R.C. Sproul | – How does the Holy Spirit work distinctly in the Old and New Testament?

Prior to Pentecost, not every regenerate person was specially anointed by the Holy Spirit. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul discusses how the universal outpouring of the Spirit’s power distinguishes the New Testament from the Old.

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  1. 10When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied along with them. 11All those who had formerly known Saul and saw him prophesying with the prophets asked one another, “What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”

  2. Barely 20 seconds in, and there are already falsehoods abounding. If one couldn't cease having the Spirit of God, Jesus' parable about the 10 virgins was meaningless. More to the point, Paul wouldn't have warned the Thessalonians not to let the Holy Spirit be quenched(1 Th. 5:19). That's a direct statement proving it is possible for a person to lose the Spirit under the current covenant.

  3. OT- Regenerate, not indwelt.
    NT- Regenerate and indwelt.

    Jesus said He is WITH you and He will be IN you. OT Saints were NOT indwelt like believers are after Pentecost. This and baptism are two main things Presbyterians get wrong.

  4. Act 3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 

    Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

  5. Yes sir there are many exambles in the Old Testament of seeing the work of the Holy Spirit. Those who know how it is been working in the New Testament are His Saints and they will discribe it throught their 2000 year personal expiriences!
    DIVINE GRACE needed for the remaking of man from Jesus to becoming Holy and Salvation
    The relationship of God with man is accomplished through His Divine Grace. Man attracts God's Grace with deeds of obedience that are based on true love towards Him! [John 14:21] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him”.
    DIVINE GRACE needed to becoming Holy and Salvation
    The anablasis to becoming a god man (Holy) takes place in a Christians persons life only if Baptized as delivered to the Apostles by the Holy Spirit 2000 years ago! After His Ascension Lord Jesus became the head of His Body the Church enabling those baptized and receiving the Holy Spirit within TO BE REDEEMED FROM ALL SIN, to purify their heart (only God can forgive sins) and become MEMBERS OF A BODY
    [Α Colossians 1:18] “He is the head of his body, the Church; He is the source of the body’s life” During Baptism a person receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit however it is up to each and every individual to energize them or set them in motion at will based on their greatest gift from God which is their freedom.
    This is a description of the way Divine Grace begotten from His Saints personal expediences for the past 2000 years!
    Divine Grace
    The Holy Fathers (Saints) teach that Divine Grace is one of the streams that spring from the Holy Spirit, it is the coefficient factor of mans theosis (union with God John 14:21), is Energy that cures the fallen image of man, is Energy that brings purity from sins and passions, is Energy of Divine enlightenment, is an Energy that can only be realized through the participation in the life of the Church.
    Divine Grace is the Life of our lives, the Soul of our soul, the common mother of all of us.
    Is to experience the Apostolic Faith …
    Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith
    God bless