2017 – December – Co-Worker Letter – Baptism and Laying on of Hands

CO-WORKER LETTER DECEMBER 2017

Baptism and Laying on of Hands

Hello to my friends in Africa and the rest of the world. I want to talk about baptism and laying on of hands in this co-worker letter.

Now, look at baptizing and laying on of hands.  These two issues are very serious.  If these two things are not done properly, it is useless.  For instance, if one toe of the person being baptizes is sticking out of the water, the baptism is not valid and useless.  The human must be completely buried in the water like Christ was buried in the tomb.  I have seen many times that ministers do not know what they are doing when they are laying hands on the newly baptized person.  I am telling you ministers right now that you had better not try to lay  hands on someone when you do not know what you are doing.  We had all better be like God’s servant Samuel.

1Sa 2:26  And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.

1Sa 3:19  And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

Are you like Samuel and LET NONE OF HIS WORDS FALL TO THE GROUND?  Or do you think you know more than me and God and can lay on hands and not follow Gods instructions. You best get it right and follow Gods instructions and do it right or you may just go into the lake of fire. God will not tolerate  humans who think they  know more than he does. Your attitude better be this: “YES FATHER IF YOU LIKE IT, I LOVE IT. If that is not your attitude you need to repent.

Lets take a good look at how God imparts the Holy Spirit to humans.

Joh 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Christ was telling his Apostles that the Holy Spirit was with them and would be in them. Isn’t that interesting?  Christ was telling the Apostles that the Spirit would be in them in the future. But at that moment it was with them. I think of this as the Holy Spirit sitting on our shoulder, but not in our brain.

I am asking every minister who reads this letter if you think you have the Holy Spirit IN YOU PROVE IT TO ME. Send me an email and tell me how it all happened. You best not be presumptuous  and think you have something that you do not have.

IF YOU ARE A MINISTER OF GOD  YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT SITTING ON YOUR SHOULDER NOT IN YOUR BRAIN. Do you understand that?   How Did the oringal 12 Apostles receive the Holy Spirit  into their Brains? The verse below tells us.

The Spirit has to be in our minds. If the Holy Spirit is sitting on your shoulder. What makes you  think you can put it in some ones brain.  Like Christ did below  can you blow your breath on them  and impart the Holy Spirit to another Human. WAKE UP MY FRENDS.

Joh 20:19  Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Joh 20:20  And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

Joh 20:21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent  me, even so send I you.

Joh 20:22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Christ just worked a miracle here to give the Apostles the Holy Spirit. Look at another way he did the imparting of the Spirit in the verses below. This is commonly called the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Act 2:2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act 2:3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

The verse below show the results of this Baptism with the Holy Spirit

Act 2:4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Act 2:5  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Act 2:6  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Act 2:7  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

Act 2:8  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Act 2:9  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Act 2:10  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Act 2:11  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

If any of you ministers think you have the Holy Spirit in you, did Christ Breathe on you  and put the Holy Spirit in your brain? Did the Holy Spirit come down from heaven in a flame of fire  and settle on your head, and into your brain. MY FRIENDS, YOU HAD BETTER NOT BE  FULL OF VAINTY   WITH  GODS WORD.

These verse make it clear that God worked miracles on the first day of Pentecost of the New Testament  Church. I do not think this will happen with us.

Act 2:2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act 2:3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act 2:4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Act 2:5  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Act 2:6  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Act 2:7  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

Act 2:8  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Act 2:9  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Act 2:10  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Act 2:11  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Act 2:12  And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

What are the instructions that God gave us for the laying on of hands.

Look at the verse below.

Act 8:15  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

Act 8:16  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

Act 8:17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Act 8:18  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

Act 8:19  Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

1Ti 4:14  Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Presbytery simply means Ministers. ( Actually older Ministers)

It is obvious from these verses that some one with the Holy Spirit in them has to impart the Spirit to some one that the Spirit is with, but not in.

Remember John 14: 17 above where Christ said the Holy Spirit was with but not in the disciples.

Another verse that shows that the Holy Spirit is given by laying on of hands.

2Ti 1:6  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Look at the verse below. This shows has serious Baptism and laying on of hands is.

These people were Baptism into Johns baptism of Repentance.  That was not good enough

For Paul . He re- Baptized  them into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit into their brains, and did miracles Prophesying and speaking in new languages.

Act 19:2  He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

Act 19:3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

Act 19:4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

Act 19:5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Act 19:6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

All of you ministers who think you know how AND HAVE THE POWER TO LAY ON HANDS. I want to talk to you, send me an email with all of the proof that God has given you this power.

Edgar Bennett