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Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit!

Simple Gospel Summation
Reverend LC Muzembi 
"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" Acts 2:4 KJV.

What does this mean?

Speaking in tongues is a demonstration of the wonderful works of God, indicating that these are the last days, "saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh...before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" Acts 2:17-21

God publicly endorsed the ministry of Jesus by by miracles, wonders and signs, which he did through him. In our days God also said he will cause extraordinary proofs to happen, some unusual signs of course, before that great and notable day of the Lord arrives. But do not be misled, not all would be of God.

"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant" Paul says, I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church" (ref: 1 Corinthians 14:4-5).

Speaking in tongues is not the only evidence that you are filled with the Holy Spirit, "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will" 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.

Paul said, desire spiritual gifts; "Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues" 1 Corinthians 14:39.

As soon as Jesus was crucified, he died and rose again to life, and ascended in heaven, and being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he poured out upon us.

But, we know also, that these are the last days, that antichrist will come, even now are there many antichrists, "For many deceivers are entered into the world....This is a deceiver and an antichrist" 2 John 1:7. We know them because they transgressed, and they abide not in the doctrine of Christ. Beware of evil men, beware of the man of sin. "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" 1 John 4:1. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

What should we do?

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" Acts 2:37-39.

Christ promised the Holy Spirit to each one of us, we need to just ask and receive this gift of the Holy Spirit.

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God bless,
Laurence
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