CHRIST'S BIRTHDAY GIFT TO THE CHURCH, HIS BRIDE, = = =
THE HOLY SPIRIT
JESUS CHRIST promised that upon His exodus He would send another
Comforter of the same kind as He (John 15: 26).
Fifty days after His resurrection He kept His word. For forty
days after His resurrection He made appearances to confirm His
bodily resurrection. Upon His ascension He told them they would
"receive power when the Holy Spirit" would come upon them. They
retreated to their upper room sanctuary and prayed for ten days
--- and then all Heaven broke out.
It was on the eve of a feast called Pentecost. The word means
fifty. The New and Old Testament experiences of Pentecost can be
OLD TESTAMENT occurred fifty days after Israel left Egypt.
Fifty days later they arrived at Mt. Sinai.
NEW TESTAMENT occurred fifty days after Christ arose.
OT celebrated the birthday of the nation Israel (Ex. 19:5).
NT celebrated the birthday of the church (A. 2: 41-47).
OT Pentecost was introduced in a mighty way (Ex. 19: 16-18).
NT Pentecost was introduced in a mighty way (A. 2: 2,3).
OT witnessed the slaying of 3,000 (Ex. 32: 28).
NT witnessed the saving of 3,000 (Acts 2:41).
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE RETURN OF THE RESURRECTED
AND ASCENDED CHRIST IN THE SPIRIT FORM. It is impossible to
receive Jesus Christ without receiving the Holy Spirit. "If any
man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His."
ON THE OCCASION OF PENTECOST THEY WERE "FILLED" WITH THE HOLY
SPIRIT (ACTS 2:4). Note, they were here "filled" not "baptized"
with the Holy Spirit.
In I Cor. 12:13 says "For by one Spirit we were all baptized
into one body..." The Spirit does t ...
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