SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/24/15- “The Purpose Of Pentecost!” (Acts 1:8)
Premise Question: When does the power of The Holy Spirit come upon us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, and for what purpose?
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT)
“There is, very soon, coming a time, when you will receive the promised gift of The Holy Spirit being poured out upon your lives; wait for it, for it will surely come, and when He does come upon you, His very power and personal presence will empower you, like never before, with an overwhelming desire to go and tell everyone everywhere, throughout the whole earth, the Good News about Me! You will personally testify about Me; first in Jerusalem, then all over Judea, and after that, everywhere in the whole earth, even those places that are difficult to reach and are extremely dangerous.” (Acts 1:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Before Jesus came to earth, Papa God’s Spirit was all around us. When Jesus came to earth, Papa God’s Spirit was with us; Immanuel, God is with us. When Jesus left the earth and ascended into Heaven, since then and even now, Papa God’s Spirit lives within us. We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, need a personal Pentecost to occur in our lives and not just for our own benefit, but to activate the power and presence of Papa God’s Spirit within us; for the express purpose of reaching and releasing everyone, with the Good News. We need an outpouring, a mighty baptism of Papa God’s love in our lives, to the point, where our focus and concern is no longer upon ourselves and our wants desires or needs, but is urgently upon those in the world around us! OUR CONCERN AND LOVE FOR THE CONDITION OF THE LOST SOULS OF HUMANKIND EVERYWHERE, SHOULD TRUMP AND FAR OUTWEIGH ANY CONCERN OR FEAR WE MAY HAVE FOR OUR OWN PHYSICAL WELL BEING, SAFTEY AND COMFORT! If we do not have the power and the presence of The Holy Spirit operating in our lives, leading, guiding and empowering us, we will have the greatest of difficulty in fulfilling the unique mission and calling that Papa God has placed upon our lives to accomplish. Papa God’s Word tells us, that without His empowering Spirit living in us, no other amount of might or power will be able to do what only His Spirit working in us and through us can do. Our own personal salvation and redemption is wonderful, but once that occurs, we must now focus on being filled and empowered with the fullness of Papa God’s Spirit, in order to capture the vision and mission of Papa God, which is to go into the entire world, and be His witnesses, by sharing the Good News with everyone everywhere, as His personal messengers sent to testify of His love, mercy and grace and His desire to set humankind free from the burden of sin and the penalty of death; that’s upon everyone who has not called out upon The Name of The LORD! The initial spread of the Gospel came as a direct result of the persecution of the Church! Whether or not we are ever persecuted in the way and manner that many of our brothers and sisters are presently experiencing in the world or how the first century church experienced, we are commanded to fulfill The Great Commission of Papa God. Let us all pray for AMORE- A Mighty Outpouring Releasing Everyone! Let us all walk in His love and give it away! Let us all cry out to Papa God for a baptism of His love and Spirit to indwell and then pour out of our lives, as a delivering, refreshing flow of the power and presence of The LORD God Almighty, releasing everyone! Blessings…
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