“So I say to you, ‘Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given to you; seek and keep on seeking [seek FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things of Christ are given you] and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the Door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks and keeps on asking RECEIVES; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking FINDS; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the Door shall be opened [Jesus is the Door to God our Father on the Throne]. What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? IF you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts to their advantage] to your children, how MUCH MORE will your Heavenly Father give the HOLY Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!” Jesus in Luke 11:9-13 AMP C
“And having said this, resurrected Jesus BREATHED on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit!” John 20:22
“And behold, I will SEND forth UPON YOU what My Father has PROMISED…remain until you are CLOTHED with Power from on high” Jesus in Luke 24:49
“For John baptized with WATER [for repentance], but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed IN, introduced to) the Holy Spirit…You shall RECEIVE power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the HOLY Spirit has come UPON YOU” Jesus in Acts 1:5, 8
“For AS MANY OF YOU are baptized INTO CHRIST [into spiritual union and communion WITH CHRIST, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have PUT ON (clothed yourselves WITH) CHRIST” Galatians 3:27
“KNOW what [critical] hour this is, how it is high time NOW for you to WAKE UP out of your sleep (ROUSE TO REALITY). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us NOW than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in , replied on Christ, the Messiah). The night is FAR GONE and the Day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and PUT ON the full armor of LIGHT…clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)…stop THINKING from the physical” (Romans 13:11-14).
Do not conform to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of Christ’s Mind; our weapons are not physical but SPIRITUAL; take EVERY thought captive to obey Christ; put on the whole armor of God: His Truth, Righteousness, Salvation, Peace, Faith, Word and SPIRIT.
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may REMAIN with you forever — The Spirit of TRUTH, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not SEE Him or KNOW or recognize Him, for He lives WITH you [constantly] AND will be IN YOU” Jesus in John 14:16-17
“Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly tell you, unless you are born of water [the Water only Jesus can give: Living Water] AND the SPIRIT, you cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God [Ezekiel 36:35-27.] What is born of the flesh is flesh [biological parents: of the physical is physical]; and what is BORN of SPIRIT is spirit. Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, ‘You must all be BORN ANEW from Above…I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, We speak only of what we KNOW…actually SEEN what we are testifying to…And still you do not RECEIVE our testimony [God our Father THROUGH the mouth of Jesus the Son by the Holy Spirit] [you REJECT and REFUSE our evidence — that of Myself and of those who are BORN OF THE SPIRIT. If I have told you of things that happen right her ON EARTH and yet none of you believe Me, how can you believe [trust Me, adhere to Me, rely on Me] if I tell you of HEAVENLY THINGS?…it is necessary the Son of Man be LIFTED UP [on the Cross] [Numbers 21:9] in order that everyone who believes in Him [who CLEAVES to Him, trusts Him, and relies on Him] may not perish but have eternal life and [actually] live forever!” John 3:3-15
“I assure you, most solemnly tell you, the person whose EARS are open to My Words [who LISTENS to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to [yokes] and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses NOW) eternal life. And you do not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but HAS ALREADY PASSED OVER out of death to life” Jesus in John 5:24
“IF any one is IN CHRIST, you are a NEW CREATION, the old has PASSED AWAY, behold, the NEW has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“SEE! I make ALL things NEW” glorified Jesus at the Throne
“The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And he will to disclose to Him (let Him see) GREATER THINGS yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment. Just as the Father raises up the dead and gives them LIFE, even so the Son also gives LIFE to whomever He wills and is pleased to give it” Jesus in John 5:20-21
“It is the SPIRIT Who gives LIFE [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The WORDS [truths] that I have been speaking to you are SPIRIT and LIFE” Jesus in John 6:63
“For all who are LED by the Spirit of God are sons of God” Romans 8:14
“For the law of the SPIRIT of LIFE which is IN CHRIST JESUS [the law of NEW BEING] has FREED me from the law of sin and death” Romans 8:2
In Christ and Christ in you (John 15:4), mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28) grow up into the Head of the one Body and one Spirit, the Bride, the True Church by the HOLY SPIRIT, the Spirit of Truth that guides you into ALL the truth (John 16:13), no longer conforming to this world (Romans 12:2).
“It is from Him that you have your life IN CHRIST JESUS, Whom God made our Wisdom from God [REVEALED to us a Knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us UPRIGHT and putting us in RIGHT STANDING with God], and our Consecration [making us PURE and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]. So then…boast and proudly rejoice and glory IN THE LORD [Jeremiah 9:24}…in demonstration of the Holy Spirit and Power [proof by the SPIRIT and POWER of God, operating in you and stirring in the minds of hearers and most HOLY emotions and thus persuading them]. So that your FAITH might not rest in the wisdom of men [human philosophy] [“earthly, unspiritual, devilish James 3:15] but in the POWER of God. Yet among the FULL GROWN (spiritually MATURE Christians who are RIPE in Understanding), we do impart a higher Wisdom (the Knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden), not wisdom of the present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to NOTHING and are doomed to PASS AWAY. But rather what we are setting forth is a Wisdom of God once hidden from human understanding and now REVEALED to us by God — that Wisdom which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification…UNVEILED and REVEALED by and through His SPIRIT” 1 Corinthians 1:30-2:10
“He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit”
Breathe on Me, Breath of God by Edwin Hatch, 1878
“Breathe on me, Breath of God, FILL ME with life anew, that I may love what Thou dost love, and do what Thou wouldst do. Breath on me, Breath of God, until my heart is PURE, until with Thee I will Thy Will to do and to ENDURE. Breath on me, Breath of God, till I am WHOLLY Thine, till ALL this earthly part of me GLOWS with Thy FIRE divine. Breath on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with Thee the perfect life of Thine eternity.”