Be filled with the Spirit, walk in the Light
Deuteronomy 2-3 /Acts 1-2
2:14-18 So thirty-eight years passed from the time we first arrived at Kadesh-barnea until we finally crossed Zered Brook! For the LORD had vowed that this could not happen until all the men old enough to fight in battle had died in the wilderness. The LORD had lifted his hand against them until all of them had finally died. When all the men of fighting age had died, the LORD said to me, “Today you will cross the border of Moab at Ar”
1:8 But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
2:1-4 On the day of Pentecost, seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection, the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
OT Flash Points
Step by step
Following detailed, conversational instructions
Esau’s and Lot’s descendants had already been helped by God to clear out the inhabitants of what became their land
NT Flash Points
Peter – God’s first illustration of unregenerate man being reborn, his spirit being reconstituted by baptism in the Holy Spirit
Same gifts he always exhibited
Once a liability
Now an asset!
Our carnal judgment will lead to hell in our soul
Walking in the light vs. unconscious unreality
To love someone means that I will communicate and relate with that person where they are, instead of where I am