Message by: Ps. Moses D.Ametepeh on Monday, 30th October,2017.
Acts 1:4-8, Luke 1:35, 2Cor. 1:20-22, Gal. 3:14.
Every heavenly minded christian must wait for the promises of the Holy spirit. Waiting is to stay at one place until a particular thing happens. Promise is to trust someone that you will definitely do something for them. The beginning of Christianity, Heaven and being like the Lord Jesus is the Holy Spirit. As christians, our character and speech is the Holy spirit. So if one becomes a christian and the speech or Character hasn’t changed, then that person has not yet encounter the Holy Spirit. Our destiny and strength is the holy spirit. It’s the Holy spirit that will make me rapturable. We have a foundation,Heaven-like character and strength to overcome sin if we receive the promise of the Holy spirit and when he overshadows us. We are waiting for a promise greater than any in this world. If you aren’t able to withness about Christ, then it means you havn’t any strength. The Church was able to increase and grow when the Holy spirit came to dwell in the hearts of the disciples.
The Lord Jesus came in the form of the holy spirit (Luke 1:35); and that was the first fulfilment of the promise of the Holy spirit. So when Mary allowed herself to be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, she gave birth to GRACE which came to save the whole world. Praise the Lord! I pray that whatsoever promise of the Lord in your life will come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.
There is a greater promise there for you; very powerful and everlasting, let it come upon us in Jesus’ name. Sin will never decay you when the Holy spirit seals you for the rapture; there are some people who have been sealed by the Holy spirit and are waiting for the rapture. May we be part in Jesus’ name.
The Lord Jesus walked, spoke and grew in the Holy spirit (Matt.3:10,Luke12:49-53). You always remain uncomfortable when you don’t envangelise, pray and read the word of God if you have the promise upon you. And you will have issues with others because of the Holy spirit in you for you will be full of fire as they are in the flesh. When the Holy spirit comes upon you, your enemies will be many and friends will be few for your whole being, your bible and even where you step your foot is full of fire.(John16:7-13). If the Holy spirit truly lives in you, He will convicts you of sin and you won’t be able to sin. So if you are a christian who speaks in tongues and is still diving in sins, then the holy spirit isn’t yet in you.
Many churches are not able to preach the truth because the Holy spirit that convicts us of sin had long left them. He will leave you if you refuse to heed to his conviction of sin. The Lord wants to tell us so many things but our spirits aren’t in level with His. If your spirit is higher, the Lord will reveal His glory unto you even whiles you are asleep. Your dreams, thoughts and the things that you do shows where you are spiritually and the level of your spirit. So if you dream of eating, then it means your spirit is down.
The Lord will never hide anything from you when you have fellowship with the Holy spirit. He can even reveal to you your time of death, for I know some Christians whom the Lord reveals the time of their departure from here unto them because their spirits were high and in level with His. (John17:15-19; 20:19ff.) If the Holy spirit isn’t in you, you won’t believe anything for you’ll not have the spirit’s language to understand. You exceed limits and do what’s impossible in the sight of men when the Holy spirit comes upon you and you will have peace also. May the Lord opens the eyes of our understanding. (John 21:15-17).
The Lord Jesus told His disciples to wait for the promise in Jerusalem. And before that, Peter denied himself by ceasing to be a fisherman and professed of loving the Lord. So you have to deny yourself and wait for the promise of the Holy spirit for that’s the power(Acts 2:1-7). The disciples waited for 10 days before the pentecost day. The first promise that they had was the speaking of the tongues. This is where christians fail, they speak tongues, yet gossip, fornicate and commit all type of sin; if so then what type of tongues are they really speaking?
What identify men is language, so what identify you as a child of God is the language that you speak not just speaking in tongues, that’s a sign of the Holy spirit.
The disciples begun to speak other tongues, meaning that their tongues were changed from sin and fleshly speaking unto Heavenly and God’s language. With this, they started speaking against sin; that’s repentance. So if you are speaking in tongues and are in sin, put a stop to it! We gossip and speak immorally with our own language. When the disciples are being deceived, they rather bless their deceivers than insulting them because they haven’t the tongues of insults. But what about you, do you insult and after speak in tongues?
You will preach Christ, His kingdom, Judgement and Hell when you have the Holy spirit. (Acts2:31-33, 36-41. The reason why many are not saved though we preach is that the same tongue we use to preach is being used to gossip and hasn’t changed.(Acts 2:17). The revelation of Christ is a prophecy so when you preach about His kingdom, then it means you are prophesying. One of the prophecy is the Lord speaking through you and the other is testifying about Christ. The vision and the dream is not all about seeing something but to identify the vision and mission of CHRIST. So in Christianity, your vision and mission is Heaven.
The Promise is in 3 folds
2. Vision and dreams
3. Holy spirit’s miracles.
I may not be able to elaborate on all but let’ first take Prophecy.
2Pet.1:21. When the Holy spirit baptises me, I will speak in the direction that He leads. So if I speak anyhow, it means there isn’t any power in my tongue. Many great men of God don’t like too much talking. When you want to talk, speak in the direction of the Holy spirit. The Lord Jesus kept mute when He was bombarded with questions. When your tongue is changed, you will speak of the mysteries of the Holy spirit. God can’t use you when you are a talkative. (Eph. 6:19-20,Col. 1:26-29;4:3-4). You will boldly speak when the Holy spirit is upon you. (Acts 4:1-4,12-13,17-20,31-34).
So the Promise is about the Holy spirit changing our tongue and giving us visions, dreams and wonders.(Matt. 12:34-37).
We speak against the Holy spirit by accepting that He lives in us yet dive in sins. Thus speaking in tongues and at the same time lying and gossiping.(Eph. 4:30-31). So be wary of your tongue. (Heb.6:4-6).
I pray for the promise of God for us all, take it in Christ Jesus’ name. May the Lord bless us all.