ACTS 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
ACTS 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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.
EPHESIANS 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, that ye heard the after word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, EPHESIANS 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
MARK 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; MARK 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
“When you have received this Holy Spirit now, that they did at Pentecost; they were the mechanics, now the Dynamics had to come. They had believed. You know, our good Baptist friends tells us, "When we believe, we've got It." But, they didn't have It, yet they had believed
. Acts 19, they had believed, but they didn't have It. "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?" See? They had the Mechanics, alright
, because the apostles were... Or, I mean, Apollos was teaching to them and proving by the Bible, the Mechanics, that Jesus was the Christ, but they didn't have the Dynamics yet. See? That's it. All right. Now, when you get the Dynamics, you have been quickened from mortal to immortality. It makes the whole body come subject to the Word. It'll make you act different, look different, live different. It'll just make you different.”
"You who were once dead in sin and trespasses, and darkness, has He quickened." What by? "His Spirit that raised up Jesus," on Easter morning, "from the dead. And if It dwells in your mortal bodies," now watch, "It also quickens, brings to Life, makes it subject to the Word." [65-0418M It Is The Rising Of The Sun, Jeffersonville IN], [Acts 19:2]
, [Ephesians 2:1]
, [Romans 8:11]
“Like in the Protestants says the Apostles' Creed. I want you to find a word of it in the Bible. Why, there's no Apostles' Creed in the Bible. As I said here not so long ago somewhere, "If the apostles had a creed, it's Acts 2:38." That's exactly all I know they ever had. That's what they called everybody to do. When he found one of them that looked like they were Christians, he said, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?"
They said, "We know not whether there be..." He said, "Then how was you baptized?" Now, being baptized into Jesus' Name or in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, rather, that--that's all right, but that's not all of it yet. No, sir. You could be baptized fifty times like that, and don't do a bit of good until the heart's changed by the Holy Spirit
. It all has to go together.” [63-0321 The Fourth Seal, Jeffersonville IN], [Acts 19:2-3]
“God gave Abraham the promise, and he believed the promise, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness; but He give him the sign of circumcision as a seal of the promise. Hallelujah. You believe God by faith, that you are saved, and accept Him; and, whenever you do, God gives you the Holy Ghost as the Seal of the promise that He promised you
. The Holy Ghost is a Gift of God
(That's right.) that circumcises the heart, cuts away the surplus flesh, and makes you a new creature in Christ Jesus. Amen. All right. There you are. It's nothing you had to do in yourself; it's a gift of God. And when you believe correctly, God gives It to you
. It's by faith.” [53-0328 Israel And The Church 4, Jeffersonville IN], [Genesis 15:1-6]
, [Ephesians 4:30]
, [Ephesians 1:13]
“He said, "Oh, oh, I--I thought I got the Holy Ghost when I believed." They still teach that, but it's wrong. Faith's all right. Faith is good. Faith's got... Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto by-or for righteousness, but God give him the seal of circumcision as a seal of his faith.
Brethren, when you got pure genuine faith in God, God will give you the baptism of the Holy Ghost as a seal of the promise
, which is a seal, that you have faith. You might make a--a--a some kind of an impression, or make people believe, or you might say you got faith, but when you really got genuine unadulterated faith, God will give you the baptism of the Holy Ghost as a seal of the promise
.” [53-0508 God Commissioning Moses, Jonesboro AR], [Acts 19:2-3]
, [Genesis 15:1-6]
“I'm re--not responsible for nothing else but to say what God says. Now, you don't receive the Holy Ghost when you believe. You receive the Holy Ghost after you believe. You receive It after you believe. And It's a gift of God
. No faith, no nothing else would give It to you. You can't just imagine you got It; you can't just accept It by faith. It's absolutely a work of God that comes down into the heart and makes known the Presence of Jesus Christ
. And when you receive the Holy Ghost, then you believe in all kinds of miracles and signs
. And not only do you believe it, but you practice them. "These signs shall follow them that believe. Repent, every one of you and be baptized. Go unto all the world; preach the Gospel. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My Name they'll cast out devils, speak with new tongues, take up serpents, drink deadly things, lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." That is a sign of the believer. Believeth thou this?
That's what the Bible said, the last words Jesus said when He left the earth.” [53-1205 The Resurrection, West Palm Beach FL]
, [Acts 19:1-7]
, [Acts 2:37-39]
, [John 11:26]
“If you haven't received the Holy Spirit since you believed, there's something wrong somewhere. God gives everybody, every believer the baptism of the Holy Spirit. That's right. That's the confirmation of your faith
. Abraham believed God by faith, true. But God give him the seal of circumcision as a confirmation of his faith. And Ephesians 4:30 says, "Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed until the day of your redemption." So the seal of the confirmation of your faith is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Amen. There God dealing, making a provided way for sinners... Isaiah said that he was... "Who has believed our report? and whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" How He would grow up like a tender branch, how He was, be taken as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, opened not His mouth, and yet we did esteem Him smitten and afflicted of God.” [54-0305 God's Provided Way Of Dealing With Sin, Phoenix AZ], ], [Genesis 15:1-6]
, [Ephesians 4:30]
, [Acts 19:1-7]
“Now, while you have your heads bowed in prayer, each one of you, I'm going to ask you a question? Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? Have you actually felt the power of God that changed your life and you become a new creature? That's when the egg becomes fertile. That's when you accept Jesus Christ in that way
, you become... You say, "Well, I believe." So does the devil. You say, "I've confessed." So did the devil. So did Cain, so do his followers; so did the formal churches all along. But, my friends, you don't know what it is, until Jesus Christ has been resurrected in your heart by the power and demonstration of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Do you have it?
Is it in your heart?” [54-0321 What Think Ye Of Christ, Chicago IL], [Acts 19:1-7]
Our Bible Study Subject for March 2023: Since Ye Believed
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