Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The promise Joël 2:28-29, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.” Many desired the presence of God throughout the ages. In the old testament, the ark was the symbol of his presence and the temple was a place where his presence was searched. Today God’s spirit will be present in every believer. In earlier times, His Spirit was only ratified on certain person such as kings, judges and prophets. But now, His spirit will be upon all flesh, your sons, daughters, old men, young men, servants and handmaids. This will empower them to prophesy, dream dreams and see visions. Let’s look at Luke 24:49: “And now I will send to you what my father has undertaken to give you, but do not go from the town, till the power from heaven comes to you.” Our primary task as Christians is to be a witness for Jesus and to preach his word. It places a huge responsibility on the shoulders of believers to know that God wants to use us. It is essential that the full meaning of Jesus' Preaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection are fully understood. Jesus promised to empower believers as God promised. The Holy Spirit will empower believers. Let’s look at the next section of this Bible study. The fulfillment Acts 2:4, “And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.” Acts 2:1-13 deals with the filling of the Holy Spirit. Immediately after the spirit was poured out, the believers began to glorify God's name. Let’s look at another verse. Acts 10:44-46, “While Peter was saying these words, the Holy Spirit came on all those who were hearing the word. And the Jews of the faith, who had come with Peter, were full of wonder, because the Holy Spirit was given to the Gentiles, And they were talking in tongues, and giving glory to God. Then Peter said,” The Holy Spirit was poured out on Jews and non-Jews. Jews were people from Israel and non Jews were people from other parts of the world. The Holly Spirit was therefore poured out on everybody. Let us take a look at the next section. The Purpose Acts 1:8, “ But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you’ll receive power to be a witness unto Christ Jesus in this world. The next verse in this section is 1 Corinthians 14:2-4. “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.” You will also speak in an unknown language unto God which is unknown to men; you will speak about mysteries wisdom. When speaking in tongues you’ll edified and build up your own spirit. Let’s look at Jude 20. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,” Another purpose of being baptized with the Holy Spirit is when praying in tongues you build up your faith. Conclusion Mathew 3:11, “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:” Jesus baptize us with the Holy Spirit to equipped us to be a witness unto Him in all the world.