Baptism of Holy Spirit

There are two ways we can get immersed

  1. Swimming Pool way (Water Baptism)
    1. Go into the water – under the water – come out of the water
  2. Niagara falls way (Baptism of Holy Spirit)
    1. You cannot be under the falls even one second without being fully drenched when you stand below the falls
    2. Every place that it is described – it indicates in one way or another that the Holy Spirit down on them came from above.
    3. Go under it -> Come down over you

In either case – we are totally immersed – not partially immersed – sprinkled

Introduction of all the four Gospel tells about Jesus Christ baptizing in Holy Spirit:-  far too little attn is given to this

Matthew 3:11 (KJV)

11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Mark 1:8 (KJV)

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 3:16 (KJV)

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

John 1:33 (KJV)

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost.

This is part of official introduction of Jesus by his forerunner – John the Baptist.

John 1:29 & 33

Here John introduce Jesus as

  • Lamb of God (Only said in John’s gospel not found in any other Gospel)
  • Son of God
  • He who Baptizes with Holy Spirit

And all the 4 gospel  specifically says that he is “Baptizer of Holy Spirit”

We know Jesus as Lamb of God, Saviour – but it is also very very important to know that he is Baptizer of Holy Spirit

After his earthly ministry was completed – Jesus repeats his promise – when he was resurrected – he said and repeated the promise in Acts 1:4-5

In Acts 1:4,5 – Repeats this promise. How frequently this promise has been in the gospel.

Acts 1:4-8 (KJV)

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

All commentators agree that the fulfilment of the promise has been recorded in  

Acts 2:2-4

Holy Spirit came from above and filled them completely

  1. Baptism: Came from above and immersed them – filled the whole place
  2. Individually filled – not a collective experience – each individual had his personal share.
  3. Supernatural Outflow from infilling  (stated in Mat 12:34)

When your heart is filled it overflows through the mouth in the speech.

When your heart is filled, it overflows through the speech/ mouth.

Everywhere in the bible when a person’s heart was filled – the next thing they did is they spoke… spoke in tongues, prophesied etc.

A universal principle

That’s what happened in the day of pentecoast.

When the heart is filled in abundance then the mouth with speak

Very important to understand that this is a matter of God and man co-operating.

God filled them and they began to speak

-> God filled them &

-> They began to speak (God will not do the speaking) Out of abundance overflow they began to speak. You do the speaking and God gives the language as the Holy Spirit gave them the speech.

This is what Paul describes in

2 Corinthian 1:21,22

21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts as a deposit.

Paul says 2 things

  • Holy Spirit is seal
  • Holy Spirit is deposit

In Ephesian 1:13- 14 he uses similar language

Ephesians 1:13-14 (KJV)

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

So the Holy Spirit Baptism which is

  • Visible
  • Audible
  • Seen & Heard (not something that happens within you and cannot be seen)

Paul says 2 things

  • Holy Spirit is seal
  • Holy Spirit is deposit (down payment)


First of all it’s a Seal – you already belong to Jesus – But this publicly identifies that you’re belonging to him. He sets public seal upon you.

Registered mail – in olden days close and put a seal so that it been looked after well. Holy Spirit is the hot wax and Jesus Christ puts his imprints on it.

Similarly – when you’re baptized in Holy Spirit you’re registered mail and you get special attention from Heaven’s post office.

Down payment / Deposit 

Example buying a curtain material/ trophies for music night – or paying some money as downpayment so that the material is set-up for us. And when we come back with the full money then we get the curtain or material.

That’s what is the Baptism of Holy Spirit – it’s a down payment and set’s you apart for himself and after that you’re not sale for any other customer.

Secondly it’s a guarantee that I will come and get you forever. Such an vivid picture on what’s the baptism in Holy Spirit is.

What is a Seal?

People may sometime dispute this.

As far as I’m concerned the NT indicates only on Seal – that’s is speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit gives.

There are other cultic groups that speaks in tongues like Rastafarianism in Jamaica. This might frighten some people – well how do I know that I will get the right thing.

Well Jesus said if you’re a child of God (pls note that). If you ask your heavenly father for a piece of bread he will not give you snake. In other words if you ask for the right thing – you have a written guarantee from God that you’ll get the right thing. Now if you’re not a child of God – that promise doesn’t apply. So if you’re child of God – you will receive the seal.

So a seal is

  • Something visible
  • Something audible
  • Something public

A seal cannot be secret otherwise it doesn’t accomplish its purpose. The seal is as part Acts 2 – they all began to speak with other languages as the Spirit gave them to speak.

