Sunday, May 27, 2012

Life Changes

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Psalms 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.

Pastor Jerry was ministering on this Pentecost Sunday. I share with you gleanings from his message, “Life Changes, Changes in the Church.”

As an illustration, he held up some pretty wind chimes. Although they were lovely, they were of no use until he turned on a small fan that caused them to make a musical sound.

The Wind of the Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus and His salvation from sin. The gentle breeze of the Holy Spirit brings hope and intercession for us.

Where we are dry and barren, The Holy Spirit sends rain and brings refreshment to our soul.

After the resurrection of Jesus, there was a period of 50 days before the Hebrew celebration of the Harvest. This festival was observed by many nations and they would meet in Jerusalem for the gala event.

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was outpoured and tongues of fire set on all those who were in the house seeking God.

Some left the upper room and went out into the streets telling of Jesus resurrection.

The crowds spoke out questioning, “What is this that we see and hear that these unlearned men are speaking in our own languages the wonderful works of God?”

Peter began to explain and as the people heard and believed they also were filled with the Holy Spirit. That day there were 3000 souls born into the Kingdom.

Our universe is so large, and with our microscopes and telescopes we are discovering only a partial view of this world. There is a minute invisible world that we cannot see with our naked eye.

We can barely understand all that God has done for us and is still doing in His Church.

The Holy Spirit is the driving force for good, even in the fellowship time and in the crafts that the ladies make, because there is a purpose even in these events.

Pastor mentioned he and his wife attended our local fair, and the rides went up and down, or around and around but actually got no where. He suggested that we do not want to get in a rut always doing something the same way and getting no-where, but we need to be able to move when God opens new doors.

It is time to meditate, and to listen with a renewed vision to an action with power of the Holy Spirit.

Today we are in need of the Spiritual Gifts that are included with the Holy Spirit Baptism of power.

Let us ask and be willing to receive.

This post has been linked with Michelle;s Hear it on Sunday Use it on Monday.


Diane Ronzino said...

Hazel, what an encouraging word this is. Oh, how we need The Holy Spirit - more and more and more."It is time to meditate, and to listen with a renewed vision to an action with power of the Holy Spirit." Amen and Amen!

kd sullivan said...

I love the windchime analogy. I will take it with me! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

And I loved the carnival ride. God, protect me from pointless busyness that sends me round and round, and up and down!

caryjo said...

Not much more I can say re: this ministry/teaching... AMEN!! So very truthful. AND needful in our present-day cultural viewpoints. Makes me shudder.