Teachings: Triune God, Holy Spirit, etc...

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"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."-Acts 1:8

I knew about the Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- from my Catholic up-bringing, but I never knew what the purpose was of the Holy Spirit. I heard of Pentecost (Acts 1), but I wasn't too familiar of this event....

  • Charismatic Movement from Grace Online Library: Bapist, Puritan, Reformed
  • Observances of Pentecost, from a Phd teacher-biblical perspectives
  • Personal Experience

    After I came to receive Jesus (repent my sins) for the first time my freshmen year at UMM in the Spring of 1996, I was immediately prayed for to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at a local evangelism church service in Morris. I wasn't really sure what happened, but the pastor put his hand on my tummy and told me to look up while I raise my hands up the air like I'm receiving from God. He kept telling me like I'm receiving water and having it go to my belly.

    Later, I would receive more teachings on it after I was similarly prayed for again. This time, I was at Morris Community Church (MCC-local home church now as of 3.31.04) when I would get prayer with 2 other college students a year and half later (sometime in 1997) at their old church building.

    I then would encourage others to receive it when I was part of Alpha & Omega, a predominately African American christian student ministry I help co-founded in the Fall of 1998. We invited Spencer, evangelist from MCC, to speak/teach on it to our fellow peers one Friday evening at the Minority Resource Center T.V. Lounge. I can remember my peers all around the t.v. lounge yelling and shouting with joy. Individuals on the floor, some standing in a corner, and others jumping around! It was like a taste of Heaven! No, we are not a cult! Those who were present were some leaders from the predominate/majority Caucasian American IVCF. They were so impressed that they wanted to have this at one of their Wednesday meetings!

    Before this IVCF Wednesday meeting, the A&O members that were present in this Friday "Pentecost-like" evening, came to share/testify the following Sunday at Morris Community Church. Then they invited the congregation or visitors that Sunday at the Morris Elementary School Auditorium to come up to receive prayer for this. A similar effect happened too, like at campus on Friday!

    Then at IVCF, Spencer came to speak/teach it to the peers of those present from A&O on the previous Friday. As one expects, the similar effect happened too as this Holy Spirit outpouring became a domino-effect or wave!

    I believe sometime later in the same quarter or next quarter (it's now called semesters), Hugh Laybourn from Lewiston Idaho was invited by Morris Community Church Campus Ministry to share/teach this at a 2-day crusade at Oyate Hall. What I can remember from this was he asked/challenge us "believers" to be more empowered/bold to do His work. Yes, it is hard to evangelize or share the Gospel. However, if we receive power from God to do it, we are able to become more effective...Amen!

    I have to be honest, I've been slacking since 1999 on using the spiritual gifts that has been emparted to me through prayer. Yes, there has been spurts from 1999 to now where I try to use these gifts, but it last's temporarily or for a short time. With the current blockbuster movie, "The Passio", storming through our nation and Easter approaching. I feel we need to ride the wave that God is sending now and take advantage of this time to work together in building His Kingdom! Last night at homegroup, my faith was built up of hearing countless testimonies of people being healed and coming to Chirst. "For such a time as this". Let's go team!

    Reason for Writing This

    I'm writing this today-Wednesday, March 31st 2004 as I'm somewhat seeing a similar wave. I was at Chi Alpha last Friday, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was taught. Then coincidentally, Neil-associate pastor, shared this at Morris Community Church this past Sunday! Hmmm..


    *see Bible

    *below are some verses I wrote down immediately after a teaching recently at Chi Alpha:

    Old Testament
    *see Religion: Judaism, Hebrews/Israelites, Torah, Bible-"Old" Testament, etc...

