The Supernatural Power Of The Holy Spirit

So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah”… Those who believed what Peter said were baptised and added to the church that day-about 3,000 in all.”

Acts 2:36, 41

As we continue in week 2 of our “Supernatual”
message series, we remember the experience of Pentecost and the outpouring and Baptism of the Holy Spirit for the first disciples of Jesus, 40 days after the resurrection of Christ in around 30 AD. It was a Baptism of fire that brought joy and supernatural gifts to all believers. And the good news is that God has never withdrawn or diminished His Spirit or gifts since that day!
 
We remember and celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter and Helper, who was given to humanity to further extend the Kingdom of God, empower the believer and to reveal Jesus Christ to searching hearts. It is important that we see the Trinity in all its fullness and power and discover the person of the Holy Spirit through His mighty acts, as recorded throughout the inspired Word of God.
 

Yet, as with Peter and the disciples awaiting the gift of the Holy Spirit in the upper room in Jerusalem, it was not only a life changing experience. It was also a ministry defining moment. The Holy Spirit was finally given on the day of Pentecost in the form of tongues of fire. He empowered the disciples to live in all the fullness God had intended for them and even in areas of their lives that they didn’t even realize they had gifting in.

None more so than Peter the Apostle. Just a few months prior to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Peter, who had walked so closely with Jesus, denied he ever knew Him as Jesus was facing trial by the High Priest and Pharisees. Yet through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the same Peter boldly proclaimed the message of Christ and 3000 people were added to the faith in one day.

This message series, “Supernatural” is for all believers across the world, and especially for us today. In and of ourselves we can do nothing. Yet with the empowerment of the person of the Holy Spirit and the gifts He brings to the life of the believer, we can tell others and share the message of Salvation to the lost and liberty for those who are broken hearted.

Only when we are filled daily with the supernatural grace and power of the Holy Spirit can we fully accomplish the great work to which we are called!

 

On the grace journey together with you, Lynwood

Lynwood