Experiencing the Spirit

The above are all biblical ways of talking about the experience of the Holy Spirit.

Every believer receives the Holy Spirit when he or she becomes a believer. To be baptized into Christ Jesus is to be baptized into the Spirit of Christ.

The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? Having started with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? 4 Did you experience so much for nothing? --if it really was for nothing. 5 Well then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? (Galatians 3:2-5)

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us--for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"--in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13-14)

The Holy Spirit is manifested in our lives.

Some "ordinary" experiences of the Spirit:

Personal Pentecosts - in prayer, worship, ministry.

Preparing for Pentecosts - The Key:

And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)

All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer.... (Acts 1:14)

Share experiences of the Spirit. What have been some of your personal "pentecosts?".