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Should We Seek the Gift of the Holy Ghost Today?

Watch Should We Seek the Gift of the Holy Ghost Today?
November 8, 2019
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End of the Age with Irvin Baxter

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Should We Seek the Gift of the Holy Ghost Today?

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  • - Many Christians claim they speak in tongues,
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  • just like Christians did in the early church,
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  • is this possible?
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  • Should Christians seek for this gift
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  • or should they avoid it?
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  • We'll tell you what the Bible says on this edition
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  • of End of the Age.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • I wanna go to the prophecy in the book of Joel 2:28-29.
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  • Now this is the Old Testament but we're gonna find
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  • that this prophecy was fulfilled when people,
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  • the first day people spoke in tongues in the New Testament.
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  • Here's what the prophecy said.
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  • And it shall come to pass afterward
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  • that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh
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  • and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
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  • Your old men shall dream dreams,
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  • your young men shall see visions
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  • and upon the servants and upon the handmaid's,
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  • in those days will I pour out my spirit.
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  • So there it is, it's a prophecy in the Old Testament,
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  • given about 500 years before it actually occurred
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  • but foretelling that God would someday,
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  • pour his spirit out on the human race.
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  • Now I want to go to the new testament to the fulfillment.
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  • This is in Acts 2:1-4, Jesus one chapter prior
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  • to this had left the earth.
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  • He had led his disciples out to Bethany, he raised his hands
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  • and blessed them and then his feet left the ground
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  • and he was caught up into the sky.
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  • They watched him go.
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  • Now just before he went, he told them,
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  • don't leave Jerusalem until you are indued
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  • with power from on high.
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  • And then he said, after the Holy Ghost has come upon you,
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  • you shall receive power
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  • and you will be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem,
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  • Judea, Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
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  • So that's the last thing that Jesus said to His disciples.
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  • They obeyed him, he left and some seven days later,
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  • they continued in Jerusalem waiting for the promise
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  • that Jesus had told them would come to them.
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  • It happened in Acts 2:1.
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  • And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all
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  • with one accord in one place.
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  • And suddenly there came a sound from heaven
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  • as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled all the house
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  • where they were sitting and there appeared unto them,
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  • cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them.
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  • And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost
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  • and began to speak with other tongues
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  • as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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  • Well, when this happened on the day of Pentecost,
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  • the first time it was poured out, people came together
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  • and said, what in the world is going on here
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  • because as the people were speaking,
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  • in these other languages,
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  • there were visitors from all over the world in Jerusalem
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  • at that particular time
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  • because this was the Feast of Pentecost.
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  • This was one of the three big feast
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  • where Jews would gather to Jerusalem.
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  • It was the feast of Passover, the Feast of Pentecost
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  • and the Feast of Tabernacles.
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  • Well, this was the Feast of Pentecost.
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  • So since there were a lot of foreigners present, the news
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  • that something special was going on scattered
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  • through the streets of Jerusalem quickly.
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  • And so they all came running into this place.
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  • It was an upper room and in Acts 2:15-18 here's
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  • what happened, they were all making fun actually.
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  • They were saying all these people are acting drunk.
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  • They're speaking all these languages but yet they asked,
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  • how is it that these are all Galileans
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  • and yet we're hearing every person,
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  • talking in our own language?
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  • And there are many languages listed there,
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  • in Acts chapter 2 that people heard.
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  • So this was an incredible phenomenon.
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  • Well, in order to answer their inquiries,
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  • the apostle Peter stood up and here's what he says starting
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  • with verse 15 of chapter 2.
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  • For these are not drunken as you suppose seeing it is
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  • but the third hour of the day,
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  • it's only nine o'clock in the morning.
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  • We haven't even had time to get drunk yet
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  • but this is that which was spoken up by the prophet Joel.
