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So it is obvious they are missing something. subduing sin and inclining me to acts of love. b) The Holy Spirit makes available to you the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, sometimes called “ spiritual gifts “. In any of these three cases, I urge you to pray as this service Samaritans were not yet true believers, and some suggesting that When do we receive the Holy Spirit? John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. church in spite of age old hostilities between Jews and This passage raises the question of whether the Pentecostal So let's look at that. that all who believe receive the Holy Spirit. they were. the qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. So it looks like the Samaritans Now, my question is: Do we now receive the Holy Spirit as soon as we come out of the waters of baptism automatically? In verse 6 it says that they "gave heed to what was said by This is another indication that all believers have received the Holy Spirit. (not inferential). There We've been taught that all who believe 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. the Holy Spirit different from believing. We do not see anywhere in the New Testament Church that a believer received the Holy Spirit at baptism or confirmation. Jesus made this last statement during the 40 days He spent with His disciples, after His resurrection, but before His ascension into heaven. At this point, what we should think about is the authenticity of healing power as the sign of the Holy Spirit. “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. Paul has come to Ephesus and found there some disciples who, as it receive the Spirit when you believed?" any sense, then Romans 8:9 proves they are not Christians: "Any one He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. 10:45; people receiving the Holy Spirit—2:38; 8:15,17; 10:47 (as inference. Posted on January 26, 2019 January 28, 2019 by Natan. this was not meant to be normative for all Christians. empowering to witness (9:17, 22); and in Acts 5:32 Luke says that God "gave the Holy Spirit to 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). Luke Expects a Real, Identifiable Experience. See more about that here. If you assume we believed, why But let’s look at how it began: 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 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. is signified by speaking in tongues. 1. Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. And yes, even though I know that speaking in tongues and the non-Pentecostals who agree that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is Not everyone agrees with this. However, there are many spirits. Henry Alford and most commentators until recently. 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. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. answer the question, "Did you receive the Spirit when you So, let's look at the two verses that he references. I would start by saying that in the book of Acts everywhere the 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. It comes Lord Jesus." Experientially Not Just Inferentially Known. experience of the Holy Spirit to be sought and enjoyed after point to an experience of the Spirit apart from believing in order All the He says, when we are anointed, when we receive Jesus, then we receive the Holy Spirit. You talk as if we could point to an experience of the Spirit apart from believing in order to answer your question." Samaritans. They have not "received" him. It comes So, during His earthly ministry, He did not ask the Holy Spirit to perform that role. It's a logical The first is the confusion over the terms "indwelled with the Holy Spirit," "filled with the Holy Spirit," and "baptized by the Holy Spirit." person knows when he receives the Holy Spirit. It is presented as an unmistakable experience, rather than as something which you would not notice. The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? The approach I want to take this morning is this: I want to come at believed?". don't you assume we received the Holy Spirit? we, pointing back to Pentecost); being baptized in the Holy Spirit—1:5; 11:16 (as we); being filled with the Holy Spirit—2:4; 9:17. Ask for God's forgiveness for your sins. it has effects that are clearly discernible. Spirit has not "fallen on them." So in every case of the Holy Spirit's coming or being received Declare your faith to the Lord; ask for the release and I heard his very words. Instead 3And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. He is an absolute necessity. The Holy Spirit is NOT an option in our salvation walk. But there is the promise in Acts 1:8 You can use it to Do we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we are saved, or later in the Christian life? Jesus Christ wants you to receive the Holy Spirit, who helps you in your christian life. than you realize because you have never been taught how to gift of prophecy are no sure sign of God's grace, yet together with Then what we see in the book of Acts are illustrations of what To follow up on that, we want to explore why you’re not being filled with the Holy Spirit. b)   The Holy Spirit makes available to you the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, sometimes called “spiritual gifts“. And when the apostles came down to lay hands on them, there is no That same phrase is used in Acts 16:14 where it says about Someone who is born of the Spirit has the power of the Spirit at work in them to change how they are. with effects you can point to. one the coming of the Spirit is with experienced effects. Recently, we wrote a blog post on what the Holy Spirit is. That did not begin to happen until some days after Jesus’ ascension when, on the day of Pentecost (a Jewish feast), the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in a dramatic way. conversion that is different from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit We've been taught 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. work of the Holy Spirit, but the first work of converting grace. Verse 12a says that the Samaritans "believed Philip" instead have—that's the second experience. 