Fire Power—One Accord in One PlaceBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 03/24/2019
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4 KJV
And when the priests had come out of the Holy Place — for all the priests present had sanctified themselves, separating themselves from everything that defiles, without regard to their divisions; 12 And all the Levites who were singers — all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres — stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets; 13 And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 AMPC
1. One Sound.
a. Praising and thanking the Lord.
b. Instruments of music: trumpets, cymbals, harps, and lyres.
c. Trumpeters and singers were as one—making one sound.
d. For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.
e. The house of the Lord was filled with a cloud.
2. The Glory of the Lord.
a. The priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud.
b. The glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
e. Matthew 17:1-9
f. The mount of transfiguration.
g. Matthew 28:1-10
h. The resurrection.
3. The Power of Unity.
a. Something happens when we, as the Church, come together in unity.
b. Amos 3:3 KJV — Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
c. Unity as a couple.
d. One can chase a thousand, and two can put ten thousand to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30).
e. Unity as a family—parents and children.
f. Unity as a Church—plans, purposes and pursuits.
g. Unity in ministry—mission.
h. Unity in business—company vision and goals.
4. Do Not Be Distracted.
a. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by the enemy.
b. The devil will use different tactics to try to stop you—to mock you so you’ll pull back; to try to stop you through attacks against you; to try to make you fearful; to try to deceive you; to try to trip you up and provoke you to sin against God.
c. If you keep a right attitude, God will defend you—God will vindicate you.
d. Just keep on faithfully doing what He has called you to do.
e. When Nehemiah began to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem that had been torn down by her enemies, certain men came against him —Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab.
f. At first, they laughed at him and mocked him and the others with him.
g. When the Israelites began to make progress, their enemies became angry and plotted to attack them.
h. Nehemiah kept his eyes on the Lord—he kept on praying and thanking God for His help and protection and he kept on building.
i. When his enemies realized that the Lord had shown Nehemiah what they were up to and that the people were prepared to fight them off, they decided not to attack.
j. So they tried to deceive Nehemiah into meeting with them outside the walls so they could ambush him and kill him—he refused to come down and he kept right on building.
k. Then his enemies hired one of his own people to try to instill fear into him through deception—hoping he would do something wrong so they would be able to discredit him.
l. Because he feared God, he did not take the bait and he saw through every deception.
m. He managed to repair the wall around the city in just 52 days—everyone had to acknowledge that God was on his side.
n. Trust and obey God and He will do mighty things through you.
5. Stay Focused.
a. The devil tries to sow strife—to keep us divided and defeated.
b. Do not fall for it—realize that people are not your enemy.
c. That is why it is so important to walk in love and forgiveness toward your fellow believer.
d. The best form of defense is attack—attack the devil’s kingdom by doing the works of Jesus.
e. Stay focused on the mission.
f. The Kingdom: souls; the harvest; building churches; bible schools; launching ministries.
g. Business: funding the end-time harvest; taking territory.
h. Bringing about transformation in our city, county, state and nation.
a. Be focused and single-minded.
b. Keeping your eyes on Jesus—and on His Word.
c. Keep doing what you know to do—the Great Commission.
d. Take every thought captive and submit it to Him.
e. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV — (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
f. Today, by the Spirit of God, we remove every barrier, blockage, hindrance, etc.
g. When each of us is yielded, submitted and obedient to God’s Word and the leading of His Spirit—then we will walk in unity and in power.