Summary: It's time for the Church to take her rightful place in the world: Manifesting holiness, and truth, and integrity and the Power of almighty God. We must contend for the faith once delivered to the saints, and never settle for less than the full manifestati
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.
5 ¶ And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 ¶ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
On the day of Pentecost the Holy Ghost fell in the upper room and 120 men and women were filled with the Holyghost, as tongues of fire sat upon their heads they began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
You can’t box that kind of power up in a room, they couldn’t keep it to themselves, it was too big for that upper room.
As they began to make their way into the streets they were so overcome and so heavily under the influence of the Holyghost that they were speaking in tongues in the streets.
People came from everywhere to witness this visitation and manifestation from heaven.
As it was then, it is now and always will be (there are different types of people that show up when God moves) you have your skeptics, your doubters, your scoffers, your mockers, you have your fearful and your religious and self righteous.
But thank God mixed into that crowd, there are some that are hungry and thirsty, there are some that are looking for the real deal, and there are some that are tired of religion and tradition and they are ready to receive.
I used to expend a lot of energy on the doubters and the critical and the religious, trying to make them hungry, trying to convince them of the goodness of God.
Trying to get them to stretch out and reach for more and to become passionate for God.
Now at this stage of my life, my focus has been refined, and my assigned has been redesigned.
I’m here for the hungry and the thirsty.
I’m not going to try and force feed you, and I’m not going to try and run you down to get you blessed.
I’m going to preach the word of God, and put his power and his anointing within your reach and if you want it you’ll get it.
(I wish somebody would shout: I want it)
These men and women flooded the streets, and they were so under the power of the Holyghost that people began to mock them, and say: These men are full of new wine.
Peter answered their criticism by saying ( these men are not drunk as ye suppose)
In other words: This is not Jack Daniels, or Coors, or Bud light or Millers high life,
In other words, It’s not the kind of intoxication that you think
In other words: It’s not the kind of spirit you’re used to, You can’t get this out of a bottle.
Then Peter begins: 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:
All Flesh: This is not a Baptist thing, or a Methodist thing, or a Catholic thing, or even a Pentecostal thing, It’s a Spirit Thing.