3 things about it

  1. That was the seal the apostles received in their own experience

It was the seal which accepted in others/ Athens?

  1. Didn’t ask for any other seal.
  2. NT doesn’t offer any other seal – no alternative

Lot of people say that well I’m joyful, happy, praising the God – it is not the seal. No – not according to the NT. It’s wonderful to be filled with Joy, it’s wonderful to praise Him always. But it’s not the NT seal.

How do we know –

Let’s look at Luke 24:52-53 see what Jesus said

Luke 24:52-53King James Version (KJV)

52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen

 – after the resurrection of Jesus – they had the great joy & were praising him all the time. But didn’t receive the seal – Jesus said tarry/ wait untill you receive the Holy Spirit. After that they never waited any longer. When the Holy Spirit came, they spoke with the tongues and then they never waited.

One particular case – that demonstrates this so vividly.

Acts 10:

We can see that Peter was supernaturally directed him to Cornelius house. Along with him he took 6 Jewish people – to have witness (as a witness)

Acts 10:44-46 (KJV)

44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

In the previous verse we can see that they received the forgiveness. The simple minded household of Cornelius believed and received the forgiveness of sin. After they received the forgiveness of sin – the Holy Spirit came upon them.

Jewish believers were astonished. They came there believing that the gospel was not for anyone apart from Jews.  They didn’t believe that Gentiles can become Christians. But when they heard them speak with tongues – they was not point of argument. What made them believe – speaking in tongues.

A gift is received in single transactions

But fruit takes time – it’s a process.

Don’t confuse gift with fruit.

Later on – we can see Peter responding to his fellow Christians where they were complaining and critize him that he shouldn’t have gone to Cornelius house. Peter said in

Acts 11:15 (KJV)

15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

There is no mention there about the mighty wind or tongues of fire but the one thing that identify the experience is that they began to speak in tongues.

This was the Seal that apostles accepted, received in Athens? – no other seal mentioned in the NT.

Some place – people think it’s not orthodox, decent, or even demonic. Many in western culture think Christianity as very dignified. They sit & stand, no loud voice, not excited about anything in a dignified, calm etc. But that’s not the biblical way experience. We suffer a lot in this way that we are not free to express what God is doing in us.

If you see the people in the  bible they cried, shouted, groaned, clapped their hands, danced,  sang – they got excited. The one that provides the excitement is the Holy Spirit.

Two ways that Baptism of Holy Spirit is administered

  1. Direct from heaven – it falls on people (day of pentecoast, house of cornelius)
  2. By Laying of Hands (described in 3 places)
    1. Acts 8: 14-19: You can that these people were preached by Philip, got baptized, they were saved. But Apostles were not satisfied – they didn’t rest in the fact that they are saved.
    2. Acts 9:17 Next Chapter – disciple Ananias lays hands on Paul and he receives the Holy Spirit
    3. Acts 19:6 Paul finds disciples where they were baptized by John Baptized. And Paul laid hands on them and they spoke in tongues, and prophesied.

Physical Manifestation: Most Christians are having/living a bottled up life. They are not free to express what God has put in them. Coz you’ve standard of dignity, speak quiet, don’t get too excited, sit up-right, get up, stand up, kneel down and walk out of church. This has very little to do with the NT Christianity. This has very little to do with the experience of people in the bible. They got excited!

You read the psalms of David – we can see that he cried, he wept, he shouted, he danced, man of strong emotions, etc.

Even Jesus – he groaned, he wept, expressed his feelings.

No free expressions seen in Churches.

Worship is not just saying words – it’s an attitude of the body – bending down, clapping hands – that’s the scriptural way of worship.

People don’t express what the Holy Spirit has put into us. People quench the spirit – supress the spirit. Quenched our emotions. Trying to be dignified, calm, quiet.

Some of people who met God.

Abraham – God appeared to him; what did he do. He fell on his face. How many of you would do that? some of them will. There are some places, churches that say that angels fall on their face but not us as we are much much dignified than them.

Israel – When Lord accepted their sacrifice. All of them fell on their faces and shouted with joy. Because you get excited

Joshua – He met the commander of army of the Lord outside Jereigma – there he was flat on his face.

Infact all the most of the great men of the God has atleast once fell flat on their face.

Jeremiah 23:9 – Jeremiah’s reaction coz of the Holiness of God. bones shaking.

imagine on the pentecoast day the holy spirit fell on them and they behaved dignified. no they were not. And people around started saying that they are drunk.

Does people outside the church say that these people are drunk?

