The Bible tells us we are to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is at that time we become a child of God and receive the Holy Spirit. But Jesus said he had to die so that we might receive the Comforter who would teach us after He left this earth.

I am feeling the need to write about this second in-filling from notes that I made way back during the charismatic renewal when I was baptized in the Spirit.

John 1:33, Matthew 3:11. Jesus is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1, 4-5. Jesus promises the baptism of the Holy Spirit to his apostles.
Acts 2:1-21. The apostles receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them.

Acts 8, 14-17. Peter and John lay hands on believers and they are baptized with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19, 1-7 Paul lays hands on believers and they are baptized with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10, 44-48  The gentiles are baptized with the Holy Spirit as evidenced by the gift of tongues.  See also 1 Cor. 4-39

1 Cor. 12, 4-11, 27-31  The gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5, 22-23  Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 11, 9-13  The Father in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.

Acts 2, 38-39  God’s promise is made to you and to your children  and all who are far away, all whom the Lord our God calls to himself,

Why wait?  Say this prayer.

i renounce Satan and all wrongdoing.  I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died to free us from our sins, and that he rose to bring us new life.  I will follow Jesus as the only way to the Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, I want to follow you from now on.  I want to be free from the dominion of darkness and the rule of Satan.  I want to enter into your kingdom and be part of your people.  I will turn away from all wrongdoing and avoid everything that leads me to wrongdoing.  I ask forgiveness for all the sins that I have committed.

Lord Jesus, you said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.”  Lord, lead me to the Father.  I ask you to baptize me in the Holy Spirit as you promised.

I praise you Holy God.  Glory to God.  Blessed be his Holy Name!