After a long, tough work day on January 20, I was prompted to call my good friend Rick Saunders. At one point during our conversation, Rick asked if I had ever heard of “The Blessed Life” by Pastor Robert Morris, who founded Gateway Church in 2000 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area.
I told Rick that Morris original teaching had a profound impact on me in early 2003 and that led me to several miracles. Those included the launching of my first ministry called “A Life of Blessing,” which started as a website and radio ministry and later evolved to a TV ministry.
I also reserved theblessedlife.org and theblessedlife.com knowing Robert Morris would contact me some day wanting those domain names. A year or two later, Morris’ webmaster did contact me asking how much I would charge to sell those domains. I told him they weren’t for sale, but rather I would gift them to Robert Morris after he called me. Robert did and we had a wonderful conversation.
Since speaking with Robert Morris, Gateway Church, has evolved to become a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church and has grown to more than 26,000 active members. Morris is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately 90 million homes in the United States and more than 200 countries around the world. Amazing!
While speaking to Rick Saunders, he was inspired to send me an email with links to two videos about Receiving the Holy Spirit by Robert Morris. I watched those videos the next morning. These are the best teachings on this subject I have ever watched. When Rick called me later that day, he said the same thing.
Here are the links:
In the Part 1 video, Morris makes these 3 points about receiving the Holy Spirit:
1) The Holy Spirit baptizes (immerses) us in Jesus (1 Cor 12:13). When we are saved, we receive the baptism OF the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit baptizes us into the Body of Christ.
2) The disciple baptizes us in water (Matt 28:19)
3) Jesus baptizes us in the Holy Spirit (Matt 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1:4-5). This is the baptism IN the Holy Spirit.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is in every Gospel. So is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Many believers have been saved and water baptized, but never received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
After watching these videos, please let me know your thoughts by making a comment below. Thanks in advance.
Blessings to receive the Holy Spirit!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
Blessed to be a blessing
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