We commonly hear the phrase “Old Fashioned.” But is God old fashioned? Should people today still live by the commandments of God that are in the Bible? Should people still wait until marriage; or is marriage itself outdated? Does Hell actually exist? I assure you though society has changed, God has not changed. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). One thing to note about the Bible is that the majority typically were not the ones following God. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were the people of God. In the New Testament, the Church are the people of God; and the Church still exists today. The Church of the Bible was founded with a supernatural experience in Acts chapter 2. The Bible itself is a testament of supernatural experiences with God. The problem we are having today is many are not having a supernatural experience with God. There is no fear of God. Even some professing Christians do not follow His commandments. I encourage all to seek that supernatural experience with Him. I once believed that God did not move supernaturally anymore. But then I found out about Speaking in Tongues. Now I have to admit at first I was skeptical; but then I read Acts chapter 2 verses 1-4. I prayed for God to allow for me to have that experience. At that time I was not sure which church to go to; but I wanted to speak in tongues. I found out that the Apostolic Pentecostals believed in speaking in tongues. I finally received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues. That experience validated the teaching of the Bible for me. So if you have any questions about God, I encourage you to seek that experience. A deeper study would show that speaking in tongues is a sign that someone has received the Holy Ghost. It is God’s intention that everyone have that supernatural experience when they first believe in Jesus Christ. Please consider the following scriptures: Acts 1:4-8|Acts 2:1-4|Acts 10:44-48|Acts 11:15-17 |Acts 19:2-6|Mark 16:16-17
Many people struggle with the thought that they believe in Jesus, yet feel no real connection to Him. I’d adventure to say that a relationship with God with no real personal experience will always feel void. Many people are facing this problem, because they believe in a supernatural God, but do not believe in a supernatural experience. Sometimes we limit God in our thinking; and our experience of Him is simply convincing ourselves in our minds that He does exist. I do not simply believe that Jesus wants us to believe in Him in our minds, and feel a little emotional when we think about Him. The Bible teaches that when Jesus resurrected, He told his disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Promise of the Holy Ghost. When they obeyed Him, they received the Holy Ghost and began to Speak in Tongues as the Spirit gave the utterance. God can be so close to you that He can inhabit your body taking control of your tongue and speak in a language unknown to you. This language will help you pray to God. You will know beyond a shadow of a doubt the God does exist. We are all born with a huge void in our life that we search everywhere trying to fill. I’ve found the only time it went away was when I received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and began to speak in tongues. I don’t base my faith on just a simple mental belief, but on personal experience with the King.
Baptism is more than simply an outward expression. It is part of the plan of Salvation. According to Mark 16:16, individuals must believe and be baptized. Acts 2:38 teaches us that baptism is for the remission of sins. 1 Peter 3:18-21 teaches us that baptism saves us. Not that there isn’t more to living for God, but baptism is part of the process. It should be every believer’s goal to be as Biblically accurate as possible. This is because the Bible contains the teachings of Jesus Christ. The importance of baptism they showed in the Bible is the same importance we need to show today. It is important that we ask the question, “What does hinder me to be baptized?” (Acts 8:16).
People are beginning to return to biblical teaching all around the world. With civil unrest and so much chaos, people are hungry for God. They need answers and they’re finding them in God. In the recent century, individuals are discovering a deeper commitment to God. Though the world is getting worse, believers are finding comfort in Jesus. The United Pentecostal Church is a leader in teaching biblical teaching and applying them to 21st century life. Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost and are speaking in unknown tongues by the power of God. People are being healed of sickness just as in the Bible days. God is alive and doing something special in these last days. You can find that hope too. Go to https://www.upci.org/home and find a United Pentecostal Church near you. God will not let you down.