Fire of God

by Vince Finnegan on May 27, 2007
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Notes:

Acts 2:1 Day of Pentecost had fully come which had been planned thousands of years before, when God had Moses include the three feasts of the Lord Unleavened Bread, Weeks (Pentecost), and Tabernacles.

Acts 2:2 Wind and spirit had been connected before, in Ezekiel 37 and John 3.

Acts 2:3 The fire of God happened in Genesis 15:17&18 when God cut the covenant with Abraham, Leviticus 9:22-24 when Aaron gave sacrifice to dedicate the tabernacle, 1 Kings 18:36-39 when Elijah prayed, and 2 Chronicles 7:1-5 at the dedication of the temple. The sacrifice of the perfect, sinless lamb was presented to God in the holy of holies and was accepted once and for all.

Acts 2:4 Provides the great key to how the spirit works with us. They began to speak, and the spirit gave them utterance. The proof of the acceptance of God was the spirit, and the proof of the spirit was speaking in tongues. Acts 10 was proof the Gentiles were accepted and in Acts 19, proof these men received also.

Acts 2:5 The word "living" should be translated "dwelling" because many people had come in for the great feast of Pentecost. Later, the Apostle Paul would go to most of these places and speak about the Kingdom.

Acts 2:17-21 Quoted from Joel 2 and shows that this day was the beginning of the end times. What they experienced then represented the start of the end.

Acts 2:22 The preaching of Peter was the first time the resurrection of Christ was included in the witness and has remained central ever since.

Acts 2:37 The message pierced their hearts, as it does today when a soul wants to hear the truth.

The spirit of truth, the holy spirit, changed everything for the believer. From this time on, the believer is enabled to be just like Christ.



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