The baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost would never reoccur. The Holy Spirit was given once for all and has been staying in all the believers ever since.
Is this true? What does the bible record?
The baptism of the Holy Spirit reoccurred over and over again during the period of the early rain.
We can find individual cases throughout the Book of Acts to show that receiving the Holy Spirit is an individual experience.
When and how did Baptism of the Holy Spirit occur during the
1. The Holy Spirit came upon the believers in Samaria when Peter and John laid hands on them
2. Cornelius and his relatives and friends received the Holy Spirit while listening to Peter’s preaching
3. The disciples in Ephesus received the Holy Spirit after being baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus
Confirmation on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
- The apostle Peter confirmed that the household of Cornelius had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit just as the disciples had on Pentecost (Acts 10:47; 11:15-17).
Truth concerning Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the last days
- The Holy Spirit is “the Spirit of truth” (Jn 14:15-17).
- The Holy Spirit would abide in the church as long as the church teaches and obeys the truth (Mt 28:20; Acts 5:32). Yet church history shows that heresies prevailed in Christendom a few generations after the apostles; so we do not read about the experience of baptism of the Holy Spirit in church history.
- But in the last days, during the period of the latter rain, the Holy Spirit will again be poured out (Zech 10:1; Jer 5:24; Joel 2:23; Hos 6:3).
This promise of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit has been fulfilled in the true church today.
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