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  • Now he's gonna refer back to the prophecy that we read
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  • to open the program, the prophet Joel and it shall come
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  • to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out
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  • of my spirit upon all flesh
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  • and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
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  • And your young men shall see visions
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  • and your old men shall dream dreams
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  • and on my servants and on my handmaidens,
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  • I will pour out in those days of my spirit
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  • and they shall prophesy.
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  • Now Peter said, you just now witnessed
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  • what Joel prophesied about in the Old Testament.
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  • - Never before had this happened,
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  • that God's Spirit would come on people
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  • and as they were under the influence
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  • of the Holy Ghost they would speak words
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  • that they didn't learn in school.
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  • And they would speak words
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  • that they themselves did not even understand.
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  • But they were speaking words that other foreigners
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  • that were there did understand.
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  • So I wanna delve into this further
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  • because some people say this is not for us today.
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  • Others say, oh, yes, it is for us today
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  • and I'll just let you know right up front.
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  • I have received this experience myself
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  • and believe me, it is for us today.
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  • Well, let's talk now about speaking in tongues,
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  • what is it all about?
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  • It is the sign of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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  • We don't have to guess about this.
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  • The Bible is our guide.
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  • Acts 10:44-48,
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  • the apostle Peter went to preach
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  • to the Gentiles for the first time.
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  • Now, up until then they had thought
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  • that they should not preach to anyone but Jews.
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  • And yet Peter had a supernatural experience.
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  • He saw a vision and God through His vision spoke to him
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  • and said, Peter, what I have cleansed,
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  • do not call common nor unclean.
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  • And there's three men at the gate waiting for you
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  • to tell you what I want you to do.
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  • Well, they were from this Gentile but the name of Cornelius
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  • and God had told them to come to Peter's house
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  • and take him to Cornelius and that Peter would give
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  • to Cornelius and his household the words of eternal life.
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  • Well, this was undeniable to Peter
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  • so he submitted himself, he buried his prejudices
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  • and submitted himself to what God told him to do.
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  • Now we pick up the account in Acts 10:44
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  • because Peter was now preaching
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  • to the Gentiles about the kingdom of God
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  • and about Jesus Christ.
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  • Well, in verse 44 it tells us while Peter yet,
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  • spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them
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  • which heard the word.
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  • And they of the the circumcision
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  • which believed were astonished as many as came with Peter
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  • because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift
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  • of the Holy Ghost.
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  • Now the Apostle Peter understood
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  • that he was going against all Jewish tradition
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  • by going down to preach to the Gentiles.
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  • So in order to start to sort of cover himself,
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  • he had taken several of the Jewish people with him
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  • so that they would witness what was going to happen.
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  • Well, when the Jews that were standing
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  • by saw the Holy Ghost falling on these Gentiles,
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  • they were amazed and it says in verse 46,
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  • for they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
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  • So here it tells us,
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  • that's the way they knew they had been baptized
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  • with the Holy Ghost.
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  • Just like on the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2,
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  • when they received the Holy Ghost they spake
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  • with other languages.
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  • Now here we are in chapter 10,
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  • the same thing is happening again,
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  • only this is the Gentiles this time,
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  • for they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
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  • That's the way they knew,
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  • they had received the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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  • Well, then answered Peter, can any man forbid water
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  • that these should not be baptized
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  • which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
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  • Because baptism was part of being born again
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  • and therefore, Peter said, now Wait a minute,
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  • these people received the Holy Ghost
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  • so they also need to be baptized.
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  • So in verse 48, he commanded them
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  • to be baptized in the name of the Lord,
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  • then prayed they him to tarry with them certain days.
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  • Wow, this is amazing things that are happening here.
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  • Now, there are some people that would offer objections.
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  • They say, tongues is only given
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  • to communicate the gospel to those of other languages
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  • because on the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2,
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  • the Bible says that the crowd that gathered in marveled
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  • that they were speaking the wonderful works of God.
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  • They were praising God, they were praising his creation
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  • and so from that they come to the conclusion
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  • that that's the only purpose that God caused these people
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  • to supernaturally speak these other languages.
