Originally Posted by chatmaggot
I have not had heard Bob's bible study on the Gospel of John but was curious of other's thoughts on the following passage:
"...he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit."
Did the apostles receive the Holy Spirit at that time? If so, did they receive it again in Acts 2 (Day of Pentacaust)?
Anyone's thoughts would be appreciated.
The Scriptures: Joh 20:21-22 Then יהושע* said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And having said this
, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Set-apart Spirit.
"And having said THIS" is the clue here. It was the Spirit of Peace that was breathed upon them at that time, but they were engulfed in the entire Spirit at Pentecost. There are "Seven Spirits" that surround the Throne, each has and gives a quality all their own to disperse. The the "Set-Apart Spirit" would contain all the attributes of God and the Wisdom, Power, Knowledge and the sum of ALL Qualities that can be dispersed. The "Holy Spirit" or "Set-Apart Spirit" is known as the "Ruach ha Qodesh" or "The Set-Apart Breath" or "wind". Qodesh” has been translated to the word “holy” and “hallowed” which really means “haloed”. The translation “Holy Spirit” comes from the original Hebrew ruach ha qodesh, the set-apart Spirit. “Ruach” is the Hebrew word for wind, and it is the presence of the helper, Yahushua in Spirit. He is not a Halloed Spook, and after His resurrection distinctly said He was not a ghost.
He first sent His RUACH to the Nazarenes gathered in the Temple on the 50th day from the count from the day after Shabbat to the day after the 7th Shabbat, now called “Pente-cost” (Greek for count fifty). This was the annual appointed time (Lev. 23, Dt. 16) which commemorated the giving of the Torah at Sinai. It is really called Shabuoth, meaning weeks. The Torah was written on the hearts of the Nazarenes, fulfilling the prophesied “New Covenant” (Yerme Yahu 31, Heb. 8:10). "
Hope that helps a little