Spiritual Gifts part 95. Knowing the Baptism of the Spirit protects your conscience

1Jo 5:11-12; Rom 8:29-30; 2Co 5:17; Rom 6:3; 1Pe 3:21-22

ROMANS-213-110313 - length: 79:49 - taught on Mar, 13 2011

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John Farley
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 95: Why knowing about the Baptism of the Spirit protects your conscience.

The Doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

C.  The Baptism of the Spirit is the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in placing every new believer into permanent union with the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Body the Church.

Point 4. Definition and description of the Baptism of the Spirit.

1.The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a real baptism, an actual identification, in which God the Holy Spirit, at the moment we believe in Christ, places or enters the new believer in union with Christ.

2. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the means of forming the royal family of God during the Church Age.

3. The result of the baptism of the Spirit, union with Christ, is also called “positional truth” or “positional sanctification”.

The New Testament refers to positional truth in many places with the expression “in Christ” or “en Christoo” in the Greek. Also “in Christ Jesus”,  “in Him”.

The term “sanctification” means to be set apart to God for a special purpose.

Sanctification says that you are in a plan and you are royalty and it gives the believer the right to advance to the greatest heights in this life.

And "in Christ" each Church-age believer is positionally superior to all angels, including Satan as well as all the elect and fallen angels, HEB 1:3-6; HEB 1:13-14; HEB 2:9-11!

(1) The believer possesses the righteousness of God, that of the Father being imputed, and we share the perfect righteousness of Christ through our positional sanctification.

1JO 3:9  No one who is born of God sins, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

ROM 7:17   So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which indwells me.

(2) The second reason that we are qualified to live with God is that the believer possesses eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12.

This is the double portion principle.

COL 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

This word -  prototokos in the Greek - establishes the privileged position, the pre-eminence, and the superiority of the One who bears this name or title.

As Church Age believers in union with the “first born” Son of God, we receive a
double portion of righteousness and eternal life.

This  comes from the Father through imputation and from the Son through positional sanctification.

1CO 1:2, 30 says that even the worst of believers (those in the Corinthian church) are sanctified in Christ Jesus.

4. At the same time as entering us into union with Christ, a new spiritual species is created through the baptism of the Spirit.

We are created a new spiritual species at the moment of salvation by the working together of two ministries of the Holy Spirit: Regeneration and the Baptism of the Spirit.

2CO 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ,  he is  a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

GAL 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

EPH 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

COL 3:10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.