THE SPIRIT IS THE SAME AS BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT
Acts 2:38 Acts 8:15-17 Acts 10:44-47 Acts 11:15-17
These passages are generally accepted as
referring to baptism in the Spirit even though they say "receive the Holy
Spirit", "the Holy Spirit came on" or was "poured
out". This is because "receiving the Holy Spirit" is the
same as being "Baptized with the Holy Spirit" and "the Holy
Spirit coming on"
"Baptism in the Spirit" is when God makes his home in our hearts by giving us
his Spirit. It is the same as regeneration.
For the faithful Jews, who were already regenerate as a result of
circumcision by the Spirit, Baptism in the Spirit is an additional work of the
Holy Spirit in the Hearts of Believers who accepted Christ as Lord. It
confers additional powers and benefits to all believers who accept Christ.
For the Gentiles, it is the only way that they can be regenerated.
It is when a person receives the Holy Spirit for the first time and becomes a
new person in Christ. It is essential for regeneration. Gentiles
cannot be born again without it. It is God making his home in their heart.
see message on Other
Terms for Receiving
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IS ONLY ONE BAPTISM
(with an inward aspect and an outward aspect)
There is only on Baptism because there is only one
conversion. All baptisms relate to conversion. Baptism, like
circumcision, has an inward aspect and an outward aspect.
INWARD ASPECT : BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE
Matthew 3:11 Luke 3:16 Luke 11:13 Acts 2:3
Acts 8:17 Acts 9:17-18 Acts10:44-46 Acts 19:6
Baptism in fire involves the
death of the old man.
Baptism with the Spirit is
regeneration. It makes us a new creation, a child of God.
both take place at conversion, when we believe & invite Jesus to become our
Lord and Savior.
are both symbolized by water baptism.
The fire of God
OUTWARD ASPECT : BAPTISM IN WATER
Matt 28:19 Acts 10:47-8 Acts 19:3-5
Baptism in water in the name
of Jesus or in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit incorporates
the baptism of John and symbolizes the inward baptism that occurs at conversion.
see study on
IN THE SPIRIT IS THE BEGINNING OF OUR WALK WITH JESUS
Acts 2:41 Acts 8:12 Acts 8:36 Acts 9:18 Acts 11:15-17 1Corinthians 12:13 Galatians 3:27
Acts 2:38 Acts 10:45-48 Acts 19:2-6 Romans 6:4 Galatians 2:20 Colossians 2:12 1Peter 3:21
Baptism in water is a testimony to the fact that we
believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior and have been baptized in the Holy
Spirit and fire (or will be **).
the Holy Spirit was released to the Jews (Acts 2), the Samaritans (Acts 8) and subsequently the Gentiles
(Acts 10), there is no delay in receiving the Holy Spirit once you believe and
make Jesus lord of your life.
Baptism in water symbolizes
IN WATER SYMBOLIZES WASHING, CLEANSING AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Acts 2:38 1Corinthians 6:11 Hebrews 9:22 Hebrews 10:2
Hebrews 10:22 2Peter 1:9 1John 5:6
1John 5:8 Revelation 7:14
IN WATER AND BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT ARE CLOSELY LINKED BUT ARE USUALLY NOT
Acts 8:14-17 Acts 10:45-8 Acts 19:5-6 Mark 16:16
Baptism in water and Baptism
in the Holy Spirit are coupled together in these passages because one symbolizes
the other, even though they may not take place simultaneously
YOU ARE BORN AGAIN YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT BECAUSE RECEIVING
THE SPIRIT MAKES US A CHILD OF GOD
John 1:12 John 3:5-8 Rom 8:11-16
see study on regeneration
BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT IS CLOSELY RELATED TO BEING BORN
John 1:12-13 John 3:5
Born again has a water aspect as well as a spiritual
Regeneration results from receiving
the Spirit and confessing Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the waters of
study on Bible Terms
See message on
Becoming a Child of God
WHO BELIEVES IS BORN AGAIN AND OVERCOMES THE WORLD
WITH THE SPIRIT BRINGS US INTO THE BODY
1Corinthians 12:13 Romans 8:9
SPIRIT BRINGS US INTO GOD'S KINGDOM
John 3:3 John 3:5
US, WASHES US AND
RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY BELIEVING
John 7:37-9 Galatians 3:2 Galatians 3:5 Galatians 3:14
See message on
believing and receiving
ARE SEALED BY THE SPIRIT WHEN WE BELIEVE
Ephesians 1:13 Ephesians 4:30
ARE BORN AGAIN BY BELIEVING
John 1:12-13 1John 5:1
Note: Born again is a term
that is used in only one Gospel (John's). It is equivalent to Baptism in the
Holy Spirit and Baptism in water mentioned in the other gospels. While the
term born again shows that baptism in water is linked to
baptism in the Spirit (see John 3:5) it is not teaching something different to
the other gospels.
