Bible verses about "receiving the holy ghost" | LITV

Joel 2:28-29

28 And it shall be afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 And also I will pour out My Spirit on the slaves and on the slave girls in those days.

Luke 3:16

16 John answered all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water; but He stronger than I comes, of whom I am not fit to loosen the thong of His sandals. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,

Acts 2:1-4

1 And in the fulfilling of the day of Pentecost, they were all with one mind in the same place. 2 And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven, as being borne along by a violent wind! And it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed, and it sat on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave ability to them to speak.

John 7:37-39

37 And in the last day of the great feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 The one believing into Me, as the Scripture said, Out of his belly will flow rivers of living water. No OT passage 39 But He said this concerning the Spirit, whom the ones believing into Him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Acts 1:4

4 And having met with them, He charged them not to leave Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father, "which you heard of Me;

Acts 19:1-6

1 And it happened, in the time Apollos was in Corinth, Paul was passing through the higher parts to come to Ephesus. And finding some disciples, 2 he said to them, Believing, did you receive the Holy Spirit? And they said to him, We did not even hear whether the Holy Spirit is. 3 And he said to them, Then to what were you baptized? And they said, To the baptism of John. 4 And Paul said, John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe into the One coming after him, that is, into the Christ, Jesus. 5 And hearing, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And Paul laying hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in languages and prophesied.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40

1 Pursue love, and seek eagerly the spiritual things, but rather that you may prophesy. 2 For the one speaking in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God, for no one hears, but in spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But the one prophesying to men speaks for building up, and encouragement, and comfort. 4 The one speaking in a tongue builds himself up, but he prophesying builds up a church. 5 And I wish all of you to speak in languages, but rather that you may prophesy. For the one prophesying is greater than the one speaking in tongues, unless he interpret that the church may receive building up. 6 But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you, except I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching? 7 Yet lifeless things giving a sound, whether flute or harp, if they do not give a distinction in the sound, how will it be known what is being piped or harped? 8 For also if a trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will get himself ready for war? 9 So also you, if you do not give a clear word through the language, how will it be known what is being said? For you will be speaking into air. 10 So it may be many kinds of sounds are in the world, and not one is without distinct sound. 11 If, then, I do not know the power of the sound, I will be a foreigner to the one speaking, and he speaking in me a foreigner. 12 So also you, since you are zealots of spiritual things, seek to build up the church that you may abound. 13 So then, the one speaking in a language, let him pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the mind; I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the mind. 16 Else, if you bless in the spirit, the one occupying the place of the unlearned, how will he say the amen at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you say? 17 For you truly give thanks well, but the other is not built up. 18 I thank my God that I speak more languages than all of you. 19 But in a church I desire to speak five words with my mind, that I may also instruct others, than myriads of words in a foreign language. 20 Brothers, do not be children in your minds, but in malice be like infants, and in your minds be mature. 21 It has been written in the Law, "By other tongues" and "by other lips" "I will speak to this people," "and even so they will not hear" Me, says the Lord." Isa. 28:11, 12 22 So that tongues are not a sign to those believing, but to those not believing. But prophecy is not to those not believing, but to those believing. 23 Then if the whole church comes together, and all speak in languages, and uninstructed ones or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you rave? 24 But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or one not instructed comes in, he is convicted by all, he is judged by all. 25 And so the secrets of his heart become revealed; and so, falling on his face, he will worship God, declaring that God is truly among you. 26 Then what is it, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, he has a teaching, he has a language, he has a revelation, he has an interpretation. Let all things be for building up. 27 If one speaks in a language, let it be by two or three at the most, and in turn, also let one interpret. 28 And if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 And if there are two or three prophets, let them speak, and let the others discern. 30 But if a revelation is revealed to another sitting by, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33 For God is not God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 34 Let your women be silent in the churches, for it is not allowed to them to speak, but to be in subjection, as also the Law says. 35 But if they desire to learn anything, let them question their husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in a church. 36 Or did the Word of God go out from you? Or did it reach only to you? 37 If anyone thinks to be a prophet, or a spiritual one, let him recognize the things I write to you, that they are a command of the Lord. 38 But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 So then, brothers, seek eagerly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in languages. 40 And let all things be done decently and in order.

John 3:5

5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, if one does not receive birth out of water and Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:4

4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave ability to them to speak.

Acts 1:5

5 for John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days after."

Romans 8:26

26 And likewise the Spirit also joins in to help our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself pleads our case for us with groanings that cannot be uttered.

Acts 1:8

8 but you will receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Luke 11:13

13 Then if you being evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more the Father out of Heaven will give the Holy Spirit to those asking Him.

Acts 19:6

6 And Paul laying hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in languages and prophesied.

Ephesians 1:13

13 in whom also you, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Acts 2:38

38 And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, each of you on the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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