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December 3, 2008 / Nick

Is the baptism of the Holy Spirit only for the chosen few?

Thanks to everyone who’s commented on the series of posts on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues. One of the issues raised was from a brother who had given up on praying to receieve the Holy Ghost in the belief he was not one of the chosen few.

I don’t have my bible to hand as I’m writing this blog while standing on a crowded train thanks to WordPress for iPhone. But, here’s why I don’t believe the Holy Ghost is only for a chosen few.

1. God said in Joel 2.28 that he’d pour his Spirit out on all flesh. That means everyone can be filled.

2. Peter said that the promise of the Holy Ghost was to as many that are afar off whom our God shall call in Acts 2:39. God has called all to be saved and is not willing any should perish.

3. God sent His Son to die on the cross because He loved the whole world: past, present, future. Therefore, we all have access to His promised Holy Spirit.

4. God shattered the perception of His Holy Ghost only being for a chosen few (Israel in this case) when He filled the Gentiles in the house of Cornelius the Roman.

5. Without having received the Holy Ghost we can not be sanctified or live holy, we are adopted into His family by the Spirit, we will be raptured when the Holy Spirit in us changes us from mortal to immortal. Therefore, the promised Holy Ghost is to all who believe.

I hope someone is encouraged by the above, also that you will be provoked to claim Heaven’s greatest treasure – which is freely available to you today.



  1. Kari / Dec 3 2008 3:34 pm

    That is the absolute truth!

  2. Bozz / Dec 3 2008 6:08 pm

    I totally aggree my brother. Since God uses archaic wording (very specific), He deals with humanity to a whole in salvation. Acts 2:38, we are commanded once we a pricked in the heart about recieving or applying God’s grace in us by accepting His terms for salvation. We repent, baptized then HE gives us the seal of His Spirit. The Spirit will give us utterence…

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