Birth of the Spirit is followed by the life in the Spirit More advantageous than the ministry of Jesus Jn. 16:7
Universalized presence of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit internalizes the presence of Jesus (Eph. 3:16,17) God’s seal branding us as to belonging to Jesus (Eph. 1:14; 4:30) Assures in our hearts that God is our Father and that He loves us (Rom. 5:5; 8:15-16)
The Gifts of the SpiritThe Fruit of the Spirit Gift of God’s graceResult of healthy spiritual growth Show what a Christian hasShow what a Christian is Can be discoveredShould be visible Allotted in various waysShould all be present Meaningless without fruitPrerequisite to successfully practice the gifts Related to our serviceRelated to our character TemporaryEternal
It is a second experience after regeneration It was promised in the Old Testament (Joel 2:28,29) Introductory statement of John the Baptist about Jesus’ ministry (Matt. 3:11; Mk. 1:8; Lk. 3:16; Jn. 1:33)
It is initial and physical evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit It is a promise for all believers (Joel 2:28,29) Only experience that repeated after the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1f) It is the external symbol of receiving the fullness of Holy Spirit in a believer's life (Jn. 7:37-39)
Can speak to God (1Cor. 14:2a) Can utter mysteries of God (1Cor. 14:2b) Can speak wonders of God (Acts 2:11) Can pray in Spirit (1 Cor. 14:14) Can sing in Spirit (1 Cor. 14:15) Can praise God (1 Cor. 14:16)
Can edify himself (1 Cor. 14:4) Can edify the church, if there is interpretation (1 Cor. 14:5) It can be a sign for unbelievers (1 Cor. 14:22)
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