There is a difference between drinking a glass of water and taking a bath – and there’s a difference between receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation (drinking a glass of water) and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (taking a bath).
Without the power of the Holy Spirit, believers simply can’t live the successful Christian life. Jesus told the disciples, who were already believers and had already received the Holy Spirit (John 20:22), to wait until they received power from on high before beginning their ministry.
Even then, they were filled (refilled) with the Holy Spirit several times. D.L. Moody was asked why he said he needed to be filled continually with the Holy Spirit; he replied, “Because I leak!”
Telling church members what to do without telling them how to get the power to do it (i.e. receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit) is cruel. The following…
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