Holy Spirit Upon

Holy Spirit Upon

Key Scripture: Acts 1:7-8

and he [Jesus] said unto them, `It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father did appoint in His own authority; but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.’ (YLT)

8But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. (AMP)


a.      Keywords

  • Receive (g2983) – lambanō – to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of
  • Power (g1411) – dunamis – force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself): – ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
  • Holy Spirit (g4151) – – pneuma – the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
  • Upon (g1909) – epi – A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.: – about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, X have charge of, (be-, [where-]) fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-) on (behalf of) over, (by, for) the space of, through (-out), (un-) to (-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literally or figuratively).
  • Witnesses (g3144) – dikaioō -to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent: – free, justify (-ier), be righteous.

b.     Related Scriptures

  • Holy Spirit/Upon/Receive/Power/Witnesses (need to research)
  • Holy Spirit/Upon/Receive
    • 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.
      • Seems to support separate events.
  • Holy Spirit/Upon/Power (need to research)
  • Holy Spirit/Upon/Witnesses (need to research)
  • Holy Spirit/Upon
    • Matthew 3:16-17 – Holy Spirit came upon Jesus as a dove after he was {water} baptized.
    • Matthew 12:18 – Isaiah prophesying about Jesus, God saying he will put His Spirit upon Jesus.
    • Luke 1:35 – Messenger talking to Mary about the Holy Spirit coming upon her.
    • Luke 2:25 – Says the Holy Spirit being upon Simeon.
    • Luke 4:18-19 – Isaiah said the Spirit of the Lord was upon him to proclaim, heal, deliverance, restore sight, and preach the coming of the Lord.
    • Acts 10:44-46 – 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 11:15-17 – Peter is recalling Jesus saying John baptized with water and ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit and relating it to the Holy Spirit falling on the day of Pentacost.
    • 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.
    • Titus 3:5-6 – The Holy Spirit was poured upon us through Jesus as a bathing of regeneration and renewing.

c.      Notes on Leading Scripture:

  • Jesus is speaking
  • They would receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit
  • They would be witnesses unto the end of the earth

d.     Notes In Relation To Other Scriptures

  • Peter and John laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. Paul laid hands on disciples of Ephesus and they received the Holy Spirit.
  • Evidences
    • OT: Isaiah prophesied
    • OT: Isaiah said the spirit was upon him to proclaim, heal, deliverance, restore sight, and preach.
    • Pre-birth: Child conceived,
    • Pre-death and resurrection: Simeon prophesied
    • Pre-death and resurrection: Appeared as a dove on Jesus
    • AD: The scripture in Titus, is talking about an event but is not the event itself.
    • AD: Tongues {human language} and magnifying God
    • AD: Tongues {human language} and prophesying

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