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Religion and Theology
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Name Instructor Course Date The Bible 1. The promise of the Holy Spirit was made by Jesus Christ in the book of John chapter 14 from verse 15 to 17. He was meant to be with the disciples forever and to be their counselor at all times. Jesus Christ was speaking from His own personal experience with the Holy Spirit who was dwelling richly in Him (Wagner, 046).
On the day of Pentecost which is accounted for in the book of Acts chapter 2 from verse 1 to 4, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples. It began by the blowing of strong and violent winds then what seemed like tongues of fire rested upon each one of them and finally they each spoke in strange and different tongues as each of them was enabled by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit had a lot of impact in the lives of the disciples and He prompted Peter to stand and address the crowd that had gathered around them. In his address, he referred to the prophecy of Prophet Joel in which the coming and manifestation of the Holy Spirit was prophesied. Therefore, what occurred on the Day of Pentecost was fulfillments to that prophesy. He went ahead to speak of how the coming of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ had been revealed to David who was among the patriarchs of Israel. Through his message, many Jews believed and they were baptized. The coming of the Holy Spirit marked a turning point in the life of the disciples and they were scattered all over the world to spread the gospel of Christ with boldness. ...
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