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1 Spirit Baptism, Filling & Fruit

2 Slaying in the Spirit

3 Swimming in the Spirit - Perth, Western Australia photo-album/index.htm

4 What really happened at Pentecost? a.The baptism of the Spirit b.The baptism with the Spirit c.The baptism in the Spirit d.The baptism by the Spirit baptizo en pneumati

5 Are There Two Types of Christians? Ordinary Christians Spirit-baptized Christians Non-Christians Christians Presented & Critiqued by Grudem, Systematic Theology, 776

6 xx Gospels/Acts1 Corinthians 12:13 Translation: How is baptizo en pneumati rendered? “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit” “We were all baptised in one Spirit so as to become one body” “We were all baptised by one Spirit into one body” “We were all baptised with one Spirit into one body” Agent: Who baptises? (“by…”) Christ(Unstated) Holy Spirit (under Christ) (Unstated)—but the gospels show Him to be Christ Instrument: With what or whom is the believer baptised? Holy Spirit — Matt. 3 says all are baptised either with the Spirit (v. 11, believers) or with fire (v. 12, unbelievers) (Unstated) Holy Spirit Sphere: Into what element is the baptism? (Unstated)Holy SpiritBody of Christ Goal: To what end or purpose is the baptism? (Unstated)Body of Christ(Unstated) How is eis hen soma translated? N/A “so as to become one body” (goal or end) “into one body” (sphere) “into one body” (sphere)—same use in Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:26-27 Correlation of Gospels/Acts with 1 Cor. 12:13 —InconsistentMore consistentMost consistent Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; 2:33; 11:16 View A Pentecostal Interpretation NET Bible View B All Bible Translations, Non-Pentecostal View View C Another Non-Pentecostal View —My View Resulting TheologyN/A Not all Christians have Spirit baptism (we should seek it) Baptism and filling are the same experience All Christians already have Spirit baptism (we should NOT seek it) Baptism and filling are different experiences All Christians already have Spirit baptism (we should NOT seek it) Baptism and filling are different experiences Views on Spirit Baptism

7 xx “with the Spirit” Body? Spirit Christ ? Sphere: into Instrument: with Agent: by Goal: so as to become Translation“in one Spirit” Spirit ? Christ? one body “by one Spirit” Body ? Spirit ? “with one Spirit” Body Spirit Christ? ? Diagram of Spirit Baptism Views Gospels/Acts 1 Corinthians 12:13 Translation Options

8 Are All Believers Spirit Baptized?


10 Reincarnation Negates Security


12 Only believers have God's wisdom because only believers have the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:11-16).

13 Who sits in your chair?

14 “The Spiritual Man” (Christian) 2:15 Types of People “Man without the Spirit” (Non-Christian) 2:14 xxiii

15 Church Unity How can we have it?

16 How to have unity… Don't be carnal by following only your favorite leader (1-4)

17 Christian (2:15) Types of People (1 Cor.) Non-Christian (2:14) Carnal Christian (3:1) xxiii


19 Two Types of Carnality Sarkikos, “like flesh,” 3:1Sarkinos, “made of flesh,” 3:3

20 Fleshly Advice…

21 “It's All About Me” = Blatant Carnality

22 Carnality Selfishness Can't understand (2) Fights over rights (3) Divides over leaders (4)

23 When someone is drunk…

24 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18 NLT

25 What is Spirit Baptism? photo-album/index.htm

26 Does sin affect the Spirit's ministry to the believer but not His presence within the believer?

27 Baptism v. Filling The Baptism with the Holy Spirit The Filling with the Holy Spirit Definition or Purpose The Spirit's work of placing believers into the body of Christ The Spirit's work to empower (control) believers for service & equip them with Christ's character Scripture Prophesied (Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5); Fulfilled (Acts 2:1ff.; cf. 11:15-16); Explained (1 Cor. 12:13) “Walk by the Spirit” (Gal. 5:16) “Keep in step with the Spirit” - (Gal. 5:25) Be “led by the Spirit” (Gal. 5:18) Key Passage 1 Corinthians 12:13Ephesians 5:18 Tense Aorist: past event, action undefined Present: continuous, action repeated xxii

28 Baptism v. Filling The Baptism with the Holy Spirit The Filling with the Holy Spirit Mood Indicative: states a fact (“were baptized”), never commanded or shown “how to get the baptism” Imperative: a command to heed (“be filled”), shown how to receive the filling by yielding ourselves to Christ Time Occurs At salvation: “ for all” (Acts 2:38-39), when they believed (Acts 11:16-17), “every spiritual blessing” (Eph. 1:3), “complete in Him” (Col. 2:9-10), “everything pertaining to... godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3) At and after salvation xxii

