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Duncan

How long does it take for a person to be baptized by the Holy Ghost?

If someone repented & has been baptized in water, after 2 years is still not baptized with the Holy Ghost, is there a time frame/limit ?? If that person is reading the bible, and learning little by little, doing the best they can to follow the Lord's word , even tho they don't have the Holy Ghost is that person considered to be a Christian? If not, then what are they?
Annie:

You are filled with the holy ghost the instant you take christ as your savior and give god thanks for his sacrifice.the holy ghost is in all who believe in it.at least in my church,there are know physical signs of it,no tasks performed to achieve it,if you believe god is almighty,flawless and our creator then you must knmow that we are all a part f that ,god made man in his own image,out of the dirt he made this beautifui world with.your born with god in you,so stop looking for signs and start thanking the lord,amen.

Mac....Of Moot and Mac:

Baptism is simply a ritual.....be it sprinkling or immersion...........If one is sincere in their quest for forgiveness.............has surendered their life to The Holy Trinity.........then and only then is their place guranteed beside the throne of God..................

Abhi:

Judgement is not mine , and this question is loaded with debateable doctrinal differances, for example some beleive that the manifestation of the Holy Ghost is speaking in a unlearned language and that is proof positive that One is (filled with the Spirit) baptised with the Holy Ghost, then there are some who beleive that the manifestations are many (see 1 Corinthians chapter 12) Never the less I dont think it matters as long as your heart is right.

Tangent Bill:

We are baptized with the Holy Spirit in the moment that we put our trust in Jesus. Water baptism cannot save. Water baptism is something a person does after being saved as an outward sign of an inward change.

Annie:

a person is babtized by a minister not the holy ghost and depending on the religion it could take 5 min to 5 years.

Matthew:

No time. Incarnate, in the human experience, we live in linear time. The Holy Ghost (Spirity) lives now. No "time" like the present.

Russ:

It is up to your faith...it depends on nothing else...Never mind what others say...

Prettizeyez17:

<<<even tho they don't have the Holy Ghost is that person considered to be a Christian? If not, then what are they? >>>

Huh? Don't you know that you are saved by FAITH? You are saved by truly believing the gospel message about the atoning work of Christ on the cross and how it applies to you, and by believing, it becomes a reality in your life, because faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for (Heb 11:1). The Bible tells us that we walk by faith, not by sight. If you are looking for some sign of your salvation, then that is not faith, it's doubt looking for proof. Do you have faith or not?

I have news for you - the moment you were saved you received God's Holy Spirit to dwell within you. You have all of God now - there is nothing more to get. We are told to walk in the Spirit - and that means to obey the Bible, God's written Word to us. Jesus walked in the Spirit of God perfectly, because He perfectly obeyed God. And if we obeyed God's Word perfectly, or at least to a good degree, we would see power, for His Word IS power. But what are you looking for, a cheap handout? Do your homework and earn your degree man - learn His Word and obey it - i.e. walk in the Spirit, then you will see power!

<<< after 2 years is still not baptized with the Holy Ghost >>>

Whew, glad to see that! It looks like you have escaped the deception that many people have fallen into. Good! What you are looking for doesn't really exist, which is why you haven't found it. You already have the fullness of the Triune God dwelling within, and all you have to do is release it through obedience to the Word of God.

Rom 8:15 -
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,.................. (NKJV)

Stallion:

Let me make this crystal clear fm. repenting and being baptized only means you said you were sorry and got wet with out Spiritual Rebirth through faith by grace. Now, go study what faith & grace is and you will discover your answer.

W'd-U-Say:

You need to allow for 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.

Valentin Alsina News:

Baptism by the Holy Spirit can happen in an instant. As a matter of fact-----the Holy Spirit is not slack. It is promised in the Word of God that if you asked for the Holy Spirit---the Father would be faithful to give Him to you.
Luke 11:9-13 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!

There is one pre-requiste. Jesus Christ must be your Lord and Savior--you must be born again. It's very easy to receive Jesus Christ. You just ask Him to forgive you for your sins--and you accept Him as your Savior. Simple enough. The Holy Spirit is very much the same. You just ask for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. God give you the Baptism (because He said He would). Where some have difficulty is in the receiving. And you can ask God for help in that area too. I love to look at it this way. Think of the Holy Spirit as a swimming pool. And you take a flying leap into the middle of that pool. It take faith to make that leap. That is the exact same way to receive. Jump in---and begin to swim! And there are many Christians who are not baptized in the Holy Spirit. It is not a pre-requisite for salvation. It does however give you power to walk as an overcomer in this life. That is just one of the benefits---there are many many more. Here is just one more benefit----REVELATION----after getting baptized in the Holy Spirit---the bible will open up to you even more.

Valentin Alsina News:

And don't let anyone tell you there isn't more. God devoted a whole book to "The MORE". It is called the Book of Acts. Don't let anyone keep you from receiving EVERYTHING God has for you. If that Bible says you can have it---then guess what ---YOU CAN HAVE IT. Don't let anyone take that from you.

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