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Windblown (3 of 13)
Evidences of the Spirit
May 2, 2010
TEXT: ACTS 2:1-16
Last week we looked at how to prepare for the Spirit being unleashed.
Today we are going to see what effect or evidence there is of the Holy Spirit.
PICTURES OF MISSISSIPPI TORNADO
I've entitled this message "Windblown."
Webster's defines "windblown" as
"Growing or shaped in a manner governed by the prevailing winds."
Whenever the Spirit of God is poured out on a people or place, there is some "growing" and "shaping."
As we look at the evidences of the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost, are there any likenesses that we might encounter, as well?
More than likely wind, fire, and speaking of known languages are abnormal.
However, some of these general evidences are not.
What can be expected when the Holy Spirit is unleashed on a congregation and when a church is operating within the realm of the Holy Spirit?
First, there will be a…
DISPLAY OF THE SUPERNATURAL
And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?" …And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
Acts 2:6-8, 12
Some years ago in Life magazine, there appeared a full-page picture of the devastation wrought by a mid-western tornado. In the centre of the picture was a telephone pole with a straw driven through it. It seemed incredible.
How could a flimsy straw be thrust through a rugged, seasoned telephone pole?
The answer: The straw, which has no power of its own, was totally empowered by the awesome force of the tornado to penetrate the pole.
In our text we see these people from all over that part of the world coming to Jerusalem for the festival of ...
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