He will not allow His anointing to be tampered with or to be used for one’s own selfish purposes. If you are not willing to be used by God for whatever He wants to use you for in this life, then His anointing is just going to be wasted and He will more than likely withhold this gift from you. Some people may want this gift because some of their friends may have just received it, or they want the gift of tongues, or they want God’s power to be able to do what their will is rather than what God’s will is going to be for their lives. Why in your teaching on receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, you make no reference I have been struggling with this concern for quite awhile and now I understand that this is something I do not want for my spiritual life. Period. If you have played with a ouija board even one time – if you have gone to a fortuneteller even one time – if you have been hypnotized even so much as one time – you need to go ahead and go through the above cleansing just to make absolutely, positively sure that you are clean and free of any demonic spirits before asking for this gift. I really feel the reason many people do not receive this gift when trying to get it quickly at a church service is that they simply have not been properly prepared to receive it. You may be holding unforgiveness towards someone and God is viewing this as a sin, but you are not. I was baptized at 15 where I confessed faith in Christ as Lord and Risen Savior. Father, I now believe that I have been fully forgiven and that my sins will no longer be remembered by You. The next and final step is to then deal with any type of heavier sin that you may have in your past. But to anybody who is genuinely after Jesus baptizing them in His Spirit, no, you can trust that Jesus is going to ensure you receive the Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, seen in the book of Acts, is not down to a man made formula of “do a 4 step program”. If you can honestly say that you really want this gift for the above right reasons, then you are now ready for step two. Knocking and the door never opens. (2020, August 25). I know another man who Jesus saved from the occult and thats the lie they fed him too. Be sensitive to any sins that the Holy Spirit may bring up to your mind’s attention over the course of about 4-7 days. Why? In the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy and at his right hand are pleasures forevermore. ~Acts 2:38. There is no need for a second baptism. And maybe driving in your car and crying out to GOD. The reason is you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. These first two steps – having the right motive and really wanting this gift – will be the main determining factors as to whether or not you will receive this gift the first time you try asking for it. The full surrender prayer will be included in the final step where you will pray and ask God to release this gift to you. All rights reserved. ALL are baptized into the Holy Spirit when you truly believe…, Scripture taken from New King James In reference to spending time not sure it is really envying others and comment on last page “regardless of whether or not I feel anything” ? Amen." I was born again on that day. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:18-23. No two baptisms? For one of the best descriptions of what it means to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, check out this teaching by John Piper, found at Desiring God: "How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. I want to be able to pray in her behalf to spare her of more surgeries with the help of God.