An Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 (vs 17-18)
Definition of the words Pour Out: abundance, overflowing and a gusher. This is not a drip or a drop and is a picture of discovering oil.
*** An outpouring of the Holy Spirit will come as believers pray – PAGA prayer…….
PAGA prayer is hitting the bullseye every time – 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
a. Praying in tongues occurs when you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2
b. The baptism of the Holy Spirit happens after you are saved
c. Speaking in tongues bring strength to the believer – – 1 Cor 14:4 & Jude 20
D. Speaking in tongues is a sign to the unbeliever – 1 Cor 14:22
– Sign – speaks of pointing to the One who is making the sign happen
(1) PRAYING IN TONGUES DEFEATS THE ENEMY – 1 Corinthians 13:1
– This is why the lord commanded the disciples to stay in the upper room – Luke 24:48-49
– The enemy does not understand what we are praying in our heavenly language and it makes him angry….
Tongues can be a real language – 1 Cor 13:1 & Acts 2
Tongues can be a heavenly language – 1 Cor 14:1-5 (speak mysteries)
– Praying in tongues bypasses the mind and the enemy – 1 Cor 14:15-17
– But not everyone will speak in tongues – 1 Cor 12:30 & 1 Cor 14:39 – everyone who desires to speak in tongues will speak in tongues and the tongues in 1 Cor 12 are public tongues and interpretation of tongues…
(2) PRAYING IN TONGUES IS GOD PRAYING THROUGH THE BELIEVER – ROMANS 8:26-28
– The Holy Spirit is God
– He prays a perfect prayer through the believer because to is a perfect prayer
– It is hitting the bullseye and the will of God every time…
– We are praying for everything we need to pray for – Trust the Lord – Prov 3:5-6
– All things then work together of good – Romans 8:28
(3) PRAYING IN TONGUES IS ONE OF THE EVIDENCES OF AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 1:8
– Acts 2:1-4…….Acts 10:44-46…….Acts 19:1-7
– OTHER EVIDENCES OF RECEIVING THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT…….
(1) POWER – dunamis/dynamite/explosive power
– Lay hands on the sick/cast out demons/heal the oppressed
(2) GREAT DEDICATION –
witnesses – we get the English word Martyr here.
– A great dedication to the lord to the point of giving up your life from him
(3) HAVE A HEART FOR EVANGELISM –
– In the U.S and overseas…
– The mission field is everywhere
(4) HAVE A GREATER ABILITY TO PRAY AND PRAISE
Power – This word also means to have a greater ability to pray and praise. We can pray in tongues and also in our native tongue which is English…