John – the apostle: encountered Jesus in vision and fell dead.

7 requirements for receiving the Baptism of Holy Spirit

1. Repent Acts 2:38

2. Be baptised

3. Be thirsty

4. Come to Jesus (the Baptizer)

5. Ask (how much more will heavenly father gives to those who ask Holy Spirit Luke 11:11-13)

6. Receive (compared to drinking)

7. Yield the unruly member of the body (cannot control the tongue – Holy spirit takes the control of your tongue – to glorify God). Control of the tongue by Holy Spirit is the God’s evidence that he has come in.

In the bible the tongue is called ‘my glory’ (not in all translations). [Acts 2:26 & Psalms 16:9]

Acts 16  praise God with my glory. Peter quoted in Acts 2:26 – I will praise God with my tongue.

Your tongue is your glory. You know why you’ve been given tongue is to glorify God. One supreme purpose for tongue is to Glorify God. Any use of the tongue that doesn’t glorify God is a misuse. But when the Holy Spirit comes and takes the control of your tongue then everything that you say is to glorify God. That’s the first time you’ll be really using the tongue for the purpose, which the God has given it for.

Thirsty – how you can receive this experience

John 7:37 (if anyone thirst let them come to me) – concerning of the Spirit. When he was at the father’s right hand – he poured out the Spirit.

Marvellous transformation – you come as a thirsty person and you become a channel of river. What does that? It’s the Holy Spirit.

No one has ever drunk with mouth closed.

No one has ever received the baptism of Holy Spirit with mouth closed.

You drink by opening the mouth and taking in.

You are not taking in anything but the holy spirit. After the drinking, there is this overflow.

Out of abundance of heart – the mouth speaks. This is where you’ve to have faith.

Holy Spirit is not going to speak for you – Holy Spirit gives and you’ve have to speak.

And need to do this with faith.

Eg: If you’re thirsty in the night = depending how thirsty you’ll get up and walk the distance to well.


Purposes of Baptism in Holy Spirit

  1. Supernatural Power from God

Acts 1:8 – last recorded words of Jesus in earth

Acts 1:8 (KJV)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Sinners can discern the supernatural power

Romans 15:18-19King James Version (KJV)

18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Paul says Only thing worth talking in my ministry are the only things that Holy Spirit has done and don’t want to mention/ talk about any other thing. The holy spirit by supernatural power by signs and wonders made the gentiles obedient.

Hebrews 2:3-4 (KJV)

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Writer of Hebrews gives three reasons – why we should attend to Gospel message

  1. First person who Proclaimed it was Jesus
  2. Confirmed by personal witness who were with Jesus
  3. Holy Spirit bears supernatural testimony to the message with signs, wonders and gifts of the world.

For the unbelieving world has a right, to expect from the Church that’s what we do. We are living below the level of the will of God, if we just present the intellectual word of God – some people will get saved but it’s not the God’s best.

One more reason for the Baptism of Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13  (one of the most misunderstood verse – maybe missed translation)

1 Corinthians 12:13 (KJV)

13 For by (should ‘in’ as per Greek translation) one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

We are baptized in Holy Spirit – it’s not the Holy Spirit that baptizes us.

We are born again in the Holy Spirit – that’s what brings us into the Body.

The word emphasized is ‘One’ – three times he uses the word ‘One’. When you’re baptized – we are baptized in something and into something… (in & into)

1 Cor 12:13 – misunderstood / mistranslated compared to Greek.

3 times the word ‘One’.

When baptized – your baptized in something and baptized into something


John’s Baptism – was Baptism of Repentance. The people were already in to what they were baptized into. For instance,… He wouldn’t have baptized if people wouldn’t have repented.

Baptism here doesn’t produce the repentance but his acknowledgement of the repentance.

Christian Baptism: Were baptized into Christ. When baptized, we are already in Christ otherwise there is no right to be baptized. Being baptized doesn’t put us in Christ but it seals us having been in Christ.

Same as in 1 Cor 12:13.. in one spirit were baptized into one Body. Not that weren’t in the body but this is the seal that we are in the body.

So in either case – Baptize IN and Baptize INTO.

IN -> Medium (Water for John & Christian baptism – Holy spirit for Holy spirit baptism)

INTO -> something that we are already IN but it marks us out as being IN.

IN repentance,

IN Christ,

IN One Body

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is designed to have unity – One Body. rather than divisions.

To make you know that your part of One Body – no matter if they are from different denomination, different colour, different country, different language, every culture in member of the One Body.

