Oct 24, 2017

Drawing Us Back

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God reaches out to man to draw man to Himself into the union of oneness (John 17:22-26).  The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son to then draw the world through the Son back to the Father.  The Incarnation, Pentecost, and the Church all have this end in view.  “God was in Christ

Aug 30, 2017

Neither Male Nor Female

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The human family is male and female.  Both were made in the divine likeness (Gen 1:27).  Both fell.  God desired to rescue both.  The purpose of redemption is to restore the divine likeness, so of necessity, women are recipients and full participants in that.  Both men and women received the Spirit at Pentecost and prophesied. 

Jun 3, 2017

The Church’s Grand Opening

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The Church had its grand opening at Pentecost.  Its opening was not about marketing but about launching an earth-wide mission.  It is about the beginning of New Israel, where Jew and Gentile together would become the one new chosen people, who are chosen to be lights and evangels to those who sit in darkness.  It

May 21, 2016

Drawn To The Father

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Trinity Sunday:  The Father sent His Son, and then, through the exalted Son poured out His Spirit on the day of Pentecost, so that He might draw the world back to the Father through the Son and the Spirit.  This drawing through the Spirit and the Son is our salvation and redemption.  The whole Trinity is

May 14, 2016

Filled With The Spirit

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“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” Acts 2:4 (NRSV).  Fourteen different ethnic groups heard good news in their own particular dialect without the aid of an interpreter.  This was a sign to unbelievers that made them believers (I Co

May 13, 2016

The Coming Kingdom

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Before the ascension, the disciples were ready for Jesus to restore the Kingdom to Israel immediately.  Jesus reminded them that restoration was in the realm of God’s timing.  Yet, they were about to experience the true power and authority of the Kingdom in the outpoured Spirit.  While we pray, “Thy Kingdom come,” we are to

Jan 26, 2016

Touched by Heaven

By |Jan 26, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Incarnation, Life, New Creation, Pentecost, Renewal, Spirit|0 Comments

Jesus came by incarnation as Emmanuel to restore His creation and creatures with the life of Heaven.  After He ascended, He gave the baptismal pouring of His Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:4, 33).  This means that we have available to us the very Spirit of the One who came from Heaven.   We need the

May 24, 2015

In The Power Of The Spirit

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Following Jesus’ baptism He entered His ministry in the power of the Spirit.  Following Pentecost the disciples, who had heretofore walked too much in their own strength, entered their ministry in the power of the Spirit.  The power of the Spirit is necessary for the mission of the church.  We as disciples must not even

May 23, 2015

“This Is That”

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At the first Pentecost, Peter said of the Spirit, “this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel.”  This is that: the age of the Spirit has arrived.  This is that: “I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within

May 22, 2015

The Day Before Pentecost

By |May 22, 2015|Christ, Devotionals, Pentecost, Perseverance, Prayer, Worship|0 Comments

The ninth day of the disciples’ prayer meeting continued, but yet the Holy Spirit had not come.  Have you ever been there waiting for a divine breakthrough?  Did it feel as if it would do no good to pray one more day?  Did you think about giving up?  Never give up!  Pray another day!  Wait