- Jesus made promises about the Holy Spirit to His apostles.
- John 13-17 – Jesus and the apostles. Compare Matthew 26:20; Mark 14:17; Luke 22:14
- Jesus’ words were specifically directed to His apostles – not all Christians in general.
- John 14:16-17, 25-26; 15:26-27; 16:7-13; 17:20
- Luke 24:48-53 – apostles were witnesses, would be clothed with power from on high
- Acts 1:1-5, 8 – apostles would be baptized in the Holy Spirit (i.e., in the power of the Holy Spirit)
- The day of Pentecost
- Acts 1:26-2:4
- Where We Stand, Fundamental Truth 8 – all believes should expect to speak in tongues
- Acts 2:7 – The men speaking in tongues were Galileans – the apostles.
- Acts 2:15-18 – Peter quotes Joel’s prophecy.
- Does this pouring forth of the Holy Spirit mean all people? Not it just means that God would pour forth His Spirit on a variety of people, including the apostles.
- Acts 2:21, 37-39 – What does “gift of the Holy Spirit” mean? The grammar in both English and Greek could mean either the gift is the Holy Spirit or the gift is from the Holy Spirit. The gift is salvation (Acts 2:21)!
- Use context and harmony.
- Examine modern evidence.
- Only the apostles received the Holy Spirit in a miraculous way on the day of Pentecost.
- All people should seek the true Pentecost experience!
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