The Baptism of the Holy Ghost without Sensation
by Dean Gilchrist NZ
The doctrine that the serpent taught Eve in the Garden of Eden was that life comes through and by an experience of a sensation involving the flesh, an experience where one can know the time and the place and ‘LOOK BACK’ to the very moment of a fleshly experance when life was conceived. This sounds very true and wonderful to the carnal minded, but it was not God's way of imparting life then, nor is it his way now.
The baptism of the Holy Ghost by a fleshly manifestation or experience is a Pentecostal denominational teaching of a bygone age, it is certainly not Message or Bible truth, and sadly some who have been raised under this teaching have tried to carry it over into the message of this hour.
The true baptism of the Holy Ghost in this hour is not proven by a shiver or a shake, or shouting and rolling on the floor, or some other supernatural encounter regardless of how wonderful and true and even God given these experiences might be. Satan can impersonate all of these things.
One of the mysteries that has been revealed in this hour by the seventh Angel is the mystery of the baptism of the Holy Ghost without sensation.
In I PETER 1:23 is says, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
There is nothing greater and more life giving than the true word of God in the hour in which you live, the true baptism of the Holy Ghost is to receive the word for your day as revealed to you by the Holy Ghost himself. JOHN 16:13a Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.
Mary was chosen to bring forth the literal life of God himself into manifestation; if we study how God achieved this with Mary we will see how we must do the same in this hour.
Firstly God sends Mary an angel with a message, the message was the word of God for that season. At first Mary does not fully comprehend the message spoken by the angel yet in her heart she knew it was from God, she received the voice of the messenger by saying “Let it be unto me according to thy WORD.” After that the angel departed from her, the messenger left the scene, and some time after that and without any sensation the life of God Himself began to grow within her.
Eve brought forth life by a "shiver" and a "feeling" of a false (word proof) experience, it wasn’t Gods way, sure it brought forth life, but it was the wrong kind of life because it was the wrong seed and it produced a hybrid to the word of God that ended in Death. Mary brought forth the true life of God the way that God intended it should come - by His spoken word though an angels message and without sensation.
The true evidence of the Holy Ghost is not to be measured by experience but by the Word that you receive. As Brother Branham said, the true evidence is those who can receive the word for their day - that is the true evidence according to Jesus Himself.
We enjoy and appreciate supernatural encounters and experiences, God does deal with us in this manner, and they are often life changing experiences which can greatly help us in our Christian walk with God, and yet we are not to confuse these experiences as the baptism of the Holy Ghost as Satan can and will impersonate in this realm.
The key to receiving the true baptism of the Holy Ghost is to keep walking in the light of the revealed word as it is made clear to you; you believe all the way unto receiving, it is a process just like natural birth.
The Holy Ghost in this hour is the person of the word which is Jesus Christ revealed personally to you through the voice of the seventh and last Angel shining light on the scriptures - a son of man (William Branham) revealing thee son of man (Jesus Christ). Let me paraphrase Malachi 4:5-6, ‘Behold, I will send YOU (as with Mary) Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD, and he shall by his message (WORD) restore the faith (Holy Ghost) of us children to that of the original faith of our apostolic fathers’.
Jesus said “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life”. That is how God imparts his life to us, by His spirit spoken word. There is nothing greater than the revealed word of God in the heart of a believer. Upon this rock of Revelation, I will build my Church; never does he say that he would build his Church upon a sensation or an experience.
Heavens and earth will pass away along with sensations and experiences, but the revelation of God's Word in the heart of the individual as revealed by the Holy Ghost will never pass away.