15 SCRIPTURES THAT LEAD ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A DEFINITE EXPERIENCE SUBSEQUENT TO C0NVERSION
Scriptures: Ex. 29:4,21, Lev. 4:13-18; Luke 10:20; 24:49; John 1:12,13; 7:37-39; 14:20-21; Acts 1:8; 2:38; 8:14-17; 9:17; 10:44-47; 11:14; 19:1-7; Gal. 4:6; Eph. 1:13.
1. Exodus 29:4,21
Aaron and his sons were to be brought to the door of the tabernacle and there washed. This is symbolic of regeneration. In verse 21, Aaron and his sons were anointed. This is symbolic of the filling of the Holy Ghost. This type demonstrates that the filling of the Holy Spirit is a distinct and definite experience.
2. Lev. 14:13-18
This scripture describes the cleansing of the leper. The blood of the trespass offering had to be applied before the leper could be anointed with oil. The blood seeks to show us salvation. The oil is a picture of the Holy Spirit. Oil is for those who have come under the blood!
3. Luke 10:20
Jesus told his disciples that their names were written in heaven. By the same token, they must have been saved (Rev. 20:15). We also know that the disciples had not yet been filled with the Holy Spirit.
4. Luke 24:49
Jesus here urges the same disciples whose names were written in heaven to tarry in the city of Jerusalem till they were endued with power from on high.
5. John 1:12,13
Here Jesus says that the one who receives Christ is given power. This is authoritative power, the authority of the believer, and not dunameis power as described in Acts 1:8.
6. John 7:37-39
Jesus is here speaking of the Holy Spirit that they that believe should later receive. Though this is previous to his glorification, it is a clear picture as to the Lord's intent.
7. John 14:20,21
Jesus is speaking of a day when He will manifest Himself and will make Himself known. The context makes it clear that this is the day that the comforter will come. And, He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive.
8. Acts 1:8
Jesus, addressing his saved disciples (Luke 10:20) urges them to receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon them.
9. Acts 2:38
Both repent and be baptised are Aorist Imperatives demanding immediate obedience. Receive is future tense. The word used for gift (dorea) is the same Peter uses in Acts 11:17 referring to Pentecost.
10. Acts 8:14-17
These people were saved and baptised in water but not filled with the Spirit.
11. Acts 9:6,17
Saul submitted his will to Christ on the Damascus Road and was saved but was filled with the Spirit three days later through Ananias.
12. Acts 10:44, - 48.
Cornelius was not saved. Acts 11:14. He must have been saved as he listened to the Gospel. Then he was filled in the same hour.
13. Acts 19:1-7
These believers were baptised in the name of Jesus Christ, proving that they were saved people. Then they received the Holy.Ghost in fullness.
14. Galatians 4:6
Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son to your hearts crying Abba Father.
15. Ephesians 1:13
". . . after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise."