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Come on, let’s give the Lord of hand, clap in the house of God. Can you do that tonight? Amen, it’s good to see you on Wednesday night. We got a new year here, so go ahead and turn your neighbor and just tell him say: happy new year. Happy New Year – and I want to know how many of y’all blown your new your diet. Yet you have you blown that anybody else on the only person. There’S two of us right here. The charger blown our new year.. So we’ll try again after this after this, but up here, it’s good to have here in the house of God tonight. Owensboro Church My name is Pastor Brian Gibson and up at one of your first times welcome it’s an honor to have you here in the house and also it’s good to see all the Old, Faithful people that make River City Church happened. We appreciate you, we love you. It’S an honor to get to lead and serve, and I just believe this I believe the 2013 is going to be the greatest year. We’Ve ever had as a church body. Up to this point, it’s going to get better every day, somebody’s him into that. It’s going to be a great year and I’m just anticipating everything that God’s going to do as a matter of fact before the gear ever ever came around maybe it’s about a month ago in a worship service I could see in my heart. Owensboro Church I can’t even tell you how I saw it, but, but I just could see about the spirit of God, all the great things that we’re going to happen in 2013. I can tell what gods do in here swelling it’s becoming bigger. I can feel the anointing increasing just as a salt, in my spirit that God is going to begin to say people had another level and do things at another level, Owensboro Church and I heard the spirit of God tell me just to get ready or not that we needed To pray or the fast try to make it happen, but that we all to pray and fast to get in line with what he wants to do in Owensboro in 2013. So some of you home folk – I want to invite you through January at some point to do some fasting. Hey everybody say fasting. Alright, here’s what it means to fast what it means going too fast use the only eat fish sandwiches on Friday. That’S that’s! What a fast is it? Just? Not I’m teasing, that’s, not a fat, everybody. Look at your neighbors, that’s not a fast! That’S a fried fish sandwich is not a fast fast means. Thiswhat means is that you give up. You give up food and you don’t eat for a period of time, there’s something else in the Bible called a Daniel’s Fast and on a Daniel’s Fast. What Daniel did is Daniel Fast for 21 days and he didn’t eat any meat. He didn’t need any any Pleasant. Bread, no good bread and he didn’t drink any fruit of the vine. So what a Daniel Fast is it’s like water and vegetables and and just pretty much nothing good. If there’s anything good, don’t need it for be miserable every time you need for 21 days and that’s a Daniel Fast, Owensboro Church but I want to ask some people to think of something I’m going to fast, something I’m not going to eat some you all to try fasting For an entire day, some people never been 24 hours before without eating, and I sure you you can do it and instead of eating at the time, you would normally eat to get aside and you pray and you seek the face of God, and it will make You put you in a place where the spirit of God becomes more clear to you. The word of God becomes more alive to you and the plan of God for your life becomes reality. Unlike itsnever, been before fasting increase of spiritual power, get you in a place where you’re ready to do what God has called you to do so. Here’S what I want to know how how many of you in January will Fast something some of you. Maybe it’s a day some you may be at seven days. Alright, you got your hand up and let me say this.
