Sunday, October 15, 2017

Become a Child of God and a Witness

Edited Sermon as I took notes as our guest speaker ministered at our church.

Pastor Gamel from Egypt was our guest speaker.  Pastor Gamel thanked our church for supporting him as he and his wife work for the Orphanage established by Lillian Trasher; “Mother of the Nile.”  

 He reported that the young people in Egypt are on fire for our Lord Jesus, and God answers their prayers.  

Sharing the Word of God must be done in the power of the Holy Spirit.  You can’t do anything with out the Holy Spirit.  Continue to pray for lost souls as we share about Jesus.

John 1:11 He came onto his own and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, he gave the right to be children of God.”

Acts 1:8 tells us that you shall receive Power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be witnesses.  You are important because you can be a witness for Jesus.

There are two very important things prior to becoming a witness.
1.     Believe on Jesus and you shall become children of God.  You will be a child of God.

This is important because receiving Jesus will bring a change in you; bring you new direction, a new kingdom, and a new family of other Christians.

Jesus told the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit.  They were not to leave to go home - - No they were to stay in the upper room and wait, until they received.  

They did not know what to expect, but when the Holy Spirit came with a mighty rushing wind, filling the house and tongues of fire were on each person, they discovered this was a new and mighty experience.  They were all filled with Holy Spirit boldness to be witnesses and to do the works of Jesus.

2.     It is important for you to receive the Holy Spirit as this is the power.

The question is:  Have you received Jesus Christ into your life?
If you have not accepted Jesus, know that today is the day of Salvation.  When you receive Jesus Christ, you become a child of God.  God is your new Father.  When you pray, God listens. You can come boldly into his presence because you are his child.  You are sons and daughters of the Most High God.  He is willing to shed upon you the blessed Holy Spirit and to grant you power to witness.  He has promised you this power to BE.

It is really great to be sons of God, and it is really wonderful to be used of the Holy Spirit. 

God used not just prophets of old, but God desires to use you to share the Gospel.  He will give you the words to say.  You will know the words are from him and will cut to the heart of the listener.  

What is in God’s mind?  He reveals His secrets to you and shares with you.  We can not afford to be absent of the Holy Spirit.  He gives us power and boldness.  How can this be? 

Each of us can experience the Holy Spirit, and He can be in each of us all at the same time, because He is spirit.

Many people have received our Lord Jesus Christ, but fail to enter into the fullness of God’s blessing.

Now the question is; “Have you received the Holy Spirit since you have believed?”

We need to ask God for the Holy Spirit and He is ready to give to you.
Heed his call – come and receive for the promise is for you.

Reminder:  First become a child of God by accepting Jesus into your life. Next ask and receive the Holy Spirit.

There is more God offers as you receive His Holy Spirit.  He has gifts available to you as you move in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor asked those who desire more to come forward and many came to receive.

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