For some people, it’s a controversial issue. But as a Pentecostal, I believe one of the keys to sharing your faith with power is to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2:1-4, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in a special way.
He rested on them in tongues of fire, fulfillment of Jesus’ ability to baptize with fire (Luke 3:16). The important part is that the Holy Spirit empowered them to witness with a boldness like never before. Not only were they unafraid to share their faith, but they shared it in a way never done before.
In Acts 2:5-11, we see the result of this empowerment. They are able to share their faith with people they can’t normally even speak to her. The Holy Spirit breaks down the barrier of language. They are able to proclaim God’s glory in the original language of all of their hearers, people from 13 places (Acts 2:7-11).
While we may not be able in every case to speak other languages for the people we share our faith with, that same boldness and empowerment to not be afraid and to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead is available to every Spirit-filled believer. All you have to do is ask him to guide you, give you the words to speak, and step out in faith.
We must rely on the Holy Spirit in every aspect of sharing
our faith. He makes a strong and able to share. What do you think? Leave a
comment to share your experiences with the Holy Spirit.