Outpouring-of-the-holy-spirit - bible study in nigeria
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INTRODUCTION: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit is a key event in the history of man and of the church, because through it, the world was changed forever. We must understand that the outpouring of the Holy spirit is a fulfilment of prophecy, for centuries God has promised to pour out His spirit. Isaiah 44:3For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and stream on the dry ground; I will pour out my spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

Bible Text: Joel 2:28-30.

When God fulfils a prophecy, He is demonstrating the veracity of His word and fulfilment. Numbers 29:19God is not a man, that He should lie.Jer. 1:12 also says “Then said the Lord unto me, you have pen correctly, for am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.

On the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4) when this prophecy was fulfilled, many didn’t understand the implications.

OUTLINE

  1.  THE COMMISSIONING OF A NEW COVENANT

The outpouring of the Holy spirit at Pentecost was the inauguration of the New Covenant that had been ratified through the blood of Jesus Christ. Lk 22:20. We have been made partakers of this New Covenant. 2 Cor. 3:6  says “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. We are partakers of the promised spiritual deliverance and salvation by Christ from sin and from the power of Satan and the world. Joel 2:32.

2. BEING FILLED WITH THIS HOLY SPIRIT

The initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit took place on the day of Pentecost. But from that day the Holy Spirit came to indwell on earth as promised by Jesus. John 14:26 says “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

HOLY SPIRIT HELPS THE CHURCH

And with this outpouring of the Holy Spirit, it helps the church the following ways:

  1. As a helper, teacher, counsellor, advocate. John 14:20
  2. It helps convict us of sin and avoid sinful practices and conducts. Jn 16: 7-8.
  3. Experience the presence of God. 1 Cor 3:16.
  4. It is a source of Revelation, Wisdom and power. 1 Cor 2: 10-11.
  5. It guides us into all truth. John 16:13
  6. It bestows upon us spiritual gifts. 1 Cor 12: 7-11
  7. It is a seal in the lives of believers. Eph. I: 13
  8. It renews believer’s lives. Rom 8:10-11
  9. It sanctifies believers. Gal 5:16-21
  10. It enables believers to bear good fruit. Gal 5:22-25

 

Questions

What is the difference between spiritual outpouring and indwelling of the Spirit?

Message Source

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