Awaken the Wonder: The Promise of the Father

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Awaken the Wonder of the Holy Spirit For Me

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 through wordless groans. Romans 8:26

Awaken the Wonder of the Holy Spirit In Me

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  1 Corinthians 6:19

Awaken the Wonder of the Holy Spirit Upon Me

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Awaken the Wonder of the Holy Spirit Through Me

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.  1 Corinthians 12:4-6

In the New Testament, we see the Holy Spirit empowering life and service for God’s mission in the world.

“…a Pentecostal perspective on Spirit baptism is integral to our continued sense of expectation and effectiveness in mission.” Bob Menzies

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father.

  • Luke 24:48-49
  • Acts 1:4
  • Acts 2:33
  • Acts 2:39

This glorious “promise of the Father” is promised in Joel 2:28-32.

  • I will pour out
  • My Spirit
  • On all flesh
  • Prophecy, dreams, and visions.

What did an Old Testament “pour out” look like?  Numbers 11:24-29

  • The Lord came down in the cloud. 25
  • Took some of the Spirit that was upon Moses and put it upon the 70 elders. 25
  • As soon as the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. 25

What did a New Testament “pour out” look like?  Acts 2:1-13

  • Suddenly there came from heaven. 2
  • With a sound of a mighty rushing wind. 2
  • Divided tongues of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 3
  • And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Vs. 4
  • And began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 4

Without a doubt, God has committed the “promise of the Father” to you.

  • We ardently expect the promise of the Father (characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity).
  • We earnestly seek the promise of the Father (characterized by or proceeding from an intense and serious state of mind).

We ardently expect and earnestly seek God’s “pour out” of His Spirit upon each and every one of us.