    Judges 3
    Samples of why we need "power"...
    "When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast [it] before Pharaoh, [and] it shall become a serpent.
    And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
    Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
    For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods"
    -Exodus 7:9-12


  • "When the glory of the Lord came down and filled the tabernacle for the first time it must have been an awesome spectacle to behold. God was truly pleased with His people, not because of their goodness but because their sins were covered and they were hid in Christ who was to come someday. I believe the high priest sensed a sweetness when he encountered the Presence of the Lord in the holy of holies. The etymology of the dwelling or presence of God is the Hebrew word Sh'cheenah or as we pronounce it Shekinah. The term Shekinah was many times used interchangeably with the word God. In the Jewish mind it always spoke of the fact that He "dwelt in" or "rested upon" those who merited His favor, whether an individual, a community, or the entire Jewish people. ...

    "Exod 40:34-35 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle."

    Exodus 40 (with text - press on more info. of video on the side)

    New Testament

    John 2-"Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus Like a Dove"
    ACTS (whole book)
    Acts - Pt 01 of 22

    -Acts 2-"Pentecost"
    -Acts 8
    "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
    To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
    And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
    Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
    Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
    Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
    (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,...

    For more...Blue Letter Bible King James Version (Search: 21 verses on "Holy Spirit", 544 on "Holy", and 456 on "Spirit") or

    *see Church Services, Body of Believers, Family of Christ, Fellowship, etc...

    Speaking in Tongues

    I started to speak in tongues after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit the same service I came to Christ. The pastor kept telling me to roll my tongue, which was very "foreign" to me. As I've grown in my relationship with God, it has become more natural.

    One time I was speaking in tongues at work, the group home residents around me started laughing. After working there for 5 years (in June of 2004), my residents and I would do this at times. Just this past Sunday-Monday when I was working 10p-6a (awake overnite) after I was encouraged by my local associate pastor speaking on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on Sunday morning; I wanted to "practice" it. One of my residents appeared (started to act abnormal than the usual) to need prayer, when one is in desperation-I went all out in prayer with tongues. My resident calmed down and slept quietly rest of the night. It's really difficult to explain this situation, so personally contact me for the exact details.

    Today (Aug 2005), I just met a college student asking about speaking in tongues. I decided to go this website and see what other notes I can add after talking with him. I want to add that if we just "ask" (Matthew 7:7) Him, I believe in my whole heart that "it'll be given".

    "Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk "-1 Samuel 1:13

    Related Sites:
    Baptized with the holy Ghost & Fire - Speaking in tongues!, from
    "Brother H.M. receives the holy Ghost baptism, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. A powerful Spirit baptism and the sweet feelings of the "afterglow" from the precious work of God. (visit"
    The Pentecostal Movement and Speaking in Tongues - Part 1

    " This is an 18-part series examining the beginning of and beliefs within the Pentecostal Movement.
    We begin by looking at the Gospels and Acts as the basis for Pentecostal belief and practice, then move on to the idea of cessationism.
    We then look at the precursers to the modern Pentecostal renewal and the main figures at the birth of the movement.
    We will then focus specifically on the gift of tongues and what Pentecostals believe about it as well as the verses used. We will see examples of speaking in tongues and critique them, and I will share my personal experiences with tongues.
    Finally, we will see why Pentecostalism has become so popular and has grown so large in just one century. "

    The Power Of Speaking In Tongues Part 1

    "Patricia King and James Goll share some of their revalation about the "speaking in tongues" gift of the holy spirit.
    Watch more videos at:"

    The Power Of Speaking In Tongues Part 2, from
    "Patricia King and James Goll continue to share about speaking in tougnes and other languages."
    Speaking in tongues, from
    Speaking in Tongues, The Gift of Tongues, from
    Speaking In Tongues 1/6

    'Lesson on what speaking in tongues is all about. According to the scriptures."

    Simple Prayer...
    "Heavenly Father, I ask you for the gift of speaking in tongues. As it is mentioned in your Word that you offer us to speak in tongues (along with the other spiritual gifts), I want to do your will. Use me effectively according to your will, purpose, and Jesus' "mighty" name. Amen!

    "Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me..."-Psalm 51:11

    I gave this analogy to him when it comes to speaking in tongues at a church service: When you go to a horse race, you see the jockey (rider) and the horse. They both need each other to function effectively. It's like that person who is speaking in tonuges during a church service, it would be more effective if someone that is gifted in "interpretation" (1 Cor 14) applies this. Thus, this person is able to give a prophetic word of encouragement to an individual or the church body. This makes a service or any type of "spiritual gift" circumstance more effective.