One Holy Spirit – One Body.. That’s the God’s purpose.

but unfortunately, this has been abused / divided us

Non-Pentecostal being so critical

Pentecostal being so arrogant

Lot of Pentecost has the attitude…. that you got saved – Born-again, Baptize in water, speak in tongue and you’ve arrived !!

No, No, No – you’ve just started

It not a Goal – it’s a Gateway

But if you treat the Gateway as Goal then you’re never get any further.

For Hindu people

Define God in your terms? and keep it in your mind while you read the rest.

Is religion God?

Search for Truth… There is truth & truth gives us freedom.

What is your name? Does people call you different names than what is yours. Do they call you in different names at different place and different times? Then why are your God’s name different in different period/areas/ etc.

Do you believe in Devil? What are their works? Is all miracles happening all through God alone?
Who is God & Devil in your religion?
There is truth beyond what you know and think.

Is there a Spirit? Do you know what happens to your Spirit after you die? Is it just air and goes off? Does your spirit has another life? And if the next birth is dog then does the spirit live in dog?

How are you sins cleared? How are your past sins cleared? Can a dog clear off his/her sins while they are as dog or will need to carry over to next life and get them cleared.
Does vazhipadu in temple help?

Jesus Christ – Names, Titles and Characters

I.—And Simon Peter Answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Mat 16:16
The Son 1Jo 4:14
The Son of God Jhn 1:34
The Son of the living God Mat 16:16
His only begotten Son Jhn 3:16
The Son of the Father 1Jo 1:3
The only begotten of the Father Jhn 1:14
The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father Jhn 1:18
The first-born of every creature Col 1:15
His own Son Rom 8:32
A Son given Isa 9:6
One Son (his well-beloved) Mar 12:6
My Son Psa 2:7
His dear Son (or the Son of his love) Col 1:13
The Son of the Highest Luk 1:32
The Son of the Blessed Mar 14:61
Secret Jdg 13:18
Wonderful Isa 9:6
Testimony borne to the Son by the Father, by Jesus Himself, by the Spirit, by Angels, saints, men and devils.
The Father, “My Beloved Son.” Mat 17:5
Jesus Himself, “I am the Son of God.” Jhn 10:36
The Spirit, “The Son of God.” Mar 1:1
Gabriel, “The Son of God.” Luk 1:35; 2:11
John Baptist, “This is the Son of God.” Jhn 1:34
John, Apostle, “The Christ, the Son of God.” Jhn 20:31
Paul, Apostle, “He is the Son of God.” Act 9:20
Disciples, “Thou art the Son of God.” Mat 14:33
Nathaniel, “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God.” Jhn 1:49
Martha, “The Christ, the Son of God.” Jhn 11:27
Eunuch, “Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Act 8:37
Centurion, “Truly this was the Son of God.” Mar 15:39
Unclean spirits, “Thou art the Son of God.” Mar 3:11
The Legion, “Thou Son of the Most High God.” Mar 5:7
II.—Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. Hbr 1:8
God Jhn 1:1; Mat 1:23; Isa 40:3
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever Hbr 1:8
The Mighty God Isa 9:6
The Everlasting God Isa 40:28
The True God 1Jo 5:20
My Lord and my God Jhn 20:28
God my Saviour Luk 1:47
Over all, God blessed for ever. Amen Rom 9:5
The God of the whole earth Isa 54:5
God manifest in the flesh 1Ti 3:16
Our God and Savior 2Pe 1:1
The great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ Tts 2:13
Emanuel, God with us Mat 1:23
The God of Abraham, The God of Isaac, The God of Jacob Exd 3:2, 6
The Highest Luk 1:76
III.—Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Jhn 8:58. Holy, Holy, Holy is Jehovah of Hosts. Isa 6:3
