Throughout Scripture, there is a promise that if you seek the Lord with all your: Heart, mind and strength; you will receive the desires of your heart. This promise given to Israel through Moses, directly by God to Solomon, to us through the psalmist and twice in the Gospels.
Many take this promise to mean that if we seek God, we can ask for what ever it is we desire and as long as we seek God, he will grant us the desires of our heart…however, note, the desire of our heart is if we seek God with all our heart, we will receive the desire of our heart…that is God himself.
The Baptism of the Spirit is when God comes and fills us to overflowing with the tangible presence of himself. The Baptism of the Spirit, is when God comes and covers us with the tangible presence of himself. The Baptism of the Spirit is when God comes and flows through us with the presence of himself. In other words, the Baptism of the Spirit is when we become saturated with God.
The Baptism of the Spirit is not just a belief. Nor is it an emotional response, though certainly, one should feel a physical, emotional and mental experience when the creator of the universe comes and saturates us with himself. The Baptism of the Spirit is the second part, or stage if you like, of the Trinitarian dance, of which we are promised.
The first was Christ. Christ crucified. Christ died and buried. Christ, who rose to life on the 3rd day. Christ who ascended to God, the Father. But, Christ is no longer with us, and he gave us the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who cries out in us to God the Father, who we do not yet see. Though, Jesus told us that if we have seen him, we have seen the Father. And its the Spirit of God, who causes us to see Christ. It’s the Spirit of God, who causes Christ to become alive in our hearts.
Yet, we await a third and final stage in our Christian walk. And that is when we will see God face to face. It will be where will come face to face with our creator. It will be when the Father, gives himself to us in his entirety. When we will no longer see through a dark glass. But, until we see the Father face to face, we can rest in Christ and be completely saturated in God, through the presence of the Holy Spirit.