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CLP Talk 9: Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
Transcript of CLP Talk 9: Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
the Holy Spirit What the bible says about
the Holy Spirit Desire God's Gifts Ezekiel's time
- people were enmeshed in sin and spiritual lifelessnesss The same Holy Spirit
was given by Jesus Claim God's Promise (Luke 11:9-13) God wants us to have this new life!!! Not a second baptism (for Catholics), but a release of the power of the Holy Spirit Some Important Points! God Loves YOU! Ez 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ez 36:27
And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. a new nature power to serve Galatians 5:16-23: Talks about the fruits of the Spirit But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” What's in store for tonight? Commitment to Christ People will pray over us Prayer Session Jesus is the baptizer Different things will happen to different people Receiving God's Gifts You know what you need. Ask for it. God is offering you various gifts (1 Cor 12:4-11) Right attitude personal concerns, etc. Wisdom
Interpretation of Tongues Relax
Don't be afraid
Don't be concerned about your response to the Spirit's prompting
Don't entertain thoughts that you might look or sound foolish
We won't laugh at you Receiving the Gift of Tongues Tongues is a gift of Praise Yield to the Gift Do not be analyzing the sounds or focusing on the experience.
Just focus on the Lord and offer Him your utterance as prayers of praise.
Resist the temptation to think that it is just you and not the Holy Spirit forming the sounds. desire + ask + cooperate After you have asked to be baptized in the Holy Spirit
Ask for the gift of tongues. Yield to the leading and prompting of the Spirit.
Begin by just praising God in your own words.
Then start speaking out in tongues. If necessary, begin by uttering meaningless sounds (e.g., la-la-la).
The Holy Spirit will form these sounds into tongues. After being prayed over Continue to pray maintain prayerful atmosphere Accept His Gifts Some more reminders Be aware that Satan will tempt you to doubt Different people have different experiences