Does the Christian receive the Holy Spirit the moment they believe? If so, how should we understand the accounts in the book of Acts when believers apparently receive the Holy Spirit subsequent to their conversion?
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. - Romans 8:12-14
What will it take for us to have better families? It will take Christians who are living a life of not grieving the Holy Spirit. We can get all of the externals done, but if in our lives we are walking in the flesh and not in the Spirit then we are hopeless.
You and I, always stand in great need of the power of the Holy Spirit in our life, the working of the Holy Spirit in our life and we should constantly be crying out to God for greater and greater infusions of His powe...
Are your hands clean? - Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Tim reads from an account on The Hebrides Revival - Duncan Cambell
61 Minutes | Video Bible Study | Part #1 of the Filled with the Spirit Bible Study series by Tim Conway.
Acts 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
This is a Bible study where Tim talks about Duncan Campbell and the Hebrides island revivals.
Are you hands clean? Is your heart pure? For you to ascend the hill?
Psalm 24:3-4 - Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
The nonsense of slaying a congregation in the Spirit by the breath of one’s mouth and the sweep of one’s coat may have something to do with crowd psychology but little with New Testament unction.
Throughout the long history of the Christian church one of Satan’s most successful tactics has been the use of extremes. This is especially true regarding the work of the Holy Spirit. No sooner has one branch of professing Christendom been led into an extreme, unbiblical, or even fanatical position regarding the work of the Holy Spirit, than another branch reacts with an equally extreme and unbiblical opposing position.