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Holy Spirit Filled Encounter

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1.  Jesus told us that we could have a life that was full in Him.

10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

John 10:10 AMP

2.  This full life Jesus is talking about comes from the filling of the Holy Spirit.

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

John 16:7 NKJV

3. The baptism of the Holy Spirit (filling) was first taught by John the Baptist, but not given by John the Baptist.

11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Matthew 3:11 NIV

4.  Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit before he began his ministry.

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." 23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph.

Luke 3:21-23 NIV

5.  The Holy Spirit will give us power to live a full life. (John 14:16)

a. Operate in spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 12)

b. To be a witness of his life. (Acts 1:8)

c. To teach us what is holy and common. (John 15:26)

d. Bring things back to remembrance. (John 14:26)

e. How you truths about God and his Word. (John 16:13)

Show you the reason you are alive. (John 16:15)

6.   How to receive the fullness or filling of the Holy Spirit:

13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

Luke 11:13 NIV

17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money 19 and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

Acts 8:17-19 NIV

17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord-Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here — has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 9:17 NIV

5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.

Acts 19:5-7 NIV