Era of the Holy Spirit 2

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  • Story of an Indian Pastor preaching in the Philippines.
  • Era of the Holy Spirit 2

    1. 1. Era of the Holy Spirit 2 Maywald Jesudass
    2. 2. Former Rain
    3. 3. Former Rain – The New Heart <ul><li>Former Rain: is a farming terminology </li></ul><ul><li>It helps in preparing the field … sowing seeds … in germination process </li></ul><ul><li>Its a season of rains </li></ul><ul><li>These rains are not very heavy </li></ul>Former Rain is for Personal Spiritual Growth. Growing in Christ. Receiving the Fruit of the Spirit.
    4. 4. Former Rain Experience Holy Spirit our Teacher <ul><li>“ He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” </li></ul><ul><li>John 14 : 26 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the major roles of the Holy Spirit is to Teach. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ All things’ would include fundamental beliefs and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit removes doubts ... Answers deep rooted questions and allows the truth to lighten our path. </li></ul><ul><li>He removes forgetfulness and brings to our memory the message(s) that is most needed for the hour. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>In general, what is the class size in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>20 – 25 – 30 – 35 – 40 students? </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit Teaches us ... </li></ul><ul><li>One </li></ul><ul><li>on </li></ul><ul><li>One </li></ul><ul><li>He teaches us eternal things </li></ul><ul><li>To walk His walk </li></ul><ul><li>To Talk His talk </li></ul><ul><li>Trains us to Teach. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Former Rain Experience Holy Spirit our Guide <ul><li>“ Howbeit when he, </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” </li></ul><ul><li>John 16 : 13 </li></ul>Are you stuck??
    7. 7. <ul><li>Is the role of a Teacher different from a Guide? </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide gives directions </li></ul><ul><li>He walks the road with you </li></ul><ul><li>He removes those gray areas ... Those border line issues that are confusing </li></ul><ul><li>We are able to clearly discern the right from the wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>If we choose, He will keep us in the truth and take us to the destination </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit will shield us from the constant attack of false teachers and prophets. </li></ul><ul><li>These winds of doctrine will also pass by. We will stand tall . </li></ul>
    8. 8. Former Rain Experience Holy Spirit Convicts us <ul><li>“ When he is come, he will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” </li></ul><ul><li>John 16 : 8 </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>The Holy Spirit Convicts us of sin </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit enables us to recognize sin within our culture and in simple harmless routines. </li></ul><ul><li>An old man told me “The Holy Spirit brings to my memory sins of my childhood and youth ... Sins that I have not confessed and received forgiveness for.” </li></ul><ul><li>His holy flame purges us of all unrighteousness making us an acceptable sacrifice. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>The Holy Spirit convicts us of His Judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>He often reminds me that judgment is not a future event </li></ul><ul><li>My case in the heavenly courts can come up today </li></ul><ul><li>That I need to live a consistent Christian life </li></ul><ul><li>That judgment is something I need not be afraid ... Its a process through which Jesus makes a claim for my eternity. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Former Rain Experience Holy Spirit our Helper “ And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” John 14: 16
    12. 12. <ul><li>This verse is rendered differently ... Comforter ... Friend ... Helper </li></ul><ul><li>In this busy world a Helper is someone you cannot do without </li></ul><ul><li>He makes our life complete and comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>David says, “God is my Helper” Ps. 54: 4 </li></ul><ul><li>He seems to have befriended the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike Jesus (who ascended to His heavenly Father), the Holy Spirit is to abide with us forever ... With us and in us. </li></ul>Abiding with each other: The Holy Spirit & Us
    13. 13. Former Rain Born Again Experience “ … no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.” John 3 : 5 Congratulation on your New Birth
    14. 14. Holy Spirit & New Creation <ul><li>Nicodemus could not comprehend the Born Again experience that Jesus referred to. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who are Born Again of the Spirit are like the WIND. </li></ul><ul><li>In Luke 18 : 27 Jesus told the multitude </li></ul><ul><li>“ The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” </li></ul>The Old becoming New is a Miracle. It can only be done by Jesus.
    15. 15. Latter Rain
