20 so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send the Christ [the anointing] appointed for you;1 [In Acts 3:26 below, Peter tells us that God sends Jesus to you to bless you, in turning every one of you from your iniquities [sins]; this is the first function of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, to prove the world wrong [reprove all men] concerning sin. John 16:8. In furtherance of God's blessing, God may send, (providing you respond with full repentance ), the Christ, (the anointing), which is Jesus Christ in Spirit to the believer who has repented and is purified of all sins, free from even the desires to sin. This is when Jesus appears in the hearts of those who have repented to have a pure heart; Jesus is seen and guides those in whom, (with their repentance to His many listened-to commands), He has removed all sins, (even the desires to sin), from their heart. Notice — this second appearance of Jesus is a personal experience of purified believers, not a one-time appearance to the whole world; those purified see Him appear while they are still on the earth; those not purified see Him when they die.]
|1 Peter 1:11|
11 Searching to whom, or in what time the Spirit of Christ who was working in them indicated, when He testified beforehand of the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
|Romans 8:9 |
9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ [to rule a man as his king, doing His will], he is none of his. [Paul has clearly said in the preceding verses that unless your sinful nature has been destroyed, including your carnal mind; that unless you are no longer walking according to your lusts, passions, and pleasures; that unless you are walking under control of the Spirit in thought, word and deed; then you are not a part of Christ — you are not in Christ — you do not belong to Christ — yet. You first must mortify your fleshly, sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial... Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh [the sinful nature] with its passions and desires (lusts and affections). Gal 5:19-24. Click to see more on being "in Christ."]