Holy Spirit Receive

Holy Spirit Receive

Key Scripture: John 20:21-22

Jesus, therefore, said to them again, `Peace to you; according as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;’ and this having said, he breathed on them , and saith to them, `Receive the Holy Spirit; (YLT)


a.      Keywords

  • Breathed (g1720)- emphusaō -to puff; to blow at or on: – breathe on.
  • Receive (g2983) – lambanō – to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of;
  • Holy Spirit (4151)- pneuma – the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

b.     Related Scriptures

  • Holy Spirit/Breathed/Received
    • Only NT place this particular word for breathed is used is in the key scripture.
  • Holy Spirit/Received
    • Mark 9:20 (also Luke 9:39-42)  – A spirit possessed a boy.
    • Luke 23:46 (also John 19:30) – Jesus gave up the spirit on the cross.
    • John 7:39 – Jesus said those believing in him should receive the Spirit. John writes that it hadn’t happen yet because Jesus had not been glorified.
    • John 14:17 – The world can not receive the Holy Spirit because it doesn’t behold and know Jesus.
    • Acts 1:8 – Jesus tells of receiving power at the coming of the Holy Spirit and they will be witnesses to him unto the end of the earth.
    • Acts 2:28-40 – Peter said to reform, be baptized on the name of Jesus, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    • Acts 8:15-17 – Peter and John prayed over the people of Sameria who had been {water} baptized but had not received the Holy Spirit. The Spirit had not “fallen upon” them. They laid hands on them and the received the Holy Spirit.
    • Acts 10:44-47 – While Peter was speaking, the gift of the Spirit fell upon those hearing. The Spirit had been poured out for they were speaking with tongues {human languages} and magnifying God.
    • Acts 19:2-6 – Paul talking to the disciples of Ephesus. They had not been baptized to Jesus yet. They got baptized into Jesus name. Paul laid hands on them, they were speaking in tongues {human languages} and prophesying.
    • Romans 8:9-16 – Christ’s Spirit dwells within and testifies with our Spirit that we are children of God.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:10-14 – Did not receive spirit of world, but Spirit of God so that we may know the things of God conferred by God on us, things we speak taught by the Holy Spirit {spiritual things}.
    • 2 Corinthians 11:4 – Referring to different preachings.
    • Galatians 3:2-5 – Spirit supplies mighty acts
    • Galatians 3:14 – Receive the promise of the Spirit through the faith.
    • Revelations 2:17 – Hear what the Spirit is saying.
    • Revelations 22:17 – The Spirit and the Bride say come.

c.      Notes on Leading Scripture:

  • Jesus is speaking.
  • Jesus said, as the father sent me, I also send you
  • Breathed on them
  • Receive the Holy Spirit

d.     Notes In Relation To Other Scriptures

  • No where else uses this same word breath in regards to receiving the Holy Spirit.
  • Receive by faith, believing, beholding, and knowing Jesus.
  • Receive power and become witnesses
  • Peter and John laid hands on and then they received.
  • Received to know things of God, spiritual things.
  • Supplies mighty acts
  • Evidences
    • No evidence recorded in Acts 8:15-17
    • Tongues {human languages} and magnifying God
    • Tongues {human languages} and prophesying.

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