    ...see Spiritual Gifts

    "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come."-Matthew 12:32

    Other Related Resources:

  • Charismatic Chaos, by John MacArthur (focussing on Jesus w/love)
  • Speaking in Tongues, from Apostolic Voice
  • Speaking in Tongues .NeT
  • Music

  • Donnie McClurkin, has an album "psalms, hymms & spiritual songs" that has a lot of "speaking in tongues in the background"
  • Television

  • Speaking in Tongues: Alternative Voices in Faith Many See the Controversial Practice as a 'Gift from God', By VICKI MABREY and ROXANNA SHERWOOD March 20, 2007 on ABC Nighline

  • *saw this several nights (@10:35pm Thursday, July 5th of 2007) ago, which must've been a re-run and interesting for viewers that they had to repeat this.
    "And many people who attend the Freedom Valley Worship Center in Gettysburg, Pa. (see Pennsylvania), pray for that gift.
    "For me, it is almost as if I am able to tap into God's heart and what he wants," said Amber Crone, a member of the church. "I don't really know what I am saying, but I know it is what God wants me to say and speak. It is more of an enlightenment -- you can feel him all around you, and you can feel him speaking through the words that you are saying."
    Crone's friend, Kelly Chocincky, describes what she says is a feeling of connection to God. "I know some people that get a warm, fuzzy feeling going on inside them. For me, I get goose bumps, actually."
    'It Heals You on the Inside'
    For Senior Pastor Gerry Stoltzfoos, speaking in tongues is a deeply ingrained way of life. He says he has been speaking in tongues since he was a boy growing up in an Amish family, although the Amish frown on the practice. "


    -I heard this story of a missionary in India who couldn't speak their language, so he spoke in tongues and they were able to understand him

  • Personal Stories of Speaking in Tongues, from True Jesus Church in Australia region
  • Physical Benefit of Speaking in Tongues, from Shelton Healing Rooms in Washington state
  • Taste of Heaven Forum-Speaking in Tongues
  • Weird? Yes, it is very weird to make that funky noise, but Hugh shared that Jesus did some weired stuff too! Remember when he took some mud from the ground and slap it on a blind person's face. Then he was instantly healed-it wasn't the mud! It was all God, which we need to do when we speak in tongues. You gotta set your heart and mind in God in Spirit when you do speak in tongues or you'll be distracted and lose focus on the main purpose!

    I personally can't really explain theologically, but I can spiritually share the the benefits of speaking in tongues. When I do this quietly in a public place, it helps me focus spiritually and not physically. It's because it's not an everyday worldly exercise. When I start speaking in tongues, it helps me focus on Jesus in worldly matters. It helps me go into spiritual warfare-knowing that it's God's battle and not mine when I enter unfriendly (not peaceful, spiritual strongholds, a heavyness in the air, spirit of depression, etc..) environments-especially at my work place (group home)

    Also, I experience a very uplifting time with God when I speak in tongues when I'm singing to Him during worship music. Several times or more when I speak in tongues during singing, I somehow I'm able to go with the flow. An important note is I don't want to emphasize the speaking in tongues too much as a believer. I believe living more of a Christ-like life in repentance of our sins daily, so we can be more righteous and a brighter light to others as we grow in our relationship with Him!

    This morning (Thursday, April 1st 2004), I woke up to a dream of a tornado west of my parent's townhome in St. Paul. I've had this dream many times already, which may be a sign of God's move that we all have to be in watch. I'll let you know of any reports that may come out of this later....


