This conversation about re-discovering what Spirit baptism looks like for today will cause you to cry out for more than just “fillings” of the Spirit. As Carrie Judd Montgomery once recalled, before her Spirit baptism she had “tiny streams,” but not “rivers of living water.” The time of breaking the dam has now come. Even if you have already once experienced the flooding of the Spirit in the past, the rivers of living water are freely available today in new measures to all who ask. SPIRIT FLOOD
is a fusion of PhD research on revivals, a short biography on the most influential woman in the Divine Healing Movement in America, Carrie Judd Montgomery, and reflections from present day active ministers from around the globe who are hungry to see more of the Spirit’s outpouring for this generation. The essay included here looks at the significance that Spirit baptism played in early Pentecostal history at the Azusa Street Revival and how that emphasis may have declined. By looking at Carrie Judd Montgomery’s experience of Spirit baptism, possible ways that Spirit baptism can re-emerge and be translated into the 21st Century are presented.