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  • But is it true that the principal purpose
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  • of speaking in tongues is to communicate the gospel?
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  • We're gonna find from the Bible that is not true.
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  • I wanna take you now to 1 Corinthians 14:2-4.
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  • Now this is where the Apostle Paul,
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  • is teaching quite extensively on speaking with tongues.
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  • Here's what he said,
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  • for here that speaketh in an unknown tongue,
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  • speaketh not unto men but unto God.
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  • Now wait, wait, people say, oh, you're speaking in tongues
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  • so you can communicate the gospel to men.
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  • But here the Apostle Paul says, he
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  • that speaks in the unknown tongue speaks not unto men
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  • but do God for no man understandeth him.
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  • Howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries?
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  • But he that prophesies speaketh unto men to edification
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  • and exhortation and comfort.
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  • He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself
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  • but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
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  • So what's this mean?
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  • This word edify.
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  • To edify means to build up
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  • so when a person is praying in tongues,
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  • the Bible says no man understands him
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  • as a matter of fact, we'll learn later
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  • that a person doesn't even understand
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  • what they themselves are saying.
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  • This is a form of private prayer,
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  • private communication between an individual and God.
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  • The Bible says in another place that his spirit prayeth
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  • but his understanding is unfruitful.
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  • What could this be for a person
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  • to pray speaking words they don't understand
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  • but it says your spirit is praying?
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  • It's sort of like spirit to spirit prayer.
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  • God is a Spirit and as you're talking to him you don't know
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  • what you're saying but you're pouring out your soul.
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  • In another place, the Bible says
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  • that the Spirit maketh intercession for us
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  • with groanings that cannot be uttered for we do not know
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  • what we should pray for as we ought
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  • but the Spirit, it guides us and leads us in
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  • what we should do and how we should pray.
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  • So it's obvious from this passage that the argument
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  • that the Holy Ghost was only given
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  • to spread the gospel is simply not true.
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  • Here 1 Corinthians 14:2-4 explicitly prove that to us.
  • 00:16:34.080 --> 00:16:39.080
  • Well, the next question is
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  • so, is the whole, it goes for everyone?
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  • Maybe it's for some people to enjoy
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  • and maybe other people aren't supposed
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  • to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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  • Now, let's go to Acts 2:38-39.
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  • Now this was after Peter had preached to the people
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  • and they said, what must we do to be saved?
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  • When he preached to them
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  • that they had crucified their Messiah and so they said,
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  • what must we do to be saved in verse 37?
  • 00:17:10.280 --> 00:17:14.090
  • In verse 38, Peter said unto them,
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  • repent, be baptized, every one of you in the name
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  • of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins
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  • and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:17:27.100 --> 00:17:32.100
  • Now that's very similar to what happened in chapter 10.
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  • They received the Holy Ghost, Peter said
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  • to them be baptized but it says he commanded them
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  • to be baptized.
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  • So in the elements of salvation, there are three things,
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  • repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost
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  • and that's what the Apostle Peter says here in Acts 2:38.
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  • Let's review it again.
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  • Then Peter said to them, repent, be baptized every one
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  • of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission
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  • of sins, catch that?
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  • It is for the remission of sins.
  • 00:18:09.150 --> 00:18:11.080
  • The word remission comes from the word remit
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  • which means to pay
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  • so when you're baptized, that's payment for your sin.
  • 00:18:16.160 --> 00:18:20.210
  • The Bible says in Romans 6:3,
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  • as many are baptized into Christ,
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  • are baptized into his death.
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  • You and I owed the penalty of sin which is death.
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  • The wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:36.060
  • but Jesus didn't want you and me to die
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:38.260
  • so he said, I'm gonna go down and live a sinless life
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  • and yet I'll trick the devil into killing me anyway.
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  • And when he kills me I'll be able
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  • to be the substitute for all those
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  • who will have faith in me.
