Enlightenment is more like loosing that cover from your eyes that does not let you see the true in things. It’s like waking up to a reality before unknown.
This is a way to explain a real conversion like it was the case of the apostle Paul. It’s the knowledge received by the Holy Spirit where the believer is convinced of sin and realize that what he though he knew, wasn’t as he thought. The believer understands without further explanation, that something important has happened in his life. And that his life, requires a drastic change.
According to some dictionaries, enlightenment is just learning something new.
On the other hand, baptism is like to deep in.
Baptism in The Holy Spirit is an experience where God himself make you part of his family and a new member of the spiritual world. It’s a great deal of controversy surrounding this. Some affirm that this type of manifestations are not biblical and even call them heresies. So far, almost everything seem a heresy.
The Pentecostal evangelicals, believe that what happened in Pentecost did not end up with the apostles. It actually continues today in the same way. Pentecostal evangelicals affirm that they speak to God, listen to Him, speak in new tongues angelic and human languages, heal the sick, resurrect the death and perform miracles just like Jesus and the Apostles did.
That even when times had changed, God and his church remain the same.
It’s also understood that a great deal of knowledge about Jesus Christ and his primitive church was lost. After the reform of Martin Luther, the church has gone through a recovering experience trying to go back to the original church. This has been the effort of many ministers and church revivals.
Revivals is the ideal stage of the church when the church is directed by God through the Holly Spirit. It’s an experience where people come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, the sick are healed, and miracles just happen reinforcing the faith of the believers.
Many Pentecostal Evangelicals believe that revivals should stay in every Christian life as the day they believe and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Revival is what causes to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. The message of Jesus is a revival in itself.
There is a mystic way to explain spiritual matters; way that make them feel far and unrealistic.
But the gospel of Jesus Christ is simple enough to be understood by the uneducated as well than by the intellectuals. At the same time is too complex for the fleshy mind that only can understand physical terms.
To understand God and His true, more than a mind, we need a heart.