It is the Holy Spirit of God that unifies us in the body of Christ, making us all necessary parts, not always showy, but necessary. Pentecost, the salvation of the Samaritans, Cornelius, and the disciples of John in the book of acts demonstrate the importance of being brought into a new relationship with Christ. The only way that happens is to be baptized by the Spirit, and the Word of God is clear that happens the moment we are conceived into new life at our conversion. It is the baptism of the Holy Spirit that makes the ministry of the Holy Spirit real and valid in the life of a believer. This happens because we cannot life the life that God desires for us without that work. Jesus’ emphasis of the importance of His leaving so that He can send the Holy Spirit is proof that we must not underestimate the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The baptism of the Spirit makes all believers of equal value. It is not a second blessing, but is the initial blessing of conversion. May we learn to live in the power of the Holy Spirit that resides within each believer.