What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?


What did the Lord Jesus promise the church before he ascended to heaven?

“But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” [Acts 1:8 (AMP)]

“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.” [Luke 24:49 (NLT)]

What is this power? What is it for? Does it effect the church today?
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