introduced the term born again when he was talking to Nicodemus (John chapter
3). Nicodemus, being a teacher of Israel should have already known what
Jesus was saying! (John 3:10)
again is a general term that covers both the Old and the New covenant. The
Jews were God's chosen people. They were meant to be circumcised not only
in the flesh but also in the heart by the Spirit.
Abraham was circumcised in heart by the Spirit. The Israelites were not
allowed into the tent of meeting unless they were circumcised not only in the
flesh, but also in the heart.
too are circumcised when we are baptized by the Spirit (Col
that nobody can enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is born again. Abraham
was therefore born again, not by baptism by the Spirit but by circumcision by
Jeremiah's time and again in Christ's time, the Jews had become uncircumcised in
Baptism and Circumcision by the Spirit
See Born Again
ARE SAVED BY BELIEVING
John 3:15 John 3:16 Mark 16:16 Acts 16:31 Romans 10: 9-10 1Corinthians 1:21
WE CAN RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT THE INSTANT WE BELIEVE
Acts 10:42-8 Acts 11:14-18
Prior to Pentecost for
the Jew, Acts 8 for the Samaritan and Acts 10 for the Gentile, there
was a gap between believing and receiving because
the Holy Spirit had not been released yet
BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT IS CLOSELY LINKED TO SALVATION
Acts 5:32 2Thessalonians 2:13
Titus 3:5 1Peter 3:21
DO WE HAVE TO BELIEVE
Acts 10:34-45 Acts 19:2-5
We have to believe in Jesus
risen savior for the forgiveness of sins before we can receive the baptism
of the Holy Spirit
BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT WE NEED REPEATED FILLINGS WITH THE SPIRIT
Luke 4:1 Luke 10:21 Acts 2:4 Acts 4:8 Acts 4:31 Acts 6:3
Acts 6:5 Acts 7:55 Acts 9:17 Acts 11:24 Acts 13:9 Acts 13:52 Ephesians 3:19 Ephesians 5:18
When we turn to God and worship
him, he fills us with his Spirit.
We should be filled with
the spirit continually after our conversion (the time when we first
received the spirit).
need to keep turning to him so that we do not run dry
When we are filled with the
Spirit at or after conversion, God transforms us and sanctifies us.
There are many different
fruit and gifts
of being filled with the spirit (see below).
Speaking in tongues is not
synonymous with Baptism or even filled with the Spirit - not
everybody shall speak in tongues.
When God pours out, we fill up. To stay full, we need to keep
turning to him.
study on filled with the Spirit
INDIVIDUALS WERE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT BEFORE PENTECOST
Luke 1:15 Luke 1:41 Luke 1:67
Exodus 31:3 Exodus 35:31 Deuteronomy 34:9 Job 32:18 Ezekiel 37:1 Ezekiel 43:5
JESUS TOLD THE DISCIPLES TO STAY IN
JERUSALEM UNTIL THEY HAD BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
DISCIPLES WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST
OTHERS WERE RECEIVING
THE HOLY SPIRIT TOO
THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS TO BE POURED OUT ON ALL PEOPLE
out pouring of the Holy Spirit is the same as being filled with the Holy Spirit.
THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS INITIALLY ON
THE JEWISH BELIEVERS (PENTECOST)
Acts 2:11 Rom 1:16
AND LATER THE SAMARITAN & GENTILE BELIEVERS (ACTS 8 & ACTS 10)
Acts 10:45-47 Romans 11:25 Romans 16:25-26
Ephesians 3:6 Colossians 1:27
JEWS WHO HAD ONLY THE BAPTISM OF JOHN
HAD TO GET BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS - JOHN'S BAPTISM WAS NOT ENOUGH
John the Baptist only preached to the Jews. Hence these disciples
were Jews who had been baptized by John but had yet to hear the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. This passage shows that Jews do need to be baptized in the name of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
JOHN AND PAUL WERE ANOINTED TO BAPTIZE PEOPLE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 8:17 Acts 19:6
But the laying on of hands
is not essential for baptism in the Holy Spirit.
See Acts 10:42-8 & Acts
GOD IS A SIGN OF SPIRIT BAPTISM
Acts 10:45-6 1Corinthians 12:3 1John 2:23 1John 4:2 1John
NOT ALL SHALL SPEAK IN TONGUES
Baptism in the Spirit is Essential to being a Christian. Gentiles cannot be born again unless they are Baptized in
the Spirit. Baptism in the Spirit
is not the same as speaking in tongues. Not all shall speak in tongues.
But all need to be Baptized in the Spirit. If you are Born again, you have received and have been
Baptized in the Spirit.
BAPTISM WITH THE SPIRIT BRINGS THE FRUIT OF THE
Matthew 3:8 Matthew 3:10
Matthew 7:16 Matthew 7:17 Matthew 7:18 Matthew 7:19 Matthew 7:20 Matthew 12:33 Matthew 21:19 Matthew 21:34 Matthew
21:43 Mark 11:13 Luke 3:8 Luke 6:43 Luke 6:44
Luke 13:7 John 15:2 John 15:4 John 15:5 John 15:8 John 15:16 Romans 7:4-5 Galatians 5:17-24 Ephesians 5:9 Philippians 1:11
Colossians 1:6 Colossians 1:10 Hebrews 13:15
James 3:17 Jude 1:12
OF THE SPIRIT ALSO FOLLOW BAPTISM WITH THE SPIRIT
Romans 12:6 1Corinthians 12:1 1Corinthians 12:4 1Corinthians
12:8-11 1Corinthians 12:28 1Corinthians 13:1-2 1Corinthians 13:8-12 1Corinthians
14:1-5 1Corinthians 14:12
THERE ARE ALSO OTHER MANIFESTATIONS
OF THE SPIRIT
Mark 16:17-20 1Corinthians 12:7
Note that Mark says that these
signs will accompany those who believe (not those who are baptized in the
Holy Spirit) again showing the link between believing and baptism in the
WITHOUT WORKS (AS IS A TREE WITHOUT FRUIT)
HAD TO BE GLORIFIED BEFORE THE HOLY SPIRIT COULD BE GIVEN TO THE JEWISH
BELIEVERS AND LATER THE GENTILE BELIEVERS
John 7:38-39 John 16:7-8 Acts 11:19-20
HAD TO OPEN THE DOOR FOR THE GENTILES BEFORE THEY COULD RECEIVE THE SPIRIT
Matthew 16:15-19 Acts 8:14-17 Acts 10:33-4
BAPTISM - MANY FILLINGS
THE EXAMPLE OF THE DISCIPLES
Acts 2:4 Acts 4:8
Acts 4:31 Acts 13:52
Acts 6:3 Acts 6:5 Acts 7:55
Acts 9:17 Acts 11:24 Acts 13:9
Colossians 2:2 Ephesians
1:23 Ephesians 3:19 Ephesians 5:18 Philippians 1:9-11 Philemon 1:6 1 Peter 1:8
These fillings may take many forms and have many