3 During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”– ACTS 1:3-5
1 – WHAT IS IT?
5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”– ACTS 1:5
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.– ACTS 1:8
9 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending ON him like a dove. 11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”– MARK 1:9-11
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.– LUKE 4:18
16 John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.– LUKE 3:16
2 – WHO IS IT FOR?
1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled ON each of them.– ACTS 2:1-3
17 ‘In the last days,’ God says,‘I will pour out my Spirit UPON ALL PEOPLE. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.– ACTS 2:17-21
18 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy. 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood and fire and clouds of smoke. 20 The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. 21 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. 45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too.– ACTS 10:44-45
3 – HOW TO RECEIVE IT?
38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.– ACTS 2:38
11 “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? 12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! 13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”– LUKE 11:11-13
14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had accepted God’s message, they sent Peter and John there. 15 As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new believers to receive the Holy Spirit. 16 The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the Holy Spirit.– ACTS 8:14-17
44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. 45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. 46 For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God. Then Peter asked, 47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?” 48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.– ACTS 10:44-48
14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.– GALATIANS 3:14
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVATION:
BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRIT
READ: ACTS 1
- WHAT IS IT?
READ – ACTS 1:5; ACTS 1:8; MARK 1:9-11; LUKE 4:18; LUKE 3:16
ASK: How much of me does Holy Spirit have?
- WHO IS IT FOR?
READ – ACTS 2:1-3; ACTS 2:17-21; ACTS 10:44-45
ASK: Have I called upon the name of the Lord?
- HOW TO RECEIVE IT?
READ – ACTS 2:38; LUKE 11:11-13; ACTS 8:14-17; ACTS 10:44-48; GALATIANS 3:14
ASK: What part of your life is needing to be consume by Holy Spirit?
PRAY: Jesus I repent of living by my own way of thinking. I wholeheartedly turn to you and as you to forgive me for any place in my life I have not allowed you to consume. Holy Spirit you are with me, have filled me and ask you fall upon me in a refreshing way. Amen!