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The Principles of Power | Part 1

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January 6, 2022 7:00 am

The Principles of Power | Part 1

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January 6, 2022 7:00 am

In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals the principles of power, as they were first given to us on the Day of Pentecost.

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We are not waiting in the Holy Spirit only need to receive. Listen to Adrian Rogers. The Holy Ghost is a promise receive about Jesus told the disciples to tarry until they were good with power from weight only to Terry. The Holy Spirit is already come PS, when only the sale, God, send your spirit is the spirit that we like Brielle God sent Jesus to bound. Now he has died on the cross calories accomplished by cost is accomplished by what we need now to do is to receive the promise to love featuring the unchanging truth of the gospel, found in the messages of Adrian much the day of Pentecost in acts chapter 2 marked the birth of the church and the burst of the holy flame that is the Holy Spirit. This power was actualized in the disciples as the Holy Spirit inhabited them in filled. We must remember the principles of power first given to us that day of Pentecost. You have your Bible turnout acts chapter 2 is Adrian Rogers reveals the principles of power may filing the book of acts.

That's right after the Gospels and where in acts chapter 2.

A woman taken a course and first-aid. She was so thrilled that she had taken his first-aid course because when she went back to her study group.

They were having testimonials.

She said let me tell you what happened to me out in front of my very own home. There was a horrible automobile accident.

An elderly man driving automobile loss control went over the curbing hit head on to an oak tree. He was thrown out of the automobile onto the ground. His head was crushed like an egg shell he was pumping out his lifeblood on the asphalt. It was terrible, horrible, but she said I was the first one on the scene. I remembered my first-aid. I remembered if I would put my head between my knees.

I would not think that's the way the churches today in a world of sorrow and pain and anguish and trouble going around with his head between his knees and I'm so glad I'm a Christian. It makes me feel so so in this day and in this age friendless God has anointed us and God has empowered us to rescue the perishing, and care for the dying to lift up a fallen one. Do we or the airing to tell them of Jesus who is mighty to save weight only been going around and moaning and groaning and talking about living in the last days as if God were there now. God has a purpose and Apollo for his church in these days the Lord Jesus said hello. I'm with you always, even to the end of the age. There has never been a greater day, a greater age to brace the glorious gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than this day. In this age. Let me tell you why.

First of all, our mandate has not changed the Lord Jesus has never withdrawn the great commission.

It is just as powerful, just as real today as it ever has been.

Not only is our mandate, not our master is not changed.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, and friendly. He is not getting old and he's not sick. He has as much power in the 21st century as he had in the first century. Do you agree with that. I listen the mandate is not changed, the master has not changed.

The message has not changed. With only the new modern gospel for new and modern age frame. If it's new, it's not true.

The Bible says we are to earnestly contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints by once again the methods have not changed. Now the means have changed both appalled and have a microphone he didn't have electric lights even have automobiles. Those of the main but the methods have not changed prayer groups, Holy Spirit anointing, sharing, witnessing, soul winning, giving, loving sharing survival methods. They just as fresh today as they were about to thousand years ago is a yes pastor, let's true I methods have been changed.

Our message hasn't change the past.

Let me tell you what has changed. Mankind has changed manner so hard today are so wicked today. People are so sinful today folks. I want to tell you something, Adam was totally depraved and you can get worse than that God is never had anything but sinners to work with understand that it is an insult, an insult to God. To say we cannot have revival this in the Bible says where Sam abounds grace.much more about the Bible says concerning all of the wickedness is only outside greater is he that is in you. That is the Holy Spirit, than he that is in the world as the devil. I want to talk today about is the principles of power. When asked chapter 2, I want to begin reading with me verse one and when the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting there appeared under them.

Cloven tongues like as of fire, and is set on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. I remember last we talked about the fact that Jesus had promised. You shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me. They were to tarry in Jerusalem. They were to wait for the fulfillment of the promise the coming of the power and this is when it happened.

This is the day of penalty calls. It was a special feast day in the life of this written they have been keeping this feast for 1500 years, but this one was special. No other Pentecost like this Pentecost. It was a feast in the Bible is full of feasts and they'll typify the Lord Jesus. And when I invite you to Jesus I'm not inviting you to a funeral. I'm inviting you to feast on hope you understand this was a feast day and there were many things that happened that day. The one thing they would do would be to take some grain, crush it, grind it safe to purify and then they baked to loaves of bran and they poured into this bread oil and they make these lows and now these individual brains are no longer individual grains.

