36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
– Acts 2:36-38 NKJV
In this post we want to go onto consider the second stage of regeneration. We considered the first stage of regeneration in the last post. Acts 2:38 summarizes this second aspect of salvation with the phrase, “you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is not merely a relational change (i.e. forgiven, justified and adopted), but a spiritual change worked within the new believer. It is related to the first aspect of regeneration, but distinct from it.
The First Leads to the Second
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
– Galatians 3:26-27 NKJVContinue reading “Renewal of the Spirit (Kingdom Salvation #7)”