terça-feira, 12 de setembro de 2017

The experiences that accompany the Baptism of the Holy Spirit


1. The reception of the Spirit
2. The new birth
3. Washing and regeneration
4. The seal and the pledge of the Holy Spirit
5. Eternal Life
6. Justification before God
7. The sanctification and fruits of the Holy Spirit
8. Adoption in the family of God
9. Member of the Body of Christ
10. The assistance and support of the Holy Spirit.
11. Satan loses decisive and absolute power over the believer.
12. Important Note on the Filling of the Holy Spirit
13. The equipment of the Holy Spirit for the service.

1. The reception of the Spirit

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the reception of the Spirit. The person receives the Spirit as soon as he believes in Jesus Christ.

John 7:39 This He said concerning the spirit that they that believed on him would receive; because the Spirit had not been given until that moment, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 14:17 the spirit of truth, which the world can not receive, because it neither sees it nor knows it; you know him, because he dwells with you and will be in you.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelled in you? If any man destroy the temple of God, God will destroy it; for the sanctuary of God, which is ye, is holy.

2. The new birth

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. 8 The wind blowout where thou wilt, thou hear his voice, but thou knowest not whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth; so is all that is born of the spirit.

When receiving the spirit the believer is born spiritually.

3. Washing and regeneration

There can be no new birth if one is not washed inwardly by the Holy Spirit. This washing and purifying operation is called regeneration.

Titus 3: 5 Not by works of righteousness which he hath done, but according to his mercy, he hath saved us by the regenerating and renewing washing of the Holy Spirit.

This washing is not sanctification which includes the washing or regeneration of soul and body. It is the washing of our spirit, in order to reestablish communion with God.

John 13: 8 Peter said to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus replied, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with me." 9 Then Peter asked him, Lord, not only the feet, but also the hands and the head. 10 Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs no washing except his feet; as for the rest, it's all clean. Now ye are clean, but not all.

4. The seal a the pledge of the Holy Spirit

The believer is sealed by the Spirit, being able to be sure of his salvation, for this seal is a guarantee that we are children of God. The pawn speaks of a small sample of the glorious inheritance that we will one day receive as children of God that we are, a pledge that the Holy Spirit places in us when we believe in Christ. 

II. Corinthians 5: 5 Now it was God Himself who prepared us for this, granting us the surety of the spirit. 

Ephesians 1:13 Whom also ye, after ye have heard the gospel of your salvation, having also believed in him, were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise; 14 which is the surety of our inheritance, until the redemption of his inheritance, 

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

5. Eternal Life

When one sincerely believes in Jesus Christ and is baptized by the Holy Spirit, he receives the Eternal Life. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hear my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, he cometh not into judgment, but is passed from death unto life. John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

John 10:28 I give them eternal life; they shall never perish, and no man shall snatch them out of my hand.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God hath given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son. 13 These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto such as believe in the name of the Son of God. Eternal Life is an exclusive gift of God's grace, which is received through faith in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and this does not come from you; it is the gift of God; 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 

Titus 3: 7 That, being justified by grace, we may become his heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

6. Justification before God

Question: "What is justification?" To put it simply, to justify means to declare righteous; to make someone righteous before God. Justification is when God declares righteous everyone who receives Christ, based on the righteousness of Christ being debited to the accounts of those who receive Him.

Although we can find justification as a principle throughout Scripture, the main passage that describes justification in relation to believers is Romans 3: 21-26: "But now, without law, the righteousness of God, which is witnessed by the law and the prophets, has been manifested, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ, for all (and over all) believers: for there is no distinction, by the grace of God, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God hath purposed in his blood, as a propitiation, through faith, to manifest his righteousness, having God in the his forbearance, having left unpunished sins previously committed, in view of the manifestation of his righteousness in the present time, so that he himself may be just and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus".

We are justified (declared righteous) at the moment of our salvation. Justification does not make us righteous, but declares our righteousness.