29 Baptism v. Filling The Baptism with the Holy Spirit The Filling with the Holy Spirit Frequency Not repeated (a one-time experience) Repeated (throughout one's life; compare Acts 9:17; 13:9) Participants All Christians (spiritual and carnal) (“we were all baptized” 1 Cor. 12:13; cf. Gal. 3:2, 14; 4:6) Spiritual Christians Permanence Eternal: cannot be undoneTemporal: can be lost (Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31) Prerequisites Faith in ChristYieldedness to Christ OT occurrences? No: never happened before Pentecost Yes: OT believers sometimes empowered for service by the Spirit but not indwelt xxii

30 Baptism v. Filling The Baptism with the Holy Spirit The Filling with the Holy Spirit Results Position: Placed in the body of Christ (Church) Practice: Praise, worship, thanksgiving, submissiveness (Eph. 5:19-21); Christ like character (Gal. 5:22-23); evangelism (Acts 2:4 with 2:41; 4:31 with 5:14; 6:3 with 6:7) Commanded? NoYes Sought? No (Acts 11:15-16)Yes xxii



33 George Mueller's Step #1 to Find the Will of God “I get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to the given matter.”


35 Other Ministries of the Spirit Teaching (John 14:26) Guiding us as a son (Rom. 8:14) Assuring our salvation (Rom. 8:15-16) Praying for us (Rom. 8:26) Regeneration work (Titus 3:5) Constrains us to preach Christ (Acts 1:8) Forming Christ within us (Eph. 3:16-19) Indwelling of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16) Sealing of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22-23) The Holy Spirit in the creation (Ps. 33:6) Convicting of the world of sin (John 16:8-11) Bearing witness to Jesus Christ (John 15:26-27) Setting the believer free from the power of sin (Rom. 8:2) Bringing forth Christ-like character (Gal. 5:22-23) xl

36 The Assuring Ministry of the Spirit (Rom. 8:15-17 NLT ) xl So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father." 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God's glory. But if [since] we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

37 SinKey TextMeaningExamples Blasphemy Matt. 12:31-32 Disbelief in Christ to the point of attributing the work of the Spirit in Jesus to Satan Pharisees and some (though few) unbelievers today ResistingActs 7:51Rejecting the clear drawing of the Spirit to salvation Sanhedrin and other unbelievers InsultingHeb. 10:29Deliberate rejection of God's grace following knowledge of the truth Some Jewish believers who rejected Christ to return to Judaism Sins Against the Spirit xli

38 SinKey TextMeaningExamples Lying toActs 5:3-4Deliberate misrepresentation of facts for personal gain Ananias, Sapphira, and any Christian who lies to fellow believers in Christ Quenching1 Thess. 5:19 Seeking to suppress (lit. "throw water upon") the Spirit's leading within the body of Christ = saying no when the Spirit says yes Disrespect for spiritual authorities (vv. 12- 13a), hampered relationships (vv. 13b- 15), complaining (v. 16), prayerlessness (v. 17), ungratefulness (v. 18), despising genuine prophecies without testing them (vv. 20- 21), all evils (v. 22) Sins Against the Spirit xli

39 SinKey TextMeaningExamples Quenching1 Thess. 5:19 = saying no when the Spirit says yes Many (1 Thess. 5:12- 22) GrievingEph. 4:30Allowing something in one's life which is contrary to the holiness of the Spirit (Walvoord, 200) = saying yes when the Spirit says no Lying (v. 25), anger (vv. 26-27), stealing (v. 28), unwholesome talk (v. 29), bitterness, brawling, slander, malice (v. 31). Most of these relate to speech. Sins Against the Spirit xli

40 The Eschatology of the Spirit xlii

41 Gifts versus Fruit of the Spirit xlii GiftsFruit AbilitiesChrist-likeness Relate to serviceRelate to character Means to an endThe end itself What a Christian hasWhat a Christian is

42 Gifts versus Fruit of the Spirit xlii GiftsFruit Plural: many Singular: one (love) Often misused in the church Rarely misused in the church No believer possesses all Every believer should strive for all Will cease (temporary)Will last (permanent)

43 The Fruit of the Spirit xliii






49 Names & Functions of the Spirit The Spirit of the Sovereign L ORD (Isa. 61:1-3) The Spirit “Breath” or “Wind” (John 20:22) The Spirit of the living God (2 Cor. 3:3) The Holy Spirit of promise (Eph. 1:13) The Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:19) The Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:6-7) The Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13) The Spirit of God (1 Cor. 3:16) The Spirit of L ORD (Isa. 11:2) The Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9) The Spirit of his Son (Gal. 4:6) The Spirit of holiness (Rom. 1:4) The Spirit of judgment (Isa. 4:4)

50 Names & Functions of the Spirit The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord (Isa.11:2) The Spirit of grace and of supplication (Zech. 12:10) The Spirit of wisdom and understanding (Isa.11:2) The Spirit of counsel and might (Acts 8:29; 16:6-7) The Spirit of fire (Isa. 4:4) The Spirit of truth (John 14:17) The Spirit of life (Rom. 8:2) The oil of joy/gladness (Heb. 1:9) The Spirit of grace (Heb. 10:9) The Spirit of glory (1 Pet. 4:14) The eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14) The comforter (John 14:26)

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