3242 Holy Spirit, baptism with

3242 Holy Spirit, baptism with

A divine act, promised by John the Baptist and by Jesus Christ, whereby the Holy Spirit initiates Christians into realised union and communion with the glorified Jesus Christ, thus equipping and enabling them for sanctity and service.

Baptism with the Holy Spirit promised

John the Baptist anticipates baptism with the Spirit Jn 1:33 pp Mt 3:11 pp Mk 1:8 pp Lk 3:16

Jesus Christ promises baptism with the Spirit Ac 1:4-5 See also Lk 24:49; Ac 1:8

The gift of the Holy Spirit followed Jesus Christ’s glorification

Ac 2:33 See also Jn 7:39

Instances of baptism with the Holy Spirit

Ac 2:2-4 at Pentecost On subsequent occasions: Ac 8:15-17; Ac 10:44-47; Ac 19:6 A work of God recognised by Jewish Christians as experienced by Gentiles: Ac 10:46-47; Ac 11:15-17; Ac 15:8

The gift of the Holy Spirit is for all believers at the outset of their Christian lives

Ac 2:38-39 See also Ac 2:16-18; Joel 2:28-29; Gal 3:2-5

This gift of the Holy Spirit links believers together in the one body of Christ

1Co 12:13

See also

3040Holy Spirit, promise of
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3251Holy Spirit, filling with
3257Holy Spirit, gift of
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
5098John the Baptist
6754union with Christ
7903baptism
8422equipping, spiritual

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