Correct. Sealed = IndweltI think you're also using the term "indwelt" to be synonymous with "sealed." Is that correct? Not being petulant, just clarifying...It can be argued that they are synonymous.
16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he will grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, 17 that Christ will dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love
Rather I was trying to make a distinction.I'm in favor of institutionalizing the shaking of the building...like tinkling the sleigh bells in a Catholic mass...
The apostles were breathed on by Jesus and they received the Holy Spirit.
So, would you agree at that time, they were sealed/indwelt by the Holy Spirit
If you do, it follows that after this event they remained afraid and were uncertain what to do. They decided to take action and started casting lots to choose a new Apostle. They were afraid, but stayed in Jerusalem as instructed.
Then on Pentecost, the Spirit fell upon them, and again after they were beaten by the Jewish leadership, they went back, and the Spirit fell on them again.
So I am trying to make a distinction between already being saved, and then subsequently having the Spirit of God fall on you.
This is biblical correct?
So we have to look at two instances with PhilipI'm not quick to assert that Phillip did not lay hands on the eunuch, just because Luke does not mention it. Phillip was there in Samaria, when the apostles completed the work he had started. I don't think he so quickly forgot...and this cannot be proven from silence. I believe it is a specious argument that only apostles laid hands on folks for the baptism of the Spirit. Miracles were being performed in Galatia in Paul's absence. He speaks of them.
He did not lay hands on the Samarians, and therefore it stands to reason that he did not lay hands on the Eunuch.
So what we gather from this, is that as Peter and John laid hands on the Samarians (Who were already saved/infilled by God through the word and baptism Philip brought)
The falling of the Spirit on them happened when Peter and John laid hands on them.
From this we can deduce some things
1. Laying on of hands is not required for salvation
2. Laying on of hands, by a person in authority leads to the Spirit falling.
3. The Spirit can fall as the gospel is preached:
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were greatly astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, 46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, 47 “No one can withhold the water for these people to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 So he gave orders to have them baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for several days.
12 But when they believed Philip as he was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they began to be baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed, and after he was baptized, he stayed close to Philip constantly, and when he saw the signs and great miracles that were occurring, he was amazed.I'm missing your point...Before Peter came, he had been baptized. What is your opinion? Sealed by that act? Or not sealed...?No...anointing is Spirit, of which Apollos knew nothing. I'm quite dogmatic here: Luke differentiates between the baptism of John, by water, and the baptism of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit...and is careful to distinguish the one from the other.
Point made above, but we can move on from this. (Simon) Would you say those Samarians were saved, and sealed with the Holy Spirit and indwelt by the Holy Spirit prior to the laying on of hands?
Ok, but prior to him being told the full gospel, was he (Apollos) saved (Sealed with/indwelt by) the Holy Spirit. What is your take on it?Apollos knew nothing of the Charismatic church. Priscilla and Aquila, Paul's partners in Corinth, having worked for three years with him there, were very familiar with the working of the Holy Spirit and His intent in a church body. That's why they sent Apollos off to Corinth (Achaia is the province of which Corinth is the capital), to further his own experience in a church already active. With his expertise in teaching, he was able to water Paul's work in Corinth...and stir up preferences and division within the church of which Paul wrote in his first epistle to them.