28 Feb Acts 1:8-12
The main purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to know the love of God and to be filled to all fulness with Him so that we can be effective witnesses! The Holy Spirit is primarily concerned with character (inner holiness) first, so that we can then know how to properly use the gifts He gives to point others to Jesus, not us.
The book of Acts is all about “action”! The divine order, modeled by Jesus, is to do first, then teach. He didn’t just preach theory, He lived incarnationally. He also ordered those that were His, to wait for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, because that’s where the power for action comes from!
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