Jehovah Isa 40:3
The Lord Jehovah Isa 40:10
Jehovah my God Zec 14:5
Jehovah of Hosts Isa 6:3; Jhn 12:41
Jehovah, God of Hosts Hsa 12:4, 5; Gen 32:24
The King, Jehovah of Hosts Isa 6:5
The Strong and Mighty Jehovah Psa 24:8
Jehovah, mighty in battle Psa 24:8
The Man, Jehovah’s Fellow Zec 13:7
Jehovah-tsidkenu (the Lord our righteousness) Jer 23:6
The Lord Rom 10:13; Joe 2:32
The Lord of Glory 1Cr 2:8
The Same Hbr 1:12; Psa 102:27
I am Exd 3:14; Jhn 8:24
I am (before Abraham was) Jhn 8:58
I am (whom they sought to kill) Jhn 18:5, 6
I am (the Son of Man lifted up) Jhn 8:28
I am (the Resurrection and the Life) Jhn 11:25
IV.—He is before All things, and by Him All things consist. Col 1:17
The Almighty, which is, and which was, and which is to come Rev 1:8
The Creator of all things Col 1:16
The Upholder of all things Hbr 1:3
The Everlasting Father (or Father of Eternity) Isa 9:6
The Beginning Col 1:18
The Beginning and the Ending Rev 1:8
The Alpha and the Omega Rev 1:8
The First and the Last Rev 1:17
The Life 1Jo 1:2
Eternal Life 1Jo 5:20
That Eternal Life which was with the Father 1Jo 1:2
He that liveth Rev 1:18
V.—No man hath seen God at any time; he hath Declared Him. Jhn 1:18
The Word Jhn 1:1
The Word was with God Jhn 1:1
The Word was God Jhn 1:1
The Word of God Rev 19:13
The Word of Life 1Jo 1:1
The Word was made flesh Jhn 1:14
The Image of God 2Cr 4:4
The Image of the Invisible God Col 1:15
The Express Image of his Person Hbr 1:3
The Brightness of his Glory Hbr 1:3
Wisdom Pro 8:12, 22
The Wisdom of God 1Cr 1:24
The Power of God 1Cr 1:24
My Messenger Isa 42:19
The Messenger of the Covenant Mal 3:1
The Angel of Jehovah Gen 22:15
The Angel of God Gen 31:11, 13; Exd 14:19
The Angel of his presence Isa 63:9
VI.—Thou hast made Him a little lower than the angels. Hbr 2:7
The Man Jhn 19:5
The Man Christ Jesus 1Ti 2:5
A Man approved of God Act 2:22
The Second Man, the Lord from heaven 1Cr 15:47
The Son of Man Mar 10:33
The Son of Abraham Mat 1:1
The Son of David Mat 1:1
The Son of Mary Mar 6:3
The Son of Joseph (reputed) Jhn 1:45
The Seed of the Woman Gen 3:15
The Seed of Abraham Gal 3:16, 19
Of the Seed of David Rom 1:3
VII.—Lo, I Come, to do thy will, O God. Hbr 10:9
The Babe Luk 2:12
The Child Isa 7:16
The Young Child Mat 2:20
A Child Born Isa 9:6
The Child Jesus Luk 2:43
Her First-Born Son Luk 2:7
The Sent of the Father Jhn 10:36
The Apostle Hbr 3:1
A Prophet Act 3:22, 23
A Great Prophet Luk 7:16
The Prophet of Nazareth Mat 21:11
A Prophet mighty in deed and word Luk 24:19
A Servant Phl 2:7
The Servant of the Father Mat 12:18
My Servant, O Israel Isa 49:3
My Servant, the Branch Zec 3:8
My Righteous Servant Isa 53:11
A Servant of Rulers Isa 49:7
A Nazarene, or Nazarite Mat 2:23
The Carpenter Mar 6:3
The Carpenter’s Son (reputed) Mat 13:55
He Humbled Himself unto death Phl 2:8
A Stranger and an Alien Psa 69:8
A Man of Sorrows Isa 53:3
A Worm, and no Man Psa 22:6
Accursed of God (or the Curse of God) Deu 21:23
VIII.—God hath given him A Name which is above every name. Phl 2:9, 10
Jesus Mat 1:21
Jesus Himself Luk 24:15
I, Jesus Rev 22:16
A Saviour, Jesus Act 13:23
The Saviour of the World 1Jo 4:14
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord Luk 2:11
Jesus Christ Rev 1:5
The Lord Jesus Christ Col 1:2
Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself 2Th 2:16
Jesus the Christ Mat 16:20
Jesus Christ our Lord Rom 5:21
Jesus Christ the Righteous 1Jo 2:1
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day and for ever Hbr 13:8
Jesus of Nazareth Act 22:8
Jesus Christ of Nazareth Act 4:10
Lord Jesus Act 7:59
Christ Jesus 1Ti 1:15
