Q. My church doesn't believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which I received at the Advance. What should I do; leave my church?
A. Not unless you feel led by the Lord to do so. He may use you as the impetus to bring that anointing into your church. However, you need support, so we suggest you find a nearby FGBMFA Chapter to be that support, or a "believing" Bible Study of peers that can be a support group.
Q. Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit a one-time experience?
A. NO! It is an ongoing anointing to make you Spiritually strong, and to edify the Body of Christ. We should ask the Lord to Baptize us afresh in His Holy Spirit daily.
Q. My faith seems weak and I want it to be stronger. How can I build it up?
A. Several ways; first, the Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17) So the more time you spend reading the Bible, the better your faith will increase. Second, you can ask God to increase your faith. Third, you can ask God for the Gift of Faith, which is a Spiritual gift given by the Holy Spirit as needed.
Q. People at times come to me and say the Lord told them to tell me to do this or that. What should I do?
A. We must try to discern the Spirit. There are many false prophets out there, as well as many well meaning people who think a thought of theirs was from the Lord. We suggest you seek the Lord on what you've been told; if it is from Him, He will confirm it.
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Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America is an organization that believes that God answers prayer. If you have prayer requests for yourself and others, you can send them to us privately, and know that a prayer team will begin to pray the prayer of faith for these needs!
Helpful Scriptures To Base Your Prayers On
Salvation - Romans 10:9-10
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit - Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Pray believing you receive - Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Pray for the sick - James 5:14-16
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Pay in the Spirit (Tongues) - Ephesians 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Forgiveness before praying - Mark 11:25
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
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