Mark 1:8 Blog Through the Bible Project
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the real thing.
It is perhaps one of the peak experiences of the Christian life.
A flooding of one’s soul with joy. Which lingers to offer endurance through life’s inevitable difficulties.
It is often accompanied by gifts–the gift of tongues, and an increased ability to understand, remember and love Scripture, in my case. The panoply of gifts which accompanies this experience is as varied and rich as the Giver himself.
It is generally a separate and distinct experience from the believer’s baptism–and in my opinion (though not experience) can be experienced more than once.