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The Promised Pentecost

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THE PROMISED PENTECOST
ACTS 2:1–8 KJV
1 AND WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST WAS FULLY COME, THEY WERE ALL WITH ONE ACCORD IN ONE PLACE. 2 AND SUDDENLY THERE CAME A SOUND FROM HEAVEN AS OF A RUSHING MIGHTY WIND, AND IT FILLED ALL THE HOUSE WHERE THEY WERE SITTING. 3 AND THERE APPEARED UNTO THEM CLOVEN TONGUES LIKE AS OF FIRE, AND IT SAT UPON EACH OF THEM. 4 AND THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND BEGAN TO SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, AS THE SPIRIT GAVE THEM UTTERANCE. 5 AND THERE WERE DWELLING AT JERUSALEM JEWS, DEVOUT MEN, OUT OF EVERY NATION UNDER HEAVEN. 6 NOW WHEN THIS WAS NOISED ABROAD, THE MULTITUDE CAME TOGETHER, AND WERE CONFOUNDED, BECAUSE THAT EVERY MAN HEARD THEM SPEAK IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE. 7 AND THEY WERE ALL AMAZED AND MARVELLED, SAYING ONE TO ANOTHER, BEHOLD, ARE NOT ALL THESE WHICH SPEAK GALILAEANS? 8 AND HOW HEAR WE EVERY MAN IN OUR OWN TONGUE, WHEREIN WE WERE BORN?
ACTS 2:12–16 KJV
12 AND THEY WERE ALL AMAZED, AND WERE IN DOUBT, SAYING ONE TO ANOTHER, WHAT MEANETH THIS? 13 OTHERS MOCKING SAID, THESE MEN ARE FULL OF NEW WINE.
14 BUT PETER, STANDING UP WITH THE ELEVEN, LIFTED UP HIS VOICE, AND SAID UNTO THEM, YE MEN OF JUDAEA, AND ALL YE THAT DWELL AT JERUSALEM, BE THIS KNOWN UNTO YOU, AND HEARKEN TO MY WORDS: 15 FOR THESE ARE NOT DRUNKEN, AS YE SUPPOSE, SEEING IT IS BUT THE THIRD HOUR OF THE DAY. 16 BUT THIS IS THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET JOEL;

I. INTRODUCTION

IN HIS BOOK “GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT” INTRODUCED IN ENGLAND IN 1934,
HAROLD HORTON SET FORTH A BEAUTIFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE TERM MIRACLE.
“A MIRACLE IS A SUPERNATURAL INTERVENTION IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF NATURE; A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE ACCUSTOMED ORDER; AN INTERRUPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF NATURE AS WE KNOW IT.”
THAT IS WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THE UPPER ROOM ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST.
IT WAS THE GREATEST MIRACLE MANKIND HAD EVER EXPERIENCED.
INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, WHICH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING WITH OTHER TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT GIVES THE UTTERANCE.
THIS MIRACULOUS EXPERIENCE THAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST IS STILL AVAILABLE TODAY.
THE REST
THE SABBATH WAS A TIME OF REST. IT WAS A TYPOLOGY OF THE REST THAT WAS TO COME BY THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THE REST ON THE SABBATH WAS A PHYSICAL REST AND A SPIRITUAL REST
GOD SAID WORK SIX DAYS AND REST ON THE 7TH, BUT SOME OF US REST 6 DAYS AND THINK THEY CAN WORK ON THE 7TH…TOO MUCH REST IS NOT A GOOD THING.

