For this reason: don't you realize? And the believers from among the circumcised (believing Jews) who had come with Peter were amazed because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles, for they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God..." Now listen very carefully to what Peter says. This is another indication that all believers have received the Holy Spirit. (from the room) I have a reference to 1 John 4:3. I don't want to spread the wrong thing about our Lord. Through Jesus, we also receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Peter said that the Spirit of God would be received immediately upon belief in Jesus. And I'll tell you this, it's because we receive the Spirit in more than one way. "He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately. The Gospels This is Cornelius in Caesarea. That what we have here is Scripture is talking about different manifestations of the Spirit. The Spirit - it's a package deal. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God (1 Corinthians 2:12 NRSV). Probably the most emphatic verse I would say is found in Romans 8, and we'll look at that in a second. The contrast between the two groups is clear: those with the Holy Spirit are Christians those without are non-Christians. In fact, if you read the book of Acts, there's various things that happen. Pentateuch But there was a man in the meeting that was really troubled. Here are some suggestion for you: The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (or courage), knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Who knows why they wouldn't have? The Gospels Power, boldness, and confidence: Jesus says in Acts 1:5, 8 that baptism in the Spirit means, “You shall receive power. The Spirit makes it move. You know, you get Jehovah's Witnesses show up at your door, can you kind of figure out that the Spirit of God is not there? You say what do you mean? As the disciples are gathered in the upper room, tongues as of fire descend upon them, and they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Anybody have it there? We hear the text in Titus. He described them in this manner. General Epistles They believed and then what happened? If you are His temple, God's Spirit dwells in you. The reason we have God’s Spirit is because we are His children. So, 1 Corinthians 12:3 is one of the verses that he was using to tell his Catholic and Jacobite friends that we get the Spirit of God the moment we believe. This is another indication that all believers have received the Holy Spirit. Well, you test it whether it's biblical. If I belong to Christ, I have the Spirit. Prayer, Penance, Power, Perseverance, & Perfection. Look at it. Verse 5, "And He said to them, 'which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey and I have nothing to set before him." Today and always, we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point You've got to be made alive. So, what do you think Paul's saying when he says, "I want you to understand, no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says, 'Jesus is accursed,' and no one can say 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the Holy Spirit"? 123. A key question often asked is, “When do I receive the Spirit?” The Bible teaches, without any admission of contradiction, that we both receive the Spirit at the moment of conversion, and that we need to actively continue to receive the Spirit after conversion - a principle that we understand from our study of the Gospel. What is it we find there? And He said then to them, "He is in you..." already, and then He said this, "and He will be with you." They had many things happen. Jesus also said, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." General Epistles They'd only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. That's what we need to have happen. There are more manifestations to be had. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. But He focuses in right here. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. So, basically, what this brother is feeling is wow, this totally contradicts. The New Testament But let's think about John 3 - very well known. He just simply asks them this: Since you became Christians - since you've become believers - did you receive the Holy Spirit? "Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent to them Peter and John." Tim: Okay. Now, what's he assuming? Historical Books And the very power comes to us by way of His Spirit - His life-giving Spirit. "Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" So, I'm not sure exactly what translation he's reading from, but he has the verse printed out here so I'll just read it the way he has it. Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are imparted on those who receive the sacrament of confirmation. Now see, you could stop right there and say, why should a Christian pray for the Spirit? And had they already received the Spirit? General Epistles Crystal clear. Probably mainly in India. I mean, we all know it. He will answer from within, "Do not bother me. Pauline Epistles But in Luke 11, prayer. The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Man Jesus. We see this - the renewal of the Holy Spirit. He knows just the baptism of John. Eloquent man. Tim: There it is. What do we say to this? He's saying, why should we not baptize these people? -------------------- Major Prophets You're given a new spirit and He puts His Spirit within you. We've got a prophet in our midst. A key question often asked is, “When do I receive the Spirit?” The Bible teaches, without any admission of contradiction, that we both receive the Spirit at the moment of conversion, and that we need to actively continue to receive the Spirit after conversion - a principle that we understand from our study of the Gospel. "I'm going to keep asking You for the same thing and I'm going to hold on to You and You know what I want. This happens: "They heard that Samaria had received the Word of God." And what you actually find in the book of Acts are repeated outpourings of the Spirit of God. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a The sacrament of Confirmation is the bestowal of Pentecost into the soul of every baptized Christian, and it is final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit is a loose cannon. "Receive the Holy Spirit." I don't have them all figured out, but I know this: There's more to be had of the Spirit. Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are imparted on those who receive the sacrament of confirmation. He's not saying, well, I'm calling into question whether you're truly Christians or not. The predominant one is that a baptism in the Holy Spirit unleashes the Holy Spirit that is already present within us, by revitalizing the graces we received in the sacrament of Baptism. And here we see. Why? When did Peter speak in tongues so that people heard the mighty works of God in their own language? Anybody ever thought about that verse before? You say why? And I think he was wondering how could they not know that there's a Spirit if they're being baptized? You go to the text in 1 John. "How much more will our heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask." And people perhaps appearing to be manifesting a gift of the Spirit, and as that gift is being supposedly manifested in their meetings, something is happening where Christ is not being exalted. So Phillip came. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed And what happens is once he's set right by Priscilla and Aquila, then you have Paul go over to Ephesus, and I think what he finds are probably some disciples of Apollos, who all they knew was the baptism of John. But this does mean that our Father loves importunity and persistence. If you don't have the Spirit, you don't belong to Christ. "He said to them, 'did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?'" He had already said to them in the chapters before that that the Spirit is in you. Poetical Books That's not what's happening here. We have the text that James read out of Ezekiel 36 that He is going to put His Spirit within us. Does the Christian receive the Holy Spirit the moment they believe? How do you test? Peden - do you have any memory of the Peden guy who was a Covenanter? Those who are born of God are bringing forth - what does 1 John say? What is said about being born again that would lead us to believe that to even be born again, you would need to have the Spirit? Instead of just being given the Holy Spirit during certain times during our life, we have the Holy Spirit living within us, guidings us to do right wherever we go. Paul is making it undeniably clear. The person who receives this sacrament has already received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism, and the Holy Spirit abides with a person always. Answer: The apostle Paul clearly taught that we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. "Therefore, I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says, 'Jesus is accursed,' and no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the Holy Spirit." GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point But he asks then, "Into what then were you baptized?" If you belong to Christ, you possess the Spirit of Christ. -------------------- It's like putting a jacket on. So Acts 8. That's what happened in the book of Acts. Luke-Acts You can have people with the greatest oratorical gifts. Long before that day of Pentecost which he's referring to here? What's said there about the Spirit? I was just hearing recently about somebody was preaching the Gospel, just a very simple preacher, and he was just saying the simplest truths and God just broke loose. So here's the thing, they believed, they received the Word of God, "they had been baptized." Luke-Acts Are we going to say, "Jesus, I'm God's temple. Historical Books Tim: Keep going. When we accept Christ, God immediately seals us with His Spirit ( 2 Corinthians 1:22 ). But it's through and by His Spirit that we are empowered to do anything that we do. There were expressions of these gifts coming forth. They're going to tear Him down. Paul passed through the inland country. They hear the Gospel. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. And I think this again, he's responding. A Christian who has not received the Holy Spirit, does not exist. Wisdom helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives. 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