Pentecost Power

By: Pastor Mark Cabrera

Publish date: 06/09/2019

Foundation Scriptures:
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16-17 KJV

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:4-5, 8 KJV

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

1. Before Pentecost the Disciples Witnessed…
a. Blind eyes being opened!
b. The crippled walking again!
c. They saw Him cast out devils!
d. They saw Him raise the dead! 
e. However, after Jesus was buried, they went back to what they did before they met Jesus.
f. There are many Christians in this same condition. 

2. Jesus Knew What They Needed.
a. Jesus knew they needed something that would carry them into eternity.
b. Jesus knew that what they needed, He had.
c. What He had was the Spirit without measure!
    - The pure, uncontrollable, uncontainable, unstoppable fire of God! 

3. The Day of Pentecost.
a. God put all of Himself in us to empower us!
b. Acts 2:1-4
c. God’s desire was fulfilled—to abide in and with His children.
d. On the day of Pentecost, God did just that! God infused us with Himself.
e. At the cross, Jesus gave all of Himself to save us.
f. On the day of Pentecost, God put all of Himself in us to empower us.

4. After Pentecost...
a. The same Peter that denied Jesus is now preaching with boldness.
b. Something happens when the fire of God comes upon you.
    - You become a totally different person when you are endued with this power.
    - Everything you do is done with purpose, passion, and expectancy.
    - Everything you do is connected to eternity.
c. You become like Jesus.
    - You start operating like Jesus.
    - You start talking like Jesus.
    - You start doing like Jesus.

5. You Have to Trust God.
a. God is looking for those who He can use.
    - 2 Chronicles 16:9 — God is always searching for someone.
    - John 15:13 — Lay down your life.
b. Pentecost lives on the inside of you—trust the mighty river flowing in you.
    - Proverbs 20:24 — Your steps are ordered by the Lord.
c. Complaining is a lack of trust.
d. A child of God can see God in every situation.
e. A child of God is marked by Pentecost and they are:
    - bold!
    - unshakable!
    - radical!
    - unstoppable!
f. God will never ask you to retreat in battle. He will tell you to charge forward in Pentecost Power. Take ground and occupy until He comes.

6. Know Your Value.
a. Salvation and Pentecost Power positions you.
b. The enemy is not on the same level as you.
c. You are royal priests—the devil can’t afford you.
d. Don’t devalue yourself—don’t put yourself on the clearance rack.
e. Pastor Rodney says, “You come from a place of strength; so, act accordingly.”
f. Today is the day of Pentecost Power for you!