4/9/16 This Is The Holy Spirit

“My brothers, King David is dead and buried, and we can visit his tomb to this day.  But he was not just Israel’s greatest king; he was also a prophet of God.  God promised David that one of his descendants would be the Messiah, and that the Messiah would be the true King of all the world, sitting on David’s throne to rule forever.  And David saw in a vision what he wrote in the Psalm, that the Messiah would not be left in death, nor would His body decay in the tomb.  Now, Jesus, our Messiah, has returned to Heaven and to His place of honor at the right hand of God the Father, and has given us the Holy Spirit, as He promised before He left this world.  It is the Holy Spirit who is speaking and acting through us now.  That is what you see, not drunkenness!  It was not King David himself who was taken up to Heaven and seated at the right hand of the God.  He himself wrote, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’  So spread the word to all of Israel that Jesus of Nazareth, whom you had crucified, was given to us by God as our Messiah!”  The people standing there listening to Peter are horrified.  “What have we done?” they cry out.  “What do we do now?  How can we fix this terrible evil that we have done?” people begin to ask.  Peter calls out to them, “Turn away from your desires to do sinful things.  Ask God’s forgiveness and turn your hearts to God instead of to the things of the world.  Then, be baptized in the Name of Jesus our Messiah, and you, too, will receive the Holy Spirit.  Jesus has promised that all who call upon His Name for forgiveness of their sins will be saved – you and your families and anyone anywhere in the world who turns to Him.”


Acts 2:29-39, Psalm 110:1


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