In the context of the Gospel of John, what happened when Jesus breathed on the ten Apostles and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” John 20:22, ESV? And, why does it matter? This post touches on the need for a ‘second blessing’.
We are channels for the living water of the Spirit. In matters pertaining to witnessing and evangelism, the Spirit is the thirst-quencher! Let Him do His work.
Ten days prior to Pentecost, Jesus met with His disciples and instructed them to stay in Jerusalem until they were clothed with power from on high. (See Luke 24:49) Why did Jesus choose the word “clothed”? He lifted it from the pages of the Old Testament, and its meaning has direct application for us.