They have been blended. They together. Then they took seven animals seven perfect lands and they offered a blood sacrifice with those and then one bull in two young cast 10 altogether. Speaking of the precious shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and the total completeness of Calvary. Those individual grains represent the church no longer individual members. Now they are blended baked melded molded together the oil in that bread represents the Holy Spirit of God. This was the birthday of the church Holy Spirit had come, God had promised power now he's going to demonstrate that measurement to symbolize. He wants us to understand what it's all about you to see this power symbolize and was symbolized by two things by buyer and by wind.

There was a sound and there was a site look at it again if you will, in the second chapter of acts verse two and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, have you ever heard a tornado. Everybody says it sounds like what freight train strewn as dryer onetime Outlook twice. I have been an enough approximation to a tornado, they hear the noise and it is an awesome sound that they be like a tornado sounds awesome outside what would you think about an indoor one. This one was inside the house where they were sitting and that there was the symbolism of the sound that we say that oil is an emblem of the Holy Spirit that was upon that bread. But when it is also an emblem of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible teaches this essay as the women come from heaven, the Holy Spirit come from heaven as the wind moves and will commanded by nobody.

So the Holy Spirit of God is sovereign and moves at will as the Windows mysterious weekend that way comes from or where it's going. So is the Holy Spirit, and yet, as the wind operates according to fixed laws so does God's blessed precious Holy Spirit of God, and the wind is invisible but powerful and there is an invisible powerful force that is the Holy Spirit God Sophie was symbolized first of all by women. But then again by fire.

Look, if you will again in verse three and there appeared under them cloven tongues like as of fire, and is set upon each of them. They look like human candles, 120 candles with flame flickering over their heads and what about fire we know what wind does what I fire fire spreads fire consumes firewall misfire purges fire illumines fire energizes fire purify now when and what a combination.

What an illustration.

What a symbolism by the Holy Spirit of God.

Wayne and fire. This power was symbolize and then this power was localized gold look, if you will, in verse four and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance here hundred and 20 people now beginning to speak in foreign languages, known languages, the people were this and how can we stay list for speaking every man in his own language wherein it was more mellow by hearing these Galileans who did have a PhD they were not bilingual trilingual multilingual car, praising God with languages they've never heard this power. This power symbolize this power now is vocalize now what was this this was assigned unbelieving Jews as a matter fact you can go to first rent is 14 versus 21 verse 22 says this in the law is written with men of other tongues that is other languages and other lips will I speak of this people yet for all that they will not hear me set the Lord. Wherefore, tongues are for a sign to them that believe listed chemicals in the Pacific. Tongues not assigned to God's people about anything. Tongues are assigned not to them that believe, but to them that believe not, tongues were assigned to the Jews three times in the book back to find believers there speaking in tongues every time there were Jews who were doing this and Jews were present and unbelieving Jews are in the background that is true that Gentiles did this but it is a sign to let you by the way the mark that you feel Holy Spirit is you control one time you do that this power was symbolize this power was localized, but I hear is the key. This power was actualized.

The Bible says look. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost. That's the abiding principle is the fullness of the Holy Spirit. The abiding miracle of Pentecost is that men, women, boys and girls were filled Holy Ghost will try to repeat Pentecost the evidence of is that we need another Pentecost. What you have another Pentecost Have more fire and another cycling you see all of this I was to symbolize to teach us something. Now this is the day of Pentecost and the promise of the father came with this wonderful power power that was symbolized now that was localized.

Now that was actualized as they were actually human beings now become in habited by the Holy Spirit of God as he comes into them. Having said all that, I will leave the three principles of power. Okay three principles of power and I pray God that you write these upon your heart with talking now about the deer precious Holy Spirit of God the Holy Spirit is a promise to be received. If you got that. He is a promise to be received that in the same chapter. Let's go over about two verse 37 Peter preached the sermon a wonderful anointed Christ filled sermon and there was conviction there now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart. That's Holy Spirit conviction. It knows that and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles many brethren, what must we do nothing on Satan. Many brethren, what shall we do hope you be asking that question.

