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Newsletter of June 2006

In the name of Jesus Christ

Somebody may address a question and ask: "Is it really important to receive the Holy Ghost?" Jesus Christ told Nicodemus, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) and if the baptism was a symbol of the birth of the water, what is the symbol of the birth of the spirit?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about the Holy Ghost and how the spirit will teach and guide them and how His spirit will be the Comforter to them and to us in this life and He opened their minds to understand the Books. Afterwards the disciples remembered what they read in the Old Testament in Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people and another scripture in Joel 2:28, where God says: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

Ten days after Jesus ascension to Heaven, the disciples were together with other believers in the Upper Room in Jerusalem and they were praying fervently and expectantly. Then the Lord sent His Holy Spirit upon them, as He promised and there appreared tongues of fire and settled upon each of them. Acts 2:1-3 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. Jesus filled all of them with His spirit and they all started speaking in other tongues as the spirit of God gave utterance. Then Peter stood up and spoke to the multitude that gathered together at Jerusalem. Some of them were amazed, others criticizing when Peter told them "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:38-39).

This Promise is
still valid today and it is a free gift to everybody. But, accepting the promise is an important condition. It is the condition that Jesus gave to enter into Heaven. As a result, speaking in tounges is something important to every believer, as a sign of having received the Holy Ghost, so no one will enter into Heaven without it. es

May the Lord Jesus be with you!

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