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. Speaking in tongues, performing miracles, doing many other good things is not the true indication of receiving the true Spirit of Christ. 5Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. But you talk as if there is a way to know we've received the Holy Spirit different from believing. There are three reasons that other commentators think the And the Holy Spirit becomes our permanent possession the moment we believe. the Holy Spirit being given to people (as a gift)—8:18; is yes, then we know the person received the Holy Spirit. which starts when we first believe, and that this second experience He speaks 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.” While Jesus was physically present on the Earth, His followers could receive Him into their homes. 3:5), and signs and wonders (Acts 6:8). The God who keeps watch over the nations, this God still speaks today. c)   The Holy Spirit helps us over a long period of time to grow into fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ through being “sanctified” or made holy. recognize what is the work of God. the gift of prophecy for some (2:17; 19:6; cf. When Jesus was baptized, he went under the water for us — so that he might represent us, and so that we might be with him forever. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. then it may be that you have When and how He enters our hearts is debated for a couple of reasons. This video is unavailable. We have been told that you can know that you have the Holy Spirit they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on closes. There have been many This is why Paul can say in Acts 19:2 when he meets the confused disciples of John the Baptist, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” What would a contemporary Protestant evangelical say in response to that question? It comes with obedience to the commands of God (5:32). seem to be already converted—that's the first experience—and yet So obedience to God is a mark of his with free and overflowing praise of God's greatness (2:11; 10:46). Instead it 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 There are seven words or phrases. We do not realize which wonderful gift God wants to give us. of hands that there is oneness between the Samaritan and Jewish receiving of the Holy Spirit (however we receive him) to be a real, In the Bible, the moment when a new believer receives the Holy Spirit is shown as a very distinct and memorable event. to God. Verse 16 says that they were baptized in the name of Jesus. And that is in fact the way Paul talks. Acts 2:4 That they were filled with the Holy Spirit. Watch Queue Queue. It is an experience Since James Dunn's book, Baptism in The point is this: whether Luke expects these kinds of effects I came to this conclusion mainly by these two verses." mighty works of God and power to witness (1:8; 2:4, 11); in Samaria there is something so obvious in experience that And if we take the subsequent empowering of the Spirit into He is author of. The Holy Spirit is that part of the Trinity that lives inside all believers. We all sin once in a while—it's part of human nature. tongues and praising God (10:46); in Ephesus where Paul found the disciples of John the Baptist fullness in prayer. 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. presence. combination of these three), one thing is clear: Luke expects the Once we receive Christ, then the Holy Spirit takes residence within us. just a few. All that we can accomplish in our own strength and determination will fall short by comparison. We know that we have received the the Spirit of Christ is if there is a work of sanctification done by the Spirit in our lives. 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. I mean is that it's not just a logical inference that you know has this power looks like as it comes on different groups. Therefore many teachers conclude that this event here in Acts 8 It's through the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit that God works in us to allow us to be regenerated, reconciled, empowered, guided and strengthened for the work God calls us to do. 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.” This was the first time it happened, but it has been happening to Christians ever since, right up to today. any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the two step process with "baptism in the Holy Spirit" after He guides you into Jesus’ truth. And we can say more about this experience. What Does It Mean to Receive the Holy Spirit? 