18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Month: December 2013
Ephesians 5:18 Encouragement
Continuing in Faith – It’s over! We’ve come to the end of this Advent season with the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind us. Now the journey begins…the FAITH journey. It’s not a journey to be taken lightly. We will surely walk through some dark valleys as well as have glorious mountain top experiences. But … Read More
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 Encouragement
Baptism in water is an outward representation of inward realities. In Biblical symbolism, water represents inner cleansing (Ephesians 5:26, Hebrews 10:22,) and spiritual rebirth (John 3:5,). Water baptism is an act of faith in which we testify, both to God and to the world, that the person we were before is dead and buried, and … Read More
33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
Acts 2:33 Encouragement
Jesus Christ is Alive & Pouring The risen King is alive and pouring. We see Jesus filled the believers with the gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. This gift was not just meant for the early believers, but for all those who live in these last days. The gift of the Holy Spirit … Read More
17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Acts 2:4 Encouragement
As the scripture says, all were filled, not just the Apostles. The Holy Spirit could now come into the hearts and lives of all Believers to abide permanently. They began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled or equipped them. This act was not initiated by them, but initiated by the Holy Spirit. … Read More
Acts 1:5-8 Encouragement
Your Healing will Witness- In this passage Jesus gives us a promise that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. There are two questions that need to be answered once reading this: How do we receive the Holy Spirit? What does that power mean for our lives? Answer one: One … Read More