Do You Want to Turn the World Upside Down? - Acts 17:6

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Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
Greetings beloved of the Lord,

Acts 17:6 (ESV)​
And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting,
“These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also..."

Have you been baptized with The Holy Spirit?

You may say, "All Christians were baptized with the Holy Spirit at their conversion."
Are you sure? I mean, are you positive that that is the complete interpretation of Spirit Baptism?

A search of Dr. Lloyd-Jones' sermons of the two words "spirit baptism" found 55 results. I haven't listened to most of them, but the two listed below were very helpful to me. The style and purpose between them are a bit different.

Baptism & Filling [of the Spirit, the difference]​

There is also a helpful thread on the PB.

The Christian's private prayer may turn the world upside down - Jonathan Edwards and Alexander Cummings, posted by @RPEphesian on March 14, 2021.​
The link above was broken and I couldn't save my changes. Here it is shortened. https://tinyurl.com/yz8ghclm

These three resources just may turn your world upside down.

Have a blessed Lord, His Day.

Ed Walsh
 
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RPEphesian

Puritan Board Junior
A great topic to start the Lord's Day!

I don't know enough to competently comment on Dr. Lloyd-Jones' view of Spirit baptism; but I do believe in progressively greater degrees of communion with the Holy Spirit, which includes greater personal experienced communion with Father, Son, and Spirit, with accompanying joy, hope, holiness, and heavenly-mindedness. How could that not transform your prayers?

We often expect little. I had read a sermon from a Scottish minister on revival (don't remember his name), but he said a mark of spiritual decline is that the church is always playing defense; never on the offense.

In Acts 17:6, the church is on the offense; a mark of the outpouring of the Spirit, and a sign that Christ is enthroned and exercising dominion; but essential to these were Spirit-blessed prayer meetings (Acts 2 and Acts 4).
 

RPEphesian

Puritan Board Junior
I think your link to the Edwards and Cummings thread is broken. It links to the Spirital Warfare section.

Here is the link to the Edwards and Cummings thread.
 

Ed Walsh

Puritan Board Senior
I think your link to the Edwards and Cummings thread is broken. It links to the Spirital Warfare section.

Here is the link to the Edwards and Cummings thread.

Oops!

Thanks for the heads up. For some reason, I am unable to save my changes when I fix the link. I'm sure I have it right. Here it is below:

Maybe an admin would take the trouble to fix my link using the one below.
 
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