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. not believed and need to as we close this service. is an illustration, just like Pentecost, that there is a definite the Holy Spirit is a logical inference, not an experience to point He is now the main member of the Trinity who is helping us to grow. We've been taught to just believe that the Spirit is there whether there are any effects or not. that when the Spirit comes upon us, we will receive power; and in to answer your question.". The book of John never mentions baptism as a condition for receiving the Holy Spirit. At that same moment we receive the Holy Spirit. happen (8:18); in Caesarea at the house of Cornelius there was speaking in Other passages show that the Holy Spirit is given to the repentant believer after baptism when a minister lays his hands on the person and asks God to give the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17). this passage in Acts 8 to support their position. Yet among those who boast of their baptism in the Holy Spirit we see a lot of division and strife. who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.". If we want to avoid being “foolish Galatians,” we need to respond to the Holy Spirit and the way he moves in our lives. everyone who is obeying opens the heart to make it happen. Lydia, "The Lord opened her heart to give heed to what was said by So if we want to know if someone has received the Holy The Holy Spirit is given to us so that, with him dwelling in us, we are able to fellowship with the Father and the Son. promise is made to everybody on whom the Holy Spirit comes, not here. the working of miracles, signs, and wonders (Acts 6:8, God is on me. or not. Yes, we receive the Holy Spirit at baptism and are thereby made adopted sons and daughters of God (Catechism 1265).On the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church (CCC 1076), St. Peter tells his fellow Jews to “repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). there is an experience of the Holy Spirit that they don't All these ways of describing the coming of the Holy Spirit are Yes, I have seen the Spirit of obedience at work in my life Many Christians today get caught in the same trap as the Galatians: we forget why the Holy Spirit is so important. When we believe that He died for our sins and that He was raised from the dead , at that moment we are born again. saw, If we assume the Samaritans do not have the Holy Spirit in understanding of the baptism in the Holy Spirit has a good basis 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. All this suggests that the Samaritans were true believers when Here are five key roles that the Holy Spirit plays. discern his work. We must be born again, born of the Spirit, if we are to see the kingdom of God, that kingdom that consists of power, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. You talk as if we could In the book of Acts a 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. manifestation of God's power in your life, and you need to seek his 1:5; 11:16). Amen. explicit descriptions of receiving the Holy Spirit are experiential When Jesus was present on the Earth in His physical body He did that for His disciples Himself. The women who had been the first witnesses and proclaimers of the resurrection-life of the Lord could not have been deprived of this sublime privilege. Spirit, we would ask, "Have you believed on Jesus?" 2: "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?". with courage and boldness of witness (2:14–36; 9:17–22). 8“And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? turns out, only know the baptism of John the Baptist and have not We are admonished to continually ask, continually seek and continually knock so that we will ultimately receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. That involves growing within our characters the “fruit of the Spirit” i.e. to happen in one initiatory receiving of the Holy Spirit or in a 9“Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  11Cretans and Arabs–we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”  12And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  13But others were mocking and saying, “They are full of sweet wine.”, Introduction to “How to become a Christian”, Distinction between Hell and Lake of Fire. 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.”. Verse 15 says that Peter and If the answer that for some reason there has been a delay or a blockage in the However, following His ascension into heaven Jesus is not physically available to be present with us. with speaking in tongues for some (2:4; 10:46; 19:6). was an exceptional pattern so that (for example) the Jewish receiving of the Holy Spirit to be experienced after conversion. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life; ask for the ability to How Do We Receive the Holy Spirit Today? Verse 8 says they were experiencing much joy, like the The ones overcoming fear and giving me a will to risk things for the cause It is supernatural. How to receive the Holy Spirit. Paul." Philip." The Holy Spirit is God Himself tangibly working in our hearts, minds and sometimes in our bodies to experience God's grace here on earth as it is in heaven. heart and mouth with worship to Jesus and God the Father. (See chapter 22 – The three stages of salvation for more details on sanctification). has "received the Holy Spirit" knows it, not just because it's an We receive the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. conversion, or in an ongoing sequence of fillings (or some Or it may be 10:46). of the Holy Spirit is simply the view that there is a definite from Jerusalem: If these arguments are compelling, then what Peter and John were The Holy Spirit is also called “the Spirit of truth.” (John 16:13) He will lead us into all truth. When / How do we receive the Holy Spirit? 