The Holy Spirit Is Within

    The Holy Spirit is a gift that is received from the inside. People who have the Holy Spirit are filled with him. To be filled with the Holy Spirit, is to be a man, or woman, of God.

But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of [the] Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother's womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God." (Lk 1:13-16)

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. (Acts 6:5)

"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors." [Stephen is speaking] ...

When they heard this, they were infuriated, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. (Acts 7:51, 54-55)

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he [Barnabas] was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. (Acts 11:23-24)

The disciples were filled with joy and the holy Spirit. (Acts 13:52)


This section describes on aspect of the nature of the Holy Spirit.

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