I always hear this question when I talk about fasting Pastor, you’re, not supposed to tell anybody ever when you fast, the Bible says when you pray going to your closet. When you give don’t let your right hand know what your left does when you fast it says. Don’T be like the Pharisees who disfigure their faces, they put stuff on their faces to let everybody know it’s a holy day and they’re fasting. Jesus specifically tells us not to do that, but but he’s talking about an attitude of us being on the street and wanting everybody to think we’re righteous, but there’s a time in the New Testament were the apostles call the church together too fast. It’S my job as a spiritual leader to call us together as a church body too fast, and then you know when you go out to lunch with somebody whogoes to church with you or maybe you live with and you don’t eat they ask you are your fast. Are you fasting? I watch people try to do like spiritual somersaults when people ask him that question. Are you fasting another, don’t even know what to say it’s like it. You can tell him, you know they know where it’s January we’re fasting. Don’T don’t put a sign about it, but, but I mean know if I don’t eat for like 20 days, Jesse lives with me, she’s going to recognize that and if I tell her that I’m not being a Pharisee, I’m just letting her know what’s up so it So it’s going to be powerful. Let me see the Shore Hands of people who are going to do that. Alright, that that’s awesome. If you want to read on fasting, we saw you so so now, if you don’t, do it you’re a liar? Alright, just so, you know and Liars go to hell with the Book of Revelation, says that strong and if you hear something you can read you’re looking for some good reading on fasting, never read or study on fasting Jentezen Franklin’s got a great book. You can probably pick it up at any of the Christian book stores in town. It’S just fasting is what it’s called he’s written non-fasting great book pick it up, read it. Let’S do some fasting, you figure out how long you want to go, pray and talk to God. It’S going to be powerful, I want to pray, Owensboro Church I want us to pray together, corporately and then we’re going to we’re going to step into looking the end of the word of God tonight and I’m going to pick up a series I left off last time. Owensboro Church We were together on Wednesday night, let’s pray father in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I thank you for the people into the sound of my voice. I think you that you’re leading them, God in them a thank-you that you’re ministering to them and threw them Father and tonight I’ll pray that you would show them wonders things from your law. I pray Lord that we would have an encounter with the spirit of the Living God. The changes us lives us takes us to a whole another level in life. I pray that some people Lord, what would experience you in a new way tonight. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the church said, amen. Here’S what I was talking about for the last few nights when we got together. I’Ve been talking about the five most important things that I know. What are the things that I want? You to know I want you to bad. Owensboro Church I want you to have Bedrock knowledge on as a Believer as somebody who’s been sitting under the teaching of River City Church, and here are the five things that I want you to know. The first thing I want you to know is that Jesus is Lord. How many all think that’s an important thing for people to know. Jesus is Lord amen. Second thing is: I want you to know that the Bible is the word of God. We believe the Bible’s, the word of God. It is the only real source of Truth on the Earth today and that’s where we get everything we understand about God in the and the world. Third thing that I want you to know is that faith is the victory. Everybody say: faith is the victory man operating in living in walking in faith is what brings Victory to our lives. The for thing that I want you to know is that the holy spirit is in the now. That means he’s here right now and he’s active in his present in all of our Lives started talking about this, the last Wednesday night we were together and I want to pick it up again tonight. The holy spirit is the third person of the trinity the. Trinity is three in one father, son Holy Spirit, one and purpose, one from the foundation of the world 1 and plan on the earth. It’S the Trinity, father son, Holy Spirit. Now a lot of us came out of backgrounds where we talked a lot about the father and the son, but very little about the Holy Spirit. Maybe he was only mentioned from time to time. Anybody come out of a church background like that, for the Holy Spirit. Didn’t give it as much air time as the other parts of the godhead hey and so for me, the Holy Spirit became like kind of a mystery, and I remember being a kid and the old King James version doesn’t say holy spirit. You’Ll know what it says. Don’T youHoly Ghost and any when you say it like that in the mind of a kid and kind of becomes kind of creepy and I can even remember walking into church upstairs, I’m from Providence Kentucky had an old school style, beautiful church. But if you got upstairs and some of those old churches by yourself how many know they can get just a little bit creepy, especially if it was dark of his afternoon – and I remember walking up there and I can distinctly remember that phrase Holy Ghost going through My head, that’s like, should I be scared of what’s in the church, and I just don’t know it’s about her fact. Interpretation should have been holy spirit, because whenever the 1611 language was written, ghost didn’t mean to the common public. Something like Casper didn’t mean something like a hunting or something paranormal. What ghost meant was the spirit of a person, the Holy Spirit.
