were testifying regarding speaking in tongues as an essential part of having the true Baptism of Holy Spirit.
        And it is my belief that speaking in the heavenly language is one of the most freeing and beautiful gifts that Holy Spirit offers. Yet I would remind my fellow lovers of Christ Jesus Holy Spirit of what Apostle Paul instructed to the church in Corinth he said: ” I wish all of you spoke in tongues, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be built up.
        (1 Corinthians 14:5)
        Though speaking in the heavenly language is my first go to while in prayer or crisis, or when I’m worshiping & praising, I see it as an essential key what Paul says here. ALL things are to be for the building UP of the true church (Body of Christ) the typical word used within some biblical texts is edify, which is from the Latin word meaning ‘build’ also taken from the word edifice meaning to ‘construct a building,’ also meaning ‘to strengthen’ hence ‘to build up morally.’
        The point is prophesying (in AP-Paul’s opinion) was much more important due to the obviousness of the supernatural power of the spoken word of God through His real Prophets. For direction, for instruction, for insight, for future sight, for glorifying God, and to help provide living proof to those outside of the household of Faith in Christ, that heavenly power dwells within a particular person or congregation. THAT is what people who do not believe in God or Christ are inspired by, the FACT of supernatural wisdom, foreknowledge and miracle working power, changes people’s hearts in an instant.
        AP-Paul knew this unequivocally and I (for one) believe him.

  9. Dan Swaningson's words and wit

    I preached on the baptism last Sunday, it is hard sometimes to go there because it seems so counter to church culture anymore but I am committed to preaching the word of God and it is certainly not counter to that. Why any believer, let alone preacher, would want to live this life and fight the battles of faith without that power of the Holy Spirit is beyond me. It certainly is one of Satan’s greatest achievements; stripping the church of power for the sake of not seeming weird. Keep preaching brother!

  10. Suzanne

    I have left church after church on Long Island for this exact reason. Thank you for speaking the truth we so desperately need to hear.

  11. warriorruth

    As one preacher said, “It’s like giving someone a car without the battery” (salvation with the Baptism).

  12. Leann

    Just as an encouragement Bro. my Pastor preached this exact same message this morning, so just wanted to let you know some are still preaching the truth and glad you’re one of them. Keep up the good work. You’re an encouragement and a blessing.

  13. Anthony

    When one is ” immersed ” or baptized into the Holy Spirit , you are literally being baptized into God.

    Jesus is the Baptizer …Just as John fully immersed Jesus into water, Jesus will immerse you into the Holy Ghost and fire.

    When you are ” immersed” into God the Holy Ghost , you will
    *hear God sounds ” mighty rushing wind”
    * see God sights ” tongues of fire on each of them”
    * speak God words ” they spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance”

    Here’s your sermon preacher!

    • Lindy

      I know! Isn’t it wonderful! Immersed in God. Hey I read John 3:8 one night, the Holy Ghost had me get up out of bed, just as I was about to sleep and told me to put the light on and open my Bible. (I had been praying the whole day while reading Acts all day, asking God if tongues IS always the outward evidence of the Holy Ghost. I needed to know.)
      So I got up and did as He said, it fell open at John 3:8 (I do not believe in randomly opening the Bible, it can be divination if relied on, but this time it was God! )
      I read it and while I read it, I could “hear” a voice in my ear interpreting the passage for me!
      “The wind blows where it will (the Holy Ghost goes where He wants) you hear the SOUND thereof (the voice in my ear said, you hear tongues) but cannot tell where it comes from, you cannot tell what language it is,) or where it goes (or what you are praying for) so is EVERYONE born of the Spirit!” I stood there frozen in shock a moment as the portent of the verse sunk in.
      EVERY one who is born of the Spirit will speak in tongues!
      That was the answer I had sought all day.
      EVERYONE! I shouted it and leaped all over the room saying Everyone!

    • Mark Andrew James

      Amen especially when He says they spoke in a “New” TONGUE as the Inward Spirit of Jesus Himself was giving them their individual utterance and those in attendance who were listening to these Newly Baptized believers into Jesus Christ were Hearing God Himself speak into them into their own native language be it Hebrew greek or today English Spanish etc etc. and yet this was a New Language Coming from WITHIN where Christ Himself was NOW indwelling their own souls as the Spirit was indwelling His. Those Jews who were listening to them on this 1st Pentecost or feast of weeks were thinking they were intoxicated with natural wine even though it was only 9 am in that 1st day of Pentecost Until Peter spoke up as we who are also in this same Spirit saying “TIMEOUT” and listen to what our Prophet Joel told us that this one day would come upon ALL FLESH until we all come to the unity of that one and the same Spirit growing upward into Him as is the Mature Man in Christ and then that which was partial will pass away as will our stomachs and the food we eat to keep the natural Alive. Amen. This gift and the giver of this manifestation is the Inward Christ by the Holy Spirit for the only purpose of building up one’s own Soul as is His body to be poured out from Him and into each vessel being “formed” in His image Amen

  14. Paula Rohde

    I recently heard my Pastor say there are no Prophets or Apostles today…..I dont attend thete any more.

