Partnering with the Spirit

Is the receiving of the Holy Spirit a once-for-all experience?

Baptism of the Holy Spirit not a once-for-all experience We have already noted that the expressions “baptized in the Holy Spirit” and “filled with the Holy Spirit” are interchangeable (Acts 1:8; 2:4). The following passages prove that being filled with the Spirit is not an once-in-a-lifetime experience. It continues to occur in a believer’s life …

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Speaking in tongues

Are tongues the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit? Evidences pointing to tongues being the initial evidence Tongues were obviously significantly associated with the Holy Spirit’s initializing of the believer into the new covenant of Christ, as illustrated at Pentecost (Acts 2) and in Cornelius’ home (Acts 10), and also probably in Samaria …

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Anointing

What is anointing? ANOINT describes the procedure of rubbing or smearing a person or thing, usually with oil, for the purpose of healing, setting apart, or embalming. (Source: Holman Dictionary) Anointing and power From ancient times the priests and kings were ceremonially anointed as a sign of official appointment to office, and as a symbol …

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Is the receiving of the Holy Spirit a subsequent event to salvation?

Why baptism of the Holy Spirit and conversion are separate events. The baptizer is different. (1 Cor 12:13 NIV)  For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. “Scripture makes it clear there is an experience [at conversion] …

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