May 2, 2018
God often calls unlikely people to do extraordinary tasks:
"Then He said to them, 'Thus it is
written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to
rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the
city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on
high.'” Luke 24:46-49
- D.L. Moody
- Mary Slessor
- Founders of the Pentecostal revival
- Smith Wigglesworth
- Endued means to put on garment - jacket
- God had a promise for them: "You will be baptized in the Holy
Spirit and receive extraordinary power to do extraordinary
Choose to Live by the Power of the Holy Spirit
"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with
one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole
house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them
divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of
them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began
to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My
Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions."
- They received exactly what Jesus promised
- The simple fisherman had become so powerful that they were
turning the world upside down. God took ordinary people and did
- God didn't' promise the baptism of the Holy Spirit just to the
disciples, but to everyone.
Then Peter said to them,
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your
children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God
will call.” Acts 2:38-39
- "all flesh"
- When peter finished sermon, people asked "What do we need to
Why would God do this?
- To you
- To your children
- (Jewish people were the only ones there)
- To all who are afar off (Greek: those people that live a far
distance away) - all nations of the world - Jew and Gentile
- Even as many as the Lord our God will call
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works
that I do he will do also; and greater works than these
he will do, because I go to My Father."John 14:12 This
verse isn't just for
- Because He wants ordinary people to have supernatural
- God has a divine assignment for your life, but you can't do it
on your own.
- Benny Hinn
- Mega church pastors
Jesus is saying to every ordinary believer that is born again of
the Holy Spirit I am going to give to you the baptism of the Holy
Spirit and an ordinary person will be able to do the work that I
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