Christ Mat 23:8
Messiah, which is called Christ Jhn 4:25
Anointed Psa 2:2; Act 4:27
Christ the Lord Luk 2:11
The Lord Christ Col 3:24
The Christ of God Luk 9:20
The Lord’s Christ Luk 2:26
The Christ, the Son of the Blessed Mar 14:61
The Christ, the Saviour of the World Jhn 4:42
IX.—Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing. Rev 5:12
The Lamb of God Jhn 1:29
A Lamb without blemish and without spot 1Pe 1:19
The Lamb that was slain Rev 5:12
A Lamb as it had been slain Rev 5:6
The Lamb in the midst of the throne Rev 7:17
The Bridegroom Mat 9:15; Rev 21:9
The Lamb (the Temple of the City) Rev 21:22
The Lamb (the Light of the City) Rev 21:23
The Lamb (the Overcomer) Rev 17:14
X.—I will set up One Shepherd over them, and he shall feed them. Eze 34:23
One Shepherd Jhn 10:16
Jehovah’s Shepherd Zec 13:7
The Shepherd of the Sheep Hbr 13:20
The Way Jhn 14:6
The Door of the Sheep Jhn 10:7
The Shepherd of Israel Eze 34:23
The Shepherd and Bishop of Souls 1Pe 2:25
The Good Shepherd (that laid down his life) Jhn 10:11
The Great Shepherd (that was brought again from the dead) Hbr 13:20
The Chief Shepherd (that shall again appear) 1Pe 5:4
XI.—The Tree of Life in the midst of the Paradise of God. Rev 2:7
The Root of Jesse Isa 11:10
The Root of David Rev 5:5
The Root and Offspring of David Rev 22:16
A Rod out of the stem of Jesse Isa 11:1
A Branch out of his roots Isa 11:1
The Branch Zec 6:12
The Branch of the Lord Isa 4:2
The Branch of Righteousness Jer 33:15
A Righteous Branch Jer 23:5
The Branch strong for thyself Psa 80:15
The Vine Jhn 15:5
The True Vine Jhn 15:1
The Tree of Life Rev 2:7
The Corn of Wheat Jhn 12:24
The Bread of God Jhn 6:33
The True Bread from Heaven Jhn 6:32
The Bread which came down from Heaven Jhn 6:41
The Bread which cometh down from Heaven Jhn 6:50
The Bread of Life Jhn 6:35
The Living Bread Jhn 6:51
The Hidden Manna Rev 2:17
A Plant of Renown Eze 34:29
The Rose of Sharon Sgs 2:1
The Lily of the Valley Sgs 2:1
A Bundle of Myrrh Sgs 1:13
A Cluster of Camphire Sgs 1:14
XII.—I am the Light of the world; he that followeth me shall have the Light of Life. Jhn 8:12
The Light Jhn 12:35
The True Light Jhn 1:9
A Great Light Isa 9:2
A Light came into the world Jhn 12:46
The Light of the world Jhn 8:12
The Light of men Jhn 1:4
A Light to lighten the Gentiles Luk 2:32
A Light of the Gentiles Isa 42:6
A Star Num 24:17
The Morning Star Rev 2:28
The Bright and Morning Star Rev 22:16
The Day Star 2Pe 1:19
The Day-spring from on High Luk 1:78
The Sun of Righteousness Mal 4:2
XIII.—The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower. Pro 18:10
The Strength of the children of Israel Joe 3:12-16
A Strength to the Poor Isa 25:4
A Strength to the needy in distress Isa 25:4
A Refuge from the Storm Isa 25:4
A Covert from the Tempest Isa 32:2
The Hope of his people Joe 3:12-16
A Horn of Salvation Luk 1:69
XIV.—They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 1Cr 10:4
The Rock Mat 16:18
My Strong Rock Psa 31:2
The Rock of Ages Isa 26:4
The Rock that is higher than I Psa 61:2
My Rock and my Fortress Psa 31:3
The Rock of my Strength Psa 62:7
The Rock of my Refuge Psa 94:22
A Rock of Habitation Psa 71:3
The Rock of my Heart Psa 73:26
The Rock of my Salvation 2Sa 22:47
My Rock and my Redeemer Psa 19:14
That Spiritual Rock 1Cr 10:4
The Rock that followed them 1Cr 10:4
A Shadow from the Heat Isa 25:4
XV.—Other Foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1Cr 3:11
The Builder Hbr 3:3; Mat 16:18
The Foundation 1Cr 3:11
A Sure Foundation Isa 28:16
A Stone Isa 28:16
A Living Stone 1Pe 2:4
A Tried Stone Isa 28:16
A Chief Corner-stone 1Pe 2:6