    • Jerry Woytus

      Right obviously, people like John The Apostle and Prophet Isaiah have died, and apparently so has the faith of this pastor to believe for a book of Acts experience.

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  16. Kim Romero

    On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 5:44 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” Whatever happened to the Baptism in the > Holy Spirit? You don’t hear about it anymore. Churches don’t pray with > people to receive it anymore. There’s a big reason why. Preacher, if you > have stopped presenting the Baptism of the Holy Spiri” >

  17. Evang Roger Culwell

    Amen; it’s part of the enemies main plan it totally disables and disarms the Church, no weapons, no armor, no discernment, NO POWER, therefore he can take over the Church and this nation, he all ready has the evil planted so deep, it would dumbfound the church world as we know right now, especially the so called prophets of today, that so many believe in, the main prophets leading, are mystic third eye, evil plants to destroy the church and this nation, and there doing both, they except everything evil, some welcome this mystic power in gladly, to replace the Holy Spirit, just look around, God don’t allow sin, the church of today does, sin has always wrong according to the Bible, and will not enter heaven, all we have to do is go back and read Hosea about Israel, what happen to them, will happen to this nation, because it was founded on the principles of God and dedicated to God, and what you dedicate to God is his, and he will correct one way or the other, Islam and all evil is taking control because the Holy Spirit has been pushed out, we need him back in the Church, or we lose everything now, I don’t write what I feel, I write what he reveals to me, all I can do is speak it, its up to others to listen and receive it, I don’t quote opinions for if there not of God they don’t matter, he sent me to try and wake the Church and S.C. will not even except the message 2 Cor 12:20-21, I have never spoken a made up prophecy, or written it on fb or Twitter, he takes me to the word and say’s put it on there, I fear God to much to dare do that, but I will put what he says, and when he say’s stop I stop, and he told me to stop, it’s time for another phase, our whole problem is we are doing our own thing and not waiting on him and listening to his Holy Spirit, man want’s to run ahead of God, and some thing’s will only happen in his timing, but just look around at the Church today, never in the history of the church has sin been allowed, perversion, drunkeness, sleeping around, all this evil, killing babies, not standing up for our country and the thing’s of God until right now, Why the Holy Spirit has been kicked out of the Church and of course the fire,[ in which is your fight ] and of course no conviction, because no Holy Spirit, therefore they feel bad about nothing except when the true word is preached, and there filled with hate, for the one’s who do preach the true word, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, because he can expose the phony, the fake, and I can call some big names is why they want me dead so bad, and will if he tell’s me to, and there rubbing elbows with some of you, the thing they fear the most is The Holy Spirit and fire, for he and only he can and will destroy them, some have said let the wheat and tares grow together, Man this is not tares, this is pure demonic that has entered the church and has to be confronted, or the church that Jesus died for will be destroyed, except for that remnant who knows this mess is not of God, it’s pure evil, “The Lord told me my Holy Spirit will be rebirthed, and my Bride will be Pure again.” and theres a force doing everything they can to stop it, and it’s in the Church head leadership, and only his precious Holy Spirit can discern and expose it, and destroy it, all satans plan, if he takes the church, he can take this nation, and for the most part he has taken over the church, because whether you understand or not if the Holy Spirit is not in control man is, and man if not led by the Holy Spirit is led by the flesh, which is led by satan 1 John 4:6 But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. NLT, [KJV We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. the spirit of error, belial, beliar, Beelzebub, we follow one or the other] So Please ask the Holy Spirit back in, or to be refilled if you have him, we are losing everything we hold dear to evil destructive, deceptive spirit’s that have come into our Churches, and when we lose the church and the Holy Spirit in the church we lose this nation, we fight for our church and this nation, we don’t allow another country to just come over here and take control, with out shedding some blood fighting for our freedom, but yet we are allowing Radical Islam to do just that, through the Dem party, there taking over folks while we sit back in our recliners and say our little now I lay me down to sleep prayer’s, were is our mighty warriors, who with God backing them can not lose, people we need the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us, I will do as the Lord says when he say’s, waiting is not one of my good points, but we need the Holy Spirit back in the Church before God can do anything, the Holy Spirit must be in control. Be Blessed it’s a must.

  18. kingskid48

    Amen, Amen. This is absolutely what we have to get back to. There is such a lack of discernment in the Body of Christ these days. Christians are pointing fingers at those who are Godly, and condoning things done by the ungodly. Pastors, you have got to wake up.

