I am a born again Christian and have been for over ten years. My best friend is also born again and has been for ten years. I attend a Baptist church but consider myself a Christian not necessarily a Baptist. My girlfriend is a Charismatic. She tells me all the time I need the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, a second blessing if you will. I believe that I was Baptized in to the body and received the Holy Spirit at the same time. She feels I am not allowing the Spirit to have full power in me or since she believes I have not had the Baptism, there is no way possible for me to serve Him or have any power against darkness. Can you help me out?


Your friend is confused and has been wrongly taught.  You are right and have received to Holy Spirit the moment you were saved.  You received the complete Holy Spirit and there is no more Holy Spirit to receive.  All we need to do is to yield ourselves to Him.

Here’s some good articles to read and share with your friend to help her in her understanding.  She is a product of her education:

Holy Spirit [01]

Study Guide: "The Convicting Ministry of the Holy Spirit"

--"The Holy Spirit Testifies about Christ" (John 15:26-27)
--"The Holy Spirit Convicts the World--Part 1" (John 16:1-7)
--"The Holy Spirit Convicts the World--Part 2" (John 16:8-11)

Holy Spirit [02]

Study Guide: "Living in the Spirit
--"Be Not Drunk with Wine--Part 1" (Ephesians 5:18a)
--"Be Not Drunk with Wine--Part 2" (Ephesians 5:18a)
--"Be Not Drunk with Wine--Part 3" (Ephesians 5:18a)
--"Be Filled with the Spirit--Part 1" (Ephesians 5:18b)
--"Be Filled with the Spirit--Part 2" (Ephesians 5:18b-19)
--"Be Filled with the Spirit--Part 3" (Ephesians 5:19)
--"Be Filled with the Spirit--Part 4" (Ephesians 5:20-21)
Holy Spirit [0

Study Guide: "Security in the Spiri
--"The Spirit Takes Us from Sin to Righteousness" (Romans 8:1-11)
--"The Spirit Empowers Us for Victory" (Romans 8:12-13)
--"The Spirit Confirms Our Adoption" (Romans 8:14-16)
--"The Gain of Glory" (Romans 8:17-18)
--"Creation Groans for Glory" (Romans 8:19-22)
--"Believers' Groans for Glory" (Romans 8:23-25)
--"The Spirit's Groans for Glory" (Romans 8:26-27)
--"The Promise of Security--Part 1" (Romans 8:28)
--"The Promise of Security--Part 2" (Romans 8:28)
--"The Ultimate Security of Our Salvation" (Romans 8:29-30)
--"The Hymn of Security--Part 1" (Romans 8:31-34)
--"The Hymn of Security--Part 2" (Romans 8:35-39)
Holy Spirit [

Study Guide: "Whatever Happened to the Holy Spiri
--"Whatever Happened to the Holy Spirit?" (Galatians 3:
--"The Ministries of the Holy Spirit--Part 1" (Galatians 3:
--"The Ministries of the Holy Spirit--Part 2" (Galatians 3:
--"The Ministries of the Holy Spirit--Part 3" (Galatians 3:
--"Walking by the Holy Spirit" (Galatians 5:16
--"Helping Others Walk by the Spirit" (Galatians 6:1-6)

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