An Elect Stone 1Pe 2:6
A Precious Stone 1Pe 2:6
The Head Stone of the Corner Psa 118:22
A Stone cut out without hands Dan 2:34, 45
But unto them which are disobedient,
    A Stone of Stumbling 1Pe 2:8
    A Rock of Offence 1Pe 2:8
XVI.—In His Temple every Whit of it uttereth His glory. Psa 29:9
The Temple Rev 21:22
A Sanctuary Isa 8:14
The Minister of the Sanctuary and of the True Tabernacle Hbr 8:2
Minister of the Circumcision Rom 15:8
The Veil (his flesh) Hbr 10:20
The Altar Hbr 13:10
The Offerer Hbr 7:27
The Offering Eph 5:2
The Sacrifice Eph 5:2
A Ransom (his life) Mar 10:49
The Lamb Rev 7:9
The Lamb Slain Rev 13:8
Within the Veil-
    The Forerunner (for us entered, even Jesus) Hbr 6:20
    The Mercy-seat (or Propitiation) Rom 3:25
    The Priest Hbr 5:6
    The High Priest Hbr 3:1
    The Great High Priest Hbr 4:14
    The Mediator 1Ti 2:5
    The Daysman Job 9:33
    The Interpreter Job 33:23
    The Intercessor Hbr 7:25
    The Advocate 1Jo 2:1
    The Surety Hbr 7:22
XVII.—A Gift is a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. Pro 17:8
The Gift of God Jhn 4:10; 3:16
His Unspeakable Gift 2Cr 9:15
My Beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased Mat 12:18
Mine Elect, in whom my soul delighteth Isa 42:1
The Holy Child Jesus Act 4:27
The Chosen of God Luk 23:35
The Salvation of God Luk 2:30
The Salvation of the daughter of Zion Isa 62:11
The Redeemer Isa 59:20
The Shiloh (Peace-Maker) Gen 49:10
The Consolation of Israel Luk 2:25
The Blessed Psa 77:17
The Most Blessed for ever Psa 21:6
XVIII.—Who was Faithful to Him that appointed him. Hbr 3:2
The Truth Jhn 14:6
The Faithful and True Rev 19:11
A Covenant of the people Isa 42:6
The Testator or Covenanter Hbr 9:16, 17
The Faithful Witness Rev 1:5
The Faithful and True Witness Rev 3:14
A Witness to the People Isa 55:4
The Amen Rev 3:14
XIX.—He that is Holy, he that is True. Rev 3:7
The Just 1Pe 3:18
The Just One Act 7:52
Thine Holy One Act 2:27
The Holy One and the Just Act 3:14
The Holy One of Israel Isa 49:7
The Holy One of God Mar 1:24
Holy, Holy, Holy Isa 6:3; Jhn 12:41
XX.—That in All things he might have the Pre-Eminence. Col 1:18
The Beginning of the Creation of God Rev 3:14
My First-Born Psa 89:27
The First-Born from the dead Col 1:18
The First-Begotten of the dead Rev 1:5
The First-Born among many Brethren Rom 8:29
The First-Fruits of them that slept 1Cr 15:20
The Last Adam 1Cr 15:45
The Resurrection Jhn 11:25
A Quickening Spirit 1Cr 15:45
The Head (even Christ) Eph 4:15
The Head of the Body, the Church Col 1:18
The Head over all things to the Church Eph 1:22
The Head of every Man 1Cr 11:3
The Head of all Principality and Power Col 2:10
XXI.—Gird thy Sword upon thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. Psa 45:3
The Captain of the Host of the Lord Jos 5:14
The Captain of Salvation Hbr 2:10
The Author and Finisher of Faith Hbr 12:2
A Leader Isa 55:4
A Commander Isa 55:4
A Ruler Mic 5:2
A Governor Mat 2:6
The Deliverer Rom 11:26
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah Rev 5:5
An Ensign of the People Isa 11:10
The Chiefest among Ten Thousand (in an army) Sgs 5:10
A Polished Shaft Isa 49:2
The Shield Psa 84:9
XXII.—All Power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Mat 28:18
The Lord 1Cr 12:3
One Lord Eph 4:5
God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ Act 2:36
Lord of Lords Rev 17:14
King of Kings Rev 17:14
Lord both of the dead and living Rom 14:9
Lord of the Sabbath Luk 6:5
Lord of Peace 2Th 3:16
Lord of all Act 10:36
Lord over all Rom 10:12
XXIII.—Him hath God Exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour. Act 5:31
