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Holy spirit

Discussion in 'Paterology, Christology & Pneumatology' started by AmandaC, May 4, 2002.

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  1. AmandaC

    AmandaC New Member

    i was wondering what everyone thought about recieving the holy spirit. when does this happen/how does this happen and does this happen to everyone that is saved?
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Most common traditional view:
    At the point of born-again ie when u are saved.

    Extreme charismatic view:
    When you can speak in tongues/baptism of the Holy Spirit as in Acts 2

    Middle ground charismatic view and my church's view:
    Holy Spirit becomes 'resident' at pt of born again, but becomes 'president' at pt of Baptism of Holy Spirit with tongues as sign.
  3. Trust in the Plan

    Trust in the Plan New Member

    There is no definitive time when the Spirit will work in you. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you.

    Jim Cymbala has a great series of books, 1. Fresh Power, 2. Fresh Water, & 3. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. He is a big believer of the Holy Spirit working inside of us and asking God for it. He preaches heavly and has many testimonies on the issue. Good reading for Christians.
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Trust in the Plan,

    I thot Amanda was asking abt when one RECEIVES the Holy Spirit, not when he's at work in you. When one has Him in him, He is already working all the time.
  5. MatthewDiscipleofGod

    MatthewDiscipleofGod Senior Veteran

    I'm just going to speak for myself here and I have to make it brief since I have to get to bed soon. I personally recieved the Holy Spirit when I asked for God for him to have the Holy Spirit feel me up when I was "born again". Holy Spirit helped me become wise to God's word where before when I was antichristian I was so far away from understanding the Bible. My depression was removed from me after suffering extremly from it for a year. Also I learned convictions in my life and what to stay away from and what I should do more of. Well goodnight everyone! :)
  6. UnderdogEnt

    UnderdogEnt Prayer Warrior

    I believe that whether or not you speak in tongues, if you have accepted Christ the Holy Spirit works through you. Paul wrote that the fruit of the Spirit are peace, joy, love, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. As far as spiritual gifts go, we find in Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-18, 1 Peter 4:10-11, and Matthew 25:15, that each person has his or her own unique spiritual gifts, given to us by God in accordance to his perfect plan. We each have different spiritual gifts and need each other so that we may make up the body of Christ. Some spiritual gifts listed in the above verses are: the message of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous powers, prophecy, distinguishing between spirits, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, teaching, encouraging, contributing to others' needs, leadership, and mercy. So even if you never speak in tongues, it does not mean that you have not received the Holy Spirit; tongues may not be a gift of yours, or if it is you might just not have experienced it yet.

    From what I have heard from people who have spoken in tongues, it does not come from our own wanting to speak in tongues, but depends on whether or not it is part of God's will. Still, I see nothing wrong with praying for a spiritual gift as it is simply wanting to grow deeper into Christ and to serve the Kingdom.

    God bless!
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