Sep 11

1. The promise of the Father and the baptism of the Holy Spirit are one and the same thing.
Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Act 1:4,5 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Act 1:8 (YLT) but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.

Act 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a fulfillment of a prophecy by Joel.
Act 2:17, 18 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Joe 2:28, 29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

3. The baptism of the Holy Spirit was not forgiveness of sins but empowerment to be witnesses.
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

4. The world (unsaved) can’t receive the promised Spirit, but only the children of God.
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you

5. The disciples were children of God as their names were written in heaven.
Luk 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

6. The promise of the Father could not come until Christ left this world.
Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

7. The disciples were to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father.
Act 1:4, 5 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

8. The account in scripture where the disciples receive the promise of the Father.
Act 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues [languages], as the Spirit gave them utterance.

9. The promise of the Father is not only for the early disciples but for all that are called.
Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

10. Disciples in Ephesus were water baptized and afterward they received the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Act 19:1, 5, 6 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues [languages], and prophesied.

11. The Holy Spirit is given to the children of the Father that ask.
Luk 11:9, 10, 13b And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. …how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

12. The Holy Spirit is received by faith.
Act 15:8, 9 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

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One Response to “Promise of the Holy Spirit”

  1. 1. Bob Musgrove Says:

    You have missed some Biblical points concerning the promise of the Holy Spirit.
    The promise of the Spirit is said to be the blessing of Abraham, by faith (Gal.3:14). Christ became a curse for us so that the promise of the Spirit could come upon the Gentiles (Gal.3:13,14). The Promise was to Abraham and his Seed; Jesus Christ being the Seed of Abraham(Gal.3:16). We were all under sin, that the Promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe(Gal.3:22). If we have been baptized into Christ, we have put on Christ(Gal.3:27), and if we are Christs’ than we are Abrahams seed and heirs according to the promise(Gal.3:29). We are all one in Christ(Gal.3:28).
    By One Spirit we are all baptized into the body of Christ, we have all been made to drink of one Spirit (1Cor.12:13). The baptism into Christ is an operation of God by or with ( “by” as in 1Cor.12:13 is the same Greek word as “with” in Matt.3:11, Mr.1:8, Lu.3:16, Jn.1:33, Ac.1:5 and Ac.11:6; “with and by” both share the intramental meaning of the word “en” Srongs#1722) the Holy Spirit into to the likeness of the Death and ressurection of Jesus Christ. Through Spirit baptism we recieve freedom from sin and newness of life (Col.2:9-12, Rom.6:3-7).
    You were right in saying that the promise of the Father and Spirit baptism are the same. In mentioning Joel’s prophecy many over look the last line “And it shall come to pass that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts2:21). That is the part of the promise of the Father (to Abraham and his Seed) were all nations are blessed (Gen.22:18).
    You also mentioned the empoewerment. The power of the Holy Spirit that is manifest in and through the body of Christ must be applied to the biblical teaching of the manifestations of the Spirit. Manifestations are given to each one for the profit of all and are distributted at the Spirit’s will. It is the body of Christ as a whole that is empowered each member manifesting as the Spirit wills (1Cor.12:7-11).
    As for the account of Paul in Ephesus, Apollos had previously been preaching very strongly John’s baptism in Ephesus, until he received further instruction (Acts18:24-26). On that note Paul comes to Ephesus and find some disciples if they have received the Holy Ghost since they believed. Biblcialy receiving the Holy Ghost implies the promise of the Father and the baptism into Christ. They had not, just as Apollos previosly they also only knew the baptism of John. Paul preached Jesus to them and they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, (water baptism signifing repentance and conversion), and the Holy Spirit came on them. Water baptism did not produce the born-again experiance Spirit baptism did. (Acts19:1-7)
    Lastly you said that the Holy Spirit is given to the childern of the Father who Ask. Asking as in Lu.11:9-13 is in the context of prayer, in fact this is part of the dialoge concerning the Lord’s prayer. Praying for the Holy Spirit does not change what the promise of the Father of Spirit baptism (the baptism into Christ) means Biblicaly. On Pentecost in Joel’s prophecy we find “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Caling on the name of the Lord is prayer and salvation come by being baptized by trhe Spirit into the likeness of the desth and ressurection of Jesus Christ, wereby we receive newness of Life. That is the promise of the Father (the promise of the Spirit), to Bless and Multiply the Seed! (Gen.22:17,18)

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