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  • As many as are baptized into Jesus Christ,
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  • are baptized into his death.
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  • Once you're baptized into is death,
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  • you don't owe the penalty anymore.
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  • And that's the reason the Bible says, repent
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  • and be baptized every one
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  • of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission.
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  • Remit, if you get a bill through the mail says please remit
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  • by the 10th, what do they want?
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:13.090
  • They want payment, right?
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:14.250
  • So be baptized for the remittance of your sin
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  • or payment for your sin.
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  • The payment you owe for your sin is death
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  • but Jesus loves you.
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  • He did not want you to die
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  • and so he said, I'll die in their place.
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  • All they have to do is to be buried in baptism in my name
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  • and then I gonna give them the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:36.120
  • Then Peter said this wonderful 39 verse,
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  • for the promise is unto you and to your children
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  • and all that are afar off, even as many
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  • as the Lord our God shall call.
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:50.000
  • This is not a promise for a select few, this is for you,
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  • for your children and all those that are yet unborn even
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:58.280
  • as many as the Lord our God shall call.
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:01.100
  • If God has called you, the wonderful, marvelous gift
  • 00:20:01.100 --> 00:20:06.100
  • of the Holy Ghost is for you.
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:09.250
  • Now, you may have wanted to receive the Holy Ghost
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:13.190
  • and perhaps you sought after it and you did not receive it
  • 00:20:13.190 --> 00:20:16.120
  • and so you concluded it was not for you.
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:19.220
  • Well, that may not be true
  • 00:20:19.220 --> 00:20:22.230
  • because sometimes people are told the wrong things,
  • 00:20:22.230 --> 00:20:26.280
  • about receiving the Holy Ghost and it hinders them.
  • 00:20:26.280 --> 00:20:29.220
  • The reason I know is because I had that experience myself.
  • 00:20:29.220 --> 00:20:34.000
  • As a young man I was the pastor's son
  • 00:20:34.000 --> 00:20:37.270
  • and I was 13 years of age by this time
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  • and I wanted the Holy Ghost
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:44.010
  • but I had sought for it many times
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  • and I didn't seem to be able to get and
  • 00:20:46.160 --> 00:20:49.000
  • to tell you the truth.
  • 00:20:49.000 --> 00:20:50.160
  • This may sound funny but I had reached the opinion
  • 00:20:50.160 --> 00:20:53.140
  • by the time when I was 13 I must just be too evil
  • 00:20:53.140 --> 00:20:56.130
  • to get the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:57.270
  • I had almost given up in frustration
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:21:00.260
  • but I'll never forget we had a revival come
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:03.190
  • to our church in Richmond, Indiana.
  • 00:21:03.190 --> 00:21:05.160
  • And all of a sudden people were just getting the Holy Ghost,
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.240
  • all over the place and I thought,
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:12.270
  • maybe I could receive the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:15.230
  • I'll tell what really helped me.
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:17.100
  • I had two buddies that I were really close to
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  • and a couple of nights before they received the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:21:20.150 --> 00:21:24.000
  • Well, I knew those guys, they were as mean as I was
  • 00:21:24.000 --> 00:21:27.060
  • and I thought, if they can get the Holy Ghost,
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:30.210
  • I can get the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:21:30.210 --> 00:21:32.150
  • So I'll never forget that night I went to church.
  • 00:21:32.150 --> 00:21:34.120
  • I think it was on a Wednesday night.
  • 00:21:34.120 --> 00:21:36.200
  • I was sitting there
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  • and the tears start running down my face.
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:39.250
  • I'm a 13 year old boy sitting about in the fifth row
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:41.290
  • of the church and something just,
  • 00:21:41.290 --> 00:21:45.010
  • I knew I was gonna receive the Holy Ghost that night.
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:48.120
  • That night the preacher said everybody that would like
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:51.100
  • to receive the Holy Ghost tonight come up
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  • and sit on the front row.
