FEAST OF PENTECOST 2012

Crucifixion Thursday = 5 April 2012 

Resurrection Sunday = 8 April 2012

Ascension day = 17 May 2012

Pentecost = 27 May 2012

 

 WHAT IS PENTECOST?

Pentecost marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost means "fiftieth day" and is celebrated fifty days after Easter.

WHAT HAPPENED ON PENTECOST?

Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of His disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day of Passover. While they were indoors praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their heads. This was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on human flesh promised by God through the prophet Joel (Joel 2:28-29).


The disciples were suddenly empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began preaching to the crowds gathered for the festival. Not only did the disciples preach with boldness and vigor, but by a miracle of the Holy Spirit they spoke in the native languages of the people present, many who had come from all corners of the Roman Empire. This created a sensation. The apostle Peter seized the moment and addressed the crowd, preaching to them about Jesus' death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. The result was that about three thousand converts were baptized that day. (You can read the Biblical account of Pentecost in Acts 2:1-41).

INFORMATION

Pentecost (Ancient Greek: πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], pentekostē [hēmera], "the fiftieth [day]") Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.


 


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
VRAE & ANTWOORDE
 


The Infilling or Baptism of the Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit is a gift for born-again believers that are baptized in water

John 14:16-17 / Acts 2:38 


How can someone receive the gift of the Holy Spirit?

Acts 2:38


Who gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit?

Matt 3:11


What evidence is there for the infilling or baptism of the Spirit?

Acts 2:4  / Acts 10:44-46 / Acts 19:6


It is not tongues that you receive when you are filled with the Holy Spirit.  It is the person of the Holy Spirit you receive.  Because of His “indwelling” presence, He will enable you to speak His heavenly language that the Bible calls tongues”


Die Invulling of Doping van die Heilige Gees

Die gawe van die Heilige Gees is slegs vir wedergebore gelowiges wat in water gedoop is
Joh 14:16-17 / Hand 2:38

Hoe kan iemand die gawe van die Heilige Gees ontvang?
Hand 2:38

Wie gee ons die gawe van die Heilige Gees?
Matt 3:11

Watter bewys is daar van die invulling of doping van die Heilige Gees?
Hand 2:4  / Hand 10:44-46 / Hand 19:6

Dit is nie tale wat jy ontvang as jy gedoop word met die Heilige Gees nie.  Dit is die persoon van die Heilige Gees wat jy ontvang.  Dit is a.g.v. Sy “inwonende” teenwoordigheid dat jy in staat is om in ‘n hemelse taal te spreek”




PRACTICAL STEPS TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

PRAKTIESE STAPPE OM DIE HEILIGE GEES TE ONTVANG 



 1.  Relax 

    • The only thing that will happen is: you will be speaking to your Heavenly Father through His Spirit on a new dimension
    • You are not going to be struck by lightening, or fall into a trance  
    • You will still be you, while you speak and you will always be in control of yourself – you can start and stop whenever you choose  
    • 1 Cor 14:32

2.  Step of faith

    • After you have prayed and asked for the Holy Spirit, you should speak in co-operation with the Holy Spirit.
    • Open you mouth and let the sounds flow out of your spirit
    • Remember: you cannot speak in 2 languages simultaneously, so decide before hand you are going to speak to your heavenly Father in a heavenly tongue and not your mother tongue.
    • Do not concentrate on what you say but rather declare you love and faithfulness to God
Suggested Prayer:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I am thirsty for the infilling of your Holy Spirit.  Please fill me now and I will speak in tongues, as the Holy Spirit gives me the words to speak”

3.  Practice

    • There is no specific guideline to what or how many words you have to speak
    • A new language, the more you speak the more fluent you will become

4.  A Word of caution

    • The devil will do anything to discourage you in thoughts
    • Resist these negative thoughts by quoting:
    • Luk 11:13 / 1 Cor 14:39

NOTE:  Remember praying in tongues is the most powerful means that you have because the enemy doesn’t understand what you are saying to God through His Spirit 

The Apostel Paul said:  1 Cor 14:18

1. Ontspan

    • Die enigste ding wat met jou gaan gebeur is: jy gaan in ‘n hemelse taal praat met jou Hemelse Vader deur Sy Heilige Gees in ‘n nuwe dimensie
    • Jy gaan nie met weerlig geslaan word of in ‘n trans val nie 
    • Jy sal nogsteeds net jy wees, terwyl jy praat en jy sal altyd in beheer wees van jouself – jy kan begin en ophou net wanneer jy dit verkies  
    • 1 Kor 14:32

2. Stap van Geloof

    • Nadat jy gebid en gevra het vir die Heilige Gees, moet jy praat in samewerking met die Heilige Gees.
    • Maak jou mond oop in geloof en laat die klanke en woorde vorm vanuit jou gees.  1Onthou: jy kan nie 2 tale gelyk praat nie, so jy moet voor die tyd besluit jy gaan nou met jou Hemelse Vader praat wat jy nie verstaan nie
    • Moenie konsentreer op wat jy sê of spreek nie maar eerder verklaar jou liefde en lojaliteit aan God.
Voorgestelde Gebed:
“Here Jesus ek is dors en begeer die invulling van die Heilige Gees.  Vul my asb nou en ek sal praat in ‘n hemelse taal soos wat die Heilige Gees my sal gee om te spreek. 
 
3. Beoefening

    • Daar is geen spesifieke riglyn oor wat en hoeveel woorde jy moet praat nie.
    • ‘n Nuwe Taal, hoe meer jy praat hoe meer vloeiend sal dit word
4. A Woord van Waarskuwing

    • Die duiwel sal alles doen om jou te ontmoedig met gedagtes 
    • Weerstaan hierdie negatiewe gedagtes en kwoteer:
    • Luk 11:13 / 1 Kor 14:39
NOTA:  Onthou om te bid in tale is die mees kragtigste manier wat jy het om te bid want die vyand verstaan nie wat jy met God praat deur Sy Heilige Gees nie. 
 
 Die Apostel Paulus het gesê:  
1 Kor 14:18

 

Why is it ESSENTIAL for EVERY BELIEVER
 "to be filled with the Holy Spirit"?

Hoekom is dit NOODSAAKLIK vir ELKE GELOWIGE om "gevul te word met die Heilige Gees"?


It is a command of the Lord Jesus Christ
Acts 1:4-5

It is the power we receive to be witnesses
Acts 1:8

Our inner thirst for God is quenched
John 7:37-39

It provides rest and refreshment
Is 28:11-12

It is a sign that should follow in every life of a believer
Mark 16:17

Praying in tongues strengthens and build you up
1 Cor 14:4 / Jude 1:20

Praying in tongues is part of the spiritual armor
Eph 6:11, 18

Praying in tongues are the most effective way to pray
1 Cor 14:2
Dit is ‘n opdrag van die Here Jesus
Hand 1:4-5

Dis die krag wat ons ontvang om getuienisse te wees
Acts 1:8

Ons innerlike dors en behoefte na God word gevul
Joh 7:37-38

Dit voorsien rus en verfrissing
Is 28:11-12

Dit is ‘n teken wat moet volg in elke gelowige se lewe
Mark 16:17

Gebed in tale versterk en bou jou op
1 Kor 14:4 / Juda 1:20

Gebed in tale is deel van die geestelike wapenrusting
Ef 6:11, 18

Gebed in tale is die mees effektiefste manier om te bid
1 Cor 14:2

 
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