Who is the Holy Spirit?
•The Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Trinity. (Acts 5:3-4)
•The Holy Spirit is a divine person, a being with a mind, emotions, and a will. (1 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
•The Holy Spirit is also omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-8)
•The Holy Spirit is omniscience (1 Corinthians 2:10-11)
•The Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we can’t pray (Romans 8:26-27)
•The Holy Spirit is Helper our Comforter and our Counsellor (John 14:16,26; 15:26)
•The Holy Spirit will guide us and lead us into all Truth according to Biblical scripture. (John 16:12)A crucial part of the truth the Holy Spirit reveals is that Jesus is who He said He is (John 15:26; 1 Corinthians 12:3)
◦There is NO extra-biblical revelation from the Holy Spirit.
•The Holy Spirit’s role is that of gift-giver (Corinthians 12)The Holy Spirit is also the fruit producer in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23)
◦The Holy Spirit convinces us of Jesus Christ’s deity and incarnation, that He is the Messiah, i.e.,
◦He gives glory to Christ in all things. (John 16:14)
How do we receive the Holy Spirit
•We receive the Holy Spirit the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
•We receive the Holy Spirit by simply receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour (John 3:5-16)
What does a genuine baptism look like?
•‘Baptize’ comes from the Greek word which means “to submerge in water.”
•Regarding baptism and salvation, the Bible is clear that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works of any kind, including baptism. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
•Baptism illustrates a believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. The action of being immersed in the water pictures dying and being buried with Christ. (Romans 6:3-4)
•Baptism is a picture of our leaving our old life and becoming a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
•Are there any signs and wonders at a genuine baptism? No.
◦A baptism is only an act of obedience, a public proclamation of faith in Christ and identification with Him.
Are there any happenings that go with the filling of the Holy Spirit?
•No, the evidence of a genuine salvation is you are now not controlled by your sinful nature but by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9)
•Chastisement by the Holy Spirit when we sin to repent of our sin and not sin again. (Hebrews 12:6-7; Hebrews 12:8)
•Evidence of being born again is:
◦Obeying scripture, God’s commandments. (1 John 2:5)
◦Respecting God’s pronouncements as authoritative in your life. Jesus Christ is your Lord and Saviour. (1 John 1:8)
◦No more love for the world. (1 John 2:15)
◦Living in daily awareness that Jesus Christ will return for His own! (1 John 3:2-3)
◦You are sinning less now than when you first made a profession of faith in Christ. You hate sinning. (1 John 3:9)
◦Love for other believers in Jesus Christ. (1 John 3:14)
◦Pray all the time and having prayers answered. (1 John 3:22)
◦Sharp Discernment as you find it easy to sort out the claims of various religions, etc. (1 John 4:1)
◦You have a conscious awareness that the Holy Spirit of God lives in you. He teaches you things from the Scriptures on a regular basis. (1 John 4:13)
What does ‘Walking in the Spirit’ mean?. What does being “Filled by the Holy Spirit’ mean?
•The Filling of the Holy Spirit is an ongoing process in the Christian life as we grow in Holiness. Also known as to “walk in the Spirit; It is to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading.
•It is essentially to “walk with” the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to guide your steps and conform your mind. (Ephesians 4:1; Philippians 1:27)