The Baptism with the Holy Ghost
John the Baptist was the first New Testament minister to introduce us to the Holy Ghost as a baptism. He said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Matthew 3:11). In reference to the Holy Ghost, the Prophet Ezekiel wrote many hundreds of years before: “…I will put my spirit within you…” (Ezekiel 36:27). Christ, in speaking of the Holy Ghost, told His followers, “for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:17). He was to come to dwell in the sanctified believers (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). He was to come after Christ ascended back to heaven (John 16:7).