For the past couple of years, I have reviewed and recommended many different books in prior posts. A month ago, I reviewed Whispers of the Spirit, a devotional the Lord wrote through me a few years ago.
Today I would like to share thoughts from a book I wrote titled Understanding the Holy Spirit: Experience the Power.
I was baptized in the Spirit about two years after a powerful salvation experience. During this encounter, I clearly heard the Lord tell me the price I would pay for giving my life to Him. His words came true seven years later. I was hungry for God and willing to press in until I was empowered with His Spirit.
I experienced the Presence and fire of God at home alone on the floor crying out to Him in the summer of 1975. No one told me my encounter with God was to be kept a secret. Everyone who would listen was told my story, and most thought I was crazy. I shared this amazing experience with my parents who were lifelong members of the Church of Christ, and my mother spent the rest of her life thinking I was going to hell because of my encounter.
Seeking God and not being satisfied with status quo religion was unheard of at the time. What was wrong with dead, dry, boring church? Holy Spirit had been kicked out decades or maybe even hundreds of years before except for revivals which sprung up periodically during the last 300 years.
No one seemed to notice He had departed. They were too busy playing church, building buildings, and condemning those who were hungry for God.
Tradition, tradition, tradition was all any of us knew.
The Jesus People Movement and the Charismatic Movement occurred during the 1960’s, and spread throughout mainline protestant denominations, as well as the Roman Catholic Church. I came into the Kingdom during the glory days of this outpouring. The glory forever changed my life, and there was no going back. It didn’t matter the cost, nor did it matter what anyone else thought about it. I made a decision to run hard after God for the rest of my life.
I was worn out with ignorance and people being oblivious and having so little knowledge about Holy Spirit, His power, gifts, Presence, and all things concerning His role throughout history. Understanding the Holy Spirit was birthed and written out of my desire to teach hungry people about Him. Some of the chapter titles include: Who is Holy Spirit?; What Was the Role of Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus?; Being Born of the Spirit; Baptism of Jesus/Baptism of the Holy Spirit; Praying in the Spirit: A Door from Prayer to Intercession; Gifts of the Holy Spirit; Hearing the Voice of the Spirit; and Intercession Directed by Holy Spirit.
If you are hungry for more of God, this book can open the door to a deeper experience with Holy Spirit. If you are still going to “dead church” and long for something more, that something more is the baptism in the Spirit. It transforms, empowers, and changes your life forever; however, you must seek until you find.
Nothing comes easy and without a fight.
More of God comes with a cost. Decide to pay the price and step into the MORE. The greatest revival in all of human history lies before us. Rejoice for His Kingdom is coming and now IS!
Copies of Understanding the Holy Spirit: Experience the Power may be ordered from my website by clicking this link drbrendaramboauthor.com.