Jesus’ promise to His disciples stands throughout history. Acts 2 reports that His followers went back to Jerusalem, as He commanded, and that the Holy Spirit empowered them, creating the church. When you and I received Christ, we came into that anointing—or baptism—with the Spirit, and have an anointing that remains (1 John 2:27). Eons ago, the great furnace at the heart of the sun ignited, and all born into the universe bathe in the energy. Two thousand years ago, the fire of the church was set ablaze, and to be born into Christ is to come into this baptism of fire.
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