    16. 16. Latter Rain – Harvesting the Fields <ul><li>It’s a farming terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Latter Rain prepares the fields for harvest … it effects the size of the grain / fruit, the plant (60 – 80 – 100 fold) … helps in ripening of the field </li></ul><ul><li>Latter Rain equips & empowers one to be co-laborers with Heavenly agents to Finish His Work . </li></ul><ul><li>You receive Gifts of the Spirit. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Latter Rain – A Corporate Experience <ul><li>The Former Rain is a Personal experience – leading to recreation of individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>The Latter Rain is a Corporate experience – it falls upon groups of people. It is for the revival of the Church and for building His Kingdom. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Latter Rain Experience Baptism by Fire <ul><li>Words of John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>“ I baptize you with water … But after me will come one … He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3 : 11 </li></ul><ul><li>In Former Rain experience one is born of the Spirit. Here we are baptized by the Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Totally immersed ... Anointed by the Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit puts us on fire ... And like the fire, we touch everyone in our path for eternity. </li></ul>
    19. 19. G0 YE INTO ALL THE WORLD This Gospel shall be preached in ALL the world Purpose of Latter Rain ...
    20. 20. Latter Rain Experience Passionate Witness <ul><li>“ But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: </li></ul><ul><li>and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in </li></ul><ul><li>Jerusalem, </li></ul><ul><li>and in Samaria, </li></ul><ul><li>and unto the </li></ul><ul><li>uttermost part of the earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1 : 8 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Latter Rain – Empowers & Equips <ul><li>* You will receive POWER </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive a Mandate </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive the message to be given </li></ul><ul><li>You will receive Gifts as needed </li></ul><ul><li>(Your gifts depends on the needs). </li></ul><ul><li>* Heaven’s treasures are at our disposal when we are involved in doing His business. </li></ul>Unwrap your Gift. Use your Gift.
    22. 22. <ul><li>You will receive the opportunity in and authority over nations </li></ul><ul><li>I saw a minister praying in the Indian Railway Station. </li></ul><ul><li>He was new to town ... Was there coz God asked him to go. </li></ul><ul><li>He asked God to give him a place to stay, people to care for ... He asked for the entire city. </li></ul><ul><li>* God wants us to minister to People Groups, Cities and Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>* You will be His WITNESS … at home, in the neighborhood, city you live … unto the ends of your country and the earth. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Latter Rain Experience Powerful Church “ And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16: 17,18. “ And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.” Acts 6: 8
    24. 24. <ul><li>The Gospel is powerful ... It transforms harden hearts .... Brings healing of the mind and body ... Liberates from slavery ... It encounters powers of darkness as it reclaims people and places. </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever it is preached signs and wonders will FOLLOW if the messenger allows God’s power to flow through him / her. </li></ul><ul><li>For too long we have focused on false miracles and messengers. Let us not doubt the power of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>Remember, if fake exists then original has to be there (the ration might be huge. Like in the case of Elijah - 1 true prophet : 450 false prophets).
    25. 25. Latter Rain Experience Persecuted Church Stephen’s Vision “ But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Acts 7 : 55
    26. 26. <ul><li>A Praying ... Witnessing ... Growing Church is a persecuted Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Persecution helped in spreading the Gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>The persecuted triggered faith in the unbelieving onlookers. </li></ul>“ Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John 12:24
    27. 27. Receiving the Former & Latter Rain <ul><li>“ All we have to do is to keep the vessel clean and right side up and prepared for the reception of the heavenly rain, and keep praying, Let the latter rain come into my vessel.” </li></ul><ul><li>EGW, UL 283 </li></ul><ul><li>* It is time that we, Bible believing Christians, experience the Former and the Latter rain. </li></ul>
    28. 28. The Holy Spirit desires to lead you into this powerful transforming Former Rain experience and would like your Church / fellowship to be baptized by fire. Are you ready for this experience. Look out for Part III Receiving the Latter Rain

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