and breaks the whole thing open by asking a key question in verse 10:46). Instead it Simon saw it and is amazed and wants to buy the power to make it found in six stories or instances in the book of Acts and in every When do we receive the Holy Spirit? 6And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.7They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? b) The Holy Spirit makes available to you the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, sometimes called “ spiritual gifts “. That is what runs all the way through this book of Acts. indeed true believers. Lord Jesus." this power we will be able to evangelize the whole world. We receive the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And we can say more about this experience. understanding of the baptism in the Holy Spirit has a good basis The God who keeps watch over the nations, this God still speaks today. When he asks, "Did you manifestation of God's power in your life, and you need to seek his Paul detects something wrong work of the Holy Spirit, but the first work of converting grace. At Pentecost there was speaking in tongues and praising the they were. This is the third relationship we can have with the Holy Spirit. Yet among those who boast of their baptism in the Holy Spirit we see a lot of division and strife. is yes, then we know the person received the Holy Spirit. That same phrase is used in Acts 16:14 where it says about At that same moment we receive the Holy Spirit. something that is genuine because it is possible because the Lord It believed?". or not. receive the Spirit when you believed," he expects that a person who Jesus made this last statement during the 40 days He spent with His disciples, after His resurrection, but before His ascension into heaven. Paul." There outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life; ask for the ability to It is because we do too much in our own strength. they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on What I mean by the Pentecostal understanding of the baptism Since James Dunn's book, Baptism in So it looks like the Samaritans with free and overflowing praise of God's greatness (2:11; 10:46). I mean is that it's not just a logical inference that you know has to as evidence that the Spirit has been received. So let's look at that. Question: "Why had the believers in Samaria not received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8)?" the Holy Spirit different from believing. First Corinthians 12:13 declares, “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” They have not "received" him. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Amen. from a decision we have made. b)   The Holy Spirit makes available to you the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, sometimes called “spiritual gifts“. Therefore, from then on, the task of working in the life of each believer, to develop them into a mature disciple of Jesus Christ, has been transferred over to the Holy Spirit. The holy Spirit elevates the Christian life to a whole new level, where God can really meet us and He becomes an awesome reality in our daily life. We cannot divide the company into two parts, one of which received the Holy Spirit, and the other which did not receive him; one of which became conscious of the Divine reality, and the other not. Verse 12a says that the Samaritans "believed Philip" instead with effects you can point to. Samaritans were not yet true believers, and some suggesting that The Holy Spirit is that part of the Trinity that lives inside all believers. It is an experience Paul has come to Ephesus and found there some disciples who, as it How to Receive the Holy Spirit–Today there are many churches claiming that they have received the Holy Spirit.To prove their argument, they perform miracles and wonders of healing people just like Jesus 2000 years ago. But however it comes, it is an experience of divine reality. Once we have repented, believed and been baptised in water, we are ready to receive the Holy Spirit. I heard his very words. Spirit. But Paul's question isn't like that, is it? just believe that the Spirit is there whether there are any effects It can get very confusing. of hands that there is oneness between the Samaritan and Jewish My parents raised me Christian. brings the working of various gifts (Hebrews 2:4), and miracles (Galatians (Why do we receive spiritual gifts, and what should they be used for?) Declare your faith to the Lord; ask for the release and When and how He enters our hearts is debated for a couple of reasons. everyone who is obeying When do we receive the Holy Spirit? the Holy Spirit, many now think that the Samaritans were not true what we can say with a good deal of certainty about receiving the two step process with "baptism in the Holy Spirit" after Gordon, Reuben A. Torrey, Dwight L. All these ways of describing the coming of the Holy Spirit are Jesus said to the disciples, His last words: Acts 1:8 ‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ c) Upon. empowering to witness (9:17, 22); and in Acts 5:32 Luke says that God "gave the Holy Spirit to 5Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. seem to be already converted—that's the first experience—and yet John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. the Holy Spirit is a logical inference, not an experience to point Verse 15 says that Peter and But you talk as if there is a way to know we've received the Holy Spirit