Luke24:49And,behold,Isendthe promise of my Fatheruponyou:buttarryyeinthecityofJerusalem,untilyebeenduedwithpowerfromonhigh. Acts1:4... wait for the promise of the Father -Jesus
THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER
John15:26ButwhentheComforteriscome,whomIwillsenduntoyoufromtheFather,eventheSpiritoftruth,whichproceedeth from the Father,heshalltestifyofme:
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John1:51And he saith unto him, Verily,verily,Isayuntoyou,Hereafteryeshallseeheavenopen,andtheangelsofGodascendinganddescendingupontheSonofman.
Genesis28:12And he dreamed. And behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, Jehovah stood above it, and said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.
John14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me...17EventheSpiritoftruth;whomtheworldcannotreceive,becauseitseethhimnot,neitherknowethhim:butyeknowhim;forhedwellethwithyou,andshallbeinyou.18Iwillnotleaveyoucomfortless:Iwillcometoyou. ... 26ButtheComforter,whichistheHolyGhost,whomtheFatherwillsendinmyname,heshallteachyouallthings,andbringallthingstoyourremembrance,whatsoeverIhavesaiduntoyou. Luke12:12FortheHolyGhostshallteachyouinthesamehourwhatyeoughttosay. John6:63Itisthespiritthatquickeneth;thefleshprofitethnothing:thewordsthatIspeakuntoyou,theyarespirit,andtheyarelife.
[[ So, it seems to me, since Jesus says that He is "truth", then "the Spirit of truth" is the Spirit of Christ, which are "the words that I speak unto you". ]] Romans8:8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
John7:38Hethatbelievethonme,asthescripturehathsaid,outofhisbellyshallflowriversoflivingwater.39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John17:1¶ These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father,thehouriscome;glorifythySon,thatthySonalsomayglorifythee: ... 4Ihaveglorifiedtheeontheearth:Ihavefinishedtheworkwhichthougavestmetodo.5Andnow,OFather,glorifythoumewiththineownselfwiththeglorywhichIhadwiththeebeforetheworldwas.
PREPARATION TO RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST
Acts1:4[Jesus,] being assembled together with them[His disciples], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which,saithhe,yehaveheardofme.5ForJohntrulybaptizedwithwater;butyeshallbebaptizedwiththeHolyGhostnotmanydayshence... 8Butyeshallreceivepower,afterthattheHolyGhostiscomeuponyou:andyeshallbewitnessesuntomebothinJerusalem,andinallJudaea,andinSamaria,anduntotheuttermostpartoftheearth.9¶ And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.12¶ Then returned they unto Jerusalem... 13And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James theson of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas thebrother of James. 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
ACCORD, n. The Lat. has concors, concordo.
1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills.
SUPPLICATION, n. [L. supplicatio.]
1. Entreaty; humble and earnest prayer in worship. In all our supplications to the Father of mercies, let us remember a world lying in ignorance and wickedness.
2. Petition; earnest request.
Acts1:15¶ And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, 16Men and brethren...
[[ Condensed Paraphrase: This is when Peter explained to the group "(the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)" how Judas(the betrayer of Jesus) should be replaced, so that the remaining 11 disciples of Christ could be restored to 12. Two men were chosen, as candidates, then they cast lots to give God the final decision.]]
Acts1:26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
PENTECOST RECEPTION OF THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST
Acts2:1¶ And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
CLOVEN, pp. of cleave. Divided; parted; pronounced clovn.
5. A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation.
WIND, FIRE, CLOUDS, SPIRITS, and WINGS
Psalm104:1Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty: 2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; 3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind; 4Who maketh winds his messengers; Flames of fire his ministers;
Hebrews1:7And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame a fire: ... 14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?
2 Kings2:11And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2 Kings6:17And Elisha prayed, and said, Jehovah, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fireround about Elisha.
Zechariah6:5And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four winds of heaven, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
Matthew18:10See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Ezekiel1:13As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches: the fire went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. 14And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Isaiah6:2Above him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Daniel7:9I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit: his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
2 Thessalonians1:7and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire,
Revelation1:7Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen.
RESULTS OF THE INFILLING OF THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST
Acts2:1¶ And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. 14¶ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21And it shall come to pass, thatwhosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.22¶ Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.37¶ Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41¶ Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added untothem about three thousand souls.42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
See Genesis 11 where "Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth" at the tower of Babel.