Pentecost

Pentecost

PENTECOST

Gen 2:9  And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 3:22  And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.

Exodus 20:19  And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let not God speak with us, lest we die.

John 14:16-20 And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you. The world won’t receive him because they can’t see him or know him. But you will know him intimately, because he will make his home in you and will live inside you.  “I promise that I will never leave you helpless or abandon you as orphans—I will come back to you! Soon I will leave this world and they will see me no longer, but you will see me, because I will live again, and you will come alive too. So when that day comes, you will know that I am living in the Father and that you are one with me, for I will be living in you. 

John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Spirit of Holiness, the One like me who sets you free, he will teach you all things in my name. And he will inspire you to remember every word that I’ve told you
John 16:7But here’s the truth: It’s to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away the Divine Encourager will not be released to you. But after I depart, I will send him to you

Act 1:1-9 Just before he ascended into heaven, he left instructions for the apostles he had chosen by the Holy Spirit. After the sufferings of his cross, Jesus appeared alive many times to these same apostles over a forty-day period. Jesus proved to them with many convincing signs that he had been resurrected.
During these encounters, he taught them the truths of God’s kingdom realm and shared meals with them.

LAST THING SAID TO THESE PEOPLE!

Jesus instructed them, “Don’t leave Jerusalem, but wait here until you receive the gift I told you about, the gift the Father has promised. For John baptized you in water, but in a few days from now you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit!” Every time they were gathered together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is it the time now for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He answered, “The Father is the one who sets the fixed dates and the times of their fulfillment. You are not permitted to know the timing of all that he has prepared by his own authority. But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces —even to the remotest places on earth. Right after he spoke those words, the disciples saw Jesus lifted into the sky and disappear into a cloud!

Act 2:1-4 On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place. Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned .

John 14:12  Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me, the works that I do he shall do also, and greater works than these he shall do, because I go to My Father.

1Co 12:1For example: The Spirit gives to one the gift of the word of wisdom.
To another, the same Spirit gives the gift of the word of revelation knowledge.
And to another, the same Spirit gives the gift of faith.
And to another, the same Spirit gives gifts of healing.
And to another the power to work miracles.
And to another the gift of prophecy.
And to another the gift to discern what the Spirit is speaking.
And to another the gift of speaking different kinds of tongues.
And to another the gift of interpretation of tongues.
Remember, it is the same Holy Spirit who distributes, activates, and operates these different gifts as he chooses for each believer. 

WHAT IF PEOPLE DON’T AGREE?

Rom_14:14-18 I know and am convinced by personal revelation from the Lord Jesus that there is nothing wrong with eating any food. But to the one who considers it to be unclean, it is unacceptable. If your brother or sister is offended because you insist on eating what you want, it is no longer love that rules your conduct. Why would you wound someone for whom the Messiah gave his life, just so you can eat what you want? So don’t give people the opportunity to slander what you know to be good. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy. Serving the Anointed One by walking in these kingdom realities pleases God and earns the respect of other

Heb 4:9-10  There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.   For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 

Doesn’t really matter it is all about being filled with Him 

Act 2:4  And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

PETER PREACHES!

Acts 2:37-41 When they heard this they were crushed and realized what they had done to Jesus. Deeply moved, they said to Peter and the other apostles, “What do we need to do, brothers?”
Peter replied, “Repent and return to God, and each one of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus, the Anointed One, to have your sins removed. Then you may take hold of the gift of the Holy Spirit. For God’s promise of the Holy Spirit is for you and your families, for those yet to be born and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
Peter preached to them and warned them with these words: “Be rescued from the wayward and perverse culture of this world!”
Those who believed the word that day numbered three thousand. They were all baptized and added to the church.

What If I Believed

What If I Believed

WHAT IF I
THINK OF ALL THE WHAT IF’S
WHAT IF I BELIEVED

John 6:28-29 They replied, “So what should we do if we want to do God’s work?”
Jesus answered, “The work you can do for God starts with believing in the One he has sent.”

James 2:19 You can believe all you want that there is one true God, that’s wonderful! But even the demons know this and tremble with fear before him, yet they’re unchanged—they remain demons.
John 14:12“I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!

WHAT IF I LISTENED

Mat 13:9  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” 
John 10:27 My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me.
John 10:20 Many of them said, “This man is a demon-possessed lunatic! Why would anyone listen to a word he says?” MORE THAN ONE VOICE
1 John 4:1 Delightfully loved friends, don’t trust every spirit, but carefully examine what they say to determine if they are of God, because many false prophets have mingled into the world.