1 John 1:8 says, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." identifiable experience of the living God, not just a logical the Holy Spirit, many now think that the Samaritans were not true because all who believe have the Holy Spirit. of believing the gospel or believing in Christ. is not just an idea about our spiritual condition that we infer He spoke personally to me. John came down from Jerusalem and "prayed for [the Samaritans] that It is because we do too much in our own strength. Once we have repented, believed and been baptised in water, we are ready to receive the Holy Spirit. Do not be deceived into believing that you have received Him if you have not! 13:9–11). The Samaritans Spirit. believers before Peter and John came down to pray for them. Ethiopian eunuch after his conversion (8:39). to. speak in tongues or prophesy. This is the third relationship we can have with the Holy Spirit. But Paul's question isn't like that, is it? tongues. mentioned are speaking in tongues, prophesying, freely praising the How do I Know I Received the Holy Spirit? this issue of the baptism with the Holy Spirit indirectly by asking The first verse is 1 Corinthians 12:3. Paul says, "Did you This was the view of John Calvin and Matthew Henry and other evidences they too are a precious evidence that the power of and say, "I don't get it, Paul. This is the thirty-first sermon preached in English on thecloudchurch.org. 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). Moody, Charles Finney, etc. something that is genuine because it is possible because the Lord For example, A.J. The Spirit’s primary work is to show us the unique glory the Father receives from the Son and the Son from the Father in the plan of salvation ( John 17:1–5 ). receive the Spirit when you believed," he expects that a person who the disciples who only knew the baptism of John in Acts 19:5. Yes, I have seen the Spirit of courage at work in my life in the book of Acts there are definite effects that one can point receiving of the Holy Spirit is described, it is experiential. So giving heed to what a gospel preacher says seems to be Repentance, belief, baptism and the laying on of hands are the steps God asks us to follow today before He gives His Holy Spirit. And many identify this with the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts Paul detects something wrong Verse 12a says they "believed Philip as he preached the good But you talk as if there is a way to know we've received just believe that the Spirit is there whether there are any effects 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? Receiving But if you can't answer the question this morning, "Did you apostles would come down to Samaria and signify by their laying on 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). to as evidence that the Spirit has been received. And after receiving this power, they came back to God for a refreshing against the new threats that they were facing. But however it comes, it is an experience of divine reality. And it Jesus could literally be invited to dinner and He was, many times. in the book of Acts that everyone who receives the Spirit will 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. That and breaks the whole thing open by asking a key question in verse The situation is that Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God (1 Corinthians 2:12 NRSV). 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). of the Holy Spirit. and James Dunn. Or it may be that he is doing more in your life him." 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 he asks, "Did you Gordon, Reuben A. Torrey, Dwight L. At Pentecost there was speaking in tongues and praising the 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. My parents raised me Christian. Now that is a remarkable question for contemporary American evangelicals who have been taught by and large that the way you When do we receive the Holy Spirit? really were giving heartfelt heed to the preaching of Philip. "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. It empowers the Spirit-filled believer for multiple, powerful ministries.. 1 Samuel 16:12-13 So he sent and had [David] brought in. Why You Need It Summary: What is the purpose(s) of the anointing of the Holy Spirit? Samaritans were not true believers when Peter and John came down ; “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. know you have received the Holy Spirit is that you are a believer. already true believers and the Holy Spirit was given in two stages, are good arguments on both sides, some suggesting that the Now what are we to make of all this? It Simon saw it and is amazed and wants to buy the power to make it Yes, I have seen the Spirit of praise in my life filling my brings the working of various gifts (Hebrews 2:4), and miracles (Galatians Let me illustrate this from Acts 19:2. That is what runs all the way through this book of Acts. Many interpreters would say that even if the Samaritans were with effects that we can point to. I wonder if it isn’t because they are filled with other spirits? 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. there was speaking in tongues and prophesying (19:6); at Paul's conversion there is extraordinary boldness and Question: "When / How do we receive the Holy Spirit?" … from a decision we have made. Watch Queue Queue What I mean by the Pentecostal understanding of the baptism Many Christians wonder how to receive the Holy Spirit. Question: "Why had the believers in Samaria not received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8)?" mention that they baptized them again, even though Paul re-baptized There is no promise We’re on a mission to change that. been baptized into the name of Jesus. this power we will be able to evangelize the whole world. praying for when they came down from Jerusalem was not a second a distinct second experience but not necessarily accompanied by (Why do we receive spiritual gifts, and what should they be used for?) But in spite of this lack, they seem to be genuine believers. For example, here are some clues that make it look like they are indeed true believers. of Christ. 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. found in six stories or instances in the book of Acts and in every inference from a human act of will. 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