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Pentecost Sunday – Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)

Pastor Phil Derstine 6-5-22

 

Gift of the Holy Spirit

 

·      Acts 1:4-5 “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.  For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. (8) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

·      Acts 2:1 “And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

 

For all Believers

 

·      Mark 16:15 “He said unto them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.  (17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak  with new tongues.”

·      Acts 19:2 (Apostle Paul in Ephesus, 20 yrs. after Acts 2 Pentecost) “He said to them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? (6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues and prophesied.”

·      Acts 2:39 “For the promise is for you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

·      I Corinthians 12:7-10 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”

·      Manifestation Gifts: 1) Word of Knowledge  2) Discerning of Spirits  3) Gifts of Healing  4) Working of Miracles  5) Gift of Faith  6) Word of Wisdom  7) Prophecy  8) Tongues  9) Interpretation of Tongues

 

Language of the Spirit

 

·      I Corinthians 14:2 “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.  (4) He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifieth himself...

·      Jude 1:20 “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”

·      Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

 

Ask for the Gift of Tongues

 

·      Luke 11:11 “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? (12) Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (13) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

·      Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

·      John 7:37 (Jesus) “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (39) But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive….”