What is Spirit-Baptism?

Soon after Acts 19:1-6, came Acts 19:9f. That was the final separation of the Spirit-completed Christ-professing Church from the Spirit-depleted Christ-denying Synagogue. Thenceforth, all Spirit-baptisms were at water-baptism — when new members were and are ingrafted into the Visible Church. Rom. 4:11,25; 6:3-5; I Cor. 1:2,14f; 3:6; 4:1; 6:11; 7:14; 10:2; 12:13; 15:29; 16:15; II Cor. 1:21f; Eph. 1:13f; 4:5,30; 5:26,32; 6:1-4; I Pet. 1:2; 3:18f; Rev. 7:4; 22:2. Details of much of the above now follow.                           * * * * * * * 1. There are many Old Testament examples of "Spirit-fallings" during those ancient days. Num. 11:25-26; 27:18; Judg. 3:10; 6:34; 11:29; 13:25; 14:6,19; I Sam. 10:10; 11:6; 10:10; 19:9,20,24; Ezek. 2:2; 3:12,14,24; 8:3; 11:1,24; etc. Such, however, are never called Spirit-baptisms! Indeed, the baptism of the Spirit at His future outpouring, is seen by the Old Testament as a single event — to occur at the incarnation of the Messiah and the sending forth of His Spirit. Ps. 72:6f; Prov. 1:23; Isa. 32:15f; 44:3f; Ezk. 36:25f; 39:7,29; Hos. 6:1-3; Joel 2:16,23,28f.