Acts 2:33-34 π Acts 7:56 π Acts 9:3 π Acts 22:6 π Acts 26:13 π Rom. 8:29 π Heb. 2:2-13
Another aspect of the true Baptism of the Spirit, having an important bearing upon the experiences of believers to-day, is to be found in the words of Peter on the Day of Pentecost, showing that the revelation of Christ given by the Holy Spirit at such a time, was of Christ as the glorified Man in heaven ( Acts 2:33-34 ), and not in any vision or manifestation as a Person within. The same attitude to Christ as seated on the right hand of God, is uniformly to be seen in all the later records of the work of the Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles. The martyr Stephen sees the "Son of Man, standing on the right hand of God" ( Acts 7:56 ), and Paul on the road to Damascus is arrested by a light from heaven ( Acts 9:3 ; 22:6 ; 26:13; top ), out of which clothing of light the Ascended Lord spoke to him, saying, "I am Jesus..."
The Holy Spirit fills the human spirit of the believer, and communicates to him the very Spirit of Jesus, joining him in one spirit to the Spirit of the glorified Lord, imparting to him the life and nature of Christ for the building up of a new creation in His likeness. ( Rom. 8:29 ; Heb. 2:2-13; top ) Instead of being turned inward to a self-centred apprehension of Christ, he is, by the influx of the Spirit of God into his spirit, lifted, so to speak, out of the narrow limit of himself, into a spiritual sphere where he finds himself one spirit with others who are joined to the Living Head forming one Body - or spirit organism - for the influx and outflow of the Spirit of the Lord.
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