In Acts 2:1-4 on the day of Pentecost there were two symbols that were used in connection with the Holy Spirit. A mighty rushing wind which is the breath of God. God breathed in that upper room and all the believers were filled. When they were filled tongues of fire sat upon each of them. The fire of God comes to burn up the useless things in our lives through trials and testing. Count it all joy James declares this in James 1:1-3. Welcome his breath and his fire.
Dean Elders continues teaching on the symbols of the Holy Spirit, focusing primarily on the symbols of wind and fire. Our understanding of who Holy Spirit is, along with what He desires to do within our life will be increased as we study the significance of the symbols used to describe Him.
We need the Power of Pentecost to give us power to witness, to stand in the face of persecution, and to live a victorious Christian Life.
Dean Elders begins teaching on the various symbols of the Holy Spirit. Our understanding of who Holy Spirit is, along with what He desires to do within our life will be increased as we study the significance of the symbols used to describe Him.
The Joy of Lord is our strength - therefore resist grumbling … God is still on the throne…remember children of Israel (Phil. 4:4-5; 2:12-17) The people of God in Book of Acts were not known for their grumbling, but for their joyful hearts as they shared good news (Acts 5:40-42). The
Gospel is always good news.... to be sharedThe Gospel thrives in overcoming impossibilities The Bible is filled with stories of God’s people overcoming impossible situations … Whether it’s God delivering His people from Egypt Queen Esther/Mordecai evil Haman… Or Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego in fiery furnace (Psalm 2:1-4) Or Jesus feeding multitude Or Jesus commissioning 12 to preach the gospel…(w/o any resources; but the Power is Holy Spirit) Acts 17:6 turned world upside down! God wants to do it again!!!! The Gospel thrives in overcoming adversity and impossible situations. Therefore resist focusing on what we don’t have or what cannot be done and focus rather on what our God is able to do! Eyes of faith to find new opportunities and focus on the possibilities of what our God is able to do and then do what He has called us to do… Prepare hearts for Pentecost Sunday… Prepare your hearts to receive His fullness…His empowerment…His guidance You are the Temple of Holy Spirit…1 Cor. 6:19-20 Government never could shut church down… buildings were never meant to represent God’s church…Acts 7:48–50; you are the church! More concerned that doors of your hearts open to Him to receive what He has for you
Welcome Holy Spirit into your hearts, your family, your home...Close prayer. Ephesians 3:14-21