Faith Bible Answers For Living Life To The Fullest
Question Holy Spirit

What Do I Do When I Can’t Get The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit?

Getting the baptism of the Holy is evidenced by the gift of tongues.  When you receive your prayer language and can pray in the Spirit, you know you’ve been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

From Acts 2, we know that ALL believers can receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.  Not just certain people.  Everyone in that upper room received. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is essential for walking with God.

Being Spirit-filled is essential for walking in love.

Being filled with the Spirit makes the difference between a life of trial and error, and an power life led by the Spirit that puts you always in the right place at the right time.

Spirit-filled believers always know what to say in any situation because of the Spirit of God in them and the Word of God in their minds and mouths.

How Do I Receive The Baptism of The Holy Spirit?

The Bible is very clear. Romans 10:9 tells us confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts, and we shall be saved.  Salvation is a must. Your relationship with God starts with your confession.  In addition, you definitely want to make sure you’ve been baptized in the Holy Spirit.  To get baptized in the Spirit, we are told the elders of a Spirit-filled church should lay their hands on us and impart that same baptism they have.

After receiving the baptism, you will speak in other tongues.  Tongues are a language that you have not studied or learned.  That’s the supernatural part.  We have witnesses two types of tongues.

  1. Tongues of a earthly language like we see in Acts chapter 2
  2. Tongues of a heavenly language that you don’t understand

God Does Not Control You

God will not take control of you and begin to speak words through your mouth.  Tongues are just that.  Words that come to the tip of your tongue.  If you don’t open your mouth and start talking, your prayer language does not start flowing.  Just as you accepted Jesus by faith, you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit by faith as well.

I Just Can’t Get It

You’ve had Spirit-filled believers lay hands on you, but you’ve not received the baptism yet.  What should you do?

The most important thing is to remember that the Holy Spirit is God.  Don’t worry or be fearful about not receiving your gift.  God has it for you and getting worried doesn’t help anything.  Just believe by faith just as you do for salvation, for healing, for financial breakthrough.

Remember different people have different timing.  Most receive by the laying on of hands and by speaking out those words that come.  The more you pray in the Spirit, the more fluent you become.  When you first begin to pray in your prayer language is like a baby.  Very simple sounding.

If you can’t seem to get the baptism of the Holy Spirit then you’re trying to hard.  Just get prayed for and believe that you receive.  Then start speaking out those words.

Do you know Jesus?

Do you have God’s power in your daily life?


Thanks for reading FaithPro!  You are here because you want to know the truth, and the truth of the Word will set you free!  Don’t keep the freedom to yourself!  Share with others via the buttons below.  One Word from God can change someone’s life forever.  Jesus is Lord!


Question Daily Life

How Does God Use Dreams And Visions In The Life of a Christian?

Question Daily Life

Does Tragedy Come From God?

Question Daily Life

Does God Test People?

Question Prayer

How Can I Pray For Unsaved Family Members?

Question Sex

How Do I Have Safe Sex Until I Get Married?

Question Daily Life

What Is The Good Fight Of Faith In The Bible?

Question Daily Life

Is Prayer Really The Answer To Everything?