II. PENTECOST THE PROMISE

A. PROPHESIED BY OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS
1. GOD FIRST GAVE HIS COMMANDMENTS WRITTEN ON TABLETS OF STONES TO HIS SERVANT MOSES BUT HE DID NOT PLAN FOR HIS WORD TO EXIST ONLY ON THOSE STONES.
Ezekiel 36:24-27
2. JEREMIAH 31:31–33
31 BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, SAITH THE LORD,
THAT I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT
WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH:
32 NOT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT THAT I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS
IN THE DAY THAT I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND
TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT;
WHICH MY COVENANT THEY BRAKE,
ALTHOUGH I WAS AN HUSBAND UNTO THEM, SAITH THE LORD:
33 BUT THIS SHALL BE THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL;
AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAITH THE LORD,
I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS,
AND WRITE IT IN THEIR HEARTS;
AND WILL BE THEIR GOD,
AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
3. GOD UNDERSTOOD THAT IF MANKIND WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO OVERCOME SIN AND OVERCOME THE WORLD THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO WRITE HIS PRECEPTS INTO THE VERY HEART OF MANKIND
4. HE WOULD FULFILL HIS PROMISE BY POURING OUT HIS SPIRIT UPON THE HEARTS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HUNGER FOR HIM.
a) HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM
b) HE SAID THAT “THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL BE FILLED”
JOHN THE BAPTIST ADDRESSED THOSE WHO WOULD SEEK ONLY THE RELIGIOUS PRACTICE….
B. PROMISE BY JOHN THE BAPTIST
1. MATTHEW 3:7–12
7 BUT WHEN HE SAW MANY OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES COME TO HIS BAPTISM, HE SAID UNTO THEM, O GENERATION OF VIPERS, WHO HATH WARNED YOU TO FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME? 8 BRING FORTH THEREFORE FRUITS MEET FOR REPENTANCE: 9 AND THINK NOT TO SAY WITHIN YOURSELVES, WE HAVE ABRAHAM TO OUR FATHER: FOR I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT GOD IS ABLE OF THESE STONES TO RAISE UP CHILDREN UNTO ABRAHAM. 10 AND NOW ALSO THE AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT OF THE TREES: THEREFORE EVERY TREE WHICH BRINGETH NOT FORTH GOOD FRUIT IS HEWN DOWN, AND CAST INTO THE FIRE. 11 I INDEED BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER UNTO REPENTANCE: BUT HE THAT COMETH AFTER ME IS MIGHTIER THAN I, WHOSE SHOES I AM NOT WORTHY TO BEAR: HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND WITH FIRE: 12 WHOSE FAN IS IN HIS HAND, AND HE WILL THROUGHLY PURGE HIS FLOOR, AND GATHER HIS WHEAT INTO THE GARNER; BUT HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.
a) JUST BEING RELIGIOUS IS NOT ENOUGH
b) DOESN’T MATTER WHO YOUR PARENTS ARE
(1) REPENTANCE IS REQUIRED (DEFINE)
(2) HUMBLING OURSELVES BEFORE GOD
(3) BEARING GOOD FRUIT AFTER CONVERSION
c) PROMISED BAPTISM BY JESUS WITH FIRE
(1) LET ME TELL YOU, WHEN YOU ARE ON FIRE YOU CAN’T JUST SIT STILL, YOU ARE MOVING
C. PROMISED BY JESUS
1. LUKE 24:49 (KJV 1900)
49 AND, BEHOLD, I SEND THE PROMISE OF MY FATHER UPON YOU: BUT TARRY YE IN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, UNTIL YE BE ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.
III. PENTECOST, THE NEW BIRTH
A. THE WATER AND THE SPIRIT
B. TONGUES, THE EVIDENCE
IV. CONCLUSION
PENTECOST TODAY
A. THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW BELIEVERS
MARK 16:17
AND THE SIGNS TO FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE; IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS; THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES
B. THE PROMISES TO OUR CHILDREN
1. THE PROMISE OF RECEIVING A HOLY GHOST ROSA’S NOW JUST FOR THE APOSTLES AND IT WAS NOT JUST FOR THE RELEASE BELIEVE GATHERED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST. THE PROMISE OF THE SPEAR JUST ALL UGLY OF ALL GENERATIONS AND NATIOAND
ACTS 2:38-39
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE RECEIVING THE HOLY GHOST WITH THE EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING WHAT ARE THE TONGUES.
FROM CHILDREN’S TO SAY YOUTH CAMPS AND CONVENTIONS MINI EXPERIENCE IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER TO THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES.
GOD IS GIVEN HIS SPIRIT TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN OBEYS HIS COMMANDS
IT IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD THAT WILL CHANGE AND TRANSFORM AND LIVES.
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