Biblical Examples of the Word and Spirit Partnering Together.
The Word of God gives us instruction in every area of our lives as to how we should be conformed into the image of Christ. It is the standard of which our lives must adjust to.
The power of change comes through agreement. When we are applying the Word of God to the areas the Holy Spirit is speaking to us about there is an agreement there that releases the power of God to activate the change.
Acts 2:1-4 (NKJV) When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The Scenario of what took place on this historic day
- People from all nations were present and heard them speaking in their own languages – Verse 5.
- They were all confused – Mass Confusion.
- They were all amazed and marveled – Verse 6
- They were perplexed – Verse 12.
- Others mocked – Verse 13.
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Word and Spirit - Partners
These were the initial responses
to the working of the Holy Spirit before the Word of God
came alongside and partnered with what God was doing through
the Holy Spirit.
what begins to take place as the Word of God is introduced
to this scenario:
quotes from the Book of Joel and the Book of Psalms.
with confidence andassurance – He has been able to discern
from the Word of God, the prophetic purpose concerning
this situation – Acts 2:29-33.
of the Word Partnering with the Spirit.
The Conviction of the
Holy Spirit is Released - Verse 37.
Deliverance as well as the call and promise for everyone
to be a partaker comes forth – Verses 38-39.
A harvest of 3000
souls were added to the church – Verse 41.
They all continued
steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship –
They entered into an
atmosphere of community – A commitment to Body life –
Total Commitmet -
They totally sold out to the Lord – Verse 45.
They continued in one
accord praising God and having favor with the people –
The church was
launched into its destiny as were each of the individual