Monday, November 21, 2011

The manifestations of being fullfilled by God's Spirit.

Sermon Title: The Manifestations of Being fulfilled by God’s Spirit.

Text: Acts 2:1-4

Preposition: Three Manifestations that happen at Pentecost.


 I don’t understand electricity, but I’m no fool-I’m not going to sit around in the dark till I do.  I don’t understand the thermodynamics of internal combustion and the hydraulics of an automatic transmission either, but I’m no fool---I’m not going to stay in one place until I do.

The truth is that I don’t understand a great deal of the things that are part of my everyday life, but I make them a part on my life anyway.

The same is true of salvation. No one will fully understand how God could become man, how he could die, how his death could be the basis of our forgiveness, how he could give you and me a new life, and all of the other aspects of salvation.  But only a fool would ignore such a great opportunity just because he didn’t understand it.

My personal testimony.

Wrong conceptions and believes about the Holy Spirit.

On my last sermon I was talking about three aspects on how you and I can find God’s will for our churches. First. The urgency of Prayer we can find out God’s will. I said must church’s priority, must be in devoting attitude, and must be unanimous or together.  Second. The necessity of prayer. Mighty way to resolve church’s problems. Third the way of God’s sovereignty takes control on how to find His will.

My plan is to talk about three manifestations at Pentecost. I am going to develop the first one the manifestations of being fulfilled by God’s Spirit. Repeat. Repeat

I.                    The Scene at the day of Pentecost.  V.1

A.      What means Pentecost?

Pentecost has often been referred to as “the birth of the church.” All the Jesus’ disciples where invited to this special time and event. There is no indication that they were in the same place. This was fifty days after Passover, and that is what Pentecost means “the fiftieth”. This was a big holyday also called the feats of weeks. Passover occurred in mid April, so Pentecost was at the beginning of June. Every Jews was coming to this special Holyday feast.  God picked this magnificent holyday to do one the greatest event in church history. Without this manifestation our work is in vain because our work it will in our flesh and not in the power of God’s Spirit. Pentecost was one of the three Jewish pilgrimage feasts to Jerusalem during the year which explains why people from so many nationalities are present.

B.      They were unanimous.

ὁμοθυμαδόν adverb; of action agreed on unanimously with one mind, with one purpose, by common consent.

II.                  The Promise is Here V.2

A.      God made His indications.

1.       Heaven.  Supernatural origin.

οὐρανός, οῦ, heaven, as a part of the universe (MT 5.18), opposite γῆ (earth); (1) as the atmosphere directly above the earth sky, air, firmament (MT 6.26; LU 17.24); (2) as the starry heaven firmament, sky (MT 24.29a); (3) as the dwelling place of God (MT 5.16), the angels (MT 22.30), and the righteous dead (2C 5.1, 2) heaven; (4) by metonymy, as synonymous with God or the inhabitants of heaven (LU 15.18; RV 12.12 [possibly personification]); (5) plural οἱ οὐρανοί heaven, the heavens, a Jewish concept, originally found in the Septuagint, that heaven is comprised of several spheres, with God dwelling in the highest heaven (2C 12.2; EP 1.10)

2.     Noise.   ἦχος  (Act 2:2 BGT)

ἦχος, ου, (I) sound; of a trumpet blast (HE 12.19)

3.     βίαιος, αία, ον violent, forcible, vehement (AC 2.2)

4793  βίαν N-AF-S βία

4794  βίας N-GF-S βία

4795βιασταί N-NM-P βιαστής

4796  βιαστής, οῦ, violent person, violator, one who uses force, usually in a bad sense (MT 11.12)

Rushing. rushing (Act 2:2 NAS)

                                 Wind. πνοή, ῆς, (1) wind (AC 2.2); (2) with ζωή breath (AC 17.25)

                             The term is using by Luke is called The acts of God in a Theophany what mean This        term has been used to refer to appearances of the gods in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern religions. While the Iliad is our earliest source for descriptions of theophanies in the Classical tradition (and they occur throughout Greek mythology), probably the earliest description of a Theophany is in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

It is epic poetry from Mesopotamia and is among the earliest known works of literature. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the protagonist of the story, Gilgamesh king of Uruk, which were fashioned into a longer Akkadian epic much later. The most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets from the library collection of 7th-century BC Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. It was originally titled He who Saw the Deep (Sha naqba īmuru) or Surpassing All Other Kings (Shūtur eli sharrī).

