Somebody asked me what it feels like to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ explained it to the Samaritan woman at the well, as we read in John chapter 4 verse 14. Jesus said: “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst, but the water that I give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life,” and that is exactly how I experienced it.
I was seeking for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I was praying and I was praising Jesus and then I had this feeling coming over me, this fullness, I was being filled up from the belly upwards and it bubbled up out of my mouth and I started speaking in other tongues, praising Jesus. I had this overwhelming experience of Jesus Christ, His love and His presence in me, His joy and His peace, and that is how it is to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. But we need to keep that fountain flowing and we only do that through our relationship with Jesus, through prayer. If you stop praying, if you stop worshiping
Jesus, stop serving Him, that water stops flowing, that Living Water. We have to keep that Living Water flowing through our relationship with Jesus, through obeying Him, seeking Him, praying, praising Him, spending time with Him, always our being tuned in to Him so that that well of living water can flow through us, that the Spirit of God can dwell in us.
We must live in holiness and obedience to Jesus Christ, because the Holy Spirit does not share our bodies with demons. Jesus said that a well cannot give bitter and sweet water, so either we have the living water of Jesus flowing through us or we have some other things flowing through us. Many people profess to have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, some of them make noises but the question is: Does the Spirit of Christ flow through us? Can Jesus be seen in us? Do we witness for Jesus Christ? Do we experience that presence of Christ? Do we hear His voice? Do we listen to Him? Do we follow Him? Are we ambassadors for Jesus Christ? Do we really have the Spirit of Christ? Many people try to emulate others who are speaking in tongues. They make noises but the Spirit of God is not in them. The question is:”Do we have the Spirit of Christ in us?
Only Jesus can fill us with that Living Water. He promised it to all who would ask. He said to the woman at the well:”If you knew who it was that is asking you for a drink of water you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.” That living water is promised to everybody, everyone who would come to Jesus, who would empty themselves of the desires of the flesh and of sin, of worldliness, and desire to be filled with the Living Water, the Holy Spirit that Jesus would give, the fountain of Living Water that Jesus would give in those who ask Him, who desire Him, who want to be one with Him.
If we desire the Holy Spirit, that well of Living Water in us, Jesus Christ dwelling in, us we have to go to Him. We have to turn from evil, obey Jesus, repent and be baptized in water for the washing off of our sins, ask Jesus and He will fill you with the Holy Spirit the Living Water, but then we have to keep that Living Water flowing, through our relationship with Jesus, through praying and staying tuned in to Him, always desiring Jesus Christ above all other things.
Do we have that well of Living Water streams of Living Water flowing in and through us and out from us into this world bringing light in darkness? Do we have Jesus Christ in us?
May Jesus bless you.