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Bible Study 1-28-2020

Bible Study Notes on the Holy Ghost (Spirit)

1.) GOD IS THE GIVER
2.) GOD GIVES WHAT HE IS (which is both Holy & Spirit)
3.) GIFT (Holy Spirit)
4.) WHICH MANIFESTS BY WAY OF NINE MANIFESTATIONS REVEALED IN 1 CORINTHIANS 12

What exactly is the Holy Ghost (Spirit)? Luke helps us understand this. Luke wrote the book of Luke and the book of Acts. And he lends us good insight on the Holy Ghost in both books.

Luke 24:49 – “And behold, I send the PROMISE OF MY FATHER upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with POWER (dunamis; inherent power)FROM ON HIGH”
Acts 1:4 – And being assembled with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Acts 1:5 – For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with THE HOLY GHOST not many days hence.
Acts 1:8 – But ye shall receive POWER (dunamis; inherent power) after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

WHAT WAS THE EVIDENCE OF THIS POWER, PROMISE, HOLY GHOST, BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST, or how did they know that they had actually received it?

We teach, from scripture, that the believer is indwelled with the Holy Spirit at the time they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and aPersonal Savior (John 14:17; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19). And that there is an OPPORTUNITY for the believer to receive into manifestation another experience (baptism in the Holy Ghost (Spirit) ) of the Holy Spirit that dwells on the inside of them. And this experience is speaking in tongues.

Speaking in tongues IS NOT THE ***PRE-REQUISITE*** FOR THE SALVATION EXPERIENCE.

SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS AN ***ENHANCEMENT*** TO THE SALVATION EXPERIENCE.

TIMES IN SCRIPTURE WHEN RECEIVING THE Holy Ghost (Spirit) WAS EVIDENCED BY SPEAKING IN TONGUES:

1.) – Acts 2:4 – And they were all filled with the HOLY GHOST, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2.) – Acts chapter 8: – The events in Acts chapter 8 took place several years after the outpouring in Acts chapter 2. Remember that only Judeans by religion received the gift at that time, and the proof in the senses world that they had received was that they spoke in tongues. Acts 8: 1-17 with verses 15-17 being the focal point
3.) – Acts 10:44-46 – Cornelius and his house received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
4.) – Acts 19:1-6 – Paul introduces the Ephesians, who were already saved, to a deeper experience of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

TALKING POINTS:

1.) THE POWER FROM ON HIGH, PROMISE OF THE FATHER, HOLY GHOST, EVIDENCED BY SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS AVAILABLE TO ALL BELIEVERS WHO BELIEVE TO RECEIVE.
2.) IT IS NOT GIVEN BASED UPON THE MERIT OF THE BELIEVER.
3.) IT IS NOT GIVEN BECAUSE OF EXTRA CONSECRATION, EXTRA ANOINTING, OR BEING GOOD.
4.) IT IS GIVEN BASED UPON THE GENEROSITY AND GRACE OF GOD AND THE NEED AND FAITH OF THE BELIEVER.
5.) IF NOT ACCESSED, IT IS NOT BECAUSE IT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

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