Here’S, what I want you to know church is the holy spirit. Is here right now and the Holy Spirit wants to lead. You guide, you help, you take you into anything that God want you to have in your life The Holy Spirits here to coach you into that. The holy spirit is your greatest friend asset and coats on the earth. Somebody say Amen to that. We need the holy spirit, amen, church, amen, we need the Holy Spirit, he is so important and we need to understand the holy spirit is matter of fact. Jesus right now has ascended into heaven. Bible says the Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the father, so the father is in heaven. Jesus is at his right hand in in heaven right now. Do you know what part of the godhead is here on the Earth right now to help everyone of us the Holy Spirit? Doesn’T make sense that we would we would study and learn and try to figure out what the holy spirit is doing on the Earth today. Owensboro Church But so many people are in a predicament kinda like you can find an Acts. Chapter 19 feel the Bible on you tonight. Owensboro Church Go and open it up to Acts. Owensboro ChurchChapter 19, and I want to show you where the Apostle Paul found a group of people who were in a predicament where they didn’t understand. The Holy Spirit. Hadn’t been around the Holy Spirit, had no instruction about the spirit of God and when the Apostle showed up, he fixed that acts, chapter 19 and verse 1 and whenever you get there tonight, go ahead and say: haha Acts 19 and verse 1. I think it’s on the screen behind me right now: here’s how it reads and it happened while Apollo’s was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper regions came to Ephesus and finding some disciples he said to them. Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed so they said to him? We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit and he said to them into what then were youbaptize. So they said into John’s baptism, then Paul said John and be baptized with a baptism of repentance same to the people that they should believe on him. Who would come after him, that is on the Christ when they heard this? They were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. So these guys hear what Paul says they received the gospel and then they’re baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. How many y’all think they’re Christians now come on help me out some trick: question Paul preach to him. They said yes to the gospel and then they were baptized. Everybody say: they’re saved Folk okay. So then he says this. He ate says this verse 5 when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus verse 6 and when pull it laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Now the men were about twelve. In all so here’s what happens. Paul shows up, finds a group of Believers, and he says this to him. Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believe they looked at him and they said we didn’t even know there was such a thing as the holy spirit? Will we don’t have this kind of teaching? We don’t know? What’S up and soap all starts to disarm these people don’t have the whole story. The whole book of Acts Bible gospel, take the message around the world kind of story that he starts prying into their lives. Tell me what what what were you baptized into and they were baptized into John’s baptism. Owensboro Church John came John. Owensboro Church The Baptist preach a baptism of repentance repent believe that the kingdom of God is, is here and you’re going to be baptized for the remission of your sins. So so Paul says they need the rest of the story and he preached to them Jesus and then they heard the gospel and they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and for most of us that’s the end of the story. You know what I mean in the modern Church, most of the modern Church. They stop right there and they never talk about the rest of the story, but the Apostle Paul after these people were baptized. He said, there’s something else. You need and that’s what he was asking about in the first place he said. Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believe just look at your neighbor and ask them this say: have you received the Holy Spirit since you believe, can you ask him that tonight come on somebody ask somebody that have you received the Holy Spirit since you believe It’S a question good enough for the Apostle Paul it all to be good enough for us and they hadn’t in so he baptized them in after that he laid hands on them and here’s the deal every person receives a measure of the Holy Spirit. The moment they are born again, how have y’all received Jesus have been baptized in the Jesus Christ of Nazareth out there have you, the Bible, teaches now that you are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. You can boldly say I’m the Temple of the Holy Spirit. He even as the temple in the middle of Jerusalem, what’s the temple of God. Now today that you’ve received Christ, you are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. That’S good news in the church spirit of God is in me. Somebody say I’m the Temple of the Holy Spirit call say: God lives in me. He dwells in me. He walks in Me. Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world in Jesus name, so cat the Holy Spirit. The moment somebody gets saved, the spirit of God comes into the inside of them spirit of God. If you read through the through the Old Testament New Testament, the symbol is water. So it’s just like this. Whenever you get save water comes in you, it’s like taking a drink, Owensboro Church but how many you know that taking a drink of water is different than absolutely being baptized in water. Make sense it’s one thing to get a drink of water. It’S another thing to get totally dunked in water. So now the thing to walk into a shower with clothes on when you walk out, you are dripping, wet, see their two experiences with the holy spirit that are available to every believer on the face of the Earth. One is getting saved in the spirit of God in you. The second is allowing the spirit of God to come upon you in baptismal measure, it’s different, there’s a power, that’s what Paul was after. Have you received the Holy Spirit since you have believed, or have you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit? The second experience with the Holy Spirit, here’s the deal. We need the spirit of God in our lives and there’s something that I’ve discerned, something that I’ve seen as I’ve been to the church been around Christians. You cannot replace the spirit of God with anything else, it’s impossible to replace the spirit of God with anything else. Now the watched it I’ve been in church as I’ve been around places, Owensboro Church I get to try, I’m a student of church culture and I’ll go when some Churches. They have all the same gadgets, all the cool stuff, all the great programs they got. Kids ministry Galore they’ve got up while you name it, the greatest musicians, lights, camera, action, video, but but there’s just something missing in the midst of the assembly and, what’s often missing, is that second experience that baptism with the holy spirit Spirit baptism is important. It’S powerful and we still need it in our churches. In America today somebody say Amen to that.
We need it come on. Let’S give the Lord a hand, clamp for God’s power. Intermix Jesus himself is an example of multiple experiences, with the spirit of God. It’S interesting Jesus had he was God, but he came and he didn’t just operate his God on the earth. He was fully God fully. Man buddy operated as a man anointed by the spirit of God in much of his ministry died, as God was fully God. Don’T misunderstand what I’m saying, but he operated as a man unnoted by the spirit Acts. Chapter 10, verse 38 says this: how God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power to go about doing good healing all those who are oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. Everybody say how God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirits Empower interesting, verse Acts chapter 10, verse 38. It says that God, Anointed God With God, is really what it says: Owensboro Church God and on the Jesus, with the Holy Spirit and power and there’s something you need to know about. Jesus first thing is the Jesus was born of the spirit of God. He was born of the spirit of God: Mary had a child, not with the band, but Mary had a child. She was overshadowed by the spirit of God Jesus. It is not Joseph son. Jesus is Mary’s son and he’s child of the holy spirit, so he was born of the spirit you know. Every person needs to be born of the spirit. Jesus was born of the spirit of God. Second thing: you’ll look in Luke, chapter 3 Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. He comes out Luke chapter 3, John, the Baptist baptizing people. He in the Jordan River just turn over there with me for a moment. Luke chapter 3 want to show you this in the word of God: Matthew, Mark Luke Book of Luke, chapter 3 and about verse 21 Loop 321 to got your Bible and in your they’re saying hun and I Loop 321 alright feel real. There look 321! It’S on the board: here’s what it says when all the people were baptized, it came to pass. The Jesus also was baptized and while he prayed the heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove upon him and a voice came from heaven. With said you are my beloved Son in you, I’m well pleased. So Jesus has been baptized in the Jordan River John’s there. Owensboro Church There people there all the sudden there’s this Divine manifestation and the spirit of God descend Upon. Jesus like a dove. Thunders from Heaven says this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Jesus was been baptized in the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit came upon him for Ministry interesting. You can’t find anywhere in the gospels where Jesus worked, a miracle prayer to being baptized. This baptism in the spirit of God. Coming upon him. That’S why I asked Tim says how God and on the Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power to go about doing good healing all those oppressed of the devil, for God is with him. Is anybody follow me out there so now Jesus enters into his ministry? Do you look over in Luke chapter 4? This is whenever Jesus said he comes out and he says the spirit of the Lord is upon me and that’s when the fireworks start going off in the book of Acts, not just when he was born of the spirit. As a baby, but after the spirit of God Came Upon him, he starts opening blind eyes. Owensboro Church He starts closing deaf ears to hear again, he starts closing the lame to walk. He turns the water into wine. Owensboro Church He starts working miracles, how God and on the Jesus, with the Holy Spirit and with power to go about doing good and healing all those oppressed of the devil, for God was with him. Owensboro Church Do you know what the Holy Spirit enables you to do in life? If you let him come upon you in a baptismal measure, he allows you to go about doing good healing all those oppressed of the devil, for God will then be with you, hey man, that’s what the spirit of God comes to the church, to do the spirit Of God comes to the church to enable us to be a witness of the Gospel to the world, and it enables us to heal and the help broken people. That’S what the anointing, in the spirit of God is here to do. That’S why we’re talking about and preaching about the spirit of God cuz we don’t just want to minister in our flesh. We don’t just want to minister natural, whenever you’re ministering to people and in a natural. Since that’s all you have, is you, but if you’ll allow the spirit of God to come upon you in a supernatural way, God can use you in flow through you wilder than you ever imagined turn over to John chapter 20, John chapter 20. So we see Jesus. He is born of the spirit of God in the spirit of God.
