Yet again, conflating different events as if they are the same.
The Spirit falling on Jesus has zip to do with the Spirit falling on/upon the disciples in Acts 2:1-4 and upon Cornelius in Acts 10:44-46. You are looking at the action of the Spirit (falling on somebody) and claiming it is all the same thing for the same reason.
Jesus was baptized in water, the Holy Spirit descended on Him. Was this done to seal Jesus with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of His salvation (as in Ephesians 1:13-14)? Obviously not, because Jesus was not in need of salvation. On earth, Jesus was our perfect role model because He was the perfect human, and He received the Holy Spirit in order to be empowered for His ministry on earth as the perfect human (This we agree on as for as why the HS came UPON him). This can be demonstrated by following the sequence of events in Luke's Gospel and in Acts:
"When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him
in bodily form like a dove." (Luke 3:21-22)
"You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached-- how God anointed Jesus
of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power
, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him." (Acts 10:37-38)
First we are told that Jesus was baptized in water and then He received the Holy Spirit (not as a guarantee of His salvation, but for spiritual empowerment).
We are also told that God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power.
Next, Jesus began His ministry after receiving the Holy Spirit and power.
We are then told that He allowed Himself to be led by the Spirit rather than deciding on His own what He wished to do.
Finally, we see Jesus returning to Galilee in the power of the Holy Spirit after resisting the devil in the desert.
So even though Jesus is the Son of God, the above passages tell us that He received the empowerment of the Holy Spirit for His earthly ministry. Notice that Jesus was already "saved"/born from above (because He was never "unsaved") when He received spiritual empowerment, just as we need to be saved before we can receive spiritual empowerment.
You need to be looking at the result of the falling of the Spirit to see the purpose. The Spirit falling on Jesus was for a completely different reason than why He fell upon persons in Acts 2 and 10. In the case of Jesus, it was to commission and empower Him to start His ministry. In the case of the others, it was to signal to witnesses that something new was taking place.
You said, "He came UPON in many others in Acts." Besides the disciples in Acts 2 and Cornelius in 10, I see no other falling upon. Where do you see these "many others"?
In Acts 1:5 (a few days before Pentecost) Jesus told the disciples that they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit
in just a few days:
"For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit
. ... you will receive power
when the Holy Spirit comes on you
" (Acts 1:5,8)
This promise was fulfilled a few days later on the day of Pentecost:
"When the day of Pentecost came, they [the disciples] were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on
each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them." (Acts 2:1-4)
Notice the terms which are used above to describe the baptism of the Holy Spirit:
"when the Holy Spirit comes on you"
"All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit"
In Acts 10:44-45, the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on Gentiles
for the very first time:
"While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on
all who heard the message. The circumcised believers [Jews] who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have
." So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ." (Acts 10:44-48)
This story is repeated in Acts 11:15-17:
"As I [Peter] began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on
them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit
.' So if God gave them the same gift
as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?" (Acts 11:15-17)
When the Holy Spirit came on
the Gentiles at the house of Cornelius, the apostle Peter referred to it as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Peter said that it was the same event
which had happened to the disciples in the beginning at Pentecost.
The terms which are used above to describe the baptism of the Holy Spirit:
"the Holy Spirit came on
all who heard the message"
"the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out
even on the Gentiles"
"They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have
"the Holy Spirit came on them
as he had come on us at the beginning"
"God gave them the same gift
as he gave us"
I am not going to debate this on this thread...This is what I believe and I will not change this because I have searched it out and can show in scripture the difference in Spirit within and Spirit upon.
If you would like to discus 1 John 5:7-8....I will discuss it!