  • 00:21:53.190 --> 00:21:55.060
  • We were about, I think 13 of us or so went up there
  • 00:21:55.060 --> 00:21:57.180
  • and I was one of them.
  • 00:21:57.180 --> 00:21:59.010
  • And I remember he was preaching,
  • 00:21:59.010 --> 00:22:00.140
  • about receiving the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:01.190
  • I don't remember a thing he said,
  • 00:22:01.190 --> 00:22:03.060
  • all I remember is thinking, hurry up Brother Hinsley,
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:06.270
  • I'm gonna get the Holy Ghost tonight.
  • 00:22:08.040 --> 00:22:09.150
  • I was just anxious for him to get done.
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:11.210
  • Well, many other times I'd sought for the Holy Ghost
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:14.220
  • and it would come on me but I didn't know what it was.
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:17.120
  • I didn't understand how it worked.
  • 00:22:17.120 --> 00:22:19.030
  • I would actually have what the Bible calls stammering lips.
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:21.120
  • With stammering lips and another tongue (mumbles) people
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:24.150
  • and my lips would start going this way.
  • 00:22:24.150 --> 00:22:26.220
  • And I always tried to stop it
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:28.000
  • because I thought if I could stop it then
  • 00:22:28.000 --> 00:22:30.230
  • that must be me not God.
  • 00:22:30.230 --> 00:22:32.180
  • Well, how mistaken I was.
  • 00:22:32.180 --> 00:22:34.170
  • Actually the Holy Ghost was coming on me urging me
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:37.000
  • to obey it but I didn't know how,
  • 00:22:37.000 --> 00:22:40.020
  • I was totally ignorant about it.
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:42.040
  • Well, this particular night, Pastor Hinsley said to me,
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:47.040
  • Son, you can't speak two languages at the same time
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:51.040
  • and I'll never forget.
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:53.030
  • I just thought, I'm gonna just bust,
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:55.180
  • I'm gonna let this thing go.
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:22:57.080
  • And when I did, I remember, I don't know for sure
  • 00:22:57.080 --> 00:23:01.150
  • how long this took maybe two, three, four minutes,
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:03.220
  • I don't know but when I sort of came to myself,
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:08.000
  • I heard someone speaking in tongues over the PA system
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:11.150
  • of the church.
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:12.260
  • I guess they were so happy
  • 00:23:12.260 --> 00:23:14.120
  • that this mean preacher's kid was receiving the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:16.220
  • Someone put a microphone on my face
  • 00:23:16.220 --> 00:23:19.060
  • and there I was speaking in tongues
  • 00:23:19.060 --> 00:23:23.290
  • as the Spirit of God gave me the utterance.
  • 00:23:25.040 --> 00:23:26.190
  • I will never forget as long as I live
  • 00:23:26.190 --> 00:23:29.120
  • and I remember thinking, oh, I don't have
  • 00:23:30.140 --> 00:23:32.060
  • to worry about the bombs anymore.
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:33.150
  • I go on to bed so many nights
  • 00:23:33.150 --> 00:23:35.150
  • and said to the Lord, please don't let those Russian,
  • 00:23:35.150 --> 00:23:37.180
  • push those nuclear buttons tonight,
  • 00:23:37.180 --> 00:23:39.280
  • I'm not saved, I'm not ready.
  • 00:23:39.280 --> 00:23:42.030
  • Well, I've never had to worry about those bombs anymore.
  • 00:23:42.030 --> 00:23:46.050
  • But I learned something that night,
  • 00:23:46.050 --> 00:23:48.140
  • when I obeyed what was on me,
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:50.200
  • the Holy Ghost does not make people speak in tongues.
  • 00:23:50.200 --> 00:23:54.010
  • The Bible says in Acts 2:3-4 that they spake
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:58.110
  • as the Spirit gave them the utterance.
