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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Holy Spirit

John 20:21-23
21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me,(A) I also send you.”(B) 22 After saying this, He breathed on them(C) and said,[a] “Receive the Holy Spirit.(D) 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”(E)

(Lk 6:27-37

Love Your Enemies
27 “But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.29 If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and from one who takes your things, don’t ask for them back. 31 Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. 37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged.(Mt 7:1-5) Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.(mt6:14;28:23-35) 38 Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Footnotes:
  1. John 20:22 Lit He breathed and said to them

Cross references:


I was lead to read John 20:21-23 (again J).  Jesus filled the apostles with the Holy Spirit? So, if the disciples/apostles (11) received the Holy Spirit prior to Acts, then Acts was for all the other followers/disciples and a refilling, another gift for the 11?  They were filled w/H.S. and began speaking in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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