E-Free Church - Gaylord Campus
Living Under the Influence Part 3
What is the Holy Spirit? What is His purpose? What does it mean to be filled with Holy Spirit. Join us as we discover together what the bible teaches about the Holy Spirit and how He works in our lives.
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  • E-Free Church - Gaylord Campus
    1649 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
    Sunday 5:00 AM
Who is the Holy Spirit?

He is a person not simply a force
He is God (God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit)
He is the prominent person of the Trinity at work on earth today
What does the Holy Spirit do?
His work in the lives of SINNERS (John 16:7-11)
His work in the lives of SAINTS

The REGNERATING work of the Holy Spirit
The INDWELLING work of the Holy Spirit
The SEALING work of the Holy Spirit
The BAPTIZING work of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:11-13)
The DEFINITION of baptism

This is different than water baptism
This is the Holy Spirit, placing us into the body of Christ
This did not happen prior to the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2)

The DISTINCTION of baptism

It is instantaneous, happening at salvation
Every believer is baptized by the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13)

The church at Corinth was filled with some very carnal believers but were all baptized by one Spirit

This can only be the case if it happens at the moment of salvation

The aorist tense would show that this is a one-time action that is not repeated

Ephesians 4:5 - One Lord, One faith; One baptism

Nowhere are we commanded to seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit (though we are commanded to be filled with the Spirit – Ephesians 5:18)
The DELAY of baptism

Some teach what is called the doctrine of subsequence which says that receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at a time subsequent to salvation
Some say that those who received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost had been saved earlier showing doctrine of subsequence

This was the first instance of the baptism of the Holy Spirit
Some say that the Samaritans had already believed and been baptized but there was a delay before they received the baptism of the Spirit showing the doctrine of subsequence

God allowed this delay to show the Jewish believers that these Samaritans were truly part of the Church just as Jewish believers were (the delay in Acts 10 shows the same for Gentiles)

The Greek word for “not yet” in v16 denotes something that should have happened had not yet taken place

The book of Acts is a transition as the church begins. The way we know if something in the book of Acts is to be continued is that it is repeated in the Epistles

With the exception of a very few instances during the transitional period of Acts. the whole of Scripture teaches that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at the moment of salvation