Holy Spirit

 

Holy Spirit Part 3

The Holy Spirit given to Gentiles

  • Acts 10:44  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 
  • 45  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 
  • 46  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 
  • 47  Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 
  • 48  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. 

The Holy Spirit is given to some that were already believers in Jesus Christ. 

  • Acts 19:1  And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 
  • 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. 
  • 3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. 
  • 4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 
  • 5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 
  • 6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 
  • 7  And all the men were about twelve. 

The Holy Spirit sends those He chooses to go where He sends them.

  • Acts 13:1  Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 
  • 2  As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 
  • 3  And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. 

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit to dwell in. We are not to defile His temple.

  • 1Corinthians 6:12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 
  • 13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 
  • 14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 
  • 15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 
    16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 
    17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 
    18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 
    19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 
    20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 

The Holy Spirit warns of bonds, afflictions and future persecution.

  • Acts 20:22  And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 
  • 23  Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 

The Holy Spirit uses prophets to warn of things to come.

  • Acts 21:10  And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. 
  • 11  And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. 
  • 12  And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. 
  • 13  Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 
  • 14  And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. 

The Holy Spirit uses women as well as men. Here is an example of women prophesying.

  • Acts 21:8  And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. 
  • 9  And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. 

The Holy Spirit builds us up in the faith and enables us to be able to pray in the spirit.

  • Jude 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 

The Holy Spirit helps us to keep the word of God. The Holy Spirit dwells within us who have received Him.

  • 2Timothy 1:13  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 
  • 14  That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 

 

 
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