After the Crucifixion of Jesus, at the day of Pentecost – when the Apostles and followers were one accord in one place – the fiery Spirit sat upon the Apostles. However, unfortunately, it was not the Holy Spirit that Jesus, when in earth, had promised to them. This is absolutely true. If so, why it was not? It is supposed to be answered in here.
In this severely chaotic and misled atmosphere of Christianity, to get the right way to Jesus, it is indispensable for all Christians to know why it was not the Holy Spirit of Jesus. Actually, it is first and foremost invaluable prerequisite to receive the very Holy Spirit of Jesus :
The Water-like Holy Spirit that Jesus promised
John the Baptist, baptizing with water, predicted. “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.” Indeed, his baptizing with water was supposed to show ahead the water-like trait of the Holy Spirit of Jesus (Mark 1:8):
8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
In the conversation with a woman of Samaria, Jesus said to her. “I shall give him the water, whosoever drinking and never thirsting”. This water is the very Holy Spirit of Jesus (John 4:13~14):
13. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
And, John the Apostle explained further about that: (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
It was supposed to emphasize again that the Holy Spirit given after the Cross looks like ‘living water’ (John 7:37~39):
37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Also, another Comforter, promised to be given by Jesus praying the Father, means just that water-like Holy Spirit (John 14:16):
16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
The Fiery Spirit at the day of Pentecost is not what Jesus promised
After Jesus resurrecting and ascending to heaven, when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they the Apostles and followers were all with one accord in one place. Then, there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them (Acts 2:1~3):
1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
They, after this, went out and boldly preached about Jesus and his teachings. Among ones listening to their words, others mocking said about them. “These men are full of new wine.” But, it was not from wine, but because they turned red with fiery holy spirit (Acts 2:13):
13. Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
By the way, these cloven tongues like as of fire were not the one promised by Jesus when in earth. It was just the fiery spirit appeared frequently before, even in the Old Testament days (1 Kings 18:38):
38. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
Should fiery spirit be the very one promised by Jesus when in earth, it was definitely needless that Jesus, later on, called up John the Apostle and said. “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna” (Revelation 2:17):
17. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
The hidden manna, the fountain of the water of life
Because ‘the hidden manna’ means ‘the bread which cometh down from heaven’, the spiritual flesh of Jesus; a man may eat it, ending up not dying (John 6:49~51):
49. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Also, God said to him. “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things” (Revelation 21:6~7):
6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
These ‘the hidden manna’ and ‘the water of life’ are just ‘the water never thirst’ and ‘rivers of living water’ promised by Jesus when in earth. All these things mean just ‘another Comforter’ to be given by Jesus praying the Father, God.
However, to give it freely to all human beings, as God said to John the Apostle in the Revelation, it is absolutely needed that ‘he that overcometh’ appears.
The Holy Spirit of Jesus – the Water of Life – only through him that overcometh
Thus, at the day of Pentecost, the Apostles and followers could not receive the water-like Holy Spirit of Jesus, able to remove all sins in a day. Because it was far earlier than when John the Apostle received the Revelation, surely there was not ‘he that overcometh’ to give them the water of life.
So, instead of the water-like Holy Spirit, Jesus could not but send fiery spirits, coming down frequently before, even in the Old Testament days.
As a result, unable to be cleaned out completely, the Apostles could not but be martyred, just like the saints in the Old Testament days, finally coming up to heaven by the keys of hell and death of Jesus (Revelation 1:18):
18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Indeed, God sent Jesus to the earth, eventually making a stone with seven eyes for removing the iniquity of that land in one day (Zechariah 3:9):
9. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
So, John the Apostle could see a Lamb with seven eyes, Jesus after resurrecting and ascending (Revelation 5:6):
6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
The seven eyes on a stone – a Lamb, Jesus – are the seven Spirits of God, the perfect Holy Spirit sent forth into all the earth, to remove the iniquity of that land in one day. It is ‘the fountain of the water of life’ to be inherited to ‘him that overcometh’.
Therefore, it is genuinely true that the Holy Spirit of Jesus is got only through ‘him that overcometh’. This is the immortal truth of God!