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Acts 1:4-11; Acts 2:1-4

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My Storage Is Empty

PENTECOST One of three major Jewish feasts also called the Feast of Weeks. The name “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word meaning “fifty.” Pentecost occurs in the month of Sivan (May/June), 50 days after Passover, and celebrates the end of the grain harvest. The Pentecost that followed Jesus’ death and resurrection was the occasion on which the Holy Spirit was given to believers in Jerusalem.

Believers were together celebrating Pentecost when suddenly unusual sights and sounds signaled an event that would have far-reaching implications. They heard the sound of “a violent rushing wind” (Acts 2:2 HCSB). They saw tongues of fire resting on believers, and each believer was able to communicate in languages they had never before spoken. They were able to speak with Jewish pilgrims of many languages from all over the Mediterranean world.

These phenomena got the attention of the Jewish faithful gathered in Jerusalem. Many thought the disciples were intoxicated. But Simon Peter got up and pointed out that it was too early in the day for people to be drunk. Peter then took this unusual opportunity to proclaim that this event was the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy that God would pour out His Spirit on all people. Peter linked the gift of the Spirit with the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus.

Peter’s message found its way into the hearts of over 3,000 who responded by repenting and being baptized in the name of Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit.

PENTECOST One of three major Jewish feasts also called the Feast of Weeks. The name “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word meaning “fifty.” Pentecost occurs in the month of Sivan (May/June), 50 days after Passover, and celebrates the end of the grain harvest. The Pentecost that followed Jesus’ death and resurrection was the occasion on which the Holy Spirit was given to believers in Jerusalem.

Joel prophesied this prior to Pentecost:
Joel 2:28–29 NKJV
“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. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

A Call to Repentance

12 “Now, therefore,” says the LORD,

“Turn to Me with all your heart,

With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;

Return to the LORD your God,

For He is gracious and merciful,

Slow to anger, and of great kindness;

And He relents from doing harm.

14 Who knows if He will turn and relent,

And leave a blessing behind Him—

A grain offering and a drink offering

For the LORD your God?

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,

Consecrate a fast,

Call a sacred assembly;

16 Gather the people,

Sanctify the congregation,

Assemble the elders,

Gather the children and nursing babes;

Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,

And the bride from her dressing room.

17 Let the priests, who minister to the LORD,

Weep between the porch and the altar;

Let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD,

And do not give Your heritage to reproach,

That the nations should rule over them.

Why should they say among the peoples,

‘Where is their God?’ ”

Joel 2:28
So what was
Joel 2:28–29 NKJV
“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. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Joel 2:18–27 NKJV
Then the Lord will be zealous for His land, And pity His people. The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations. “But I will remove far from you the northern army, And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, With his face toward the eastern sea And his back toward the western sea; His stench will come up, And his foul odor will rise, Because he has done monstrous things.” Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done marvelous things! Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.
Before all of this could dare take place REPENTANCE was in order. God said:
Joel 2:12–13 NKJV
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.
Repentance is simply agreeing with God you were wrong and He was right. It’s the turning point in your life. Repentance is saying God I’m unpacking my bags to remain in your will and doing so changes my status from being overwhelmed with the cares of this life, giving up habitual sin, literally changing your mind to fly like eagles with the minority instead of with the buzzards the feed on dead things.
You’re basically saying, “God my storage is empty, and I am available to you”
When you make up your mind that you’re available to Father and His use, then He’ll in turn equip you with what’s needed for service.
You NEED the HOLY GHOST in order to function in the service of God. The more you commune with the HELPER - HOLY SPIRIT, the anointing of God is then poured over your life to produce KINGDOM RESULTS.
No sooner when true repentance come, the manifestation is the pouring of His Spirit which later in this chapter it says”

28 “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.

29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

(NKJV)
Joel 2:28–29 NKJV
“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. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
God’s Spirit Poured Out
God’s Spirit Poured Out
God’s Spirit Poured Out
God’s Spirit Poured Out
Notice days is plural which mean this occurence can be repeated now and henceforth but the first occurence took place over 2000 years ago and due to the flow of Father, the momentum never stopped, never slowed down, or never sped up. It’s a constant move.
28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
28 “And it shall come to pass afterward

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28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
So I welcome you to another occurence! I welcome you to another move! I welcome you to an encounter! I welcome you where the Sprit meets the soul as we celebrate the anniversary of the promised arrival of Holy Spirit!!
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
I need a few of you to high five someone sitting or standing next to you and tell 1place1accord!!
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Now I need you to holler into the heavens and tell Father:
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
MY STORAGE
Your young men shall see visions.
Your young men shall see visions.
Your young men shall see visions.
Your young men shall see visions.
IS EMPTY!!
Acts 1:4–8 NKJV
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
Jesus said they would be witnessed to HIM in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria; even to the end of the earth.
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
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I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Jerusalem - House of Peace, in which He instructed them to wait and not depart but wait for the Promise of the Father. How many of you give up while in the posture of wait; therefore never reaching your destination? The 50 days of waiting not knowing when it would came; I imagine was cumbersome but WAIT until you see the results of your promise.
After waiting and results are obtained, it will cause your spiritual muscles to be strengthen in which you then build stamina for Warfare.
It will also make you an effective witness to Father in Jerusalem, where there is peace… In Judea - which, in Greek, is equivalent to the word Judah which happen to mean praise - so you’ll be an effective witness when you throw your hands in the air or dance in praise. You’re not only taking out the time to give Father Glory, but you’re actually witnessing to other in your praise.
YOU PRAISE has the POWER to draw men and women to God without you ever saying a word to an individual! Now that’s powerful witnessing...
In Judea
Even a witness to Samaria - which is translated to mean either life or servant. So you can be an effective servant while serving.
Last but not lease… to the end of the earth! We’re called to season our surroundings with the flavor of the Lord unto his people. The God in us should rub off on the next person and or those connected to us.
Acts 2:1 NKJV
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
God is calling the bodied of Christ to a place of unity for in this unity a new mantle of strength shall arise. He’s calling the church back to this very moment to be empowered by His Spirit. He’s calling many meeting spaces and assemblies line up with His will so He may display a never-ending manifestation of His glory. For this promised occurence, the people had to be on 1accord in 1place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The very wind of God was released with an unforgettable sound filling the whole house.
I prophesy that right where you’re sitting, the wind of God is beginning to blow. I prophesy the whole house be filled and baptised with the fire of God with the manifestation of speaking in tongues… Holy Spirit I implore thee, release the utterances of Heaven and Kingdom Language..

Alter Call

I pray that everyone under the sound of my voice be made whole. I prophecy to the atmosphere that this atmosphere be charged with healing, deliverance, miracles, signs, and wonders.
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