    {UMM Archive}

    -2004 on March 29th "MCC-Associate Pastor" teaches and does an invitational prayer after service
    Testimony: Congregation Member shares how she was desperation in prayer to see her sister not have an abortion, so she starts using her spiritual gifts (speaking in tongues). When sister and boyfriend goes to abortion clinic, they are confronted with protestors. Then a loving lady pulled boyfriend aside and shares for 10 minutes. She told him "to go", which they both do and decided to not proceed with the abortion.
    -2004 on March 27th "Chi Alpha-Youth Pastor" teaches
    -2003 Ben Goodman shared, focussing on UMM professors, and invited people to come forward for prayer
    -1999 "Alpha & Omega": We invited Spencer, evangelist from MCC, to speak/teach on it to our fellowship group at the Minority Resource Center T.V. Lounge
    Testimony: African American students become on "fire" and attends MCC the following Sunday to testify!
    -1999 "IVCF" Spencer, evangelist, teaches and invites college students at Oyate Hall
    Testimony: Student starts speaking in tounges, and a student nearby actually is able to interpret and understands what other student is saying.
    -1999 "Fresh Fire" Guest Speaker: Hugh Laybourn from Lewiston, Idaho shared about receiving more from God to be bold in doing His work as Jesus taught us and displayed/practiced in the Book of Acts. Student came up front to get prayed for to receive from God directly by raising their hands in the air to show that the "real" source is from God-Himself-not man! He was a guest at IVCF for 2 days at Oyate Hall and Edson Auditorium

    Daily Application

    It's Tuesday, April 11th of 2006. I haven't added more to this site for awhile, but I decided to write more here after sharing at IVCF last week on "Empowering to be A Light for Christ". I felt God layed this message after listening and seeking him weeks before on what He wants me to share. I honestly can say that everything I shared was exactly what God wanted me to share, but in general. After reflecting on the spiritual warfare growing-up as a Christian, I felt the body of believers needed to learn more on this particular teaching to help them in their daily walk with Him. During a daily devotional, God layed in my heart to read Exodus 7 (as mentioned above in this site). I thought of the movie "Ten Commandments" and visualize the scene of the sorcerers of the Pharoah turning their staff into snakes after Moses/Aaron did the same. Well, as you know the story-God's power showed to be more stronger! I feel the Christian body of believers encounters opposing powers daily and feel helpless, but yet to understand that God is more powerful. Then I read Acts 8 (one of many chapters in this book of how God can empower us daily), which my eyes were opened to how the sorcerer (Simon) realized too God's power was much stronger. We need this!

    Last Wednesday, I shared ways I "try" to get empowered daily as I grow in my faith:

    -Repent daily by asking God to show you what sins you need to ask forgiveness because there is no day that we go through without sinning. This is an act of obedience to show God you want to grow and change daily. How can we be a light/witness to people God puts in our day to day lives without shinning more and more like Jesus? This is somthing I try to do before going to bed, so I can be a more brighter light/witness (before we can "make a difference" to others-family, community, state, nation, world, etc.., we need to start with ourselves!) for him the next day!
    -As I reflect throughout the day, I have a "Praise Report Book" that I record everything I can think of what I'm thankful (1 Thessalonians 5) to God for?
    -During my reflections (devotions at night before going to bed), I "try" to list all my burderns or worries (Matthew 10) and lay it on the cross because it's hard to go to bed with your "head running around". To take away from my self only, I also list of prayer request of people God put in my life during that day. For example, if someone (co-worker) shares about their problem they are going through, I write their name in this "Prayer Book"
    -I end my devotinal prayer time at night with some Biblical verse/chapter God lays in my heart relating to the "theme" of the day. I have to be honest that there are many nights, I don't feel like doing this. But, I encourage you to at least "try" (e.g. pick a chapter from Psalms/Proverbs based on the day #-10th of April, so I'll read Proverbs 10 or Acts 10) to read a verse/chapter because it's like a soother for your mind and gives peace before going to bed. I "try" do the same when I get up in my morning deovitonals and then ask God how I can apply this for that particular day!
    -When I get up in the morning, I try to sing to give praises to God for having me live a new day. After "singing" I write the song He layed in my heart to sing and "try" to remember this throughout the day. Then, I read the Bible (chapter/verse)-usually from the New Testament!
    -While I get dress, I "try" to remember some Biblical "tools to equip me" (Ephesians 4-Armor of God, 1 Cor 12-"Spiritual Gifts" to be manifested, Galatians 5-"Fruits of the Spirit", etc..). This is very important because it's a battle every day and as a "soldier for Christ"; you always want that "feet of readyness".
    -I then try to workout (push-ups/sit-ups) to get physcially "empowered".

