Summary: A fall of God’s power over a church/believer is a game changer (encouragement) It is the outpouring of His Spirit that makes us keep going when the well gets dry, waters have grown stagnant, burned out & ready to quit. For those who are spiritually thirst
June 6, 2012 Holy Spirit Part 1
A A fall of God’s power over a church/believer is a game changer (encouragement)
1 Acts 3.19, describes these times as “times of refreshing.”
19 "Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19 (NASB)
a It is the outpouring of His Spirit that makes us keep going when the well gets dry, waters have grown stagnant, burned out & ready to quit.
b For those who are spiritually thirsty, the rain does come (or you’ll where it is raining) and experience “times of refreshing.”
c God promises His babies an outpouring, Isa. 44.3.
3 'For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants; Isaiah 44:3 (NASB)
2 When God’s power falls, there will also be endowment. (Gift, pension, legacy)
a He endows/equips the church/Christians to minister & serve.
b Often times revival brings forth these “times of refreshing.”
aa The water level rises and sweeps away all the jams, dry spots, and the river runs once again.
bb The dry places of your life become re-hydrated, saturated with living water once again.
cc Church/individual both can experience revival.
3 Revival is a showcase of what man can do as God breaks through in His power.
B When God shows up, there is not only an endowing but there is also an enduing (Luke 24.49; KJV, NASB, ).
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49 (KJV)
49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."Luke 24:49 (NASB)
1 Endue actually means “to clothe.”
a “Endue” has to do with the visible work of the Holy Spirit.
b You see people’s clothes & you notice when someone doesn’t have any clothes on.
c This enduing is the tangible evidence that God has come upon a person’s spirit.
2 What does the Holy Spirit look like when He clothes someone?
a We’ve talked about gifts (like prayer language as well as other phenomena), but this is not the only gift/manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
b I want you to know what the clothes of the Holy Spirit like, what kind of fashion He brings.
I Physical Manifestations of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
A Trembling or shaking under God’s power.
1 Jeremiah 5.22, we find trembling was a result of fear of simply being in His presence.
22 'Do you not fear Me?' declares the Lord. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it. Jer 5:22
a 10 Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.11 He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright , for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. Dan 10:10-11 (NASB)
b 16 I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us. Hab 3:16 (NASB)
2 Trembling also occurred when someone was delivered or healed (Mark 5.33.)
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. Mark 5:33 (NASB)
a The woman with the issue of blood trembled under the reality that she had been delivered from her illness.
b She was weak in the knees, blown her over with a feather kind of trembling.
3 Trembling also happened when they fell under the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.
a 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. Acts 24:25 (KJV)
b 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. Acts 9:5-6 (KJV),