When Does Holy Spirit Come To A Person?

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michael finnegan Profile
"That if you confess with your mouth. 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.... For Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." [Romans 10:9,10,13] "... So the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life" [John 3:14, 15] "... That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." [John 3:16]
"Whoever believes in him is not condemned..." [John 3:18]

Baptism is an instruction to follow & a desire to give your testimony, not a condition required for salvation:
... Not for the soldier who recognizes his need for the Saviour in a foxhole
... Not for a condemned prisoner who is led to Christ in a cell block
... Not for the terminally ill patient who prays and repents in their hospital bed
... Not for the thief hanging on the tree next to Jesus who was promised "today you will be with me in paradise"
... And not for anyone who accepts the gift of grace offered by Christ's sacrifice.
Yes, we should get baptised, but salvation is not contingent on it.

The moment you give your heart to Christ, He sends the Holy Spirit to reside in and with you, fulfilling the promises that we will never be alone and that the counselor and comforter will be sent.
The Holy Spirit can move in you and through in accordance to the Father's will, and you can be "baptised by the Spirit", but even if you have not experienced a whole-blooded life-altering pentecostal revelation. If you've accepted Christ as your Savior, you too are a Spirit-filled" Christian.

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michael finnegan
michael finnegan commented
Thanx, but yeah, I know... Sometimes I need to get off the pedestal!
Jim
Jim commented
Fro_ingot ... Not for the thief hanging on the tree next to Jesus who was promised "today you will be with me in paradise",

Fro_ingot when Christ said that he was still alive so they were still in the Old Testament!. The instant he died, the New Testament went into effect, think about it!.
michael finnegan
michael finnegan commented
Well, it seems to me that Jesus' teachings and examples were for all time - before and after the crucifixion... And if I DO think about it, the veil was torn when Christ gave up His spirit and went to assume the role as high priest, but the New Testament didn't really go into effect until the resurrection
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Anonymous answered
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity.It is God manifesting Himself to a person He chooses.After this happens He will teach that person things and bring all things to his/her remembrance like it says in the gospel of John ch 14 v 26.The Holy Spirit will reside inside you forever after that baptism.
As to when,plz read the gospel of John ch 14 v15-16.
So obey the commandments and acknowledge the Most High and He will reveal Himself to you.Some people live their entire lives and never have that happen to them.
When it does happen it is the single greatest thing that could happen in the life of a person.It surpasses any pleasure that you have ever experienced.It is akin to when neo in the matrix was unplugged from the illusion that is the matrix.
One last thing.When this happens to you plz listen to what the Holy Spirit says because those words are life.Follow what He says to the letter and you will never go astray.
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Maya Moon answered
The answer is a varied as the person asking. Those that are open to a Spiritual experience, who have faith are more likely to have the Holy Spirit come in presence or in mind. It is a wonderful feeling, and can give us much hope for our future, a beautiful feeling of well being. Contact me for more information on being open to the Spirit, Divine or God.. Love and light, Maya
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Anonymous answered
I believe the Holy Spirit may speak to a person at any time. When you feel a prompting to accept Christ you can know that is the Holy Spirit and it may be the first time He has spoken to you. When you accept Christ you receive the Holy Spirit as an advocate. Christ promised the Comforter>
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Jim answered
When a person is old enough, usually over 8-12 year's old, and really believe's and understands the Bible and makes the decision to become a Christian you are to be Baptized in water by total immersion which represents being buried into Christ. You must be totally immersed and have, I believe three witnesses observe your confession of belief, your total immersion and when you come up out of the water you receive the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT, from that point on you always have the HOLY SPIRIT with you, but you can also fall away from Christ and lose the HOLY SPIRIT and your Salvation, but I do not have enough time right now to continue writing, sorry!.
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Jim
Jim commented
Sir, I have been a Christian and studied the Bible problably longer than you have been alive, when you really put it together properly you will see the importance of Babtism. Why do you think most supposed Christians will not be saved but condemed, it is because they do not learn. You learn to eat, you learn how to drive, work, etc. Why don't people take the same amount of study and put it into the Bible?. Quess it's easier to go to a fired up sermon, feel good, feel Saved and leave it at that!.
michael finnegan
michael finnegan commented
Did I indicate that baptism was not important? No... But our salvation is NOT contingent on.
In addition to the verses I cited above [John 3:14-18 & Romans 10:9-13], I invite you to read John 6:28-40 and Romans 4:4-5 & 11:6, Acts 10:43 & 13:38-39, and Ephesians 1:13: "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit"
Two Cents
Two Cents commented
The why did Jesus tell the thief on cross that on this day He would see him in Paradise? Why not tell him sorry but it is too late for you. You must be baptised by full immersion?
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adtoral answered
The Holy Spirit has came upon me during worship and in times I didn't expect you just never know when Gods ready to have a word with you :)
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phil answered
The real answer is when you speak in tongues, not that anyone seems to care in this religous site
Acts 2:4 / Acts 8:17 / Acts 10:44-48 / Acts 19:6.

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