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Living the Spirit Filled Life (2 of 7)
Series: MAKING A LASTING IMPACT
Acts 1:4, 8
I want to invite your attention this morning to Acts, chapter one and then to Acts, chapter two.
You want your church to make a lasting impact, you want your life to make a lasting impact and you want your children to make a lasting impact on this world for Jesus Christ.
Today I want to continue with making a lasting impact through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Acts, chapter one and verse four, Jesus is on the Mount of Olives with His disciples. He has gathered there to give them their last instructions. He's about to ascend back to the heavenly Father.
Acts 1:4 (KJV) – "And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me."
They were to wait for the promise of the Father. There are over nine thousand promises in the Bible to the child of God, but only one promise is called "the promise of the Father." It's the promise that we are going to be talking about this morning.
Acts 1:8 –(KJV) – "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
The Bible tells us that Jesus ascended to Heaven, the disciples went back to the upper room, and one hundred and twenty believers waited before God in prayer for ten days.
Acts, chapter two, verse one tells us what happened after those ten days of prayer. It says, "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place, and suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing, mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues as a fire and it set upon each of them."
Now, notice what it says, "They were all filled with the Holy ...
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