WHAT IF I ACTED

James 2:18 But someone might object and say, “One person has faith and another person has works.” Go ahead then and prove to me that you have faith without works and I will show you faith by my works as proof that I believe
Jas 1:22  But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “As you go into all the world, preach openly the wonderful news of the gospel to the entire human race! Whoever believes the good news and is baptized will be saved, and whoever does not believe the good news will be condemned. And these miracle signs will accompany those who believe: They will drive out demons in the power of my name. They will speak in tongues. They will be supernaturally protected from snakes and from drinking anything poisonous. And they will lay hands on the sick and heal them.”

WHAT IF I TRUSTED

Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 
Pro 3:6  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths

2 Corinthians 3:4-6  We carry this confidence in our hearts because of our union with Christ before God. Yet we don’t see ourselves as capable enough to do anything in our own strength, for our true competence flows from God’s empowering presence. He alone makes us adequate ministers who are focused on an entirely new covenant. Our ministry is not based on the letter of the law but through the power of the Spirit. The letter of the law kills, but the Spirit pours out life.
WHAT IF I MISS IT
Proverbs 24:16 For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.
Philippians 3:13-14 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.
WHAT IF I FOLLOW
Luke 9:23-24 Jesus said to all of his followers, “If you truly desire to be my disciple, you must disown your life completely, embrace my ‘cross’ as your own, and surrender to my ways. For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will embark on a discovery of more and more of true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep.
Isa 55:12  “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 

Matthew 19: 29 For anyone who has left behind their home and property, leaving family—brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers, or children—for my sake, they will be repaid a hundred times over and will inherit eternal life.

Seeds of Doubt

Seeds of Doubt

SEEDS OF DOUBT

Deu 28:66  Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. 
DOUBT=to separate thoroughly, that is,  to withdraw from, or  oppose; figuratively to discriminate , hesitate: – contend, discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, waver.

WHAT HAS GOD CALLED YOU TO DO?
Jesus calls disciples to Feed the Five Thousand
Mar 6:37  But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” “Are you sure?” they replied. “You really want us to go buy them supper? It would cost a small fortune to feed all these thousands of hungry people.”“How many loaves of bread do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” After they had looked around, they came back and said, “Five—plus a couple of fish

DOUBT, FIRST THOUGHT!
Pro 29:18  Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, he is blessed.

SEEDS OF DOUBT
UNBELIEF
Mar 11:23  For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 

Mar 11:24  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them

WORRY
Mat 6:25  Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 
Mat 6:26  Behold the birds of the air; for they sow not, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them; are you not much better than they are? 
Mat 6:27  Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? 
Mat 6:28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, nor do they spin, 
Mat 6:29  but I say to you that even Solomon in his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
Mat 6:30  Therefore if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much rather clothe you, little-faiths? 
Mat 6:31  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed? 
Mat 6:32  For the nations seek after all these things. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 
Mat 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 
Mat 6:34  Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.  Anxious 5X

FEAR
1Jn 4:18  There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He who fears has not been perfected in love. 

LACK OF PROVISION
Philippians 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

BUT= BEGINNING to UNDERSTAND TRUTH
Mar 6:7  And He called the Twelve and began to send them out by two and two. And He gave them authority over unclean spirits, 
Mar 6:8  and commanded them that they take nothing in the way, except only a staff; no bag, no bread, no copper in the belt, 
Mar 6:9  but tying on sandals, and not to put on two tunics. 
Mar 6:10  And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place. 
Mar 6:11  And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 
Mar 6:12  And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent. 
Mar 6:13  And they cast out many demons, and anointed many who were sick with oil, and healed them.

FRUSTRATION
Philippians 3:13  My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before, 
Philippians 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 
Jeremiah 17:5  Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD

NO MATTER WHAT IT IS YOU ARE DOING OR GOING TO DO, DOUBT CAN’T BE FOUNDATION
Rev 3:8  “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, you have kept My word, and you have not denied My name. 

Isa 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” 

Holy Spirit Gifts and Fruits

Holy Spirit Gifts and Fruits

HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS AND FRUITS

EVERYBODY HERE HAVE JESUS AS LORD IN YOUR LIFE?

Rom 10:8  But what does it say? “The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart”; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim;
Rom 10:9  Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

EVERYBODY FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT?

Acts 2:2 And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven as borne along by the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3 And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed; and it sat upon each of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:38 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.

LETS REVIEW WHAT HOLY SPIRIT DOES 

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Acts 1:8 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.”
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

WE NEED START WITH IMPARTATION AND THEN TEACH! 

John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things whatsoever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Have you heard good preaching? Don’t try to preach like someone else! 

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 
PREACH LIKE HOLY SPIRIT INSTRUCTS YOU!

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

1Co 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. = LACK OF KNOWLEDGE Operating in gifts of flesh
1Co 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols(A VIEW), even as ye were led.
1Co 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
1Co 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1Co 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
1Co 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1Co 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; HIGHER WISDOM MORE THAN MAN 

to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; A KNOWING IN YOUR SPIRIT=science how it works

1Co 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; A BELIEF, ASSURANCE
Romans 12:3, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; A CURE  1Peter 2:24 by his stripes

1Co 12:10 To another the working of miracles; MIRACULOUS POWER

to another prophecy; PREDICTION OF FUTURE OR EVENTS

to another discerning of spirits; UNDERSTANDING OF SPIRITS GOOD AND BAD

to another divers kinds of tongues; LANGUAGES WHO HAS TONGUE NOW 

to another the interpretation of tongues: TRANSLATION OF LANGUAGES

1Co 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Mar 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world, proclaim the gospel(FRUIT OF GOOD NEWS) to all the creation.
Mar 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Mar 16:17 And miraculous signs will follow to those believing these things: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak new tongues;
Mar 16:18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will be well.

 Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established—

IT IS TIME…………… WE ALL DO THE STUFF! YOU ARE FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS……..THEN DO AS HE TELLS YOU TO DO! 

Forward

Forward

FORWARD

2Timothy 3:1-7 Know this also, that in the last days grievous times will be at hand.  For men will be self-lovers, money-lovers, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  without natural affection, unyielding, false accusers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good, traitors, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; even turn away from these. For of these are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women loaded with sins, led away with different kinds of lusts,ever learning and never able to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 

FULL DISCERNMENT!

John 12:37-40 But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they did not believe on Him,  so that the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”  Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they should not see with their eyes nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”

   1st THEY WOULDN’T, THEN THEY COULDN’T

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily shape, like a dove on Him. And a voice came from Heaven, which said, You are My Son, the Beloved; I am delighted in You.

WHY A DOVE = SENSITIVE TO SPIRIT

Luke 4:1-2 And Jesus, full of Holy Spirit, returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness  forty days, being tempted by the Devil. And in those days He ate nothing. And they being ended, He afterward was hungry.

Luke 4:13-14 And when the Devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him for a time.
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee. And a report went out throughout all the neighborhood concerning Him.

      WORD GETS AROUND

Luke 4:15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
Luke 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

      WHAT IS YOUR PATTERN?

Luke 4:17-19 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And unrolling the book, He found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed,  to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

      Acceptable=seize, now is the time to get it

Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

1Corinthians 15:33 But don’t fool yourselves. Don’t let yourselves be poisoned by this anti-resurrection loose talk. “Bad company ruins good manners.”

SOMETIMES IT’S FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CHURCH PEOPLE!

Rom 8:11-13  It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!
Rom 8:12  So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent.
Rom 8:13  There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life.

WE HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE FLESH OR SPIRIT!

Acts 20:22  And now, behold, I am going bound by the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall happen to me there,
Act 20:23 except that Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.
Act 20:24  But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus Christ, to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.

Php 3:13  My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before,
Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

I Am List

I Am List

I AM LIST

  1. I am confident for “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).
  2. I am prosperous for “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19)
  3. I am fearless for “God has not given me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7)
  4. I am faithful , for “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Rom. 12:3)
  5. I am strong for “The Lord is the strength of my life” (Ps. 27:1) and “The people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Dan. 11:32)
  6. I am more powerful than the devil for “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world” (I Jn. 4:4)
  7. I am victorious for “God always causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus” (2 Cor. 2:14)
  8. I am blessed with wisdom for “Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto me wisdom” (I Cor. 1:30)
  9. I am healthy, for “With His stripes I am healed” (Is. 53:5); and Jesus “Himself took my infirmities, and bare my sickness” (Matt. 8:17)
  10. I am carefree, for “Casting all my cares upon Him; for He cares for me” (I Peter 5:7).
  11. I am free from spiritual bondage, for “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17); my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19)
  12. I am free from condemnation, for “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1
  13. I am full Act 2:4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.