The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)

BrankaVV [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons John the Batist (the Baptizer) preached that Israel should repent because the kingdom of heaven was close (Matthew 3:2, Mark 1:4, and Luke 3:3) and God was coming (Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:2-3, Luke 3:4, John 1:23). John bapitzed people, immersing them in water, but he taught that … Continue reading The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)

The Holy Spirit and Jesus

Read Isaiah 11:1-4 According to Isaiah, the Spirit of the LORD would play an important role in the ministry of the Messiah. Accordingly, the Spirit of the LORD (the Holy Spirit) was much involved in the life and ministry of Jesus. The Holy Spirit caused Mary to conceive while she was a virgin (Matthew 1:18-20, … Continue reading The Holy Spirit and Jesus

The Spirit Enables God’s People

Since Old Testament times, the Spirit of God would enter into people to direct them and enable them to do something for God, whether it was prophesying, crafting something, leading, exercising supernatural strength, gathering an army, or going to war. In Genesis 41:38, Pharaoh states that the Spirit of God is in Joseph. Pharaoh deduced … Continue reading The Spirit Enables God’s People