I’ve enjoyed an ongoing email conversation this week about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I thought this part might be helpful for some people out there that get stuck in the language and sequence of the subject. I thought it was particularly appropriate to resurrection week, since the verse below happened before Pentecost, but obviously the command to go to Jerusalem was still obeyed, where the whole Acts chapter 2 event took place.
"So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” -John 20:21-22
"Eric, what are your feelings as to when we receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Do you think it is a separate experience from salvation?"