The story revolves around a relationship between Gilgamesh (probably a real ruler in the late Early Dynastic

The term Theophany has acquired a specific usage for Christians and Jews with respect to the Bible: It refers to the manifestation of God to man; the sensible sign by which the presence of God is revealed. Only a small number of theophanies are found in the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. 2 Sam. 22:16 Job 37:10. Ezekiel 13:13  

2. Here is a visible sign of the gift they were to receive. They saw cloven tongues, like as of fire (v. 3), and it sat—

Ekathise , not they sat, those cloven tongues, but he, that is the Spirit (signified thereby), rested upon each of them, as he is said to rest upon the prophets of old. Or, as Dr. Hammond describes it, "There was an appearance of something like flaming fire lighting on every one of them, which divided asunder, and so formed the resemblance of tongues, with that part of them that was next their heads divided or cloven." The flame of a candle is somewhat like a tongue; and there is a meteor which naturalists call ignis lambens—a gentle flame, not a devouring fire; such was this. Observe,

4.      Filling the house. Very nice indication that the Holy Spirit took place.

5.      Tongues of Fire

Fire: Fire is a symbol of God’s presence throughout the Bible, beginning with Moses at the burning bushes Exodus 3:2-4 and continuing with the consuming fire on Mount Sinai Exodus 24:17. Tongues. The emphasis is on the objectivity of the manifestation. It was audible, visible and manifested itself in an outward demonstration of inspired speech. The audible manifestation described as coming suddenly from Heaven.

Luke was using metaphorical languages for describing like the blowing of a violent wind and tongues as of fire.

These tongues allow the disciples to speak about God’s activity in the foreign languages. Thus these tongues function as an evangelistic enablement, so that person can hear about God’s work in his or her own language.

6.      Distributing on each one of them. I Co. 12:11

III.             The result fulfilled by the Holy Spirit.

A.    Who is the Holy Spirit?

   The Holy Spirit is a Person

The Holy Spirit is included in the Trinity, which is made up of 3 distinct persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The following verses give a beautiful picture of the Trinity in the Bible:

Matthew 3:16-17
As soon as Jesus (the Son) was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven (the Father) said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

John 14:16-17
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Acts 2:32-33
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

The Holy Spirit has the Characteristics of Personality:

• The Holy Spirit has a Mind:

Romans 8:27
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

• The Holy Spirit has a Will:

1 Corinthians 12:11
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

• The Holy Spirit has Emotions:

The Holy Spirit grieves:

Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of
redemption. (NIV)

Isaiah 63:10
Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.

The Holy Spirit gives joy:

Luke 10: 21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure."

1 Thessalonians 1:6
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

• He Teaches:

John 14:26
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
• He Testifies of Christ: John 15:26
When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
• He Convicts: John 16:8
When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt [Or will expose the guilt of the world] in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:
• He Leads: Romans 8:14
Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
• He Reveals Truth: John 16:13
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
• He Strengthens and Encourages: Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.
• He Comforts: John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
• He Helps Us in our Weakness: Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
• He Intercedes: Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
• He Searches the Deep Things of God: 1 Corinthians 2:11
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
• He Sanctifies: Romans 15:16
To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
• He Bears Witness or Testifies: Romans 8:16
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
(KJV) The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. (NIV)
• He Forbids: Acts 16:6-7
Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
• He Can be Lied to: Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
• He Can be Resisted: Acts 7:51
"You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!"
• He Can be Blasphemed: Matthew 12:31-32
And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (NIV)
• He Can be Quenched: 1 Thessalonians 5:19

B.      What Holy Spirit’s role?

Seven major ministries of the H.S.

1C. Convicts unbelievers of sin, righteousness and judgment: John 16:8-11.

2C. Regenerates or causes us to become believers: John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5, I Peter 1:23-25; James 1:18.

3C. Indwells and baptizes the believer: I Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:9; John 14:16; I Corinthians 12:13.

4C. Seals us: Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30.

5C. Imparts gifts: I Corinthians 12:7-11.

6C. Fills the believer: Ephesians 5:15-21; Galatians 5:16.

7C. Causes us to bear fruit: Galatians 5:22-23.- T

3. They speak on other tongues. These refer to speaking on Glossolalia which debate on I Co. 12-14.? Paul made clear statement about it. In I CO praise language edifying to the individual tongue-speaker, but not to the church.  These disciples begin to speak in heterais glossais which refers to other languages.

4. The term utterance ἀποφθέγγομαι 1aor. ἀπεφθεγξάμην; speak out (loudly and clearly), declare (emphatically

IV. Conclusion.

The promise is already here, the result of fulfilled by the H.S. The Pentecost happen many years ago but still available to us. If you don’ have it just turn your life toward to Jesus and you will receive the power from God or the manifestation from God that happen at the event of Pentecost.

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