Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1 Corinthians 2:13).

For In Him we live,and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost (Mark 1:8).

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word (Acts 10:44).

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (Acts 15:8).

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).

Not the same as water baptism:

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence (Acts 1:5).

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? (Acts 10:47).

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost (Acts 11:16)

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire (Matthew 3:11).

An Appointed time:

But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:39).

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 (Acts 10:45).

Can’t be bought:

And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:18-19).

The angels desire to know what it is:

Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven;which things the angels desire to look into (1 Peter 1:12).

Purpose of the infilling:

  • To have Power to be a witness
    • But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and y shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
  • To build up your spirit
    • But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20).
  • To Speak with boldness
    • And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31).

How to receive the Holy Spirit:

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38).

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.  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied (Acts 19:2,6).

Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (Acts 8:15).

Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17).

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning (Acts 11:15).