The term ‘Baptism of the Spirit’ has been wrongly understood in the church for so many years. After that you are born again you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. According to the scriptures, the baptism of the spirit is being born again.
It is the Holy Spirit who brings you into Christ. The Bible says, “for by one spirit are we all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13). You see, it’s the Holy Spirit who immerses you into Christ, then you become a member of the body of Christ through the new birth. He’s made you His temple, the living tabernacle of God, but He needs to come inside. That’s why we tell people to receive the Holy Spirit to live in you. He has brought you into Christ, now he has made you the house of God.Being born again is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He baptizes you into the body of Christ, making you a member of the body of Christ. This is what the Bible teaches. Then you receive the Holy Spirit to come into you to live in you. That’s when the anointing comes into your life. You know there is the anointing for our spirits that makes us Christ that’s the anointing by which you live the Christian life. Then there is the anointing on your office when you are called of God. That’s a separate thing. The Bible says, “…the anointing which you have received from him abides in you…” (1 john 2:27).
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