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January 7, 2022 7:00 am
Is the Holy Spirit listen to Adrian Rogers God wants you to live without God doesn't want you just simply to have a Holy Spirit in you as I some residing person he wants that power to be released in your heart and in your life that brings up an interesting question for long time. In my early ministry I was endeavoring to make myself somehow worthy to be filled Holy Spirit.
I had the idea that if I could be good enough if I could pray long enough I could make myself worthy enough, then perhaps God would fill and I had a completely welcome to love and worth finding featuring profound truth.
Simply stated by Adrian Rogers the day of Pentecost.
The next chapter 2 marked the birth of the church and the burst of the holy flame that is the Holy Spirit in part one of today's message. We learned about what happens when we receive the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us. We also learned that the Holy Spirit is a power to be released. If you have your Bible turn to acts chapter 2. As Adrian Rogers concludes this insightful lesson on the principles power. A woman taken a course and first day 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 know. 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 day 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, saying I'm so glad I'm a Christian.
It makes me feel so so in this day and in this age premise God has anointed us and God has empowered us to rescue the perishing, and care for the dying to lift up a fallen one. The Wii or the airing to tell them of Jesus who is mighty to save.
We don't need to be 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 am with you always, even to the end of the age. There has never been a greater day, a greater age to preach the glorious gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than this day.
In this age, I want to talk today about is the principles of power when accepted to. 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. Under them. Cloven tongues like as of fire, and a 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 Apollo, and this is when it happened. This is the day of empty calls.
Having said all that I will be the three principles of power. Okay three principles of power and I pray God that he arrived these upon your heart with talking now about the dear precious Holy Spirit of God number one. 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 and preach 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 that does 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 saved. 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 to 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 government know you will receive the Holy Ghost himself, he is again you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a promise to be received now. Jesus told the disciples to tarry until they were endued with power from on high.
We don't need to tarry the Holy Spirit is already come PS come with only the sale, God, send your Spirit has spent the spirit that we like Rachel God sent Jesus to die on the cross.
Now 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. Now let me take something if you are a Christian. If you are truly saying you already receive that promise is say well I don't feel it, take something 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 the 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 have the right 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. As a 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 about 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 far, 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 as a pastor.
I'm not sure of the difference. If you have it you know the difference. If you have it you know the difference. If you don't have it.
I don't know. I could explain it to. But when you get say the Holy Spirit of God comes into you. I mean, how else could Jesus come into you. Could he and his physical body come in you. 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 that were talking about three principles of power. Number one is the Holy Spirit is a promise to be received. The promise is unto you the her children.
Those that evolve and as many as the Lord our God shall call. Got it okay now listen, here's a second principle. Not only is the Holy Spirit of promise to be received by the Holy Spirit, is a power to be released.
Remember acts chapter 1 verse eight you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you know what kind of power is this just physical power, no economic power no political power, no it is spiritual power now actually is the word we get our word dynamite from you shall receive. Dennis, a dynamic will be a new I will be a fool and absolute sheer attempt to preach without the anointing the problem. Holy Spirit got the Holy Spirit of God's power as you open your Bible, you see the spirit of God moving in power when there was a chaos back in Genesis chapter 1 the spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep, and that chaos became a cosmos there was a little virgin girl whose name was Mary.
The spirit of God moved upon Mary and Mary becomes with child Christ because of the power of the spirit of God, you read in the Bible about a grave where Manning Jesus is lying and the Spirit of God moves into that grave and Jesus is raised from the dead by the spirit of God, and now you see Simon Peter, I want you to look at your will.
In verse 14 when chapter 2 look in verse 14 but Peter, standing up with the 11 lift up his voice instead of them. The men of Judea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this moment you, and hearken unto my words. Wait a minute just a minute, is this the Peter who cowered in front of a little girl. Is this the same man is the transformation. He's not denying Jesus now not swearing and saying I never knew the man, but to the contrary, he stands up and says listen to me. Hearken to me. Like in verse 22, he met us really hear these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him. There is a power that has moved upon this man, now that God wants you to live with power, God doesn't want you just simply to have a Holy Spirit in you as I some residing person he wants that power to be released in your heart and in your life that brings up an interesting question for a long time.
In my early ministry I was endeavoring to make myself somehow worthy to be filled Holy Spirit. I had the idea that if I could be good enough if I could pray long enough. If I can make myself worthy enough, then perhaps God would fill me feel. I had a backward, completely totally backward. Sometimes if you go to the bank and you need a loan. The banker start talking to you make you fill out all these forms and if you can prove that you don't need any money than he alone is something that right way.
