The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Pat Holliday, Ph.D.
The Holy Spirit is the endowment of supernatural power for service, (Lk. 24:49). Jesus says: “Be endued with power from on high … to witness,” (Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8). Supernatural powers to be effective witness for Christ. In speaking off the gift of the Holy Spirit, Paul stresses faith, while Peter stresses obedience. True faith is always linked to obedience. Complete faith results in complete obedience. Peter says that when our obedience is complete, the gift of the Holy Spirit is ours. “Believe, Repent and be Baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost,” (Acts 2:38).