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 BE BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT by Martha W. Robinson

In the early days of Pentecost, people asked for the Holy Ghost, and He came. They thought they did not love enough, did not have enough grace and patience and sweetness. They thought they were not endued with power from on high; they knew they were not, and they knew whom they needed. They needed Himself. They asked for the Holy Ghost, and He came. And, of course. He, Himself, is holiness. The Holy Ghost, Himself, is the secret of making you like Jesus. If you are baptized in the Spirit, are you going on? Are you more blessed today than when you were first baptized? Are you more humble? Do you sink at His feet sweeter? And when you work, do you consult Him about everything? Do you feel and do you speak more like Jesus would have His saints feel and speak in the Holy Ghost? Do you walk in the Spirit? Is the early righteousness of your baptism as great now as at the first? Do you know Him? Is He always the mighty power in your life to get you out of the flesh which is very present?

Some have let the baptism be a climax whereas later experiences should be climaxes resulting from the baptism. They have proceeded to get quite easy about walking in Him. Many have come down to the level plain of the earth and are less at the feet of Jesus than when they were baptized.

If you are contented to slide back from some of your blessings, you will slide back from some of your blessings; but if you are in faith to go on, you keep your blessings, you keep your baptism. It is often the case with preachers; they have lost the first anointing, and they get up excuses for themselves instead of getting right down before God and saying, "Lord, what did I do to lose You?" Always think, "It must be myself."

If you have lost out in your baptism, it is very easy to get down and, confessing and repenting that you have crowded Him out a little, and claiming your baptism, ask, "Would You please baptize me over again?"

Some, however, could witness, "I have had many a new baptism in the Spirit." Well, you didn't lose the baptism, but He ever visits you with larger offers of grace, and, from time to time, the truly baptized person should have an inward, holy anointing, as great an anointing to follow your Master, to live like Him, as when you got your baptism first. All the Holy Ghost people who have received Him have a right to be more and more abundantly baptized until they live the abundant life. But some of you act as if "once baptized, always baptized; once filled, always filled."

But the baptism was not intended to be like that at all; it teaches the resources of a Christian to go forward. If you cannot witness that you have a greater blessing, or have had greater blessings on the road, you have done something wrong in your walk; for the baptism is an open door to greater blessings, and the climaxes are the result of having the baptism. Let me tell you, if you have not had all the fullness you expected, you are not without resource.

If you have to say, "I don't seem to be right in the fullness today. I confess to dryness, wishing, wistfulness, wondering; I kind of yearn. I wish and I wish, oh, I wish I were thus and so," you may know you are leaking out. There isn't anything said in the Bible about wishing you had Him, or wistfulness, or yearning, etc. There is quite a good deal said about faith —ever notice? If you will look in the Bible, you will see quite a good deal about faith. Your Bible teaches about faith—that is the message.

Faith relates to the fullness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost—a good plain asking and receiving, a good plain seeking and expecting God for the enriched baptism of the Holy Ghost.

There is something in the Bible that suggests prayer for the Holy Spirit. The very largest teaching about knocking until the door opens is for the person who wants the Holy Ghost. The largest parable in the Bible on the subject of importunate prayer relates to seeking the Holy Spirit.

There are the same resources for the person leaked out. There is nothing to prevent him from praying, joyfully, with faith, that He will do it over for him, He will do it again. "I will be careful this time." But do not give up, get sad and worried and wander off the doorstep and think, "Maybe He won't do it." You must go with faith to stay there until the bread is handed out.

You may sit down about it, you may be cold about it, but the Bible teaches about faith. If you mean business about being baptized, you are likely to be baptized much more quickly than in the first baptism. The Word does not teach about the great depth of a melancholy soul that wishes and wishes, but there is a very great deal in the Bible about direct faith. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct asking and receiving. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct seeking and finding, about direct knocking and the door will be opened. You mustn't have times of sagging and getting off the doorstep.


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 Re: BE BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT by Martha W. Robinson

Brother Greg,,
This reminds me of the hall of fame..
Isnt it all about Faith..???

You may sit down about it, you may be cold about it, but the Bible teaches about faith. If you mean business about being baptized, you are likely to be baptized much more quickly than in the first baptism. The Word does not teach about the great depth of a melancholy soul that wishes and wishes, but there is a very great deal in the Bible about direct faith. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct asking and receiving. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct seeking and finding, about direct knocking and the door will be opened. You mustn't have times of sagging and getting off the doorstep.

1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2
This is what the ancients were commended for.
3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
5
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
9
By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he [1] considered him faithful who had made the promise.
12
And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
14
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16
Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,
18
even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring [2] will be reckoned." [3]
19
Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
23
By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.
26
He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
27
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
28
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29
By faith the people passed through the Red Sea [4] as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. [5]
32
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets,
33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
34
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
35
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
36
Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37
They were stoned [6] ; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
38
the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.
40
God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

Its all about FAITH... I believe we pray UNTIL.....
Blessings
Sister Frannie


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 Re: BE BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT by Martha W. Robinson

Brother Greg,,
This reminds me of the hall of fame..
Isnt it all about Faith..???

You may sit down about it, you may be cold about it, but the Bible teaches about faith. If you mean business about being baptized, you are likely to be baptized much more quickly than in the first baptism. The Word does not teach about the great depth of a melancholy soul that wishes and wishes, but there is a very great deal in the Bible about direct faith. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct asking and receiving. There is very much in the Bible that suggests direct seeking and finding, about direct knocking and the door will be opened. You mustn't have times of sagging and getting off the doorstep.

1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2
This is what the ancients were commended for.
3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
5
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
9
By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he [1] considered him faithful who had made the promise.
12
And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
14
People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16
Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,
18
even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring [2] will be reckoned." [3]
19
Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
23
By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
25
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.
26
He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
27
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
28
By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29
By faith the people passed through the Red Sea [4] as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. [5]
32
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets,
33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
34
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
35
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
36
Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37
They were stoned [6] ; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
38
the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.
40
God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

Its all about FAITH... I believe we pray UNTIL.....
Blessings
Sister Frannie


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