Pentecost – What Do You Want
Good morning welcome back. It is good to see everyone. I am so excited for you. I am excited to see all God is going to do today. This is Pentecost Sunday and it’s a day to celebrate Holy Spirit. It’s a day to celebrate the birth of the church of Jesus. It’s a day to celebrate assembling together to worship the Lord.
Ove the past few weeks the Lord has had me preach and teach centered around a verse He spoke to my heart.
(Hos 10:12) Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
There is so much power on that verse right now. You could spend many days praying into it and studying it. I encourage you to dig in on verses the Lord gives you.
Why are you here? What do you want? Turn to Acts 2:1-4
They were there in the upper room praying together on purpose.
They were there to seek the Lord until He came in power.
Acts 1:4-8 Why were they there in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost?
Look at verse 8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
What is a witness? A witness is one who testifies about what they have both seen and heard. What had they seen and heard? They had been with Jesus. They saw Him die, saw Him buried and then He rose again from the dead. They saw Him ascend into heaven and heard the angels say this same Jesus will return in the same way. They saw Jesus heal the sick, raise the dead and drive out demons.
And Jesus told them they will have power when Holy Spirit comes upon them.
How many of you want power? Pray until He comes. They waited and prayed and then when the day of Pentecost arrived they received the gift of the Father. They were all baptized with Holy Spirit and fire.
They were looking for something. They were asking for something. What do you want from the Lord today?
What are you seeking?
Turn to Mark 10:46-52 New International Version (NIV)
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Lord is asking today. What do you want?
We have transitioned in to a new season. This is a time of revival. The Lord is looking for witnesses. The Lord is look for those who will sow righteousness so that they may reap the fruit of unfailing love.