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Surge 2018 — The Power of The Holy Spirit ­— Part One

By: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 10/21/2018

Foundation Scriptures:
Now, in the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered horribly from continual bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had endured a great deal under the care of various doctors, yet in spite of spending all she had on their treatments, she was not getting better, but worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus’ healing power, she pushed through the crowd and came up from behind him and touched his [garment]. 28 For she kept saying to herself, “If only I could touch his clothes, I know I will be healed.” 29 As soon as her hand touched him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease! 30 Jesus knew at once that someone had touched him, for he felt the power that always surged around him had passed through him for someone to be healed. He turned and spoke to the crowd, saying, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 His disciples answered, “What do you mean, who touched you? Look at this huge crowd—they’re all pressing up against you.” 32 But Jesus’ eyes swept across the crowd, looking for the one who had touched him for healing. 33 When the woman who experienced this miracle realized what had happened to her, she came before him, trembling with fear, and threw herself down at his feet, saying, “I was the one who touched you.” And she told him her story of what had just happened. 34 Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, because you dared to believe, your faith has healed you. Go with peace in your heart, and be free from your suffering!”  Mark 5:25-34 The Passion Translation

1. The Power Always in and Around Him Went Out of Him.
a. Verse 30: He felt the power that always surged around Him had passed through Him.
b. The power was always around Him and emanating from Him.
c. Acts 5:15 TPT — In fact, when people knew Peter was going to walk by, they carried the sick out to the streets and laid them down on cots and mats, knowing the incredible power emanating from him would overshadow them and heal them.

2. The Power and the Glory of God.
a. The power of the Most High overshadowed Mary.
b. Luke 1:35a TPT — Gabriel answered, “The Spirit of Holiness will fall upon you and almighty God will spread his shadow of power over you in a cloud of glory!”
c. The Mount of Transfiguration.
d. Matthew 17:1-9 
e. Mark 9:2-9

3. The Power Within.
a. This power comes to indwell us at the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
b. John 4 — The Well.
c. John 7 — The River.
d. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a must for every believer.
e. Acts 1:8 KJV — 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.
f. Acts 2:1-4 
g. Tongues — the language of the Spirit — they were baptized.
h. Power — the power of the Spirit — they were filled.
i. Power — virtue — dunamis — fire power — a flame for every name.

4. How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
a. Hunger and thirst.
b. Matthew 5:6 KJV — Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
c. John 7:37-39 KJV — In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
d. Ask and seek.
e. Luke 11:9-10 KJV — And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
f. Luke 11:11-13 KJV — If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
g. Waiting — tarrying.
h. Acts 1:4 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.
i. Receive by faith.
j. John 20:22 KJV — And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
k. Act on your faith — speak.
l. Acts 2:4 KJV — And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5. One Baptism; Many Infillings.
a. Holy Ghost and Fire.
b. Luke 3:16-17 KJV — John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
c. Acts 4:31 
d. Acts 9:17 
e. Acts 19:5-6