I. THE HOLY SPIRIT ESSENTIALLY FOR LIFE
John 20:21 Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be to you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.
John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.
II. THE SPIRIT UPON THE BELIEVERS IS PROMISED
Luke 24:49 And behold, I send forth the promise of My Father upon you; but as for you, stay in the city until you put on power from on high.
Acts 1:5 For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
III. THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE OF THE OUTPOURED SPIRIT UPON THE BELIEVERS
Acts 2:1 And as the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, they were all together in the same place.
2 And suddenly there was a sound out of heaven, as of a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which were distributed; and it sat on each one of them;
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, even as the Spirit gave to them to speak forth.
32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has poured out this which you both see and hear.
When the Lord Jesus was physically on the earth he had promised the coming of the Holy Spirit to his disciples (maybe I’ll write about this in another post). Then shortly after Jesus rose from the dead he appeared to his disciples and he breathed into them and said receive the Holy Spirit. At this point they had received the Holy Spirit into them for their experience of Christ as life essentially. The Lord promised the Spirit to be poured out upon them that would baptize/immerse them for their ministry, their work. This is the Spirit of Power. These are two aspects of the one Spirit! The Spirit of life essentially for our living and the Spirit of power upon us for our ministry. Lastly, the Spirit of power is not upon any individual or person independent of God or more importantly individualistic of the Body of Christ. For this Spirit was poured out, and is upon the entire Body of Christ! So we have to right with God and absolutely right with the members of the Body of Christ which is composed of every genuine believer on the planet!