Friday, October 21, 2011

September News from Marty Delmon

C. S. Lewis said, “The Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men may become sons of God.” How does that happen? The Son of God came to earth as a human baby, laying aside His divinity to live the life of a normal man. He taught God’s truths for three years and demonstrated God’s power available to human beings. Then He willingly suffered an excruciating death. Every human being that lived or ever will live has been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind. However, that salvation, though paid for, can only be received through the new birth.

Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3.

At the moment you surrender to Jesus Christ and accept His magnanimous gift of salvation, the Holy Spirit gives you a new spirit and calls this transaction the new birth. You are born into the family of God; you are now His son. When that new spirit arrives in the depths of you, the Holy Spirit of God comes to live in your new spirit bringing with Him the Kingdom of God, which He establishes there. He also brings God’s gift to you, which is God’s Grace. Grace is everything God has and everything God is. The Holy Spirit teaches you how to live in God’s Kingdom and how to receive and use God’s Grace.

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…." Acts 1:8.

To be baptized in the Holy Spirit means for the Holy Spirit to come upon you with power. You already have the Holy Spirit living inside you and now, with this baptism, you are living inside the Holy Spirit. The word baptism means to submerge and spiritual baptism submerges you in the Holy Spirit. You may ask, What difference can this make? All the difference in the world! The first notable difference is the ability to speak in tongues.

For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 1 Corinthians 14:2.

The only one who understands us when we speak in tongues is God! We don’t even understand tongues. We have to ask the Holy Spirit to interpret our spiritual language for us! That interpretation may come in words or in visions or just a knowing on the inside. Talking to God directly brings revelation, wisdom, understanding of what to do or say, and it brings comfort.

The second notable difference is the power to perform miracles like Jesus did. I put this quality in second place because communion with God must always come first. Jesus said we would do greater works than He did.

Experience a new spiritual birth, receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, grow up into a spiritual man, and follow God into your destiny of being the very image of Jesus Christ Himself and accomplishing the will of God for your life. That’s the only reason why we are on this earth! This physical life is our training ground for eternity.

There is so much more to come after death! Only those who surrender to the Love and Sacrifice of Jesus Christ will live for eternity with God. So now, while you have the chance, ask questions of the Holy Spirit and He will show you answers in the Word of God and in your spirit.

A Chinese proverb says, “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Ask now while you’re on the training ground. Ask Jesus about this new birth. Ask about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Let God Himself answer your questions. He’s waiting.

Marty Delmon
The author of many books which can be found at RPJ & Company ( and Amazon: