Friday, February 10, 2006

The promise of the Father?

The Promise of the Father? (Holy Ghost) 2006 Arranged David Gunn
Blogger Dillard Munsell
Joel 2:28 - Luke 24:49
Pentecost is the Jewish( festival of Harvest,- feast of weeks) (Ex 34:22)To Christians it’s the fulfilment of the Promise of the Father, the coming of the Holy Ghost. The Birth of church.
Pentecost Greek = signifies fifty = Celebrated 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus.
God has made many promises to mankind, some for their good some for their destruction.
#1- Gen 3:15 Promised a Savior #2- Gen 6:17 Promised a Flood #3-Joel 2:28 Promised the Spirit.
Acts1:4 and, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, sayeth he, ye heard of me: - Luke 24:49
For John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. They therefore, when they were come together, asked him, saying, Lord, dost thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own power.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Holy Ghost is coming with Power to accomplish a Mission.
Testify of Jesus Death, Burial, Resurrection, ascension, return.
Joel 2:28 Says; I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.
#1-Sons and daughters shall prophesy
#2-Old men shall dream dreams
#3-Young men shall see visions Upon my Servant and Handmaidens Also comes the Spirit
A- Luke 24:49 Jesus said Behold (I send) the promise of my father upon you.
1- Jesus promise his people = (THE SPIRIT).
2- What were the Disciples expecting? = Joel 2:28 prophesy, dreams, visions
3- He come at = (Pentecost) Unite 16 nations - feast of harvest!!!
4- Were they surprised? = (Yes) the demonstration of the Spirit.
Power came with the Spirit.
There was a morning and Evening sacrifice, a wave offering of Wheat and Barley at 9:AM The very time when the Holy Ghost fell Wheat best loaf - Barley loaf less Symbolizing Jew and Gentiles. The means by which The Lord would unite both into one NEW body. Jews& Gentile.
The mystery, "hid in God", was the divine purpose to make of Jew and Gentile a wholly new thing -"the church, which is his Christ's body," Born of the Holy Spirit, (1Co_12:12); (1Co_12:13), and in which the earthly distinction of Jew and Gentile disappears.
Acts 2:1-12 READ
What came was a Great sound
#1- Great sound (as) of mighty rushing wind, > but there was no wind.
#2- Cloven tongues as cow foot (as) of fire that sat upon each of them.> But not fire.
#3- They were filled with Holy Ghost. And the ability to speak with language that 16 nations unde
#4- They spoke with tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Jesus or Joel said nothing!!!!
God’s gifts and power will meet all the necessary needs
Luk 10:20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. This was before Pentecost.
Disciples had salvation before they were Baptized with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost.

The Promise of the Father was coming for a (particular Purpose).
Give Power for the witnessing
Luke 24:46-49, Jesus said to them that (repentance and remission of sins) should be preached in my name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem .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 high. .
Day of Pentecost
They are to preach the Gospel but wait for an (enduement) of power from on High (clothe). Not a word was said about the languages because everybody who preaches must preach in some language, but what language it is is not important as long as they understand. So the Lord didn't say anything about what language; but the great important thing is they are to preach the Gospel and they must have an enduement of power from on High.
What Was the Meaning of (This Pentecost)? Power to Win Souls!
Church was born,, Gospel preached to 16 nations, miracles of tongues ,Oneness
Acts 2:41 They that received his word were baptized: and there were added that day about 3,000 souls .We need to be burdened about what God is burdened about.
Acts 1:8 the Lord told them, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." What then they to expect at Pentecost? The Holy Ghost is to come on them and they are to receive power to (witness for Jesus) at Jerusalem and then in all Judea and in Samaria and to the uttermost part of the world. It is a time when the power of God coming to win souls.
The Holy Ghost came with power for the Disciples to be a witnesses for Jesus.
Spirit = gave Tongues so all could understand the Gospel.
Spirit = gave power to witness for Christ.
Spirit = gave conviction to the sinner to repent.
#1 - The disciple were with one accord in the upper room. 120 that day
A -They had faith in the Lords word.
B- They believed that Jesus had risen from the dead.
C- They all believed in prayer.
D- They all believed in God’s instruction go and wait.
E- They believed in each other.

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