Comes upon him I’ll, show you how the early church was born of the spirit of God and also the spirit of God, Came Upon them. Matthew, Mark Luke and John go to John chapter 20. Luke John chapter 20 just want to teach him stuff, so you know things. You know, why believe what you believe? John chapter 20, let me set the stage for you for one moment: here’s what happens. Jesus has already came to the Earth ministered and he’s died. He was placed in a tomb and now he’s resurrected, so he’s resurrected and he’s showing himself alive on the earth to his followers. But this is before his Ascension John chapter 20 and will start reading in about verse, 19 West Surrey to 1920 19. Here’S what it says, then, the same day at evening being the first day of the week when the doors were shut, where the disciples were symbol for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them. Peace be with you when he said this: he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord, so Jesus said to them again: peace to you as the father of sent me. I also send you and when he said this, he breathed on them and said to them receive the holy spirit. Owensboro Church So here’s the deal Jesus he shows up super naturally they’re, all freaked out there hiding in a room and suddenly Jesus walks through a wall. It is what it says it in one of the Renditions and and how many will be comforting of Jesus just walk through the wall if you’re having a bad day, I’d like to have that visitation sometime, I use never walk through wall for me, but I’m looking Forward to it, if you ever dusk, nobody walks to the wall and freeze on them, and he just blows on them. You know: don’t ever make fun of a preacher that blows on people when he prays for them. Jesus was a preacher that blue on people when he prayed for them, and he blows on me, says this received the Holy Spirit. How many all think the people in that room received the Holy Spirit? If Jesus blows only and says received the Holy Spirit, you received the Holy Spirit. Don’T you huh? Okay, so they’ve received the Holy Spirit, but this is just the first experience. They’Re born again, Jesus went to heaven he’s paid for their sins comes back. The Holy Spirit comes in them they’re. Owensboro Church The Temple of the Holy Spirit now turn over to Luke. Chapter 24, verse, 49 I’ll show you I’m teaching and I not preaching so stay with me. I’Ll show you the last thing Jesus said before he ascended into heaven. This is one of the last things he says, and he says this to a group of people he’s already blown on and says received the Holy Spirit, Matthew Mark Luke and John Luke 24, and we’ll look at about will start in verse. 46. Give you some context. Luke 24. Verse. 46. Are you there yet at Luke 24:46? Here’S what he says then he says to them. Then he said to them done said his written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and the rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to All Nations beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Everybody say Witnesses, primer reason that he sends the spirit of God it’s so you can be a better witness. Listen, I’m charismatic, but I’m not just looking for the next wildest meeting. Owensboro Church I can be a part of charismatic and I’ve. Seen people fall on the floor and I know God does that. But honestly I don’t care if you ever fall on the floor. I’M charismatic and I believe in Prophecy, not thankful for prophecy, but you don’t want the number one reason I believe Jesus needs. The church to be empowered with the Holy Spirit today is that we could be a witness to the nations of the death burial resurrection of Jesus. So we can unload hell and load Heaven. That’S Bottom Dollar! That’S what it’s all about that! That’S where it’s at! That’S! What I live in die for and here’s what he says. He says your Witnesses of these things and and verse 49 look. Here’S I says he’s going to make us a witness behold. I send the promise of my father upon you, but cherry and Jerusalem until you’re, on dude, with power from on high, says the promise of the Father, which is the sending of the Holy Spirit to baptize the church in power. These guys already had the first dose of the Holy Spirit whenever they got saved and he blew on them, but now they need a second experience with the Holy Spirit once they got water in them, the second time they’re going to get water on them and that Water, you want to turn the world upside down turn over to Acts. Chapter 2, verse, 1, and you can see the Fulfillment of that. It says that on the day of Pentecost after it fully come that they were, they were all in one place, will turn over. Owensboro Church There come on we’re doing a Bible study.
