Up until this point, Jesus did not do any miracles publicly.
I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ – John 1:33 NKJV
- John 2 when Jesus turned water into wine was the first miracle. The guests commented that the best wine was saved for last.
- Wine is another picture of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit saved the best for last. God always does things in increasing glory because He is an ever increasing God.
- The person of the Holy Spirit can create the joy of the Lord, which is your strength. It is far more intoxicating than the wine of this world.
- The Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives is similar to Jesus’ – to save us, not to condemn us. It’s not a fault-finding relationship. Jesus is our qualification for all the blessings.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. – John 3:16-17 NKJV
The living water can be drawn from Jesus:
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? – John 4:10-11 NKJV
The Holy Spirit is a well of water. As it stirs, it stirs our faith. It satisfies whatever longing we have in our hearts.
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:13-14 NKJV
- The Holy Spirit is alive on the inside, a well that will never run dry.
- When you stir yourself up by praying in the spirit, this is the power for miracles to happen. This living water causes things to happen in the physical realm.
For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. – John 5:4 NKJV
In John 6, Jesus declares that He is the bread of life.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” – John 7:37-38 NKJV
- A very personal invitation: let him
- Whatever you’re going through, whatever thirst, come to Him.
- On that great day of the feast = the feast of tabernacles – memorializes how Jesus provided for them in the wilderness
- The Holy Spirit provides that living water for us in our life
- Water from the pool of Siloam is dumped while reciting this verse, a prophecy about Jesus:
With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! – Isaiah 12:3 NLT
- Siloam means sent. It is a picture of the Sent One, Jesus.
- As you stir yourself up and have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, your life becomes a missile.
In John 20, Jesus points to the Cross (their born again experience) and says receive the Holy Spirit.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit:
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” – Luke 24:49 NKJV
We have the Holy Spirit within, a spring. The Holy Spirit upon them, saturating them. Pentecost = 50
The Holy Spirit gave them utterance, speaking in other tongues as a manifestation. There may have been earthly and heavenly language.
When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost it has been poured out ever since. The first outpouring continued to pour.
Peter stands up to explain
All flesh = not just to Israelites. Even for children…there’s no junior Holy Spirit. Even for lolos and lolas. Even for maidservants = standing in life does not matter.
In Acts 19, Paul laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
In Acts 8, the Holy Spirit also fell upon them by laying on of hands and they spoke in tongues.
In Acts 10 – Cornelius’ household, the Holy Spirit falls on them.
God hears the cry of our hearts. If we want more, He will lead us to more.
To pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit doesn’t take you over, but He helps you. By faith, speak the words the Holy Spirit is giving you. It’s something you get to discover. It’s part of your inheritance as a Believer and it’s a wonderful gift.
1. When we pray in tongues, it’s our spirit, not our head, that prays
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. – I Corinthians 14:14 NKJV
2. We edify ourselves, builds us up. Restored or repaired, because we are the building of the Holy Spirit.
We get to pray out our future perfectly in the spirit.
The requirement is just being a Believer of Jesus. Just ask the Holy Spirit, yield to Him and open your mouth and speak by faith