“Philip preached good news about the kingdom of God and the Name of Jesus Christ…even Simon the magician believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed. Now when they heard Samaria had received the Word of God, Peter and John prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus [water baptism]. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit [baptism of Jesus: Holy Spirit and fire]” Acts 8:12-17
Simon the magician offered them money to receive the power he saw that was greater than the dark power he used to do sorcery and magic. But you can’t obtain the gift of God with money. You can have no part in Christ in God when your heart is not right before God. The kindness of God leads to repentance (turning from the darkness of this world to the light of Christ Jesus; turning from the power of sin to the Power of God). Repent (turn from the ways of the world to the Way of Jesus, the Truth of Christ, the Life of God our Father through the Holy Spirit of God). “I see you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity. And Simon the magician answered, ‘Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.’ ” Acts 8:18-24
Pray that the INTENTION of your heart be forgiven; repent (turn from worldly intentions in your heart to Godly intentions in your heart). The Word of God is a sharp two-edged Sword of the Spirit that cuts to all divisions within your spirit and soul and body, and exposes the thoughts and intentions of your heart (Hebrews 4:12).
“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” Acts 19:2
The Ephesians said, “No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” Acts 19:2
“Into what then were you baptized? They said, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling people to believe in Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus. AND when Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. And Paul spoke boldly, arguing and pleading about the kingdom of God; but when some were stubborn and disbelieved, speaking evil of The Way, he withdrew from them…And God did extraordinary miracles by the hand of Paul…diseases left the sick and the evil spirits came out of them…and those practicing magic arts confessed and divulged their practices [burned with fire] and the Word of the Lord grew and prevailed mightily” Acts 19:2-20
Outside of Christ is the cursed tree where sin, diseases, demonic spirits, disorders, darkness, evil, death and the devil are cursed. In Christ and Christ in you is life. “He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life” (1 John 5:12).
“Blessed are those who wash their robes to have the right to the tree of life and enter the new city by the gate [of Christ]. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood” Revelation 22:14-15
“Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins; lest you share in her plagues [demon spirits; impure wine]” Revelation 18:2-5
You can gain the whole world and lose your soul.
Come to the Spirit and the Bride; take the water of life without price: Christ in you, the fountain of life, the new wine in your new wineskin: the Holy Spirit indwelling your body temple of God, where the Lamb of God is your Lamp and the glory of God is your Light (Revelation 22:17, Luke 5:37-39; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19; Revelation 21:22-23).
“Your eye is the lamp of your body; when you eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore BE CAREFUL lest the light in you be darkness” Luke 11:34-35
Jesus says, “You must be born again of God with BOTH water and Spirit.” First come to Jesus and repent; then be baptized in the Name of Jesus, and pray to receive the baptism of Jesus, Holy Spirit and fire, to dissolve the old and form Christ in you.
“I am in travail until Christ be formed in you”
“Suddenly there came a sound from heaven like a rushing of violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house…And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each of them. And they were filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit [and fire]” Acts 2:2-4 AMP classic
“In a moment, suddenly in a twinkling of an eye; changed…this perishable nature puts on the imperishable…Thanks be to God, who gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus the Christ” 1 Cor 15:35-57 “In the presence of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist” Romans 4:17