Tongues, Visions, Dreams? by Duane Bemis

Tongues, Visions, Dreams?
Duane Bemis
(Acts 2)


Acts Chapter two is a well known account of the Day of Pentecost. We all know that there were 120 in attendance and they were in one accord and in one place. So let us begin this sermon with a prayer focusing on unity in the Spirit between you-the reader and me-the preacher.
"Father, come and touch us with Your truth. We do not want to hear from man but from Your Apostle Peter while he preached the very first sermon from the window of the upper room. Talk to us, lead us, and guide us in Your Biblical truth and help us to stay in unity to hear what the Spirit has to say to the church today. Come and be our teacher and touch us with Your power to be Your witnesses of Your great wonders. Amen"

To fully understand Acts Chapter two let us first look at a few verse in Acts Chapter one. Are you ready?

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." (Acts 1:4-5)NKJV

Dr. Luke wrote the book of Acts and he is the author of the Gospel of Luke. In this portion of Acts he tells the original band of disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Promise of the Father, which according to Dr. Luke is the Holy Spirit. Jesus also told us that the Promise is coming from the Father was going to be the Holy Spirit. So the entire company of followers, in Jerusalem, decided to wait for something that Dr. Luke has termed the Holy Spirit of God.
To give you a better understanding let us look at what Jesus said in the Gospel of John and then we will follow this with what Dr. Luke wrote in his Gospel.

John wrote: "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot re ...


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