Scriptures: Acts 19:1-7, Acts 1:5, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4
When we read the Bible we see that it uses many words to express the full experience a person can have with God's spirit.
We are baptized in the Holy Spirit, which means we are immersed, sunken or drowned in it. It's like dyeing a piece of fabric: you have to fully submerge it and then it becomes a entire new color. We are engulfed by His spirit and our life/character take on a new quality.
We receive the Holy Spirit and God gives us access to himself. Receiving relates to our openness, willingness and our own desires to accept Him.
The Holy Spirit comes upon us and we are overtaken with God's heart and mind. His passion burns within us and His quest becomes our own. It's a reshaping of how we perceive this world.
We are filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are filled we experience overflow: we have an abundant resource, as the Word says: 'your cup runneth over."
The Holy Spirit is poured out: its the releasing of His power with a purpose for us. It's like a water dam being opened, when it's released you hear the thunderous sound of water and then water produces energy. Then the energy is channeled. God pours His spirit into us and into our life is release the energy and power of His mighty spirit.
The Holy Spirit falls upon us: to rush upon and to seize. It's the father embracing his prodigal son, the Word says that he fell upon his son. It's the picture of joyful acceptance.
Have you let the Holy Spirit baptize you, filled you, pour on you, fill you and fall on you? Are you ready to receive Him and the power He wants to instill you with?