Holy Spirit His Outpouring
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.
Acts 2:16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
Acts 2:17-21 is Joel 2:28-32
“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. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.
His Out pouring brings
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.”
- Power to be His witnesses
To be my martyrs
How did these normal everyday men turn the world upside down
They were unlearned regular guys
James talked about his transformation last week
Each of the disciples were no different than James
You are no different than the disciples
He can give you the power live as His Son’s and His Daughters as light in any dark place.
I was very shy
A loner and that is my temperament
I am a very melancholy personality
I could not talk in front of people
I was full of fear from my up bringing
When I received His outpouring everything changed in the way I was as a Christian. My personality did not change but my fear left and a boldness to witness took its place
On my way to the military entrance facility I read a book by T.L. Osborn
I had just been in India, and the book had pictures of huge gospel meetings in India and Africa and it told stories of how God was pouring out His Spirit around the World.
I had 6 months before I left for Basic Training I wanted to reach as many people as I could before I left home.
With His outpouring you have the power to change your world.
- Power to Minister to the Body
I don’t believe that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was ever meant to be a selfish thing where we just get blessed all the time and we don’t care about anyone but ourselves. But I believe that the enemy has corrupted pentecost and made us little bless me clubs and we have allowed pride to make us think that we are a little bit better Christian then those who don’t speak in tongues, or who don’t have as much faith as we have, or maybe are not as holy as we think we are. Or they don’t Operate in the gifts like we do because we have such a strong prophetic
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
The one gift that has personal edification is your prayer language
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Every other gift is meant to build up and edify the body
What God has poured into you is to be poured out to others to encourage and build up the body just like your prayer language does for you.
Now lets see what Jude 21 says
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
- Power to Love
The greatest thing that the Holy Spirit does in us is give us the power to love with God’s love
God’s love is not like anything that you experience in this world
God’s love is not your love
It is not what you think love is
A little give and take
If I do this for you then maybe you will do this for me
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Why is love so great?
Good and Bad
Everything has polarity
Except the Love of God
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
He pours out His Love without expectation
- The Power to be His witness
- The Power to minister to the body
- The Power to love