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METRON 8-26-18 –’MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!: Discovering New Dimensions of the Holy Spirit in The Now’, Part III
I – “I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people…”
(Joel 2:28 – The Message)
II – “Then it will come about at a later time that I will pour out my Spirit on every person.”
(Joel 2:28 – ISV)
III – “Then in those days I will pour My Spirit to all humanity; your children will boldly and prophetically speak the word of God. Your elders will dream dreams; your young warriors will see visions. No one will be left out. In those days I will offer My spirit to all servants, both male and female.”
(Joel 2:28, 29 – The Voice)
IV – “Now, at that time there were Jewish worshipers who had emigrated from many different lands to live in Jerusalem. When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language. Bewildered, they said to one another, “Aren’t these all Galileans? So how is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages? We are northeastern Iranians, northwestern Iranians, Elamites, and those from Mesopotamia, Judea, east central Turkey, the coastal areas of the Black Sea, Asia, north central Turkey, southern Turkey, Egypt, Libyans who are neighbors of Cyrene, visitors from all over the Roman Empire, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs. Yet we hear them speaking of God’s mighty wonders in our own dialects!” They all stood there, dumbfounded and astonished, saying to one another, “What is this phenomenon?” But others poked fun at them and said, “They’re just drunk on new wine.” Peter stood up with the eleven apostles and shouted to the crowd. “Listen carefully, my fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem. You need to clearly understand what’s happening here. These people are not drunk like you think they are, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. This is the fulfillment of what was prophesied through the prophet Joel, for God says: ‘This is what I will do in the last days—I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions,and your old men will experience dreams from God. The Holy Spirit will come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy.”
(Acts 2:5-18 – TPT)
V – Peter said to them, “You all know that it is against the Jewish laws for me to associate with or even visit the home of one who is not a Jew. Yet God has shown me that I should never view anyone as inferior or ritually unclean.
(Acts 10:28 – TPT)
VI – While Peter was speaking, the Holy Spirit cascaded over all those listening to his message. The Jewish brothers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on people who weren’t Jews, for they heard them speaking in supernaturally given languages and passionately praising God.
(Acts 10:44, 45 – TPT)
VII – “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” – Yoda