The Lord spoke through the Apostle Peter the promises of the out pouring of the Holy Spirit as was prophesied through Joel in the end-times. And the beginning of the end-times is marked by Lord Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension. THESE ARE THOSE DAYS STILL!
“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off (Jews and Gentiles who are far from God and future descendant’s), as many as the Lord our God will call.”
But why isn’t the mighty out pouring of the Holy Spirit happening today on a grand scale like in the days of the Book of Acts? The Holy Spirit has revealed this: ‘We treat this prophesy of God as a future tense promise instead of receiving this promise today as it is intended by God the Father, proclaimed what we can have through the Lord Jesus Christ (John 13;14;16). Also sins, doubt and un-belief is another factor of hindering the Holy Spirit. We have strayed away from God and the results is laziness, complacency and lethargy, un-holy living which is rebellion against God. And the few who are living right are satisfied in just being saved, instead of pursuing a real, and active relationship with God continually, which is reflecting this real truth: that we have not truly died on the alter of Jesus Christ. We have not truly given all our hearts, all our mind, all our soul and all our body to God fully. We haven’t fully submitted under the authority of Jesus Christ as our Lord.’
The Book of Acts as we have reviewed in these past studies through the leading of the Holy Spirit shows us that it is more than a factual tale of faith to make us feel good. It is inspired through God the Holy Spirit showing us by example where our level of real active faith should be at today, and what we are supposed to be doing in this last day and hour in the full baptism of the Holy Spirit (Romans 10:17).
There is more to Christianity than what we are doing now. There is more to Christianity than just being saved, reading the Holy Word of God, communing with God our Father through the Lord Jesus Christ and going to church. There is more to Christianity than Being happy and clappy, justified through the blood of Jesus Christ and being more sanctified. And the Book of Acts should be a vital part of our spiritual food, for it truly shows us what faith looks like in action with a real close relationship with God our Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, empowered by the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised! Abba God our heavenly Father is looking for people who are not satisfied in just scratching the surface of salvation! But desiring to go deeper in Him! Desiring, hungering and thirsting for the fullness of God and His promises like we yearn for oxygen in the ocean depths!
When we continually feed our faith through the testimony of the Living Word of God, it should stir us up to action and infiltrate society with un-compromising holy truth in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the Author of Acts chapter 29, let Him finish it in this last generation through us! When will we get this revelation! When are we going to step out into the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit that’s available right now, where ever we are at physically! There has to be a start in order for the Holy Spirit to finish the work, so we can go home Halleluiah! “I praise You Lord my God that You still heal! You still deliver and set the captives free! You still are looking to and from upon all the earth for a people who has it together in Jesus Christ, and desires, hungers and thirsts for You Lord in this dry and weary land! You are still looking for a people for Yourself, whom You can use freely as Your holy instruments of righteousness in Your mighty hand for Your own good pleasure, and has not given up hope for all humanity, praise God!”
The New Testament church in the Book of Acts is the blue print of what church is supposed to be today, yet we have strayed away from that model and that’s why the church is the way it is, powerless! For example: society today rely only on the medical technology to heal and to prolong life because the church today is powerless. We need to repent and turn to the living God and get back to the very roots of our faith, and do what the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned us to do, and that is be the light of the world and salt of the earth! Go and preach this Gospel of Salvation, and to heal the sick, cleans the leper, raise the dead, cast out demon through the power of the Holy Spirit! To march right in boldly into the cancer houses under the unction of the Holy Spirit and proclaim liberty to the captives and heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases in the name of our Lord Jesus, as is promised to you and to those who are afar off as many as Jesus Christ will call. Many are called, but only a few are chosen. Meaning, only a few will choose to follow the Lord as His true devoted disciple in this way, His way!
This Nation of America and the world over needs to know Jesus Christ as Lord whom we know and proclaim. Knowing about Him and being content with that will not get anyone into Heaven! But knowing The Lord Jesus Christ will (Matthew 7:13-23). And how are they to know if we are not going out and representing Him as Lord, our holy, loving, merciful Healer, Redeemer, Savior and Messiah? All the promises of Pentecost, the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit is there for us to represent Jesus Christ as He is, accurately and without hypocrisy! He’s called us out to be His ambassador’s, Amen! Therefore the Lord Jesus asked this simple question when He was on this earth in the flesh and still is asking this question today:
“when the Son of Man (The Lord Jesus Christ) comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
Acts 28 (And These Promises Are For You)
Audio Length: 45:55
*Abba, Father God’s promises are activated in our lives because God cannot lie and He makes sure that all He promises comes to pass. For the righteous and the faithful: relationship, salvation, protection and power through His Holy Spirit. To the un-repented heathen and sinner: curse, destruction and the second death= eternal Hell fire (Galatians 6:7-9). Throughout the entire Book of Acts, the reoccurring promises of Jesus Christ rings forth from: Mark 16:15-18, is promised for all who actively abides in the Lord continually. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit will be activated once we have His anointing to do the works that Lord Jesus has done, when we go out and preach His Gospel of salvation, deliverance and redemption according to The Holy Book of Isaiah 61:1-3.
To be always ready, recognizing and seizing all opportunity as the Lord provides through every season and storms. To learn how to trust in God always in every situation and allowing the Holy Spirit to freely lead and guides us through His unction, even when we don’t understand why certain events happens that seems to be against God’s will. Being willing to learn as the Lord teaches us how to minister through cultural barriers through the wisdom and the power of God. To have fearless faith that the Apostle Paul had because He knew God and walk with Him closely. Therefore fearlessly letting the light of Jesus Christ shine through the darkness, being persuaded that God can and will do the impossible in us, through us and around us as His ambassadors who dare to believe as He draws all men unto Himself, to save a many as are willing and wanting to be saved through the only means to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. Even against the face of all kinds of opposition and rejection, regardless, to the point of death!
“To live is Christ, but to die is gain.”
So be of Good cheer, Praise the Lord! Because in the end of all, if we simply take courage now and not loose heart, He will say to us in that great day, “Well done My good and faithful servant…enter into My joy and rest.” And rest assured, the entire Word of God was written as a love letter from God Himself to all humanity. And the Book of Acts especially was written for His New Testament church today as our shining promise and example, to rebuke and correct. To edify and encourage. To stir up and equip us (His children, the born again believers and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ) for every good work. Do you want the Holy Spirit? Then ask and seek the Lord for Him until you know you have the fullness of God The Holy Spirit, because this promise is for you in this last generation.