    This past weekend, I went to our local church's annual "Men' Retreat". The topic was on "Power", which the speaker gave us homework to "search" power...

    " 33With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all."-Acts 4:33
    " 8Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people."-Acts 6:8
    "38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him."-Acts 10:38

    Holy Spirit as a "Friend" (Person)

    I heard more teachings about the H.S. the past 3 days during a special visiting speaker from Nairobi, Kenya. His name is Cosmos, who serves as a pastor in his home country. My local church (Morris Community Church) sponsored this speaker at UMM's Science Auditorium. He was invited by several churches in America (1st-Seattle, Washington; 2nd-Morris, Minnesota; 3rd-Fargo, North Dakota; etc...), which is why he was was here. I had the opportunity to hear him speak 2 of the 3 days:

    The first day (Thursday, April 10th of 2008), he shared about "Spiritual Battles: How to Fight the Enemy"...

    -Worship: Led by Kris H. and team
    -know what weapons we have (see Ephesians 6:10-19)
    -where to attack (e.g. a boxer does not just swing in the air)
    -after his message, he encouraged us to take some time with our Heavenly God on our own and just talk with Him.
    -During this time, there was an open mic where individuals can share a prayer item (e.g. "Heavenly Father, we pray that you come and meet the college students, faculty, staff, etc.. in this campus")
    -We then came as a group and held hands in a circle to close in prayer

    ..see GoodnewsEverybody: Prayer-Intercessory

    The third day (Saturday, April 12th fo 2008), he shared about the "Holy Spirit: A Close Friend Besides You"...

    -Worship: Led by Kris H. (youth/college pastor) w/team (awesome drumming by Bobby C. and a college student)
    -Holy Spirit is not just some mystical force and power floating around
    -He is a Person
    -after (repenting/asking for forgiveness-see Acts 2:38 )accepting Jesus into your heart and letting Him live inside of you (acknowledging you can't live this life on your own and you need Him as your personal Lord & Savior)
    -Skit: Would have a volunteer (Bobby C.) come up and have hime "role play" asking him to walk side by side together as friends...
    -""I baptize you with[a] water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."-Matthew 3:11
    -Story: getting beaten by a group of men while walking down a street and they tried to steal his watch, give him a drink of alcohol, etc... However, Cosmos called upon the Lord "Jesus" and they ended up running away
    -He is our Emmanuel ("God is with us") and is with us all the time
    -We just have to acknowledge Him 24/7 and that He's present whereever we go. He is speaking "softly" to us all the time. We just have to not get "busyness" consumes us that we can't hear Him.
    -Skit: He asked 3 volunteers to come up to represent the "Father, Son-Jesus, and Holy Spirit". To show us how the Holy Spirit is with us, he would walk side by side with Him/volunteer as a "role play". Then the "Holy Spirit" character tries to get Cosmos' (can be any of us!) attention, but he kept looking away being distracted (e.g. by "worldly" matters).
    -"The Holy Spirit speaks to us with a soft quiet voice, which our just is to just learn how to listen to Him"...see How to Listen/Hear God
    -keep that constant daily personal walk with Him through reading His Word, prayer (chat with your Heavenly Father), fellowship with His children to encourage them and be encouraged as well..see growth tips

    The following day at church on Sunday (April 13th fo 2008) morning, I shared about what I personally learned from the message specifically on Saturday. I talked about "#3" as the theme yesterday as it was the third day he spoke. Then I had the opportunity to drive Cosmos to Fergus Falls to meet 1/2 way with Nathan Rooney, Pastor of Harvest Community Church (Fargo, ND). Along the drive, we met 3 deers, which we prayed together earlier for protection in our late night driving. I would ask him if they have deer in Kenya, which he shared that they are a lot different (e.g. here, they run right in front of you while driving). I then reflected how it was a reminder of the message this evening "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit"-"Trinity". We sometimes forget the message on Sunday mornings or any speaker, which we need to constantly devote ourselves with God's Word daily! Another significance with #3 (see math) was that 3 people raised their hands on inviting Jesus into their life. I wasn't able to share this, but one of the songs during praise&worship-"Now That Your Near"-is a reminder of how He (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is very near to us...

