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The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

Peter says in Acts 2:38 to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins and you shall receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. What Gift was Peter referring to here?

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In the old testament only a select few got the Holy Spirit Not one philistine or Moabite etc ever got it
Now the Holy Spirit is available to everyone who is willing to follow a couple of very simple instructions (Luke11,9-13 Acts2,38-40)
---Rodney on 1/11/10

Mima, Numbers 11:25 this shows where God took of the Spirit on Moses and put him on the 70 Judges and they prophised. (Deborah was also a Judge and Prophet. Nehemiah 9:30-your spirit in your Prohets. 1 Samuel 16:13 Anointed David and the Spirit of the Lord came upon him from that day forward 16:14 spirit taken away from Saul. As you know what we call the Holy Ghost now,has different names that he is called Comforter,Spirit of the Lord,Spirit of Truth,Holy Spirit,and Holy Ghost,etc.. The Holy Ghost is given to those who serve God that they are embued with power from God to acomplish their ordained work. He gives of his Spirit to enable his people to do the service he calls them to.
---Darlene_1 on 1/11/10

---catherine on 1/10/10 Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Jesus said if you believe and are baptized you will be saved. Because baptism is the only operation of faith that makes you synonymous with his works. If you do not do the works of Baptism your faith is dead and you have not proved your belief and you will be damned as Jesus said.
---exzucuh on 1/10/10

This is one of the most CONTROVERSIAL, I would recommend for anyone to come to Jesus, verses in the New Testament. In understanding it we must remember that it was originally stated as a message to Israel concerning their national crime of murdering their Messiah. It is unwise to link baptism with the remission of Sins for nowhere do the scriptures teach that salvation is dependent on baptism----1 Corin.1-17, 1 Corin. 15:1-4 where Paul clearly states what the gospel is and baptism is not included. Those who insists upon baptismal regeneration literally "rob Paul to pay Peter". See---2 Peter 3:15-16.
---catherine on 1/10/10

Hi all
"This comforter is the Holy Spirit. It is a Gift, not something to be prayed for, praised for or tarried for" Dee
Jesus said you had to ask for the Holy Spirit Luke11,9-13 it does not come automatically on "belief" It did not come automatically to the samaratins (Acts8,5-17) Nor to the ephesians(acts19,2-6)
Jesus also said "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me." He sent the Holy Spirit (John15,26) which thet first received at pentecost(Acts2,33) So this is when people first received Jesus
---Rodney on 1/10/10

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things, and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

---exzucuh on 1/10/10

Sister Dee, very well put. The ordering of the Spirit puts man in charge of the Spirit. A common believe among many.
Now a person who has just confessed Christ as his Savior might out of the love for Christ he now has, ask the Lord to fill him with the Spirit, which was going to happen anyway, but the person's feelings are speaking at the time and now wants everything the Lord has for him. Even though God already is going to give him everything necessary he will need in this life.
---MarkV. on 1/10/10

He was referring to the notion that the Holy Spirit takes up residency in your spirit at the time that you recieve Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour.
---jody on 1/9/10

Our Lord Jesus Christ promised that He would not leave us comfortless, that He would send us another comforter (beside himself as He was going to be at the right hand of the Father in heaven after His resurrection). This comforter is the Holy Spirit. It is a Gift, not something to be prayed for, praised for or tarried for. Every believer in Jesus Christ receives the Holy Spirit. The fruits of the Spirit (love, peace, joy, longsuffering, etc. are evidence of the Holy Spirit inside of us). The Holy Spirit regenerates and santifies us. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto salvation.
---dee9833 on 1/9/10

Numbers 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the SPIRIT RESTED UPON THEM, they prophesied, and did not cease.

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by THY SPIRIT IN THY PROPHETS: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

The Holy Spirit has always been in and upon Gods chosen, He poured it out upon all flesh on the Day of Pentecost. Jesus's payment was so that every person could have Holy Spirit.
---exzucuh on 1/9/10

Hi Everyone
The Disciples couldn't have received the Holy Spirit in John 20,21 Because Jesus was still there
Jesus said in John16,7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart, I will send him unto you."
---Rodney on 1/9/10

---Darlene and I am unaware that this statement is true."In Old Testament the Holy Ghost indwelling was only given to Prophets,Priests,and Kings" I am however willing to be taught. Please teach me where I can find this in the Old Testament.
---mima on 1/8/10

Peter's referring to Gift of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. In Old Testament the Holy Ghost indwelling was only given to Prophets,Priests,and Kings. In the New Testament John 20:22Jesus breathed on the Apostles and said for them to receive the Holy Ghost,but he ordered them to wait to be filled, Acts 1:4,5- but wait for the promise of the Father-.Ye shall be baptised with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 2:33 having received the promise of the Holy Ghost,he hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear. John 20:21 -as my Father has sent me,even so send I you. God sent Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit and Jesus breathed on the Apostles,gave them his dispensation and passed the torch of service to them to walk in his steps.
---Darlene_1 on 1/8/10

"Without salvation, we cannot receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit." Joel1/4/07
Joel is incorrect the bible makes it clear that without the Holy Spirit there is no salvation (John3,5 Romans 8,9 Titus 3,5)

To answer the first question the gift is
Eternal life Rom6,23 Justification Rom5,18 Salvation Eph,2,8 Grace Eph4,7
1Peter4,10 "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." Everyone that this letter was adressed to had the gift and Jude exhorts us to "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."
---Rodney on 1/7/10

