Saturday, May 01, 2010

How God's Holy Spirit Relates to Us Is Important

"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." ~ John the Baptizer, Matthew 3:11 ... "I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." ~ Mark 1:8 ... "John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." ~ Luke 3:16
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," ~ Jesus, Matthew 28:19
"Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit." ~ Jesus, Mark 13:11 ... "for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say." ~ Luke 12:12 ... "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." ~ Jesus, John 14:26
"If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" ~ Jesus, Luke 11:13
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." ~ Acts 2:38
"After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." ~ Luke, Acts 4:31
"We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." ~ Acts 5:32
"Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord." ~ Luke, Acts 9:31
"And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit." ~ Luke, Acts 13:52
"God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us." ~ Peter, Acts 15:8
"I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me." ~ Paul, Acts 20:23
"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." ~ Paul, Romans 5:5
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~ Paul, Romans 15:13
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" ~ Paul, 1 Corinthians 6:19
'Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.' ~ Paul, 1 Corinthians 12:3
"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit," ~ Paul, Ephesians 1:13
"You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit." ~ Paul, 1 Thessalonians 1:6
"Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us." ~ Paul, 2 Timothy 1:14
"... he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit," ~ Titus 3:5
"God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will." ~ Hebrews 2:4
"For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." ~ 2 Peter 1:21

How God's Holy Spirit relates to us is important.

9 comments:

Paula Harrington said...

Thanks for this study, Keith.

laymond said...

Keith I know you believe you received the Holy Ghost, when you were baptized, what I wish to know is, which apostle baptized you?
Where in scripture does it say "The Holy Ghost" will be dispensed different than all other examples, given in scripture.

Act 8:17 Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Act 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Act 19:6 And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
1Cr 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Keith Brenton said...

Laymond, it's Acts 2:38.

I was baptized by David Bobo, and he was as close to an apostle as anyone I have ever known. However, it is not by his piety nor any office that God limits the giving of the gift of His Holy Spirit.

laymond said...

Keith, can you look through Acts 2.
and point me to where it said anyone except the apostles who had recently received the Holy Spirit from Jesus, was baptizing anyone.
and how the apostles were baptizing without laying on hands.

Keith Brenton said...

No, laymond, I can't find that in Acts 2. I also can't find that all 3,000 souls were baptized only by the apostles in one day.

Neither can I find anything in scripture that says there is only one way that God gives His Holy Spirit, which is through the laying on of the apostles' hands - which would have been an interesting feat in the case of David (Psalm 51) or his predecessor Saul, or Moses, or Moses' seventy elders, the architect of the tabernacle Oholiab. But I wouldn't put it past God to do it that way if He decided it was the only way He was going to do it.

I also can't find anywhere in Acts 10 where an apostle laid his hands on those Gentiles who received the Holy Spirit before they were baptized.

Maybe you can help me find those things, bro.

matt said...

Isn't it sad when a person trades being led by the Spirit for being led by the Bible. When you do this, you have to make the Bible give you a ton of rules that it never intended to give so that you can take pride in following them. When you follow the Spirit, all you have to do is love. I'll take the second one.

laymond said...

Actually Keith 3,000 baptisms in one day, for twelve people, is not a far fetched idea. do the division.

3,000 divided by 12 = 250 each
250 divided by 24= 10.42 per hr.
I'll bet that record has been broken.

Kenny Milligan said...

David would probably scold you for making that remark, no matter how accurate it is.

Joan Anne said...

You are right,what's important is that you believe in God .

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