    Now That You're Near

    " Now That Your Near by United Live"

    " 14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
    -Ephesians 3

    Our God is Holy...

    Exodus 3 Moses and the Burning Bush

    " 1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up."

    4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!"

    And Moses said, "Here I am."

    5 "Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." 6 Then he said, "I am the God of your father,[a] the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

    "..11 Who among the gods
    is like you, LORD?
    Who is like you—
    majestic in holiness,
    awesome in glory,
    working wonders? ..
    -Exodus 15

    Psalm 29 A psalm of David.

    "..2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
    worship the LORD in the splendor of his[a] holiness. ..

    Psalm 99

    "...3 Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy. ...
    8 LORD our God,
    you answered them;
    you were to Israel a forgiving God,
    though you punished their misdeeds.[a]
    9 Exalt the LORD our God
    and worship at his holy mountain,
    for the LORD our God is holy. "

    "...15 So people will be brought low
    and everyone humbled,
    the eyes of the arrogant humbled.
    16 But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice,

    and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.
    17 Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;
    lambs will feed[d] among the ruins of the rich. ..
    -Isaiah 5

    Isaiah 57 Comfort for the Contrite

    ".. 14 And it will be said:

    “Build up, build up, prepare the road!
    Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people."
    15 For this is what the high and exalted One says—
    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
    “I live in a high and holy place,
    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
    to revive the spirit of the lowly
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.
    16 I will not accuse them forever,
    nor will I always be angry,
    for then they would faint away because of me—
    the very people I have created.
    17 I was enraged by their sinful greed;
    I punished them, and hid my face in anger,
    yet they kept on in their willful ways.
    18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
    I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,
    19 creating praise on their lips.
    Peace, peace, to those far and near,"
    says the LORD. “And I will heal them."
    20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
    which cannot rest,
    whose waves cast up mire and mud.
    21 "There is no peace,” says my God, "for the wicked."

    1 Peter 1 Be Holy Life: Sin-Less, Rigteousness, etc..

    " 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."...[a]

    Revelation 15 Seven Angels With Seven Plagues
    *see Ministry: End Times, Prophecy, Prophetic, Rapture, Tribulation, etc...

    " 1 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:

    "Great and marvelous are your deeds,
    Lord God Almighty.
    Just and true are your ways,
    King of the nations.[a]
    4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
    and bring glory to your name?
    For you alone are holy.
    All nations will come
    and worship before you,
    for your righteous acts have been revealed."

    Recommended Resources


  • Holy Spirit Teaching, from Morris Community Church
  • Receiving the Holy Spirit, from David Wilkerson

  • *referred by Erin of UMM's Chi Alpha




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    Heman (Bible) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "the Ezrahite is described as the author of Psalm 88 in the Bible. The name Heman is also listed as an ancestor of Jerimoth in Chronicles. ...
    The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'. You will find it approximately 10 times in the bible...

    "[ The Singers ] David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:"-1 Chronicles 25:1


    The Day Of Pentecost

    "Enjoy remembering the Day of Pentecost, a day prophesied long ago when Jesus would put the capstone on what He did for us: "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules." (Ezekiel 36:26-27)"


  • Official Azusa Street Centennial (April 25th-29th in Los Angeles

  • *the centennial of the Big Earthquake in San Franciso occured the same year (museum archives)-ironic?-


    Come Holy Spirit - Christian Music Video - Ground Zero Master's Commission - Karen Wheaton

    'Come Holy Spirit - Christian Music Video - Ground Zero Masters Commission performed this Christian Music Video. The video tells of how the Holy Spirit can cleanse our lives of our sinful ways. Song - Let Your Glory Fill This Place by Karen Wheaton"


    Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Pt 1 of 2: Holy Spirit Gifts Explained -.