Our righteousness comes from putting our faith in the full work of Jesus Christ. His sacrifice covers our sin, allowing God to see us as perfect and without any blemish. Because of the fact that as believers we are in Christ, God sees the righteousness of Christ when He looks at us. This achieves God's requirements for perfection; therefore 

He declares us righteous - He justifies us.

Romans 5: 18-19 sums up this concept very well: "For as by one offense came the judgment upon all men for condemnation, so also by one act of righteousness came grace upon all men unto the righteousness that gives life, for as by the disobedience of one man many have become sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will become righteous. " Why is this pronouncement of justice so important?

Romans 5: 1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ"

It is because of the justification that the peace of God can rule in our lives. It is because of the FACT of justification that believers can have the guarantee of salvation.

It is the FACT of justification that leaves God to begin the process of sanctification - the process by which God makes reality in our lives the position we already occupy in Christ.

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7. The sanctification and fruits of the Holy Spirit

When the Holy Spirit baptises a person, it receives the Spirit, is born again and is sealed; from there the Spirit begins to operate in her the work of sanctification. The work of sanctification includes the conversion of the past life, in which the person gradually decides to abandon the old sinful habits and begins to know and to grow in the fruit of the Holy Spirit. 

At the same time, this person, already a believer, gradually integrates into a local Church until he becomes an effective member in the Church - the living body of Christ.

Romans 6:19 I speak as a man because of the weakness of your flesh. As you have offered your members to the bondage of uncleanness and wickedness to wickedness, so now offer your members to serve righteousness for sanctification. 22 But now being freed from sin, being made servants of God, you have your fruit for sanctification, and eternal life;

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Thessalonians 4: 3 For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you should separate yourselves from fornication; 4 That every one of you may know to possess his own body in sanctification and honor, 7 because God did not call us to uncleanness, but to sanctification.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 The same God of peace sanctify you in everything; and may your spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8. Adoption in the family of God

In the midst of this succession of experiences following the baptism of the Holy Spirit, one receives the revelation that was adopted in the family of God. In this way, the Holy Spirit witnesses to her spirit that she is a child of God, giving her the paternity of God, so she can say: Abba, Father.

Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage, that you might live again in fear, but you received the spirit of adoption, on which we cry: Abba, Father. 16 The spirit itself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.

9. Member of the Body of Christ

When one accepts Jesus Christ and as a consequence is baptized by the Holy Spirit, he is immediately immersed by the Holy Spirit in the mystical body of Christ - the Universal Church.

A believer may not immediately become a member of a local church, but by drinking of the Spirit he immediately becomes a member of the body of Christ - the Universal Church.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews, or Greeks, or slaves, or freemen. And to all of us it was given to drink of one Spirit.

10. The assistance and support of the Holy Spirit

God knows that the convert is a person full of fears and weaknesses and that he needs the support of the Holy Spirit in order to advance in the Christian life and to know the will of God in everything. Romans 8:26 Likewise also the spirit assisteth us in our weakness; because we do not know how to pray as it should, but the same Spirit intercedes for us with groanings that can not be uttered.

11. Satan loses decisive and absolute power over the believer

Colossians 2: 14-16 Having struck the card that was against us in her ordinances, which was contrary to us in some way, and took it out of the midst of us, nailing it to the cross. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made them public, and triumphed over them in himself. The text under analysis begins by telling us that Jesus Christ crossed out the debt note that was against us.

What debt was it against us? Debt was our sin, and we could never repay it. The expression "scratch" in the original Greek is the same as to erase, to clean (expressions similar to those used in the following texts Revelation 7.17; 21.4).

So that's exactly what Jesus did, erased, cleaned, scratched out our debt note. He passed a sponge and left nothing behind. Continuing our analysis, we note that the "ballot was against us." This ballot was the Law.

All the Law of Moses was against us. The Law did not require redemption - Only condemnation. As the Law was against us, because through it we would never reach salvation, the Lord Jesus "took it out from among us." Hallelujah! So that we would not remain under his curse.

And he nailed it to the cross. Hallelujah! That's right. Jesus Christ stuck our bill of debt which was the Law on the cross of Calvary. The Lord Jesus Christ crucified that which brought guilt, condemnation and death. (Romans 3: 19,20; 6:23; 8: 3; 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; Ephesians 2: 14-16).