  • 00:23:58.110 --> 00:24:01.140
  • And so when it comes out
  • 00:24:01.140 --> 00:24:03.190
  • and matter of fact, I hope you'll remember that verse,
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:06.020
  • verse number 4, the Bible says they spake
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:08.160
  • with other tongues as the spirit gave the utterance.
  • 00:24:08.160 --> 00:24:11.020
  • Holy Ghost doesn't make you speak in tongues,
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:13.150
  • doesn't take a couple of vise grips
  • 00:24:13.150 --> 00:24:15.030
  • and hook them onto your jaws and make you move.
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:17.080
  • No, no, when it comes on you, you obey.
  • 00:24:17.080 --> 00:24:19.250
  • You by faith just speak at what God's come on you.
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:24.080
  • I had one other experience I wanna tell you about.
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:26.280
  • My wonderful mother, such a great woman of God,
  • 00:24:26.280 --> 00:24:30.270
  • she and her friend Sister McFarland went to Egypt
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:34.240
  • because over there
  • 00:24:34.240 --> 00:24:36.040
  • at the time our missionaries were not allowed
  • 00:24:36.040 --> 00:24:38.170
  • to touch women even to baptize them.
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:41.020
  • So they sent for mother and for Sister McFarland
  • 00:24:41.020 --> 00:24:44.210
  • to come over there and they went.
  • 00:24:44.210 --> 00:24:47.090
  • Well, they had about 30 women who wanted to be baptized
  • 00:24:47.090 --> 00:24:50.130
  • and they were baptizing this one particular lady
  • 00:24:50.130 --> 00:24:53.070
  • and when they baptized her the Egyptian women all around got
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:56.190
  • so excited because she was receiving the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:25:00.260
  • So they came over to get my mother
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:02.220
  • and they brought her back over across the building
  • 00:25:02.220 --> 00:25:05.260
  • to the baptismal and here this woman was standing
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:10.070
  • and when my mother walked up,
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:12.080
  • she was speaking perfect English
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:14.120
  • and she couldn't read or write Arabic.
  • 00:25:14.120 --> 00:25:16.160
  • She was very uneducated, she was an Arab lady
  • 00:25:16.160 --> 00:25:19.170
  • but couldn't read or write
  • 00:25:19.170 --> 00:25:21.120
  • and here she spoke perfect English.
  • 00:25:21.120 --> 00:25:23.250
  • She said, how beautiful is the sky my God,
  • 00:25:23.250 --> 00:25:27.110
  • how beautiful is the sky,
  • 00:25:28.070 --> 00:25:29.120
  • she praised the creation of the Lord.
  • 00:25:29.120 --> 00:25:32.180
  • And then she turned
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:34.010
  • to our missionary at the time Brother Sendra.
  • 00:25:34.010 --> 00:25:37.090
  • She said, stand up my servant, do not be afraid,
  • 00:25:37.090 --> 00:25:42.090
  • I will fight your battles.
  • 00:25:43.050 --> 00:25:45.040
  • He stood there and wept like a baby
  • 00:25:45.040 --> 00:25:48.240
  • because he knew God was speaking directly to him
  • 00:25:48.240 --> 00:25:53.100
  • through this little Arabic lady that couldn't even read
  • 00:25:53.100 --> 00:25:56.130
  • or write her own language.
  • 00:25:56.130 --> 00:25:58.270
  • When my mother got off the airplane a couple
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:26:01.160
  • of weeks later it looked like she had swallowed,
  • 00:26:01.160 --> 00:26:03.280
  • three 600 watt light bulbs after
  • 00:26:03.280 --> 00:26:07.010
  • that incredible supernatural experience.
  • 00:26:07.010 --> 00:26:10.190
  • So what am I telling you?
  • 00:26:10.190 --> 00:26:12.090
  • I'm telling you, the Holy Ghost is for you.
  • 00:26:12.090 --> 00:26:15.040
  • The promise is unto, your children, all that are afar off,
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:20.040
  • even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:24.230
  • (gentle music)
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