If you've not been say what should I do is what God says to you the same thing that Peter said to those people so long ago. Then Peter said of them repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost maidens that you will receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost is not here talk about tongues or miracles or signs or visions helps governments know you will receive the Holy Ghost himself, he is again you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Now notice verse 39 for the promise is unto you and your children to all that are far off even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

The Holy Spirit is a promise to be receive the promise is to you, your children, to those that are far off, and as many as the Lord our God shall call frame God has made a promise to you God's. Are you listening test promised to you the Holy Spirit you are not left out the promise is unto you and your children to those are far off, and as many as the Lord our God shall call.

While in the neighborhood right now we have something I need to give attention to. Because this motel you that you have be baptized would be saved. So I'm going to make a little detour here for just a moment when we're in verse 38 Peter said to them repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for FO are the remission of sins as somebody may ask you where you baptized for the remission of sins that you would say no.

I came to Jesus for the remission of my sins. Baptism didn't remit my sins. Mr. Weldon, why don't you believe the Bible. The Bible says you'd be baptized for the remission of sin. The problem is this not a problem, but the understanding is this little preposition FO are three letters in English language three letters of the Greek language Absalom EO the Sigma ice we pronounce alike. I skip ice and this preposition repent and be baptized, ice the remission of sins for the remission of sin without the preposition for in our English language has a number of meanings we could say he wept for joy. Why do we because he was to he went to the store for bread and milk.

Now he went to the store in order to get bread and milk two different senses. The preposition is used in different ways.

One means because a the other means in order to so I can tell, which means just a simple usage is the same when the great preposition that's great preposition for may mean in order to, or maybe because now are you baptized in order to have your sins remit it. No, you baptized because of the remission of sins, give you a another verse put this in your margin.

Luke 11 verse 32 the men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jones, that's the same great preposition that's translated as they repented at the preaching of Jones is the same word was found in acts 238 now think with me for a moment they repented at the preaching of Jonah ice, the preaching of Jonah.

Did they repent, in order that Jonah could preach now. They repented why because Jonah reached it's the exact same word that you say will pastor this mentalist time on this.

I agree I will move on to say is this, that there is a promise that if you will repel your sales receive the Lord Jesus Christ, obey him, you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a promise to be receive. Now Jesus told the disciples to tarry until they were imbued with power from on high.

We don't need to tarry the Holy Spirit is already come. He is, we don't need to sale God, send your Spirit is spirit to spirit that we like Rachel God sent Jesus did on the cross know he has died on the cross calories and accomplish that cost is an accomplished fact.

What we need now to do is to receive the promise no limitation. If you are a Christian.

If you are truly saying you already receive that promise is say well I don't feel it, taste you can be a Baptist and be lost. You can attend these worship services and be lost. But you cannot be a Christian and not have the Holy Spirit in you. That's what makes you a Christian when Peter said repent and be baptized in the name Lord Jesus for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost is a you might. He said you shall and the word shall, here is a very positive word. It literally means once and for all.

If you repent of your sins, you did receive the Holy Spirit of God are you listening to me. If you repent of your sins, you did receive the Holy Spirit of God is matter fact the Bible says in Romans chapter 8 and verse nine. Listen, this Jesus gave the Holy Spirit and the Bible says if any man have not the spirit of Christ is none of his. If you do not have the Holy Spirit you don't belong to Jesus.

That's what the word of God says. Romans eight verse nine if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his mouth, God spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the child of God.

What is this witness, how I know that I have the Holy Spirit of God, but I don't know that I have the Holy Spirit of God because of some emotional feeling emotions come and go. I've told you many times your motions of the shell as part of your nature. Salvation is the deepest work of God. God doesn't do the deepest work in the shower was part the Holy Spirit is the one who communicates the things of God. Your human spirit is the instrument of spiritual knowledge and the Holy Spirit of God speaks to your human spirit that you belong to God. It is not an emotional feeling.

It is an awareness is a pastor. I'm not sure of the difference. If you have you know that if if you have it you know the difference. If you don't have it. I don't like it explained, but when you get say the Holy Spirit of God comes into you mean, how else could Jesus come into you pretty in his physical body come in the how else could Jesus come in you. Apart from the Holy Spirit to see Christ is in you is Christ in you, through the Holy Spirit coming up tomorrow will your part two of this powerful message. If you have questions. Right now, though, about who Jesus is about what he means to you how to receive him into your life or find God's love find resources and materials that can answer questions you may have about your faith. Now if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. You can call us at 1877 love God mentioned the title the principles of power. This lesson is also part of the insightful series living supernaturally for the complete collection all 13 powerful messages. Call 877 love God or order or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.

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