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«Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?»

Jan-Aage Torp
March 19, 2018
«Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?»

The mighty pentecostal-charismatic revival that is sweeping the world in our modern times, needs to touch the lives of some observers and critics in Europe and Norway as well. The vocal and bitter group of anti-charismatic hate-speech activists have never been baptized in the Holy Spirit. Our bold belief is that they need a radical encounter with the Third Person in the Trinity, THE HOLY SPIRIT!

The New Testament basis for this experience is strong. One of the clear-cut examples happened when the apostle Paul came to Ephesus in Acts 19. He asked some disciples:

«Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?»

They answered,

«No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.»

This small group of twelve dicsipes that Paul met in Ephesus, were impacted by the Holy Spirit (verse 6-7):

«When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.»

Now is the time to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, dear Europeans and Norwegians!

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