(John 7:37-39 CSB) On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. (38) The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” (39) He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
1. Who Is The Holy Spirit
(Genesis 1:1-3 NIV) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (3) And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
2. Old Testament – Holy Spirit Only For Some Leaders.. But Promise Of The Holy Spirit For All Is Prophesied
(Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
(Joel 2:28 NIV) And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
3. Acts Chapters 1 & 2 – Baptism (filling) of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ Promise In Acts Chapter 1
(Acts 1:5, 8 NIV) For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (8) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Holy Spirit Power Now For All In Acts Chapter
(Acts 2:1-4 NIV) When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (2) Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. (3) They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. (4) All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
(Acts 2:25 NIV) David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.