IT'S NOT ABOUT ME OR YOU. IT'S ABOUT WHAT JESUS ORIGINALLY CALLED AND COMMISSIONED US TO DO.
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
Should be our Pentecost themed scriptures not Acts JUST 📜2:1-4📜.
For years we've emphasized our focus on the idea how Pentecost is the miraculous event where we celebrate and commemorate the impartation and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. By which group of believers received power from on high which resulted in a revival in a small upper room leading those devout men speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave utterance.
But I would suggest that our focus should not be on what we received on Pentecost but instead WHAT WAS THE 💥POWER💥 FOR?
The Lord did not pour out His Spirit on that glorious day for PERSONAL BENEFIT, for SELF EXALTATION for PERSONAL GLORY. He poured out His Spirit so that His followers could and would be enabled to be effective and powerful witnesses to cultures and generations about God's power to save, deliver and set captives free.
So please take into consideration as we celebrate a defining moment that shifted the dynamics of how the Church fulfilled the Great Commission, it is our responsibility as BELIEVERS, FOLLOWERS and MEMBERS of the Body of Jesus Christ to heed to the conviction, "LORD, WHAT AM I CALLED TO USE YOUR POWER FOR?" 🤔
- How can I use your power to share the good news?
- How can I use your power to teach others about the call of God on their lives.
- How can I use your power to bring healing to the sick and life to the dead man or woman.
I implore you brothers and sisters do not allow your shout and dance to end without acknowledging and accepting the conviction of being a witness to this generation of men and women who need to hear us speaking praises to God in a way they can understand.
💥PENTECOST💥 IS NOT ABOUT ME OR YOU. IT'S ABOUT THE LORD RESOURCING US WITH THE ABILITY TO BE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE IN ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD WITH THE DIVINE SOLUTION AVAILBLE WITH AND THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
LET US CELEBRATE SOBERLY, INTELLIGENTLY AND CONSCIOUS OF WHY POWER WAS GIVEN.