The Holy Spirit
Becoming a Christian

The Holy Spirit

Revival Fellowship  |  11 Dec 2016

The Bible records an experience that empowers and changes people's lives. It is called the baptism or infilling of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts contains many accounts of people being filled with the Holy Spirit, and speaking in tongues.

On the day of Pentecost, Jesus' followers were filled with the Holy Spirit.1 Peter the Apostle explained to the people listening that this was:

  • the power that Jesus had promised to the disciples2
  • the promise of Jesus to believers3
  • the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy4

Churches started to spring up as people were filled with the Holy Spirit. People were baptised in water and they began to hold meetings.5

By being filled with the Holy Spirit:

  • we are saved6
  • God's love is placed in our hearts7
  • we become the children of God8
  • we are shown the truth9
  • we are freed from sin10
  • we receive power11
  • God and Jesus come into our lives12
  • we can worship God in spirit and truth13
  • we are comforted14
  • we receive God's confirmation that we are believers15
  • we receive gifts of the spirit16
  • we receive the fruit of the spirit17
  • we speak in tongues18

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is essential to becoming a new person. This is the life that God has always intended us to live.

You will know you are filled with the Holy Spirit when you speak in tongues.

Other subjects in this series:

What must I do to be saved
Water baptism
• The Holy Spirit
Speaking in tongues
Bible prophecy
The return of Jesus Christ

Read the references in your Bible

  1. Acts 2:1-4
  2. Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8
  3. John 7:37-39, Acts 1:4-8, 2:32-33, 37-39
  4. Isaiah 28:11-12, Acts 2:16-18
  5. Acts 2:41-42
  6. Acts 11:15-18, Ephesians 1:13-14, Titus 3:5-6
  7. Romans 5:5, Galatians 5:22
  8. John 1:12, Romans 8:14-17
  9. John 16:13-14, Ephesians 3:2-5, 16-20
  10. Romans 8:1-2
  11. Luke 24:46-49, Acts 1:18, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, Ephesians 3:16-21
  12. Romans 8:8-9, Ephesians 2:28-22, 1 John 3:24, 4:12-13
  13. John 4:23-24
  14. John 14:16-18, 26-27
  15. 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13
  16. 1 Corinthians 12
  17. Galatians 5:22-23
  18. Acts 10:45-46


‘Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. ’ Mark 16 v 38