4 Steps to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit by Evan Roberts

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  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    These 4 points were taken from the teaching of Evan Roberts (Welsh Evangelist/Revivalist) who helped generate Revival in the UK in 1904. Roberts leaned heavily on the power of the holy spirit. How do we respond to this? Do you think this could be generated once again?
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    Urge them to prepare for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.


    now this is the plan I have taken under the guidance of the Holy Spirit:

    There are four things to be right, you can get to heaven without being filled with the Holy Ghost, but without being filled you will lose much on the way.

    1) You must obtain full and complete pardon for the sins of the past. If the past is not aright it must be made so. Every sin you know of confess it honestly before God.

    2) Is there anything doubtful in your life? If so it must be removed and done away with. Is their a habit of doubtful character in your life? away with it! If there is there cannot be any joy in your heart until you remove the questionable habits and pleasures. Self-denial is one of the very first essentials of the religion of Christ.

    3) Complete and immediate obedience to the Holy Spirit. Say not something prompts me to pray, it is not something it is the Holy Ghost. Whatsoever He says to you, do it! The world may laugh, he did not you will not be here long. Bow to Him now. Do not say hush when one breaks into prayer. Resist not the Spirit.

    4) A public and personal confession of Christ. How long will it take you to make a confession of Christ? Stand up now do not look at one another, out with the confession.

    These are the four things leading to the grand blessing.


    http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=2042&forum=40&0
     
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    Sounds like his view of Lordship salvation to be honest with you!
     
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    He is confusing being "filled" with the Spirit with "baptism in the Spirit." What he lays down are prequisites for all saints BEFORE and AFTER Pentecost to be "filled' with the Spirit. The Baptism in the Spirit has nothing to do with the individual believer but with the institutional "house of God."
     
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    What do you mean by institutional "house of God?"
     
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    I'm not even sure there is such a thing as 'baptism of the Spirit' today, which was a 'clothing with power from on high' in order to get the infant Church firmly established on earth. Seems to me 1 Cor 13 was foretelling that it would eventually cease.
     
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    When was the last time you experienced a National Revival? Roberts was very influential in making that happen in the UK.....or rather it was through him & his dedication that the HS used to bring REVIVAL to fruition.

    I am uncovering more & more of these HS occurrences as I dig into my own ancestors .... Mostly Welsh Calvinistic Methodists who prayed deeply for the HS to visit them with Revival....its interesting stuff. But I only get glimpses from the writings of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (himself a WCM) & some biographies of Roberts, William Williams, Howell Harris etc. I haven't studied Ian Murray's books yet but I'm moving in that direction.

    Here is something I found from Piper about the Baptism of the HS. Tell me what you think.

    http://www.desiringgod.org/sermons/you-will-be-baptized-with-the-holy-spirit
     
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    ALL who have been saved already have had ALL their past sins forgiven by God and if he wants to get ALL sins out before receiving the "baptism", no Christian would ever qualify!
     
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    The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is in 2 aspects,

    At the moment of Salvation, We are Baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ, and we are Baptized by Christ with the Holy Spirit.

    What many Christians are missing is their access to the Holy Ghost, Acts is the theme of this: Ye shall take power by faith.

    Many Christians wait for some goose bumpy emotional feeling, Any Christian can have the power of the Holy Ghost by confessing and forsaking all known sins, claiming cleansing on the basis of 1 John 1:9 and then claiming the power of Acts 1:8 by a prayer of faith.

    Really Evan Roberts is describing the Filling of the Holy Ghost but he is using the term Baptism of the Holy Ghost.

    However so many little Christians are filled with the Holy Ghost that we think it must happen with lightning falling from the sky..
     
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    What if we miss a sin? What if we don't cleanse every sin from our lives? Must we be absolutely perfect? I'm sorry but I don't see anywhere in Scripture that this idea is supported nor do I see Scriptural support listed with the points.
     
