Bible Symbolism

Acts 2:32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear. What was it that he shed forth? This: Acts 2:1 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 to them divided tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance. The word divided means to distribute. The picture is that Jehovah the Word became Jesus a man, the promised descendant of Abraham. It was he as Jehovah the Word who gave the Holy Spirit in the past to those of faith but now it is he as a man, the promised messiah who distributes in different measures the Holy Spirit to the house of faith.

Galatians 3 14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15. Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannuls, or adds to it. 16. Now to Abraham and his descendent were the promises made. He said not, And to descendants, as of many; but as of one, And to your descendent, which is Christ.

John 3:34 (John the Baptist speaking) For he whom God has sent (Jesus) speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.

John 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

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