What is the primary importance of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit dwells in all who believe in the name of Jesus. The primary purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is efficiency in testimony and service. It has to do rather with gifts for service than with graces of character. It is the impartation of spiritual power or gifts in service and sometimes one may have rare gifts by the Spirit’s power and yet manifest few of the graces of the Spirit. (See 1 Cor. 13:1–3; Matt. 7:22, 23.)

In every passage in the Bible in which the baptism with the Holy Spirit is mentioned, it is connected with testimony or service. While there are thousands and thousands of things to know about the Spirit, the main purpose, for all who follow Jesus, is to impart the Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding of the person of Jesus.

This is given to each person in a unique manner through various spiritual gifts as well as through one’s unique testimony of Christ. We are all blessed with spiritual gifts and a personal testimony of how we met and were changed by Jesus. Blow the trumpet! Get out there and share in humility the love of Jesus, the life of Jesus and the joy of Jesus.

Pastor Ross

Keeping it 100%

Excerpts from:

The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit As Revealed in the Scriptures And in Personal Experience – Copyright, 1910, by R. A. TORREY