Let’S go and finish, it acts Acts chapter two Acts chapter 2. I read this last week, but for those of you that weren’t here last week says this: this is the Fulfillment of what Jesus told him that he would do when the day of Pentecost in fully come. They were all with one Accord in one place. Some of their came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing Mighty Wind in and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tons as a fire and one set up on each of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit in began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance 120 people waiting in the upper room for this Fulfillment, that’s Holy Spirit to be poured out upon them in baptism measure their there and suddenly there’s this Supernatural manifestation of the power of God, a wind blows into the room. The whole room begins to shake under the power of God, and I’ve been in rooms before the spirit of God came in so thick it was like the place is shaking and literally where I couldn’t even stand. Owensboro Church I’Ve had those kind of experiences, then divided tongues and some kind of manifestation of fire Came Upon many of their head. In the Bible says, they were all filled with the spirit, and then they began to speak with other languages, as the spirit of God gave them utterance, and it’s that place where the church became effective in the book of Acts, the church is doing nothing in the Book of Acts so to speak of until the holy spirit is poured out upon the church and when the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the church. The whole game begins to change, listen my life whenever the Holy Spirit was poured out upon me in baptismal measure. My whole Christian experience it began to change before that. I believe the Jesus was real and, I believe the Bible, but after that it was like man. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God was alive, there was power and then he was scared to change things before I got baptized in the spirit, I’m never let anyone to Christ that I can remember after I got baptized with the spirit up-to-date. I’M not blowing my own horn, but I’ve literally I’ve literally LED thousands of people to Jesus Through the preaching of the Gospel. Before I was baptized in the spirit I never prayed for anyone and saw them healed after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. I’Ve seen people healed of stage 4 cancer, I’ve seen them heal a blind eyes. I’Ve seen them Hill of deaf ears. I’Ve seen Jesus heal people of many different things. Pepsi I’ve seen them healed of all sorts of things. Owensboro Church Why? Because the Holy Spirit does the works. It’S not a man, it’s the spirit of God number to tell you. The holy spirit is available not just for a preacher in the Pulpit but he’s available to every person who would call on the name of the Lord he’s, for you he’s for your children he’s for those who are yet to come. So so here’s the here’s. The question the fundamental question: do you want more of God in your life? Do you want more of God in your life and if you do, the answer is seek God to fill you and baptize you in the spirit of God. Jesus said this. He said this. If you being evil know how to give good gifts, you know Christmas was, what’s the other day how many parents still got some stuff in your house, some gifts, you know what I mean. Kids have just thrown things. I mean my house looks like a Christmas bomb. Explodes on it, Owensboro Church every every 30 minutes, just a little toys and stuff Jesus said, if you being evil, know how to give good gifts. How much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask having more the holy spirit in your life is the simple asking all you got to do is ask annual receipt and it’s a gateway to this new realm of experience. In.. Is it God supposed to be more than just a Doctrine he’s supposed to be more than just treat her motto he’s supposed to be experienced, the psalmist said oh taste, Owensboro Church and see that the Lord is good spirit of God, something you can taste something you can experience, Something will change your life