The Holy Spirit is able to keep Father God’s functional Family—the Bride of Christ—on track, because these Children have surrendered to both the Lord and the Holy Spirit. They also have accepted the Better Baptism. In other words, Father God’s functional Family members are far from being dysfunctional, because the Better Baptism makes them cooperative, powerful, edifying, nurturing, and honorable friends of God’s righteousness and holiness.
The biblical definition of faith, and by extension the definition of belief, is NOT: knowing and affirming truth, with the exception of being obedient to God’s Divine Truth. However, the definition of intellectual assent IS: knowing and affirming truth, with the exception of being obedient to God’s Divine Truth. Intellectual assent also is defined as: a decision made in our minds that lacks the full commitment of our hearts (human spirits).
The Divine Truth is that humans are born with their natural talents, which manifest themselves in the lives of both saved and unsaved people, but spiritual gifts only will manifest in the lives of saved (justified) believers, AFTER these Holy Spirit-indwelt believers have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit—the fullness of the Holy Spirit! That is to say, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside born again and saved (justified) believers, and with Him comes the potential for believers to be all God has created them to be. However, to be frank, the indwelt Holy Spirit ONLY can deposit inside of believers their potential spiritual gifts. It then takes the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to release those deposited gifts so that believers’ spiritual gifts then can manifest themselves into their lives!
Contrary to popular opinions, being filled with the Holy Spirit IS NOT about us receiving a specific amount or “quantity” of the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit just means that God has chosen and designated His Holy Spirit to be the One who causes us to live a Christ-like lifestyle—God has chosen and designated His Holy Spirit to be the supernaturally influencing factor that causes us to do what we do for Jesus the Christ, like witnessing to others, as well as ministering to others, edifying (building up) others, exhorting (encouraging) others, speaking in tongues, prophesying, performing miracles, and so forth.
Most of the 21st-century Christians worldwide have ignored the true meaning of fellowship or “koinonia,” which refers to doing God’s Perfect Will together. A telling sign that proves that they are unmindful of God’s preferred way for believers to interact with one another is their misplaced priorities. More times than not, most “churchgoers” only pay attention to the obvious inconsequential facts: believers are not perfect, and some people unintentionally hurt others. Yes, it is true that believers are not perfect; yes, it also is true that some believers unintentionally hurt others. But the overlooked salient point here is that even when the most godly believers, who are full of the Holy Spirit, uncharacteristically blow it by hurting others, they quickly respond to the Holy Spirit’s convicting and leading, which make them sensitive to the Divine Truth—they need to apologize to the people they have hurt plus seek the hurt ones and God’s forgiveness!
Believers transitioning from having the Holy Spirit indwell them to believers being baptized with Him is what God wants believers to experience. He wants believers to begin with the “earnest” of the Holy Spirit and move on to the fullness of the Holy Spirit (the Baptism in the Holy Spirit), because the fullness of the Holy Spirit is the “seal.” Without a doubt, the “earnest” of the Holy Spirit is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, an event that happens the moment believers are saved. However, the “seal” of the Holy Spirit is the fullness of the Holy Spirit (or the Baptism of the Holy Spirit), which is a subsequent event that, more often than not, happens some time AFTER salvation.