But the sacred text also tells us that the Lord "robbed principalities and powers." Hallelujah!

To strip is to deprive of possession, to take away by force. Jesus overcame a great battle, waged on the cross of Calvary, and then, having been victorious, emptied the devil with all his powers, taking from him the strength of his evil claws. In this way the Devil was stripped of his power to transgress the Law, to accuse, condemn, and kill man through sin. Hallelujah!

That's right.

Jesus Christ stuck our bill of debt which was the Law on the cross of Calvary.
The Lord Jesus Christ crucified that which brought guilt, condemnation and death. (Romans 3: 19,20; 6:23; 8: 3; 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; Ephesians 2: 14-16).

But the sacred text also tells us that the Lord "robbed principalities and powers." Hallelujah!

To strip is to deprive of possession, to take away by force.

Jesus overcame a great battle, waged on the cross of Calvary, and then, having been victorious, emptied the devil with all his powers, taking from him the strength of his evil claws. In this way the Devil was stripped of his power to transgress the Law, to accuse, condemn, and kill man through sin. Hallelujah!

The Devil can still tempt believers, but no longer has decisive and absolute power over believers, as before they were believers, for this power was taken away by the work of Christ on the cross.

12. Important note on the Filling of the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is dissolution, but be filled with the Spirit.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit are two distinct operations.

All people in conversion receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and only then begin to seek the Filling of the Spirit, but the filling should consequently be the desire of the believer, right after the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Of course, like all doctrines, the filling should be taught to the believers and in this way these knowing of this operation will be encouraged to seek the filling in their day to day.

There are certain conversions in which the person in converting, receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit can have a very filler experience.

This may be the case for people suffering from drugs, alcohol, prostitution and other serious problems, where the person needs a very large release operation at the time of conversion, and the Holy Spirit has to fill it in a special way so that this release takes place in the person's life.

So that the person right from the beginning of the conversion can say NO to such an addition.

But basically, the operations of Spirit Baptism and Spirit Filling are two distinct operations.

Believers baptized by the Holy Spirit must daily seek the filling of the Spirit

To be filled with the Holy Spirit is an imperative of the Word of God imposed on believers and Churches.

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is dissolution, but be filled with the Spirit.

Before I start talking about what I think the imperative "fill you with the Spirit" to say, leave me what this does not mean.

First, Paul is not saying that believers should fill themselves with something they do not have. All believers have the Holy Spirit, whom they received at the time of conversion. Paul is saying that believers should be filled by the Holy Spirit they already have. In other words, believers are to leave the Holy Spirit who dwells in them, to take more and more possession of their lives, to fill them and to bring them to fullness in fullness.

Second, Paul is not saying that believers should be baptized by the Holy Spirit. For all believers were baptized at the time of conversion. Paul is simply saying that they must "fill themselves with the Spirit" who already dwells in them, for he baptized them at the moment.

3. The Holy Spirit Equips the Church
 
In Old Testament times the Spirit has equipped individuals to various tasks: 
 
Judges to judge (Judges 6.34); Kings to rule (1 Sam 10: 10-10); Prophets to prophesy 
Ezekiel 2: 2); Bezaleel built the Tabernacle Ex.31.3
 
In the New Testament the Spirit is given to the Church, and He equips believers
individually for their function within the group. The whole Church is compared to a 
body and individuals are different limbs or parts of this body.
 
The Spirit (1 Cor 12:11) ensures that the Church is fully equipped to your task. 
 
The extraordinary and miraculous gifts given to the Apostles for they fulfilled their 
apostolic mission, but the Spirit
 
The Holy One continues to give the gifts and keeps the believers with necessary for the 
good of the Church and effective evangelism.
 
Paul tells us that Christ, having ascended into heaven, "gave some for apostles;
others for prophets; and others, as evangelists; and others, as pastors and
masters; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ "(Ephesians 4: 11-12).
 
He did this by giving His Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The Spirit gives believers the 
necessary gifts, which they need to fulfil the vital role inside the body.


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