Acts 2:4 π Acts 2:11 π Acts 2:15 π Acts 2:40-41 π 1 Cor. 12:4-11 π 1 Cor. 12:13
On the day of Pentecost, the 120 disciples - men and women - were filled in the spirit, as the Spirit of God filled the atmosphere, and their tongues were liberated, so that THEY THEMSELVES as intelligent personalities, could speak of the mighty works of God as the Spirit gave utterance, i.e., gave them power to speak. The record gives no hint that they became automatons, or that the Spirit spoke HIMSELF through them, or INSTEAD of them. From a spirit under the clothing of, and the afflatus of the Spirit of God, they themselves were given intelligent insight into, and utterance about, the wonderful things of God, as they were "moved" in spirit by Him. ( Acts 2:4 , 11; top )
This influx of the Divine Spirit into their spirits, not only left their mental powers in full action, but clarified them, and increased their keenness of discernment and power of thought, as seen in the action and the words of Peter, who spoke with such convincing power that through his words - inspired by the Spirit, but spoken by him in intelligent clearness of mind - three thousand were convicted and saved ( Acts 2:40-41; top ), the true influence of God the Holy Spirit being manifested through him, not in "control" of those who heard him, but in a deep conviction in their consciences which turned them to God, not conquered by terror of God, but by a godly awe, which led them to godly sorrow and repentance.
The "falling upon" of the Spirit ( Acts 2:15; top ), is therefore upon the spirit, clothing it with Divine light and power, and raising it into union of spirit with the glorified Lord in heaven; at the same time, baptizing the believer into one spirit with every other member of the mystical Body of Christ, joined to the Head in heaven.
All who are thus liberated and clothed in spirit are "made to drink of one Spirit" ( 1 Cor. 12:13 ) - the Holy Spirit - Who then, through the spirit capacity of each member of the Body, is able to distribute to each the gifts of the Spirit, for effective witness to the Risen Head, "dividing to each one severally even as He will." (See 1 Cor. 12:4-11; top )
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