Friday, May 20, 2011

The “Fiftieth”

The “Fiftieth”
Day 14- May 14, 2011

CAA Seventh-day Adventist Church
Voice of Youth and Divine Service
Theme: Propesiya Tungo Sa Kaligtasan 
          (Prophecy Towards Salvation)

John 3:5 (Amplified Bible)
Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.

John 16:7 (Amplified Bible)
However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

John 14:16 (Amplified Bible)
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--

Joel 2:28 (Amplified Bible)
And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

How  can  we  know that  we  have  received the  Holy  Spirit?

The “Fiftieth” Experience

PENTECOST - meaning the “fiftieth”
           - also known as the “Feast of  Weeks” or “Feast of the First fruits/Harvest”
           - it commemorates the giving the law after their departure from Egypt.

Feast of the Passover-Good Friday
Feast of the Unleavened Bread-Black Saturday
Feast of the Harvest (1st day)-Easter Sunday

Feast of Weeks(7 full weeks feast)
Last day(50th Day)

 The  Pentecost  in Acts  2   is  the  most special  Pentecost!

They gathered in one place. (Acts 1:12; 2:1)
They earnestly prayed for ten days.
The Holy Spirit came in the form of a wind and a tongue of fire.
They started to speak in tongues.
Peter preached to the crowd.
Then, many new converts had been added to their number.

New  Total  Experience!

What could have they experienced with God at that time?
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.”
-ACTS 2:2,3

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”
- 1Corinthians 6:19

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

  • His POWER
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:”
-ACTS 2:17,18

“God calls not for the able, but for the available”

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self- discipline.

How much TIME do you give for God’s service?

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”
  •  Telling an
  •  Infinite
  •  Message of
  •  Eternity

  • His PLAN
“When they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?
-ACTS 2:17,18

Ephesians 1:5 NIV
He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—

Ephesians 1:6 NIV
 to the praise of His  glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One He loves.

John 14:17 KJV
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Guest Speaker: Bro. Josaphat Dingcol, Studying Theology at Adventist University of the Philippines and an active layman minister of Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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