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Summary: Certainly "Power comes through Prayer," but the purpose of this message is to convey what was so powerful about "Peter’s message" on the day of Pentecost. Why would three thousand souls repent and come to Christ?

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A Prophet is Coming!

Moses was old and the Children of Israel were concerned with who was going to replace

him. The immediate answer would be Joshua. But Moses also mentioned that a "Prophet

would arise from among them." He was speaking of Christ.

(Deu 18:15) The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee,

of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

(Deu 18:18) I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,

and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall

command him.

The test of the Prophet?

How would the people know if the prophet was really a true prophet? The test would be

whether or not the prophets prophecy would come to pass.

(Deu 18:22) When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not,

nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath

spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

The punishment of a false Prophet?

What if the prophet’s prophesy did not come to pass and the prophet was a "false

prophet?" He was to be put to death.

(Deu 18:20) But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I

have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even

that prophet shall die.

Jesus: Are you that Prophet?

The people in the day of Christ were awaiting "That Prophet" to come. They first asked

John, "Are the that prophet prophesied by Moses?" John said, no, but he was the

forerunner of "That Prophet."

Then they asked Christ, "Are you That Prophet?"

(John 6:14) Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is

of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

Show us a sign?

If Christ was indeed that prophet, they wanted him to prove it by showing them a sign for

that was the test of the prophet.

(Mat 16:1) The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that

he would show them a sign from heaven.

(Mat 16:4) A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no

sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Jesus is that Prophet.

The sign that Christ gave to them was simply this, (and herein is the message) "Kill Me!

...and in three days I will arise again from the dead." That was the sign of Jonah. As he

was in the belly of the whale for three days, so must the Son of Man be in the heart of the

earth. He also mentioned that the Temple would be destroyed and in three days, He would

raise it up again!

The prophecy of Christ came to pass upon his resurrection proving beyond any doubt that

he was the Christ! The Prophet’s prophesy had come to pass! No wonder Peter’s message

had such an impact on the Day of Pentecost!

(Acts 2:32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

(Acts 2:36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that

same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Application:

How do people know that you are for real?


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