The Holy Spirit B.C. came upon certain individuals, not upon all who believed in God.
Numbers 11:25, 28, 29
The Holy Spirit B.C. was given selectively and (sometimes) temporarily to accomplish God’s purposes.
Individuals: Bezalel (Exodus 31:1-5)
Leaders: Moses, Joshua (Numbers 11:25, 27:18)
Judges: Othniel, Gideon and Samson
(Judges 3:10, 6:34, 13:25)
Kings: Saul, David (1 Samuel 11:16ff, 16:13-14)
Prophets: Ezekiel, Isaiah (Ezekiel 2:2, Isaiah 61:1)
The Holy Spirit B.C. was crucial in helping people anticipate the Messiah.
Key Idea: When God’s Spirit (Holy Spirit) moves in God’s people, and they are seeking him out and walking in step with him, incredible things happen.
Question: Are we willing to be people who seek the Holy Spirit, surrender to Him, and allow Him to move freely in us and through us?