Whose spirit is at the base of your actions?
2:28-32 Then after I have poured out my rains again, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions. In those days, I will pour out my Spirit even on servants, men and women alike. I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth–blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon will turn bloodred before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives. And anyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved. There will be people on Mount Zion in Jerusalem who escape, just as the LORD has said. These will be among the survivors whom the LORD has called.
7:7 These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. Their worship is a farce, for they replace God’s commands with their own man-made teachings.
8:34-38 Then he called his disciples and the crowds to come over and listen. “If any of you wants to be my follower,” he told them, “you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will find true life. And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul? If a person is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of that person when I return in the glory of my Father with the holy angels.”
9:50 “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.”
OT Flash Points
Rend your hearts, instead of your garments
Lord, help us!
I will pour out My Spirit
The young will prophesy
The old will dream
NT Flash Points
Eyes that don’t see
Ears that don’t hear
Do you still not understand?
Some will actually see the Kingdom
Prayer – intimate, relational, conversational interaction
To genuinely pray, we must come to God in a relationship based on His Covenant
The “narrow gate,” the atoning blood of the Lamb of God, is the only Way into that relationship
But, coming through that gate, we find a vast expanse of grace, expressed by “HOSANNA”
Bought by that blood, we may “come boldly” into combining exchange, becoming whole