Two Different Terms, But One Experience
There are some today who teach that the born again experience and the baptism in the Holy Spirit are two different experiences, but this is not the teaching of the Bible. The Bible shows clearly that they are the one and same experience.
See it for Yourself in the Bible
* The Promise of The Father is the Holy Spirit, to be baptised in the Holy Spirit
Acts 1v4-5 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
* This is the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father – the baptism in the Holy Spirit
Acts 2v33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
* The Holy Spirit of promise (from the Father – the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the Earnest (guarantee) of the believers inheritance (an inheritance in Heaven – 1 Peter 1v4)
Ephesians 1v13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
As the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the guarantee of having a place (or an inheritance, 1 Peter 1v4) in heaven, it is clear that those who have not been baptised in the Holy Spirit are not saved.
* It is through the baptism in the Holy Spirit that we enter the body of Christ, the church, so anyone not baptised in the Holy Spirit is not in the Church
1 Corinthians 12v13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Note: the word ‘by’ (by one Spirit) in the Greek is ‘ev’ which means ‘in’. The same Greek word is used in Matthew 3v11 …baptize you with the Holy Ghost… but translated as ‘with’ in the King James translation.
* This is how God Saves us
Titus 3v5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
We see that God has saved us through the washing (a complete washing) of regeneration (Greek = new birth) of the Holy Spirit, shed (Greek = poured out, this word is used throughout Acts 2 in reference to the baptism in the Holy Spirit), on us ABUNDANTLY.
* God Does Not Give His Spirit by Measure – We All Have His Fulness
John 3v34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Words in the KJV in italics are not in the original Greek New Testament.
John 1v16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Colossians 2v9-10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
See also the page: Baptism in the Holy Spirit