Q. We are having a bit of disagreement in our Bible Study. In John 20:22, Jesus blew unto his disciples with the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2:4 his disciples received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Is this the same thing, though it happens in different times and places?
A. The Holy Spirit was received by the disciples on the night of the Lord’s resurrection, as He has been by every believer since (Ephesians 1:13-14). At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon them in power. The difference is that the first instance demonstrates the Holy Spirit being sealed within us, and the second one shows Him working miraculously through us. All believers can experience both.