Joel 2:28–29

The LORD Will Pour Out His Spirit

[28] “And it shall come to pass afterward,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions.
[29] Even on the male and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

 

John 1:14–34

[14] And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of Grace and Truth. [15] (John bore witness about Him, and cried out, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because He was before me.’”) [16] For from His fullness we have all received, Grace upon Grace. [17] For The Law was given through Moses; Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ. [18] No one has ever seen God; The Only God, who is at The Father’s side, He has made Him known.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

[19] And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” [20] He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not The Christ.” [21] And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” [22] So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” [23] He said, “I am The Voice of one crying out in The Wilderness, ‘Make straight The Way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

[24] (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) [25] They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither The Christ, nor Elijah, nor The Prophet?” [26] John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands One you do not know, [27] even He who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” [28] These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Behold, the Lamb of God

[29] The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away The Sin of The World! [30] This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because He was before me.’ [31] I myself did not know Him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that He might be revealed to Israel.” [32] And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from Heaven like a dove, and It remained on Him. [33] I myself did not know Him, but He(God the Father) who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see The Spirit descend and remain, this is He who baptizes with The Holy Spirit.’ [34] And I have seen and have borne witness that this is The Son of God.” 

 

Mark 1:1–11

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

[1] The beginning of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Son of God.

[2] As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,

“Behold, I send my Messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way,
[3] The Voice of one crying in The Wilderness:
‘Prepare The way of the Lord,
make His paths straight,’”


[4] John appeared, baptizing in The Wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. [5] And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. [6] Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. [7] And he preached, saying, “After me comes He who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. [8] I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus

[9] In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. [10] And when He came up out of the water, immediately he saw the Heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove. [11] And a voice came from Heaven, “You are my Beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 

 

Matthew 3

[1] In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, [2] “Repent, for The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” [3] For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

“The Voice of one crying in The Wilderness:
‘Prepare The Way of The Lord;
make His paths straight.’”


[4] Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. [5] Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, [6] and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

[7] But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from The Wrath to come? [8] Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. [9] And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. [10] Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

[11] “I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. [12] His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He will burn with Unquenchable Fire.”

The Baptism of Jesus

[13] Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. [14] John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” [15] But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. [16] And when Jesus was baptized, immediately He went up from the water, and behold, The Heavens were opened to him, and he saw The Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on Him; [17] and behold, a voice from Heaven said, “This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

 

Acts 1:1–11

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

[1] In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, [2] until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to The Apostles whom He had chosen. [3] He presented himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about The Kingdom of God.

[4] And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for The Promise of The Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; [5] for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with The Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Ascension

[6] So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” [7] He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that The Father has fixed by His own authority. [8] But you will receive Power when The Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” [9] And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. [10] And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, [11] and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

You see then that The Promise of being filled with God's Holy Spirit is an empowerment by God to fulfill His Great Commission always being led to complete His Perfect Will.

Luke 24:44–49

[44] Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” [45] Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, [46] and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, [47] and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. [48] You are witnesses of these things. [49] And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with Power from on High.” 

Being clothed with Power from on High, after already having His Holy Spirit in us by the real Born Again event in our lives, is clearly a subsequent event to our justification by Faith; at which point we are clothed(endued) with Power, in other words fully empowered by God to represent Him to The World with His Holy Spirit anointing us constantly to speak and to do what He commands and all times.

Acts 2:1–41

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

[1] When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. [2] And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. [3] And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. [4] And they were all filled with The Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as The Spirit gave them utterance.

[5] Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under Heaven. [6] And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. [7] And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? [8] And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? [9] Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, [10] Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, [11] both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” [12] And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” [13] But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

[14] But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. [15] For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. [16] But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

[17] “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
[18] even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
[19] And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
[20] the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
[21] And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

[22] “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—[23] this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. [24] God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. [25] For David says concerning him,

“‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
[26] therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell in hope.
[27] For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
[28] You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

[29] “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. [30] Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, [31] he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. [32] This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. [33] Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. [34] For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
[35] until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

[36] Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

[37] Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” [38] And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. [39] For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” [40] And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” [41] So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

 

What is amazing to understand is that all the believers of Yeshua who were assembled in the upper room on The Day of Pentecost were previously indwelt by God's Holy Spirit and now were being Baptized by The Holy Spirit as Joel's prophecy predicted and Peter just preached in the previous verses.

