Proof of Our Spiritual Birth
Acts 19 Manifestation of the gift of holy spirit The Apostle Paul was in Ephesus and instructed New Believers in the light of the gift of holy spirit administered to us by Jesus our Lord. These believers only knew of the baptism of John the Baptist by water. The Apostle Apollos had taught them about Jesus and his resurrection from the dead and they had believed the gospel. However, Apollos did not know about the baptism of holy spirit and did not lead these believers into speaking in tongues. The Apostle Paul knew these believers had been born again, i.e.: They had been baptized by Jesus with holy spirit. These believers had received inwardly the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit – they received (dechomai) but they had not received (lambano) into manifestation the gift of holy spirit (pneuma hagion). The Apostle Paul instructed these believers whom were new to the Faith. The Apostle Paul helped these believers to manifest the inward reality of the gift of holy spirit. Acts 19:6 states these believers began to pleroo – manifest the inward gift of holy spirit (pneuma hagion) by speaking in tongues and giving prophesy. All records in the book of Acts clearly teach us that it is speaking in tongues that proves the person had acknowledged Jesus as Lord of the Cosmos. No one can speak in tongues or manifest the inner gift of holy spirit before they are baptized by Jesus our Lord with spiritual birth of holy spirit. This is why the Apostle Paul instructed these believers about the gift of holy spirit and the light of the 9 manifestations and 9 fruit. It is the will of God in giving us the gift of holy spirit to manifest the holy spirit by speaking in tongues as proof we have the gift of holy spirit. This is the proof we are born spiritually by our spiritual birth of holy spirit
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