You see, when I made the decision to be born again, to receive Christ as my Lord and Saviour I was a mess. I was running around trying to find a prophet who could foretell my future. I know, it makes no sense now that I think of it. But I was just in a very bad place and the solutions I was seeking could have only made things worse. I was battling some terrible addictions and was going nowhere in life.
It was at this time I suddenly felt an urge to be baptised in water. Now, I will be clear. I wasn’t born again. I had no relationship whatsoever what God and there I was feeling a burning urge to be baptised.
So I began to read the Bible (had one an ex gave me) so I could know more about baptism because I could not contain the feeling. Now I could not read about the baptism in water without coning across the baptism by the Holy Spirit. I tell you it was one thing leading to another and before the week was over, I was receiving Jesus via a television program.
Only then did I look for a New Covenant church( thank you pastor Joseph Prince) and was then baptised in water. A few minutes after I came out of that baptism pool, I was filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in tongues. And all this happened within a week. Unbelievable?
But here is what I want to say. When the time comes, God comes for you. I was in a dark world of alcohol and drugs. Somewhere between a bottle of beer and a joint I felt the urge to be baptised. (It was a good thing there was no swimming pool nearby) Without my knowledge, the Holy Spirit was working to lead me to Christ.
And now here I am. So I want to ask you this. If God was working in my life before I was even born again, what about now? Now that I am a citizen of Heaven saved by God’s unmerited favour, I am not more than before? Think about it?
God was there for us before we even knew Him. What more today when we can actively approach His throne. God is not against you or me. He is for us. Working for us, in us, through us.
Working through an ex forgetting his Bible. Working in me through the Holy Spirit nudging me towards baptism. Working for me through a television program I watched 3 months after the actual service took place. Working in me through His Word.
God is in perfect control.