The Holy Spirit Distinctive
Acts 1:4 5, &8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:12-18; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 2:43
The Holy Spirit distinctive in the believer makes him a unique person.
It was so important in the life of the disciples that Jesus Told them not to leave Jerusalem until they had receive the promise of the Father.
No other command was to be fulfilled until they received the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
This empowerment was for all of them.
It was to make them different than any others.
There was a Holy Spirit Distinctive.
What is that Holy Spirit Distinctive?
I. They are people of Promise-Expectant
They were to wait for the Gift of the Father
Spirit filled people have always been people of promise.
They believe all the promises of God because they have personally experienced the promise of the Father.
The Miraculous works of God are not abnormal or strange to people of promise.
It is not a struggle for them to believe in:
Laying on of Hands
Demonstrative expressions of Worship
Raising of Hands
Singing unto the Lord a New Song
II. They are people of Purpose –Obedient
A. Obedient to His Commands
1. Great Commission
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
2. Great Commandment
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
B. Obedient to His Voice.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall ...
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