Wind Warning in Effect (2 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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Wind Warning in Effect (2 of 13)
Prerequisites for Revival
Series: Unleashed
Jeff Lynn
Acts 1:12-26
April 25, 2010

TEXT: Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-2

INTRODUCTION

Whenever the National Weather Service issues a wind advisory or a wind warning, they are communicating that unusually high winds are expected that could have a powerful effect.

Boaters are warned to stay off the water.

You are encouraged to secure certain items that might get blown away.

In fact, high winds are so normal down here that homeowners are required to have wind storm insurance

From what I understand, everyone down here has to have some type of cover for their windows in the case of a hurricane.

You've got to be prepared for high winds.

Talk about us waiting for the hurricane in The Woodlands.
We knew it was coming, so we prepared.

A few minutes ago we read where the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost sounded like a "mighty rushing wind."

Using that analogy, I would like to say that there is a possible "wind warning" in effect.

In the same way that we prepare ourselves for high winds, we also need to prepare ourselves for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit.

Now, granted, the Holy Spirit has already come as Christ promised, at Pentecost.
But, we are to continue to operate within the realm of the Spirit.
Would you not agree that the church of Jesus Christ is in desperate need of a Holy Spirit awakening and reviving?

There's a lot of religion…but little power.
There are a lot of people going to church…but little effect on the community
There are a lot of people who call themselves Christians…but there is little life change.

Again, while the text we have this morning is not prescriptive, there ARE some principles that we can see necessary for a mighty move of the Spirit of God, and elements that have been implemented prior to other Great Awakenings throughout history.

What's one of the first prerequisites?

OBEDIENCE

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