Summary: God is about to Give you a Second Wind
Acts Chapter 2:1-4,
2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all [a]with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Then there appeared to them [b]divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Most of us here is probably familiar with Acts Chapter 2:1-4,
The Holy Spirit comes and fills 120 hungry hearts, and tongues like fire, come and set down on top of every head.
They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
This is when the Church was empowered with supernatural power from on high.
The power of the Holy Spirit came on them, and in them.
It also did something else to them
It put them directly into the line of fire.
It put them on the enemies radar
And from that day on they experience extreme spiritual warfare.
This Church that had just started was put into the heat of the battle,
And they experienced great persecution.
So by the time they get to Acts Chapter 4.
They have been beaten up pretty good.
They had a few black eyes !!
They had been attacked.
They had been threatened
They had been trying to win people to the church
I am here to tell you this morning
Man I know how they feel amen
We as a church knows how they feel
Ever since we have been growing
We have been beaten up pretty good.
We have taken some hard knocks;
We have had the breath knocked out of us.
But I am hear to tell you this morning Don’t quit, don’t give up.
Don’t throw in the towel,
There’s a fresh wind about to start blowing.
We are about to get our Second wind.
We are about to get double for our trouble..
This morning I want us to look at how the early Church responded to their battles, and their warfare.
The Bible says, they assembled together and they prayed:
And we see in Act 4:29-30, what they prayed
29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
30 by stretching out Your hand to heal,
and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken;
and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
And When they had prayed
Do you see what happened right here?
When they Got together and prayed
That same wind that blew through that upper room in Acts Ch 2.
Was blowing again In Acts Ch 4.
They had been beaten down broke down
Peter and John had been arrested
The Name of Jesus had been Forbidden
They had been persecuted every time they turned around
But now God gave them a second wind
He gave them fresh fire
He gave them a double dose of the Holy Ghost
And if you will allow Him, He will do the same for you today
I am telling you as your pastor we need a second wind
anointing in this place
We have all heard the phrase: A Second Wind.
It is often experienced by a runners______ like me!
People who have run until they have reached the point of exhaustion.
And just before they catch that second wind most runners feel like their lungs are about to explode,
And every muscle in their bodies are on fire,
Everything in them is telling them to quit.
Then all of a sudden out of nowhere and without any explanation for it,
Comes to a sudden burst of energy and strength to keep running.
To keep fighting
To push through to the finish
I am here to tell someone this morning that He is sending a second wind,
A New Chapter Anointing to his people.
The Lord said that many of his people have reached the point of exhaustion.
But He is about to give new life
I know you have been lied on
I know you have been talked about
I know you have face persecution
The Bible says in Daniel 7:25
That in the last days the devil will speak great words against the most high and he will wear out the saints of the Most High.
Wear out means: