THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
This is perhaps the manner in which church worship services will begin in the near future.
Can we please turn our tablet PC, iPad, cellphone, kindle Bibles to 1 Cor. 13:13.
And please switch on your Bluetooth if you would like to download the sermon..
Please have your credit and debit cards ready as we shall now take tithes and offerings.
You can log on to the church Wi-Fi using the password Lord909887.
Ushers circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers.
Those who prefer to make electronic funds transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church and those who prefer to use iPads are allowed to flip them open.
Those who prefer telephone banking are allowed to take out their mobile phones to transfer their contributions to the church bank account!
(The holy atmosphere is truly electric as the mobile phones , iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker!)
And it shall come to pass afterward, that 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:
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:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
AFTER Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven, then came the day of Pentecost.
Upon that day, all the disciples were gathered, and God sent the power of His Holy Spirit upon them.
Peter began to preach, and the disciples began to interpret Peter’s sermon into the languages of those gathered in Jerusalem.
Jewish people had gathered for the feast day from all parts of the then known world.
Peter introduced his sermon with the quote above from Joel 2:28.
May we, today, focus on the MAIN IMPORT of that introduction.
The PURPOSE of God sending His Holy Spirit in power,
The PURPOSE of “young men” having “visions,”
The PURPOSE of “old men” dreaming “dreams,”
Is to “PROPHESY”!!
THIS is the purpose of the church until Jesus comes again!
THIS is the purpose around which ALL our church plans and actions should revolve!
THIS is the purpose upon which Christians should center their lives.
To PROPHESY – Greek: propheteuo – meaning to speak under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit and to exercise the office of prophecy.
It means to bubble forth the “Good News” of Jesus’ salvation offered to ALL mankind!
Might I say that God’s Holy Spirit STILL INSPIRES Christian disciples to PROPHESY!
Are YOU focusing upon the PURPOSE?