Sunday February 9th, 2020 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Acts 1 & 2
"And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, 'which,' He said, 'you have heard from Me.'" (Acts 1:4) NKJVWait on the Holy Spirit, He will teach you the right thing, help you in your daily life, and comfort you in your pain.
1. Why Should You Wait?
- Jesus taught that you should wait.
- When you wait, you allow God to act on your behalf.
- Wait as in a twisting rope to strengthen it, as a time to construct, and as a time to gather together and look eagerly for what is to come.
"And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, 'which,' He said, 'you have heard from Me.'" (Acts 1:4)
2. What Do You Wait For?
- You wait for the Holy Spirit.
- You wait for powerful reinforcement from the Holy Spirit.
- You wait for the time to construct.
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
3. How Should You Wait?
- Wait in one accord, in unity.
- Wait on the Lord in prayer and supplication.
- Wait as you gather together.
"These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty)." Acts 1:14-15
4. What Happens When You Wait
- The Holy Spirit empowers you.
"And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:4)
- The Holy Spirit reveals His plan to you.
"And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved." (Acts 2:21)
- The Holy Spirit uses you to change people.
"Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Men and brethren, what shall we do?'" (Acts 2:37)
- The Holy Spirit teaches you what to say.
"Then Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" (Acts 2:38)
- The Holy Spirit gives you direction.
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." (Acts 2:46-47)