  19. Leland Pollock

    It seams that in these days people don’t aknowageing that Holyspirit lives within the hearts of the believers.
    Not the heart of flesh, although the intercore of the believers, likened to the heart of a tree.
    The Father (Jeohava) sent the Son (Jesus
    Christ), The Son sent the Holyspirit.
    2Timothy 1:14
    Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.

    When we aknowageing that Holyspirit lives within our hearts by faith, is when we findlay get the true revalation of who we are in Christ and who Christ is with in us…
    Galatians 4:6
    Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

    Having this Power within in our human body is more than enough, it is a game changer. The nice part about it is a free Gift to all who believe that Jesus Christ is the only Begotten Son of Father Jeohava, Lord God Almighty.
    Exodus 6:3 (KJV)
    3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.

    We must believe with all of our heart, mind, body and soul. The true believers need to active the Power within, and move forth in this hour. This is a time God needs all boots on the ground swing the soward, by actively quoting scripture… Be blessed

    • Lindy

      Leland Pollock: Please read my post about the sign following receiving the Holy Ghost
      Many Christians are told to “activate the power within” and they HAVE no power within – they have never received the Holy Ghost, thank you

  20. Jerry Woytus

    Used to be …go to a good service, get saved, get the baptism of the Holy Ghost in one shot……..now people just seem eager and satisfied just to get wet “water baptism”. And without pastors giving altar calls for salvation anymore, I think these new “converts” are getting saved by listening to Baptist schooled radio preachers, then they come to the local church building for a cool dunk, emotionally satiated but spiritually dry as a bone.

  21. Lindy

    I am disappointed brother Murillo that there is no mention of tongues in the whole blog.
    I totally agree that people should be invited to pray for the baptism in the Holy Ghost.
    Will it be “a feeling”? Is it just a feeling?
    Or is it what happened in each case throughout the Book of Acts?
    We can take our pick of the two.
    Acts 2:4, 8:17; 10:46; 19:6. (Some may argue that in Acts 8 there is no mention of tongues, but it is obvious that something physical occurred, because Simon the sorcerer “saw that through the laying on of hands the Holy Ghost..” he longed for this power and (wickedly) offered money for it!
    We can deduce it was tongues because in every other place they received it was always – tongues.)


    This is where most people get it confused: they look in I Corinth’s 12 and see that it is one of the “gifts of the Spirit,” and it is. But the GIFT of tongues is for the EDIFYING OF THE CHURCH (even 2 or 3 Believers.)
    But there is the Gift of the Holy Ghost where ALL speak in tongues for THEIR OWN PERSONAL EDIFICATION: I Corinthians 14: 2-4
    A person may speak in tongues in their private prayer time and yet NOT HAVE THE GIFT OF TONGUES! Because the GIFT of tongues is for edifying the CHURCH (not the individual, as private tongues do.)

    I sincerely hope this clears it up for someone. I did not go deep into it as here is not the place for it, but THIS IS WHERE MANY PASTORS AND TEACHERS HAVE GONE ASTRAY: viz., thinking that “tongues is only for some because of I Corinths 12.”
    Why WOULD they even want to have an altar call to receive the Holy Ghost baptism when their false doctrine tells them that you receive the Holy Ghost as soon as you receive Jesus as your Saviour?!
    This lie is responsible for people not receiving the baptism in the Holy Ghost.

    Brother Murillo, don’t be afraid to tell people that tongues is always the evidence of the Holy Ghost. Don’t worry what the church people say, we need this vital truth restored.
    And you are the man to do it. You are one with the voice and the reputation.

    Get rid of tongues as being for EVERYONE and effectively, we have gotten rid of the Baptism in the Spirit.

    God bless you brother and I pray you ponder these things and continue to help be a restorer of paths to dwell in. With love and respect.

    • Lindy

      My apologies for saying that there was no mention of tongues in the blog< there was Acts 19:6 quoted and " It (the baptism in the Holy Ghost) endows a congregation with a prayer language.."

      Just not enough emphasis on the evidence of the baptism in the Spirit though, I believe.

      God bless you brother, thanks for all your wonderful blogs.

  22. Jim Burton

    I still remember having Pastor Ralph Wilkerson pray for me to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit at Melodyland in the 70’s. That experience has carried me through 50 years of ministry and life without disappointment. Praise the Lord.

  23. Patricia Folkvord

    I was filled with the Holy Spirit when I was 18 with evidence of speaking in tongues. Some churches think you are filled at the water baptism, but it’s 2 different things. If they accept the Scriptures as the Word of God then why don’t they believe the Book of Acts. Should be called the Book of Acts of the Holy Spirit, not the apostles.

