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Do You Want the Holy Ghost?

Do you want the Holy Ghost?

Many people think that God does not fill people with the Holy Ghost today. They think it was just for those in the bible days… not so. The bible say’s it for as many as the Lord our God will call (Acts 2:39). And guess what? He’s still calling people today. Some people feel they have the Holy Ghost already but they’ve never spoken in tongues (an unknown heavenly language). But the bible promises that speaking in tongues will follow them that believe (belief is the key!). (Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues).

  
Spiritual Gifts vs Speaking in Tongues when filled with the Holy Ghost
Paul wrote a lot of letters to the church (1 Corinthians Chapter 1- 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,  2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:  3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.). The city of Corinthians received a letter from Paul detailing the “the gift of tongues” (in chapter 14 of Corinthians) which should not be confused with those who spoke in tongues when they received the Holy Ghost (Read the book of Acts). When Paul spoke of the “gift” of tongues in chapter 14, he was teaching them about “spiritual gifts” and was speaking to a church already saved.
 
Belief is the Key
The reason some people don’t speak in tongues is because they don’t believe (belief is the key). You can’t have the Holy Ghost without the outward evidence of speaking in tongues. Jesus also said “you will hear a sound thereof, but cannot tell where it comes from. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit!” (John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. – American Standard Version). That sound…is the evidence of speaking in tongues! That’s how you know you got the Spirit!