Rickey, I don't know if you know this already but although it is not indicated consistently in some translations, the distinction between the singular "tongue" and the plural "tongues" is foundational to the proper interpretation of this chapter in 1 Cor. 14. Paul uses the singular to distinquish the counterfied gift of pagan gibberish and the plural to indicate the genuine gift of a foreign language (v.2). It was perhaps in recognition of that, that the King James Version (KJV) translators added consistently the word "Unknown" before every singular form, see, (vv.2,4,13,14,19,27).
The implications of that distinction will be noted as appropriate. Here is why,
---MarkV. on 12/15/09

Rickey 2# ,
Against the backdrop of carnality and counterfeit ecstatic speech learnd from the experience of the pagans, Paul covers 3 basic issues with regard to speaking in languages by the gift of the Holy Spirit:
1. It position, inferior to prophecy (vv. 1-9)
2. its purpose, a sign to unbelievers not believers (vv.20-25)
3. Its procedure, systematic, limited, and orderly (vv. 26-40).
---MarkV. on 12/15/09

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John13,20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
John15,26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
John16,7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Peter was not just telling us how to receive the Holy Spirit but how to receive Jesus Christ
---rodney on 12/11/09

Its the holy spirit, its not a right for us to have it but rather a privledge...the holy spirit is an awesome gift, it doesnt say gift FROM the holy spirit, rather gift of the holy spirit...
---mark on 9/28/07

Donna, when you ask these questions, is it for discussion or because you don't know the answers.
---Charlene on 1/4/07

He means the Holy Spirit Himself as a gift, not the various sign gifts in 1 Cor.
---Jack on 1/4/07

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God sent us the Holy Spirit so that our image could be changed to the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit has the knowledge of God's plan for our lives

Every time the Holy Spirit, The Gift of the Holy Spirit, searches our hearts, it's with the mind and intentions of God towards us.
---Joel on 1/4/07

The Gift of the Holy Spirit, if we allow Him, will help bring God's plan for our lives into existence here on earth.

The Holy Spirit is equal in every way with God and Jesus.

When we make the decision for Jesus Christ, the Gift of the Holy Spirit agrees to live within out spirit.
---Joel on 1/4/07

Without salvation, we cannot receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

God has a wonderful plan for every one of us. But we must choose to walk in the plan that God has for us.

God has a way for each us to present His personal plan.

It begins with the preaching of the Cross.
We are moved to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
---Joel on 1/4/07

Accepting Jesus Christ is the first step.

If we reject Jesus, we will live and die, and never know God's purpose for our lives.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and have the Gift of the Holy Spirit, all you have to do is obey God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
---Joel on 1/4/07

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The Holy Spirit is the One who know's God's plan, every detail, and He prays for us.

Next are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, that is another blog.
---Joel on 1/4/07

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

John 7:38,39
Acts 2:17
John 20:22
Mark 16:17
Acts 2:4
1 Cor 14:14,18
John 14:16,17
Luke 11:11,13
Psalm 81:10
Gal 3:2
Acts 19:2,6
Acts 10:44-47
---Joel on 1/4/07

In 1Corinthians 14:2 & Jude 20 it is referring to each Spirit-filled believer praying in tongues to build himself up as HE OR SHE WILLS. Meaning, since I have recieved the baptism in the Holy Spirit I can pray in other tongues whenever I want to. Even during praise & worship because it requires NO INTERPRETATION because I wouldn't be speaking to anyone, but God. The only tongues that require interpretation is the Holy Spirit's gift in chapter 12.
---Rickey on 1/4/07

Peter was referring to the baptism in the Holy Spirit. In the context of that chapter Peter spoke showing that the day of Pentecost was the fulfillment of the prophecy given in Joel 2. God poured His Spirit upon them.
---Rickey on 1/4/07

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Please don't get the gifts of the Spirit & the baptism in the Holy Spirit mixed up. They are 2-separate things. The gifts of the Spirit in 1Corinthians 12 are as/when the HS wills/desires. They are ministry gifts. They are not our gifts, but Holy Spirits gifts.
---Rickey on 1/4/07

God breathed his breath into their nostrils and they became living beings. God's breath is the Holy Spirit, which is called the breath of life as well. It is God's spirit in man and woman.
---tonne on 1/4/07

mark, so when we receive this Gift of the Holy Spirit, is that when our spirit man becomes alive and thus we are now Born Again? Because it's the Holy Spirit that quickens our spirit and makes our spirit alive unto Him, right?
---Donna9759 on 1/4/07

A "gift" is simply something that is given. The gift was a holy spirit, a new you with a new outlook on life and new goals. The power of that gift was the courage and strength to stand up and be a witness of God's Word to the ends of the earth.
---DANNYBOY on 1/4/07

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I agree with mark.
---Kay on 1/4/07

The Holy Spirit is not an "it". The Holy Ghost Person is "He". He is God. Also called the spirit of God, the spirit of the Lord, and the spirit of Christ; the breath of God, the breath of the Lord, and the breath of Christ. Sometimes he is called Siloah, meaning "Sent". The Holy Spirit is called by the personal pronoun "He"(Isaiah 40:13; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7,8,13-15). Please read Genesis 1:2; 2:7; Matthew 1:18; John 20:22,23.
---Eloy on 1/3/07

The Holy Spirit is a gift. That is different than the gifts that the Holy Spirit gives. Everyone who is saved has the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit has also given gifts to everyone.
---john on 1/4/07

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