    And as for Rick Warren, he flipped out years ago when he ran up and down apologizing for his stance to the LGBTYQ (soon to add a P). community. Fool.

    • Andrea McDaniel

      Mario, this article is so important. I want to share with others on Facebook. There is no share button on the articles I receive from you through email. When I use my computer’ email share button on your articles, Facebook is not an option, though it does come up as an option for emails from others. Can you remedy this problem from your end? At the bottom of your articles, I only see “comment” and “see comments” buttons. God bless you, your family and ministry. Thank you.

  24. Francisco

    Yes, being Baptized with the Holy Ghost and with Fire was the message of John the Baptizer, who introduced Jesus the Son to Israel as the One Who would Spirit Baptize born again believers. For myself, I knew early on that something was missing in my Christian experience. I was born again but in the Eyes of Jesus the Baptizer I was missing a key blessing that would make me complete, make me more useful, and satisfy my thirst. I was Baptized and Filled at a Full Gospel Business Mens meeting, began to operate in the Gifts, and received the added dimension of praying in other tongues, a vital necessity for the true believer. And no need to argue that doctrinal point with Mario, myself, and many others. We know the vital meaning of praying in the Spirit and its supercharging effects. Bottom line, we all need to be Immersed by Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit and Fire and then be instruments of this Spirit and Power to make the greatest impact on this world, the Church, the sick, the oppressed, and lost souls everywhere. Don’t leave home without it. And way to go, Mario!

  25. Mary

    Amen!I have been saying this for some time.Its like the churches have dry up and it is so sad when you know what should be going on!!???

  26. Lindy

    MARIA L. CRUZ.P. You gottit! Everything you said is so accurate.
    After my great post on speaking in tongues, I gives yours second place (mine gets a first coz its the only one that shows tongues is the evidence of the Holy Ghost -always – and yours is not on topic only kind of) but everything you said is spot on!! God bless you!!!

  27. Noel

    Perhaps the reason the Holy Spirit is not emphasized any more is because the false preachers in the church marketplace would be exposed that they possess a counterfeit power that cannot do a soul any good. They are operating out of their own deluded spirit and do not have the Spirit. May the Holy Spirit reign once again in the Church and may she become the glorious bride our Lord and Saviour is coming for!

    • Mark Andrew James

      Amen brother as I most definitely agree. Almost All of them have a different spirit indwelling their souls as that spirit once did with us and I know because I came out from a so-called spirit filled speaking in tongues church where the sheep were being led off the cliff by the blind teachers preachers and FALSE prophets who the only prophecy they were interested in was Profit in the natural being disguised as Spiritual right in the very Temple (souls) that is supposed to belong to our God Amen. Spirit-filled for sure but it is the god of this world Amen

      • Lindy

        Tongues still is and always will be, the initial evidence of a person receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost..regardless of who led who off a cliff brother, and regardless of money rakers.
        Paul and the other apostles made sure that everyone was filled with the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in tongues throughout Acts, but even in such churches he had to warn agains imorality, drunkenness and other problems – including some who were chasing money. The Gift of the Holy Ghost is as beneficial to the recipient as they allow Him to be, in producing righteousness and holiness before God.

  28. Janet Tayler

    My husband and I went to Indonesia to train a school of people seeking to be Pastors Our translator failed to arrive we did not speak Indonesian had been fasting and praying for a week. My husband entered the class to ask if any one spoke a English who could translate. Then a miracle happened when he spoke God gave him the most amazing tongue of Indonesian and as he taught the whole class who were then baptised in the Holy Spirit. The amazing destiny was that my husband continued with that gift and eventually taught Indonesian to students in Christian schools.

    • Lindy

      That’s exciting! A real fulfillment of I Corinths 14! I have heard of a couple of other instances where the Lord did this: one was in Russia where an English preacher who knew no Russian, preached fluently in Russian for a couple of hours.
      Tongues is always the evidence of the Holy Ghost for every Believer.
      But there is also the Gift of tongues (followed by interpretation which is for edifying the church
      (the other being to edify the individual – ourselves.)
      Then there is tongues which are for a sign: which seems to be what this is.
      (All in I Corinthians 14.)
      I knew a Scots woman who arrived with her husband in Indonesia from Australia to start a work in Indonesia (years ago); he died of a heart attack on the tarmac as soon as he arrived.
      So she went ahead by herself and started a mighty church (salvation, deliverances, etc.) and a Bible School there! Praise God.
      So glad to hear of Indonesia as they have a huge population! And mostly Muslim.
      God bless you and your husband with all needs met in every area of your lives.

  29. AbiGaEL

    Very true.. May the Holy Spirit back me up while i share this Truth in a Methodist/Baptist church i’m in..




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