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Thomas Recieve The Holy Spirit

When Jesus breathed onto the disciples and said "receive the Holy Spirit," Thomas was not there. Was he also included even though he was absent? When did he receive the Spirit? This is in John 20.

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I have a question, though I am a basically illiterate alog with being a novice in biblical fact, that said.
According to those who have posted only the decipels received the Holy Spirit at the moment Jesus breathed upon them. My question, todays day mortals were not present, does that indicate we can not receive the Holy Spirit. Thank you. JDT
---Jev_donald_Tirene on 5/28/18

Thomas knew that Jesus was God. When he received the Holy Spirit was when he acknowledge that.
---catherine on 12/3/07

In that verse the disciples got born-again. They recieved the baptism in the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentacost.
---Rickey on 12/3/07

The insufflation, as this is called, was as picture of was was to come at Pentecost 50 days later.
---Jack on 3/25/07

Continue; None of the Apostles received the Baptism of the HG until Acts as it shows. When Jesus breathed on them it was the dispensation for the Promise of the Father,to be endued with power,which did not happen until they were in the Upper Room with 120 and were all Baptised with the HG and endued with power,the Promise of the Father.
---Darlene_1 on 9/3/06

Luke 24:49 And Behold,I send the promise of my Father upon you:But tarry ye in the ciy of Jerusalem,until ye be endued with power from on high. John 20:22 -he breathed on them,and saith unto them,Receive ye the Holy ghost. Acts 1:4,5 -commanded them they should not depart from Jerusalem,but wait for the promise of the Father,which,saith he,ye have heard of me. For John truely baptised with water;but ye shall be baptised with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Continued
---Darlene_1 on 9/3/06

Jesus hadn't resurrected before then so they weren't "born-agian". Thomas got "born-again" in verse 28 when he confessed Jesus as his Lord. All through Acts folks got born-again before getting baptized in the Holy Spirit.
---Rickey on 8/31/06

"receive the Holy Spirit" There is no mystery behind this simple phrase. Acts 2:33 Jesus received it.
Acts 8:14-17 Believers in Smaria.
Acts 10:46-47 The Gentiles.
Acts 19:2 Disciples who had never heard of the Holy Ghost. In all these cases it was a receiving by believers. As it also was in Acts 2 when those who were in the upper room received it. Have you received the Holy Ghost?
---john on 8/31/06

Part two- 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God." How do we know this, in verse 27 Jesus called him nonbelieving and faithless. In verse 28, calls Jesus Lord and God, something no one can do without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So obviously Thomas did not receive the Holy Spirit when the others did.
---mima on 8/31/06

Part one- A Careful reading of the following two versus proves that Thomas received the indwelling of the Holy Ghost sometime between the two versus."27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God." How do we know this, in verse 27
---mima on 8/31/06

geeetings ,the disciples experienced the "Spirit of Truth".the holy spirit was active from the beginning of our universe.the holy spirit keeps us alive ,the co creator with jesus "send fourth thy spirit they are created"the spirit of truth was never mentioned until jesus spoke of it.we are unable to tell the spiritual difference for no one is alive before and after the experience.the spirit of truth is unique and only comes from jesus.this is why his teachings remain fresh.
---earl on 8/31/06

** In that verse the disciples got born-again.**

You mean they hadn't accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts as their personal Saviour before then?

Was Thomas left out?

Are you saying you can receive the Holy Spirit without accepting Jesus?
---Jack on 8/31/06

I believe Jesus breathed onto them the blessing to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. They all received that on the day of Pentecost and there is mention of it happening again later. I believe they were all born again long before John 20 because they partook of the Lords supper before the crucifixtion. Also, Jesus singled out Judas as being the only one that was not washed clean. Because of this I don't think Jesus was referring to them getting saved by breathing on them.
---john on 8/31/06

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