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The Significance of the Day of Pentecost – Acts 2

Many Christians are bogged down between Calvary and Pentecost. They have been to Calvary
for Pardon, but they have not been to Pentecost for Power.

Bethlehem means God with us.
Calvary means God for us.
But Pentecost means God in us.

What can the Holy Spirit do for us today?

 Holy Spirit Exposes my sinful condition (Acts 2:37)

 Holy Spirit seeks to EXPEL all sin from my life; Sanctifier (1 Peter 1:2)

 Holy Spirit Exalts the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:26)

 Holy Spirit is the EDUCATOR and ENLIGHTENER (John 14:26)

 Holy Spirit EMPOWERS me live victoriously (Eph 5:18ff)

 Holy Spirit ENCOURAGES me (Acts 9:31)

The Holy Spirit has been described in many ways.

He is like a breath that blows away the dust and makes everything clean.
He is like refreshing cool water to a parched throat.
He is like a cleansing bush fire that burns away all the thick undergrowth
so that something new can rise out of the ashes.
He is like a potter who starts with an odd-shaped lump and moulds and
shapes it into something beautiful.
He is like a renovator who uses what is already there and strengthens,
refreshes and revitalises what’s there.
He is like a loving spouse whispering into an ear reassurances of love and
support.
He is like a parent guiding and helping a confused child.
He is like a tour guide who points us in the right direction to see things
that we would otherwise have missed.
He is that gentle tap on the shoulder that makes us realise, "Hey, that’s
me that needs a new beginning and new direction."
He is that fierce shaking that wakes us up; reminds us that there is more
to life than earning money, relentlessly pushing ourselves until we are
tired, stressed and depressed.

Here is a prayer that you can I can pray to invoke the Presence and Power
of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Till all this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

Amen.

Yours in Christ
Pastor. Benjamin Devadason

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