The Messiah the Prince Dan 9:25
The Prince of Life Act 3:15
A Prince and a Saviour Act 5:31
The Prince of Peace Isa 9:6
The Prince of Princes Dan 8:25
The Prince of the Kings of the earth Rev 1:5
A Prince (among Israel) Eze 34:24
The Glory of thy people Israel Luk 2:32
He that filleth all in all Eph 1:23
XXIV.—He shall reign for ever and ever. Rev 11:15
The Judge Act 17:31
The Righteous Judge 2Ti 4:8
The King Zec 14:16
The King of Kings Rev 19:16
Lord of Lords Rev 19:16
A Sceptre (out of Israel) Num 24:17
The King’s Son Psa 72:1
David their King Jer 30:9
The King of Israel Jhn 1:49
King of the daughter of Zion Jhn 12:15
The King of the Jews (born) Mat 2:2; 15:2
The King of the Jews (crucified) Jhn 19:19
The King of Saints or King of Nations Rev 15:3
King over all the Earth Zec 14:4, 5, 9
The King of Righteousness Hbr 7:2
The King of Peace Hbr 7:2
The King of Glory Psa 24:10
The King in his beauty Isa 33:17
He sitteth King for ever Psa 29:10
Crowned with a Crown of Thorns Jhn 19:2
Crowned with Glory and Honor Hbr 2:9
Crowned with a Crown of Pure Gold Psa 21:3
Crowned with many Crowns Rev 19:12
Allusions, Characteristics and Epithets
As a Refiner’s Fire. As Fuller’s Soap Mal 3:2
As the Light of the Morning when the sun riseth, a morning without clouds. As the Tender Grass by clear shining after rain 2Sa 23:4
As a Tender Plant (to God). As a Root out of a dry ground (to man) Isa 53:2
As Rain upon the mown grass. As Showers that water the earth Psa 72:6
As Rivers of Water in a dry place. As the Shadow of a great Rock in a weary land. As an Hiding-place from the wind Isa 32:2
As Ointment poured forth Sgs 1:3
Fairer than the Children of Men Psa 45:2
A glorious high Throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary Jer 17:12
For a Glorious Throne to his father’s house Isa 22:23
A Crown of Glory and Beauty Isa 28:5
A Stone of Grace Pro 17:8
Nail fastened in a sure place Isa 22:23
A Brother born for adversity Pro 17:17
A Friend that sticketh closer than a brother Pro 18:24
A Friend that loveth at all times Pro 17:17
His Countenance is as the sun Rev 1:16
His Countenance is as Lebanon Sgs 5:15
Yea. He is altogether lovely. This is my beloved and my Friend Sgs 5:16
Consider Him
He was Obedient Phl 2:8
He was Meek, Lowly Mat 11:29
He was Guileless 1Pe 2:22
He was Tempted Hbr 4:15
He was Oppressed Isa 53:7
He was Despised Isa 53:3
He was Rejected Isa 53:3
He was Betrayed Mat 27:3
He was Condemned Mar 14:64
He was Reviled 1Pe 2:23
He was Scourged Jhn 19:1
He was Mocked Mat 27:29
He was Wounded Isa 53:5
He was Bruised Isa 53:5
He was Stricken Isa 53:4
He was Smitten Isa 53:4
He was Crucified Mat 27:35
He was Forsaken Psa 22:1
He is Merciful Hbr 2:17
He is Faithful Hbr 2:17
He is Holy, Harmless Hbr 7:26
He is Undefiled Hbr 7:26
He is Separate Hbr 7:26
He is Perfect Hbr 5:9
He is Glorious Isa 49:5
He is Mighty Isa 63:1
He is Justified 1Ti 3:16
He is Exalted Act 2:33
He is Risen Luk 24:6
He is Glorified Act 3:13
The Lord is my Portion
My Maker, Husband Isa 54:5
My Well-beloved Sgs 1:13
My Saviour 2Pe 3:18
My Hope 1Ti 1:1
My Brother Mar 3:35
My Portion Jer 10:16
My Helper Hbr 13:6
My Physician Jer 8:22
My Healer Luk 9:11
My Refiner Mal 3:3
My Purifier Mal 3:3
My Lord, Master Jhn 13:13
My Servant Luk 12:37
My Example Jhn 13:15
My Teacher Jhn 3:2
My Shepherd Psa 23:1
My Keeper Jhn 17:12
My Feeder Eze 34:23
My Leader Isa 40:11
My Restorer Psa 23:3
My Resting-place Jer 50:6
My Meat (his flesh) Jhn 6:55
My Drink (his blood) Jhn 6:55
My Passover 1Cr 5:7
My Peace Eph 2:14
My Wisdom 1Cr 1:30
My Righteousness 1Cr 1:30
My Sanctification 1Cr 1:30
My Redemption 1Cr 1:30
My All in All Col 3:11