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"THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT"
Introduction: The first pages of history of the
First Century church, not a building or program but a
body of believers.
Now Jesus had promised to build his church.
I will build my church and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it." Matt 16:18
Also, Jesus had promised the coming of the Holy Spirit
"For he lies with you and shall be in you.”
John 14:16-17. Promised in Ch.1:5
With the Holy Spirit, both of these events came to
pass in Chapter 2
I. THE EVIDENCE OF THE SPIRIT'S COMING (v,,1-4)7
1. Fulfilled Prophecy
Verbal, prophecy/typical prophecy. Jesus'
birth (Isa. 7:14) Passover Lamb (Ex. 12:7 Both
equally important, equally necessary for tem to come
1) Feast of the Passover. Ex. 12
Jesus died on the exact day of Passover to
become the perfect Passover Lamb that was pictured in
2) Feast of First-fruits
Barley harvest Guarantee off the rest
of the crop). Two loaves of unleavened bread without
sin! Jesus arose exactly on this feast day to become
the first-fruits of all of us who would some day be
resurrected from the dead. a Cor. 15:W '
3) Feast of Harvest (Pentecost)
Wheat harvest. Two loaves baked with
leaven bread. Fifty days after Passover.
So in Jesus who sent the H.S. to be the first-fruits of
our inheritance of salvation in the H.S. dwelling in
us! The H.S. coming was not in response to their
prayer or meeting certain conditions. It was God's
sovereign timetable at work. It was the right day in
God's plan of redemptive history for the Spirit to be
poured out on all flesh and live in the believers.
2. Baptism of Holy Spirit. Filled the house,
so that they were completely enveloped, immersed, and
baptized by the breath of God. Blast of breath. No
wind but sound. Acts 1:5).
God does this to us.
2) An act of the Holy ...
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