Zechariah

Zechariah 12:10
The Lord Is Pouring It On

Pour On – means to overflow…to give out in abundance…to fall heavily like a downpour
a steady stream or flow…large numbers

 

(1) THE ANNOUNCEMENT
a. the announcement of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was made by the Lord in the OT and NT
– Prov 1:23…..Isaiah 44:3……..Joel 2:28-29
– The Lord said He would do it – Zech 12:10 & Acts 2:17

–  Nothing can stop the outpouring of the Holy Spirit

 

b. The announcement of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was made by Peter – Acts 2:1-21

– We need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our nation, church and community

 

(2) THE AVAILABILITY
– The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is available for everyone – Acts 2:17
– On all flesh – all nations…all people

– It is available to unbelievers and believers…..

– We have to desire it and want it – Revelation 3:20

– We must fast and pray for it

 

(3) ACTUAL TIME
–  The outpouring of the Holy Spirit will be poured out in the last days – Acts 2:17

1 Chronicles 12:32 – we must understand the times in which we are living

 

***The return of the lOrd is a promise – John 14:1-3
***Do not mock – 2 Peter 3:1-5a
***It will be a great and terrible day –
– Great for believers
– Terrible for unbelievers

– The signs of the times are evident and can be seen across the globe…..

 

(4) An Outpouring of the Holy Spirit Shakes Things Up – Acts 2:5-13 (v13) & Hebrews 12:25-26

– The religious opposed this experience

– The Lord wanted to shake things up

– The Outpouring Of The Holy Spirit Gave The Church An Outward Vision – Acts 1:8
– The church had gone inward
– The Salvation vs Discipleship War in the church today

 

What Comes Along With An Outpouring Of The Holy Spirit

(1) REFRESHMENT – Acts 3:19

– The refreshing of the lord is the presence of the lord

Definition – means to freshen, stimulate, to be given new strength and energy & inspiration
***we do not want a flood, but a steady stream of the Spirit

 

(2) YOU RECEIVE THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 2:1-4

– The enemy does not want people to receive this experience

– It is the pattern for the church to follow

 

Evidences Of Receiving The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8——power (miraculous power)…greater dedication (the word witness speaks of martyrdom) ….having a global outlook
speaking in tongues (power means greater ability…greater boldness to share our faith