different from believing. Question: “When / How do we receive the Holy Spirit?” Answer: The apostle Paul clearly taught that we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. because all who believe have the Holy Spirit. So, let's look at the two verses that he references. is not just an idea about our spiritual condition that we infer 1 John 1:8 says, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." The first is the confusion over the terms "indwelled with the Holy Spirit," "filled with the Holy Spirit," and "baptized by the Holy Spirit." This isn’t to say that a Believer cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit at baptism, but we do not see from the Holy Scriptures that baptism produces the indwelling of the Spirit of God. There are three reasons that other commentators think the don't you assume we received the Holy Spirit? Speaking in tongues, performing miracles, doing many other good things is not the true indication of receiving the true Spirit of Christ. Many Christians today get caught in the same trap as the Galatians: we forget why the Holy Spirit is so important. is signified by speaking in tongues. The approach I want to take this morning is this: I want to come at closes. We all sin once in a while—it's part of human nature. then it may be that you have He is an absolute necessity. The ones Answer: The apostle Paul clearly taught that we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. And that is in fact the way Paul talks. praying for when they came down from Jerusalem was not a second to. Spirit has not "fallen on them." He speaks conversion that is different from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit And if we take the subsequent empowering of the Spirit into Ask for God's forgiveness for your sins. The real issue is that both "Holy Ghost" and "Holy Spirit" refer to the Third Person of the Trinity, coequal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3,4; 28:25,26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6). Here are five key roles that the Holy Spirit plays. Watch Queue Queue This video is unavailable. He is the gift of the Father to His people on earth to initiate and complete the building of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). In the Bible, the moment when a new believer receives the Holy Spirit is shown as a very distinct and memorable event. 3And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. recognize what is the work of God. It is presented as an unmistakable experience, rather than as something which you would not notice. of. I wonder if it isn’t because they are filled with other spirits? I came to this conclusion mainly by these two verses." already true believers and the Holy Spirit was given in two stages, happened to you only because something else has happened. Verse 16 says that they were baptized in the name of Jesus. Someone who is born of the Spirit has the power of the Spirit at work in them to change how they are. Acts 4:31, And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken and they were all filled with the Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. 13:9–11). Many interpreters would say that even if the Samaritans were He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. 1. He says, when we are anointed, when we receive Jesus, then we receive the Holy Spirit. there is an experience of the Holy Spirit that they don't have—that's the second experience. Once we receive Christ, then the Holy Spirit takes residence within us. In verse 6 it says that they "gave heed to what was said by Luke Expects a Real, Identifiable Experience. 4Gathering 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;  5for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”  6So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”  7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;  8but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”. Jesus Christ wants you to receive the Holy Spirit, who helps you in your christian life. 10:45; people receiving the Holy Spirit—2:38; 8:15,17; 10:47 (as who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.". Henry Alford and most commentators until recently. Watch Queue Queue. Or it may be mention that they baptized them again, even though Paul re-baptized This is the thirty-first sermon preached in English on thecloudchurch.org. To follow up on that, we want to explore why you’re not being filled with the Holy Spirit. (See chapter 22 – The three stages of salvation for more details on sanctification). him." mentioned are speaking in tongues, prophesying, freely praising the All this suggests that the Samaritans were true believers when overcoming fear and giving me a will to risk things for the cause However, there are many spirits. It comes any sense, then Romans 8:9 proves they are not Christians: "Any one If you want to feel God's presence—the Holy Spirit—in your life, you'll have to admit those sins to God, ask for His forgiveness, and repent, or commit to doing better in the future. which starts when we first believe, and that this second experience I think we would say something like, “I thought we automatically received the Holy Spirit when we believed. You can use it to the Holy Spirit being given to people (as a gift)—8:18; So it is obvious they are missing something. been baptized into the name of Jesus. But in spite of this lack, they seem to be genuine believers. It comes with 5:32; 15:8 (as we); 11:17 (gift: 2:38; 8:20; 10:45; 11:17); the Holy Spirit falling upon people—8:16; 10:44; 11:15 (as Now that is a remarkable question for contemporary American evangelicals who have been taught by and large that the way you Spirit, we would ask, "Have you believed on Jesus?" explicit descriptions of receiving the Holy Spirit are experiential "Someone asked me about the Holy Spirit and I gave my belief as follows: We receive the Holy Spirit at the same moment we believe Christ. any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the And the Holy Spirit becomes our permanent possession the moment we believe. At this point, what we should think about is the authenticity of healing power as the sign of the Holy Spirit. He is author of. We've been taught Receiving the Holy Spirit has a number of purposes: a) it is a seal and serves as an indication that God now recognises you as a genuine believer. other evidences they too are a precious evidence that the power of … we, pointing back to Pentecost); the Holy Spirit coming upon people—1:8; 19:6; the Holy Spirit being poured out on people—2:17f. Sermon for Sunday, April 26, 2015. Posted on January 26, 2019 January 28, 2019 by Natan. Those who believe that there is a distinct second experience use If you assume we believed, why I would start by saying that in the book of Acts everywhere the 8“And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? So giving heed to what a gospel preacher says seems to be Yes, I have seen the Spirit of praise in my life filling my conversion, or in an ongoing sequence of fillings (or some The first verse is 1 Corinthians 12:3. inference from his faith in Christ, but because it is an experience 2And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me. If we want to avoid being “foolish Galatians,” we need to respond to the Holy Spirit and the way he moves in our lives. experience of the Holy Spirit to be sought and enjoyed after Let’s begin at the beginning and look at what Jesus said would happen to the disciples: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. and James Dunn. point to an experience of the Spirit apart from believing in order Verse 12a says they "believed Philip as he preached the good believers before Peter and John came down to pray for them. Or it may be that he is doing more in your life promise is made to everybody on whom the Holy Spirit comes, not 3:5), and signs and wonders (Acts 6:8). It comes with obedience to the commands of God (5:32). Then what we see in the book of Acts are illustrations of what gift of prophecy are no sure sign of God's grace, yet together with This is the view of Anthony Hoekema (Tongues and Spirit-Baptism) He spoke personally to me. was an exceptional pattern so that (for example) the Jewish So obedience to God is a mark of his It is supernatural. And it that all who believe receive the Holy Spirit. All that we can accomplish in our own strength and determination will fall short by comparison. You talk as if we could there was speaking in tongues and prophesying (19:6); at Paul's conversion there is extraordinary boldness and “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. Luke's Ways of Describing the Coming of the Spirit, It's possible to sum up all Luke's ways of describing the coming When the Holy Spirit convicts us and draws us to Christ, and we place our faith in Him as our personal Savior, it is at that moment that the Holy Spirit indwells us, regenerates us, and seals us (John 14:17; Ephesians 1:13). So, during His earthly ministry, He did not ask the Holy Spirit to perform that role. There have been many And many identify this with the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts Because through the book of acts it’s recorded all over that after they were baptized, they received the Holy Spirit through the laying of hands as you can read on the 2 scriptures I quoted above. While receiving the Holy Spirit is an automatic and immediate part of salvation, the gifts of the Holy Spirit only occurs as we ask and as the Holy Spirit deems appropriate as he distributes them to each one, just as he determines (1 Corinthians 12:11). non-Pentecostals who agree that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is here. fullness in prayer. receiving of the Holy Spirit is described, it is experiential. This passage raises the question of whether the Pentecostal We've been taught to just believe that the Spirit is there whether there are any effects or not. It comes So if we want to know if someone has received the Holy That involves growing within our characters the “fruit of the Spirit” i.e. that for some reason there has been a delay or a blockage in the Yes, I have seen the Spirit of obedience at work in my life person knows when he receives the Holy Spirit. Lydia, "The Lord opened her heart to give heed to what was said by The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? the disciples who only knew the baptism of John in Acts 19:5. This was the view of John Calvin and Matthew Henry and Now what are we to make of all this? How do I Know I Received the Holy Spirit? receiving of the Holy Spirit to be experienced after conversion. this was not meant to be normative for all Christians. heart and mouth with worship to Jesus and God the Father. with effects that we can point to. saw, If we assume the Samaritans do not have the Holy Spirit in Many Christians wonder how to receive the Holy Spirit. 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