God the Holy Spirit is an actual person, just as God the
Father and Jesus are.

He is the 3rd person of the Trinity and often overlooked
because He doesn't do a thing to promote or speak of
Himself, but puts forth the things pertaining to the
Word of God, and of Jesus.
Because of the way in which He works, He is often not treated
as equal with God the Father and Son, nor taken seriously.

The Bible is very clear that The Holy Spirit is God, and He
possesses all the characteristics found in the other two
persons of the Trinity.

It is for 'born again' Christians, it is not a religion, it is a living
with God, it is not for the unbelieving.
John 14:16-17

The Holy Spirit indwells in us when we accept Jesus
as our savior.
He lives in us, sealing (making sure) our salvation
and eternal life.

What is blasphemy
against the Holy Spirit?

Jesus said that "the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will
not be forgiven"
so the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not
for the casual inquirer.
Matthew 12:31

Jesus had been performing miracles, including driving demons
out of people by the power of the Holy Spirit. Instead
of recognizing the source of Jesus’ power and accepting Him
as God’s Son, the religious leaders accused Him of being
possessed by the devil and driving demons out in the power
of the devil.
This was an insult
to the Holy Spirit.
The unforgivable sin today is the state of continued unbelief.

The Spirit currently convicts the unsaved world of sin,
righteousness, and judgment.
John 16:8

To resist that conviction and willfully remain unrepentant is to
“blaspheme” the Spirit.
There is no pardon, for a person who rejects the Spirit’s
promptings to trust in Jesus Christ and then dies in unbelief.

'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life.'
John 3:16

'Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever
rejects the Son will not see life,
for God’s wrath remains on him.'
John 3:36

Can a true believer,
whose salvation is in
Jesus, be guilty of
blaspheming the Holy Spirit?

The answer is No
Jesus does not say, "All sins can be forgiven except one,"
"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins.. God is
faithful and righteous to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us
from all
1 John 1:5-10 In Acts 16:31:

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”
Paul didn’t ask, “Have you ever blasphemed against
the Spirit of God?”
No, he said, “If you believe, you will be saved.”

If you ask Jesus for forgiveness and confess your sins,
and invite Him into your heart, and ask Him to save you,
all your sins will be forgiven and blotted out.
You won't be guilty of the unforgivable sin.

God is awesome!

The Holy Spirit is a vital part of every believers life.

 Is by convicting of sin and showing who Jesus is;
  Is by giving assurance that we are indeed children of God;
  Is by cleansing, controlling and filling the believer as
the temple of God.

The Holy Spirit enables the believer to lead an obedient
Christ-centered life.
It is the Spirit's power that enables us to live like Jesus.
You can't control yourself and be controlled by the Spirit at
the same time.

Baptism in the
Holy Spirit:

Jesus said that we would "receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes upon you."
Acts 1:8

Power to live holy lives, power to witness, power to pray, to

understand scripture, to minister, and to lay our lives down.
Acts 9:17-20, John 16:14, Luke 24:24, Romans 8:26

The Holy Spirit is to be received by all believers so they
can receive, with the power, certain "gifts" from God.

Gifts of healing, power wisdom, power faith, power knowledge,
power miracle
and power to speak the truth of God.
In other words , the Holy Spirit is to be
received to
receive power to be the active "body of Christ"
ministering in the
earth today.
The Apostle Paul said for us to "earnestly desire spiritual gifts."
1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1

Who does the

Jesus is the baptizer.
Matthew 3:11
He baptizes with fire, not water.
Fire either
 purifies or destroys.

How Can I be filled
the Holy Spirit?

From the moment of spiritual birth the believer has the Holy spirit.
Romans 8:16

We are Filled by the Holy Spirit by Faith.

You can appropriate the filling of the Holy Spirit right now if you:

1. Sincerely desire to be directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:6, John 7:37-39

2. Confess your sins.
By faith thank God that He has forgiven all of your sins, past,
present and future, because Jesus died for you.
Colossians 2:13-15, 1 John 1, 2:1-3, Hebrews 10:1-17

3. Present every area of your life to God.
Romans 12:1-2

How to Walk in the Spirit:

Trust in God and in His promises, is the only means
by which a Christian can live the Spirit-directed life.

Don't let anyone convince you that you have
to 'speak in tongues' to show that you are saved.

Some people will tell you that you can learn to
'speak in tongues' by letting yourself mutter sounds
that do not make sense.
They will tell you to keep practicing to 'speak in tongues',
this is wrong.

The Holy Spirit is the one that will give the gift of tongues
spontaneously to the person he chooses.
There are many spiritual gifts, speaking in tongues is just
one of them.
Some Christians have that gift, but not everyone.