Acts 2:1-4 - When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord … and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire … and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Kingdom of God can only successfully invade the dominion of Satan when we are endued with power from on high. You must have spiritual power to advance the Kingdom.
How did they do it? Jesus warned the disciples of their need to wait and receive the power 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 20:49). As they met in the Upper Room for ten days, their only agenda was to pray and wait on God. They knew that they must have more. They were not leaving with anything less!
Holy Spirit brings the government of God. What is often overlooked is that the Acts 2 outpouring was what birthed the early church. Holy Spirit is more than a phenomenon of fire and wind or just a renewal movement - the Third Person of the Trinity invaded the Upper Room to establish the Kingdom of God!
Being baptized by the Holy Spirit was more than just speaking in tongues. The enemy has so religiously minimized this experience by convincing us that if we speak our five or ten words in tongues, then we have arrived. Unfortunately, often we still do not have apostolic power! Holy Spirit is not just tongues. In Acts 2:8-11, He brought a miracle of languages with over fifteen languages being heard by the crowds. People heard the testimony of Jesus, but in their own native tongue.
The Great Commission for souls was birthed. The wind and fire of the Spirit drew a huge crowd who then heard Peter preach his first sermon. This holy tornado of the Spirit yielded 3,000 souls that day. For the first time, Peter was endued with power and moved in apostolic authority with the power of the Holy Spirit backing his words. Signs and wonders followed the apostles and churches spread like wild fire (Acts 2:41-47).
You never have to advertise a fire!
Do you want to walk in this fullness of apostolic authority? When you speak, does the power of conviction pierce hearts? How do we get this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit? We must have an even greater desperation. Today, the Lord is calling for another Pentecost!
Imagine the power of Acts synergistically combined with the astonishing signs and wonders of Exodus! This is the hour we are approaching as we near the second coming of Christ. God is going to explode in an expression of power that we have never seen before! Are you desperate for a fresh baptism of fire from the Holy Spirit?