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It was after 24 years of being born again that I was finally baptized in water at the River Jordan (I was very excited!) but I am so grateful to GOD that I was baptized in GOD THE HOLY GHOST about one year of my salvation. I became born again Dec 31/Jan 1 1998, which was about one month to my 17th birthday, and I was baptized in THE HOLY SPIRIT around June 19, 1999. And I was water baptized in Israel by my Pastor on Nov 10 2022.
In order to enter the kingdom of GOD, as instructed by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, you must, must, must, be baptized in water and spirit. It doesn't matter the order in which it happens. Usually, people are baptized in water first, soon after salvation. Due to the persecution that trailed my salvation, that made that impossible. So it had to wait. But GOD didn't wait to pour out HIS HOLY SPIRIT on me. I was ecstatic! Life with GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is the best life. I call HIM the Perfect Gentleman. HE does not play, at all. I fear HIM as GOD but I play with HIM as HIS loved daughter. I trust GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT so much that if anyone comes at me and thinks I am alone, I laugh. Because I know for a fact that if you dare make the mistake to touch me the wrong way, you will not see THE HOLY SPIRIT coming. HE will finish you and be gone from you before the first sign HE was there shows.
I am that confident in my GOD. I can face anything, anyone, and any circumstance because GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT lives inside of me.
You can never accomplish anything meaningful on earth for GOD without GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT and not have satan debilitate your body to punish you. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is a must. You must be baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT with the evidence of speaking in tongues. People say, "open your mouth and speak". That is not altogether true. You must cry to GOD for the gift. Pray as long as necessary. When the right person, event and place that will lead to your baptism in THE HOLY SPIRIT comes, GOD will let you know. When they lay their hands on you, then you open your mouth and expect GOD to speak in Heavenly language through you.
The moment you are baptized in THE HOLY SPIRIT, there are no limits to what GOD can do through you. You become formidable. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT begins the purification work. When you begin to walk in consecration, GOD begins to train you for divine destiny.
The road to divine destiny will be the longest journey you will ever take and it will be a journey with only GOD and you. Others might help and inspire. But when the rubber meets the road, it will be only you and GOD. Know this. Knock it into your mind. Everyone you are depending on in your mind to be there with you, will certainly not be there. I am one hundred percent sure. So, to avoid getting disappointed, you must prepare your mind so that if GOD sends whoever to help you, you don't lean on whoever like they are GOD. You know they can help today and refuse to help tomorrow. You go back to GOD to ask for who the next helper is. That is how you go from day to day until emergence happens. So, when you emerge by the grace of GOD, and people are giving gifts and money, you know they won't stay. They will leave at the right time and at the end of your journey, it will end how it started--with only GOD and you.
If you are prepared for the journey into the exciting unknown, yoke up with GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT! You will experience things with GOD outside your wildest imagination and each day will begin and end with wonder. You will be the most changed. GOD bless you.
Pic: Me visiting the beautiful baptismal site at the Jordan River nearly six months after my baptism there! :)