I used to think I like you just proved to me if I could live only if I can be pure if I can when a soloist then maybe I would leave one of the greatest things I have ever learned in my life is this that holiness is not the way to Christ. Christ is the way to wholeness. If you could only understand this doesn't mean that you can come want to be filled Holy Spirit with a handful of sand but don't think that you can learn anything from God is a thank you, salvation you understand that when trying to make yourself worthy or not worthy of anything. What you have not received is what the apostle Paul says the Holy Spirit of God is a promise to be receive then he is up power to be release why always sold why so many of us in this building and we are doing so little. Why not allowed the Holy Spirit of God to do what he wants to do in our hearts and in our lives. You shall receive power at that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you should be witnesses to me on the day of Pentecost 5000 people got saved hundred 20 witnesses 5000 saved in one day. Today in modern church 5000 people can win 120 a year. What significance of the differences were trying to do it in our own rather than depending upon the Holy Spirit of God by the Holy Spirit of God is a power to be released got it.
Now here's the third thing always. I promise to be received up power to be released now. The Holy Spirit is a person to be recognized a person to be recognized on the day of Pentecost they saw all of this in and I said what is all this mean will you and I'm verse 12. They were all amazed and worried about saying one to another, what means this others mocking said, these men are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the 11 lift up his voice and set in them.
You men of Judea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be the snowmobile hearken to my words, for these are not drunken, is he suppose saying it is with the third hour of the day. How can they be drunk is only nine in the morning please not drunken, as he suppose saying it is but the third hour of the day, but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel and it shall come to pass in the last days of God that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy new young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams and own my servants and on my handmaidens will I pour out in those days of my Spirit and they shall prophesy.
Now what is happening. Well, one thing we all went to seminary. We were inseminated with her and have years with the best teacher and besides that we are all holy men emphasize that we been praying for 10 days in a prayer meeting.
That's why it's all happening.
No Peter refused to take credit for what was happening. There was a person that was recognized there and that was the Holy Spirit of God. What does this mean for us as Dante what it means means Holy Spirit is working below one of the things that kill some churches when God starts working people start taking credit for.
We start taking credit for what God does friend it stops what is it about this church or any church that you cannot explain. Apart from the Holy Spirit of God same thing witnessing I hear people say something kind of silly to me. They say well I know that I don't share Jesus but I just want people to see my life. I just hope my my life. They want to be saying, because Dante something and I say by your life is saved by his death. And if you live a life without giving him the glory you are taking praise under false pretenses you want to say the way that this can be explained is there is a person's name is Jesus.
Click change my life in a way that you can explain any church that is being moved and and working is all this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel Mitchell come to pass in the last days that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh. The Holy Spirit of God is a person to be recognized and God says I'll not share my glory with another. We need to be constantly constantly recognizing giving God the praise and the glory for what he is doing now. When you have this kind of a service. The three things that will happen Monday what these three things are looking verse 12. There are some who will be amazed there will be amazement. Now I want this church to be amazement. The people I want my life to be amazement, the people there will be amazement got in calls to be amusing but amazing.
There will be amazement, but there will be also amusement looking verse 13 others mocking said, these men for new one was last time anybody ever accuse you, being drunk because of the fate was last time that that you were so different size of the something possessing that person ill person that will wind his walk exchanges talk to Shane is very demeanor's change, but they mocked him, they laughed at when we began to amazed some were going to amuse others. They don't look at us they don't cause all kinds of names those freaks, fanatics, and nuts. We are nuts, but with fasten to a good boat there will be amazement, there will be amusement, but 1/3 thing that will be there will be acknowledgment look, if you will, in verse 41 of the same chapter.
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized in the same day they were added unto them about 3000 souls that are going to be. Those are going to acknowledge Christ as Lord and Savior. You filled Holy Spirit.
I'm asking you are you consciously conspicuously filled with the spirit of God is not here, not just missing a blessing your guilty rebellion and sin.
I'm not talking about wildfire I'm about spiritual reality without which we will not reach this world aren't you tired of playing church.
Those of you who are not certain of your salvation. Have you repented, have you put your sins on Jesus. Are you still caring man brother. What must we do repent when you repent you turn from sin to Jesus not asking you your churchman's Christ Realty you died right now. Would you go to heaven. Are you certain I will lead you to prayer in this prayer you can asked Jesus Christ to save you now's the prime leaving.
That won't do any good if it's my prayer. It has to be your prayer.
You pray like this dear God tried to speak them out of your heart dear God I am a center and I'm lost and I need to be saved and I want to be saved. Jesus you died to save me and you promised the same if I would trust you. I do trust you.
This moment now.
Right now I receive you in my heart is my Lord and Savior.
Forgive my sins and cleanse me, save me, Lord Jesus prayed in faith, did you asking then pray this way. Thank you for doing a Jesus. I receive it by faith, and that settles your now my Lord, my Savior, my God, my four Lord Jesus, I will not be ashamed of you. I will make it public if you just give me the strength and I'll do it today your name. I plan to do today you prayed to receive Jesus Christ. We would love to celebrate with you. Please go to our fine God's love page on our website LWF.org/radio financers right there.
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