John 7:37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Matt 3:11 As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (THE NEW BIRTH)
Luke 24:49 And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
LUKE IS THE WRITER OF ACTS
Acts 1:4-5 Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses…
Acts 2:1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
16 But this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy
JOHN G LAKE – “The greatest revelation that a believer can possess is Col 1:27 Christ in you the hope of glory”…..
The realization that not only is Jesus seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father but through the person of the Holy Spirit he has taken up residence in our hearts with the anticipation of revealing himself in all of his fullness, all of his love, mercy, goodness and his power to the people we come into contact with.
The greatest experience that a believer can have is the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. It is this experience that enables us and empowers us to live in and live out the fullness of that revelation.
SALVATION; BEING TRANSLATED OUT OF DARKNESS AND INTO LIGHT, BEING SEATED WITH JESUS IN HEAVENLY PLACES IS ONE THING BUT BEING EMPOWERED IS ANOTHER.
there is a DISTINCT difference between being born of the spirit and being baptised in the spirit
A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE SPIRIT WITHIN AND THE SPIRIT UPON.
Bro hagin said, “the world needs to be taught to receive jesus, the church needs to be taught to receive the holy Spirit.
Acts 8:5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them. 6 The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing. 7 For in the case of many who had unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. 8 So there was much rejoicing in that city.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.
Vs 18 say’s “Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles hands, and he offered them money”
THIS EXPERIENCE CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD. (Acts 19:6) (Acts 2)
Acts 9:17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
JESUS SAID, Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD’S GIFT TO HIS CHILDREN, NOT SINNERS.
Mark 2:22 “No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.”
JESUS IS GOD’S GIFT TO THE WORLD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD’S GIFT TO HIS CHILDREN.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WELL AND A RIVER… John 4 AND John 7