For clarification let's read in John Chapter 20, just 50 days before The Feast of Pentecost, Jesus appears to His disciples for the first time and He breathed on them and gave them The Holy Spirit. 

John 20:19–22

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

[19] On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” [20] When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. [21] Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” [22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive The Holy Spirit." 

 

As is clear to me - a person who believes in Jesus as The Messiah will believe He came to take away the sin of The World by dying on His Cross in our place; as a propitiation for our sins thereby satisfying God's Holy Wrath -- when we believe He took our punishment because we broke God's Holy Law... we then will ask forgiveness for our sins commited in word, thought or deed; as well as repenting of them because we never want to commit those sins which caused our Blessed Redeemer to die in our place -- therefore we will hate those sins which before we used to love and now in true repentance towards God and faith toward Jesus our Messiah we confess Him as Lord and believe in our heart God The Father raised Him from the dead we shall be saved from His wrath and be Born-Again as Sons of God adopted into The Beloved - bought with The Holy Blood shed by God who became a Man (Immanuel). O blessed Savior! How sweet the sound indeed...

Amazing grace—how sweet the sound—
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found—
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

 

Romans 10:8–13

[8] But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); [9] because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. [11] For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” [12] For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. [13] For “everyone who calls on The Name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

1 John 2:1–6

[1] My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. [2] He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. [3] And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. [4] Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the Truth is not in him, [5] but whoever keeps His Word, in him truly The Love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him: [6] whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.

 

John 3:3–8

[3] Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see The Kingdom of God.” [4] Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” [5] Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter The Kingdom of God. [6] That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of The Spirit is spirit. [7] Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ [8] The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of The Spirit.” 

John 3:16–36

[16] “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have Eternal Life. [17] For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. [18] Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in The Name of the only Son of God. [19] And this is the judgment: The Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than The Light because their works were evil. [20] For everyone who does wicked things hates The Light and does not come to The Light, lest his works should be exposed. [21] But whoever does what is true comes to The Light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

John the Baptist Exalts Christ

[22] After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. [23] John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized [24] (for John had not yet been put in prison).

[25] Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification. [26] And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.” [27] John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from Heaven. [28] You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not The Christ, but I have been sent before Him.’ [29] The one who has The Bride is the Bridegroom. The friend of the Bridegroom, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly at the Bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. [30] He must increase, but I must decrease.”

[31] He who comes from Above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from Heaven is above all. [32] He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives His testimony. [33] Whoever receives His testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. [34] For He whom God has sent utters The Words of God, for He gives the Spirit without measure. [35] The Father loves The Son and has given all things into His hand. [36] Whoever believes in The Son has Eternal Life; whoever does not obey The Son shall not see life, but The Wrath of God remains on him.

 

I pray you turn to God with your whole heart in true repentance and faith.

Be baptized in water publicly declaring your identification to His public death in your place and then walk in newness of life as 2 Cor 5:17 declares and pray believing God to Baptize (Fill you to overflowing) you with The Holy Spirit so you may now walk in His Power fulfilling The Great Commission to the Glory of God The Father in Heaven. Praise be to YHWH forever and ever!!! Praise Yah!!! Read Psalm 150.

 

2 Corinthians 5:14–21

[14] For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that One has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.

[16] From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard Him thus no longer. [17] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a New Creation. The old has passed away; behold, The New has come. [18] All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us The Ministry of Reconciliation; [19] that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us The Message of Reconciliation. [20] Therefore, we are Ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. [21] For our sake He(The Father) made Him(The Son) to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him(The Son) we might become The Righteousness of God(Our Father in Heaven). 

 

 

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