I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT
UPON ALL FLESH
Pastor Tim P. Blaisure – 01/15/23 – Morning Message
If you listen to people, you work with and those you come into contact each day with what will you hear them talking about most of the time?
Probably about their problems. Boasting about the fun they had last night. Complaining about the job, spouse, children, lack of money, climate, politics, mixed with all sorts of colorful words and then the gossip of the day.
How often do you hear someone talk about Jesus? What about doing good for someone else? When was the last time they talked about how awesome church service was? What about the coming of the Lord?
Are we so wrapped up in this life that we forget there is a heaven and a hell that when we die, we will face one or the other.
Some may even say I don’t believe there is a heaven and hell.
I would say to them, just because you may not believe something does not change the truth about it.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.
Joel 2:27-32 KJV
“And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.”
2 Corinthians 3:16-18
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
I. JESUS WAS FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
A. Jesus needed the Holy Spirit in order to start His ministry.
B. Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to overcome the tempter.
C. Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit throughout His ministry and through His death.
II. THE 120 WHO WERE IN THE UPPER ROOM WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“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.”
A. The disciples and early believers needed the Holy Spirit to minister to others.
B. The disciples and believers needed the Holy Spirit to overcome the temptations and tricks of the enemy.
C. The disciples and believers needed the Holy Spirit to face criticism in the midst of ministering to others about Jesus.
III. WE CAN BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:
Acts 2:16-21 NLT
“No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike— and they will prophesy. 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below— blood and fire and clouds of smoke. 20 The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. 21 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
A. We need the Holy Spirit to be effective in ministry today.
B. We need the complete filling and overflow of the Holy Spirit in our lives to bring revival and a great awakening to the power of God.
C. We need the Holy Spirit in the last days to reach our families, friends, enemies for our Lord Jesus.
If Jesus knew it was important for Him to be filled with the Holy Spirit and it was important for the disciples and early believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit then it is very important and necessary for us to be filled with the Holy Spirit in these last days.
Time is passing very fast and we need the Holy Spirit to lead us ,keep us, and instruct us in everything we do. Lives and eternity depend upon it.
Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior?
Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues?
In these last days we need the Holy Spirit more than ever before.