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    OK then, Matthew 5:48; Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
     
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    Are we perfect? CAN we be perfect? Just what does "perfect" mean in this text?
     
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    Go ask Jesus....he said it.
     
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    Whatever happened to: "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." Eph. 2:8-10.

    Neo-Pentecostalism comes in many flavors of salvational admixture. i.e. Grace and works to get saved and stay saved. That is an interesting notion: to get saved. The names of the saved are already in the book of life from before the foundation of the world. God calls them out for His own Will and pleasure.

    Perfection=completed, fully grown, adult, having a complete uniform. Living without sin is not in the etymology. "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" is directed to saved people.

    Even so come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    Are you suggesting that Calvinistic Methodists in the day were neo pentecostalists?
     
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    The OP wasn't talking to lost people.

    The OP was addressing powerless sheep of Jesus' flock, who are unable to be the medium of God that they are supposed to be.

    Maybe, it helps to view this as a way to speed up the post-regeneration conversion process.

    Pulling down all of the idols in your life, removing things sacrificed, fantasies of former fornication, grudges harbored in the deep childish recesses of your mental strongholds,....these are the necessary cleansings that we need, to be the useful tool that the Shepherd left us here to be.

    This is the perfection of the Saints.
    It is accomplished, in large part, through doctrinal teaching.

    Luk 8:14
    14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

    2Co 7:1
    1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    2Co 13:9
    9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong:and this also we wish, even your perfection.

    Heb 6:1
    1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

    These are the gifts God gave, to accomplish this:

    Eph 4:11-13
    11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
    13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

    This chapter, Eph. 4, gives a step by step process, laid out, that when followed, allows for perfection to occur in the life of a Saint.

    And for you idiots....no , I am not advocating what Satan is whispering in your ear at this moment, so don't say it.
     
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    Exactly. Thanks. :)
     
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    Ha Ha...FUNNY and well done....thinking outa da box:thumbs:
     
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    Exactly...thank you!:thumbs:
     
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    Scripture uses perfect in more than one sense. First is in the sense of mature, or complete:

    James 1:4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

    James 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.


    Then, unbiased (or possibly selfless). Matt 5:
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
    45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
    46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
    47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
    48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


    But there is a perfection that comes through the blood of Jesus Christ:

    Hebrews 7:
    18 For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
    19 (for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.


    Look at the promise from Ezekiel 36:
    26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

    And also Jeremiah 31:
    31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,

    32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord.

    33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.


    Demonstrated in Hebrews 8:10
    “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people.

    and Heb 10:16
    “This is the covenant that I will make with them
    After those days, says the Lord:
    I will put My laws upon their heart,
    And on their mind I will write them,”


    And fulfilled in Christ - Heb 9:
    15 For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

    16 For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.

    17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives. 18 Therefore even the first covenant was not inaugurated without blood.


    But look at one other aspect of the promised New Covenant:


    Ezekiel 36:25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.

    Fulfilled also in Christ, per Hebrews 10:
    1 For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.

    2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?

    10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

    11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;

    14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.


    Hebrews clearly shows that the one who has been sanctified has also been perfected. Also clear is that this perfection is a cleansing, or removal of sin - forever perfected.


    One of the greatest failings of Protestant theology is the notion that our righteousness stops at justification and imputation

    But what is missed is that OT saints were justified and imputed righteousness even before Jesus even came and died.

    So how does the Protestant figure that Jesus came with a better ministry, if His blood didn't accomplish anything better than that of bulls and goats ???

    Protestants believe that our sis are "covered" by the blood of Jesus. But the blood of bulls and goats already did that. Why did He have to die if He couldn't provide anything better than a covering?

    His blood removes the sin from our inner being. We are literally a new creation. Not "viewed" as righteous, but actually righteous - on the inside.


    All this work that people propose in order to become righteous, has already been done by Christ. Those who draw near in faith are cleansed of all filth
     

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