Conditions to recieve the Holy Spirit.

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Conditions to recieve the Holy Spirit.

Conditions to recieve the Holy Spirit.

1.Prayer.

Lk 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

2.Forgiveness.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

3.Desire.

Jn 7:37 On the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

4.Faith .

Jn 7: 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet [given], because Jesus was not yet glorified.


5. Obedience.

Acts 5:32 "And we are His witnesses to these things, and [so] also [is] the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."

6.Waiting,

Luke 24;49 "Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."

7.Laying on Hands.

Acts 8:17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

8.Listening to the spiritual messages.

Acts 11:15 "And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning.

16 "Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'

17 "If therefore God gave them the same gift as [He gave] us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?"


Supporting verses.

Mk 1;8 "I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

I Thess 4; 8 Therefore he who rejects [this] does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.


 
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HOW DOES THE HOLY GHOST IN US MAKE US LIKE JESUS? THREE WAYS:

1. The Holy Ghost uses TRUTH to produce Christ-like character.

2 Timothy 3:15-17, Psalm 19:7-11, Psalm 119:9, 50, 105, 130, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 15:4, 1 John 5:13, Psalm 1:2-3, Matthew 4:4, John 15:7, John 17:17, Ephesians 6:17, Acts 20:32

2. The Holy Ghost uses PEOPLE to produce Christ-like character.

Ephesians 4:11-16, Titus 1:13, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Hebrews 13:16-17, 1 Peter 4:8-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 1 Peter 5:5, Galatians 6:1-5, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 5:23-24

3. The Holy Ghost uses CIRCUMSTANCES to produce Christ-like character.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV) For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
 
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I don’t know if this is a pick and choose …..but I am going to go with this one

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
 
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Five special anointings.

1. Anointing of Wisdom.

2. Anointing of Love.

3. Anointing of Power.

4. Anointing of Riches.

5. Anointing of the workman -ship of God.
 
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The Holy Spirit "Upon" means "Power"!

1. Power to benefit.

Matthew 3:16.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the
water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Mark 1:10.
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens
opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
Luke 3:22.
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my
beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Luke 4:18.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
John 1:33.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the
same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit
descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth
with the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 12:18.
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my
soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall
shew judgment to the Gentiles.

2. Power to enable.

Luke 1:35.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall
come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow
thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall
be called the Son of God.

3. Power to see.
Luke 2:25.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
4. Power to witness.

Luke 24:49.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry
ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on
high.
Acts 1:8;
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

5. Power to magnify God.

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them
which heard the word.
10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as
many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was
poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then
answered Peter,
Acts 11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at
the beginning.

6.Power to proclaim.

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost
came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

7. Power to Sustain.

I Peter 4:14.If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the
spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil
spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
 
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Characteristics of Spiritual Power

1. Gives Men Courage to Rebuke Sin
Micah 3:8 -- But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

2. Mightier Than Physical Forces
Zechariah 4:6 -- Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

3. Jesus, The Supreme Example
Luke 4:14 -- And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

4. Accompanies the Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Acts 1:8 -- But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

5. Enables Men To Speak With Authority
Acts 4:33 -- And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

6. Fills Life With Healing Influences
Acts 19:11-12 -- And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
 
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I don’t know if this is a pick and choose …..but I am going to go with this one

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, I agree, it's once, it's eternal, and at the time of salvation, which is before you are baptized.