“If you want to know how the Spirit acts now, just read how He acted when He had full possession of the Church. The book of Acts is a blueprint by which the Holy Spirit wishes to work throughout His dispensation.”
“Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God’s right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today…
Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called (predestined) by the Lord our God.”
(Acts 2:33,38-39 NLT)
Jesus has sat down at the right hand of the Father, on His throne. The Father fulfilled His promises and Jesus began to pour out the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This dispensation is the millennium, spoken of in Revelation. It is the administration when Jesus rules being seated on His throne while His saints are still on the earth. It is a throne that cannot be moved, or Him moved from it. He rules from it. His rule is a rule of pouring out the baptism of the Spirit and expanding His Kingdom. This is a dispensation of the mighty throne power of Jesus. The baptism of the Spirit is the proof, according to Jesus who sits on His throne, that He does sit on His throne.
Those who are against the baptism of the Spirit, are against Jesus Christ, His throne, His power, His authority, and by extension the authority of the Father and His throne, and power of the Spirit. It is a triple blasphemy against every member of the Trinity. Jesus says if you blasphemy the Spirit, you will never be forgiven.
The resurrection of Jesus is unadulterated POWER! Jesus’ gives witness of this, by pouring out POWER on His chosen ones with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. If you want to testify about the resurrection, which is POWER, then you must have POWER to do so.
Jesus said to the disciples that if He did not do the works of the Father, (miracles) then do not believe that He is the Son of God (John 10). Jesus had no problem giving Himself such a test to prove He is the Son of God. The same with Him sitting at God’s right hand. If there is no baptism of the Spirit, then do not believe He is at God’s right hand. The scripture is our epistemology, thus we know Jesus still pours out the Spirit (because He promised to do it), even if you might not see it in your immediate surrounding. However, it still stands that God has no issue giving proofs, to help our slow hearts believe. An obedient church, who is often filled with the baptism of the Spirit, will help all those who are weak, to have proof, Jesus is at the right hand of God. The Father promised the Spirit, and said He predestined all those He has sovereignly chosen (which is connected in context of the verse to repentance and salvation – Peter quotes Joel) to receive it. If you deny this power, you deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ; you deny He is seated at the Father’s right hand. If you have not received it, then repent and in obedience receive God’s power so that your life testifies to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and testifies that He presently is seated at God’s right hand.