    "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (or the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit to be the most effective witnesses for Jesus we can be, in other words) should be eagerly desired by every Christian. Have YOU received all the power the Holy Spirit has available to be the most effective witness for Jesus He is capable of making you? Calvin Bergsma does an excellent job of helping Christians understand the WISDOM of seeking God for the fullness of the Holy Spirits power, and the supernatural gifts the Holy Spirit has available for those who will seek the Lord for them. This is Part 1 of a 2 Part message."

    History of the Azusa Street Revival

    The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake By Frank Bartleman (dunamai)
    Pentecost Prior to Azusa Street

    Azusa Street Centennial
    Who Was William J. Seymour? (African American) By Dan Reaney and Gordon Robertson The 700 Club

    *this particular started after a local church weekly (Tuesdays @7am) prayer this morning (Tuesday, April 25th of 2006). A fellow brother in Christ shared a "word" about the heart sleeping. We prayed about it and I then shared with him of a lady name "Corazon" (Heart in Spanish) I met the other day at a local church I was visiting in St. Paul this past Sunday. Then I thought about the recent share on "Empowering to be a Light for Christ" at a campus ministry (IVCF at UMM) group earlier this month. I decided to do a search on "heart"=> "cor"-heart and "amor"-love in latin

    The Cause USA S.O.S. Ministries



    We Wait for You (Shekinah Glory Come) - Computer.m4v

    "Songs of the IHOPU Student Awakening. This is one anointed song, thank You Jesus and thank you Cory Asbury and team!"
    "..The majestic presence or manifestation of God which has descended to "dwell" among men ..


  • Jesus Is Returning! ... Got Oil?,
  • Testimonies

  • Baptism of Holy Spirit, personal story and teaching from halza22 via geocities
  • Global-Multicultural


  • Good Morning Holy Spirit, from Benny Hinn Books

  • *referred by a pastor at a homegroup Filipino bible study
  • Like A Mighty Wind, by Mel Tari

  • *given to read by my associate pastor-Neil T.
    "A young Presbyterian Church pre-med student is confronted by charismatic revival in Indonesia in the 1970s. He follows the perceived call of God on his life and goes into missionary work, participating in a series of lessons of how the Spirit moves and dealing with both good and malevolent spiritual issues. This book is colorful on many levels, easy and enjoyable to read, simple and challenging: Do you really believe these supernatural things happen today or no? Walking on water, water turned into wine for Communion, visions, dreams etc. It is a remarkable account of what God can do in areas of this world where conveniences we are accustomed to in the West are lacking. This book polarized people theologically in the 70s and thirty years plus later is still a challenge. My belief is God CAN when necessary, and in Indonesia in the 70s (and more so even today) we need the truly miraculous. But Tari's book shines in that it is Christ-centered and Gospel true, not selling sensationalism but preaching repentance and salvation. It is one of a kind, which makes it (even more so 30 years later) that much more credible."
    Book Quotes:
    Chapter 2: A Mighty Wind
    "That night as we were praying together, suddenly the Holy Spirit came just as He did on the day of Pentecost. In Acts, chapter 2, we read that He came from heaven like a mighty rushing wind. And that night, as I was sitting next to my sister, I heard this mighty rushing sound. It sounded like a small tornado in the church. I looked around and saw nothing...(pp. 24)...
    How true that we cannot depend on our parents' experience, but we must have our own personal experience (pp. 25)...
    As the Holy Spirit moved, people all over the church came under conviction and accepted Jesus as their own personal Savior. They repented and ran back to their houses and got their witchcraft materials and their fetishes and their astrology stuff and their dirty books and their books on how to interpret dreams and they brought them all back to the church and burned them all in a fire
    (pp. 27)...
    Chapter 3: " God Deals In a Deep Personal Way
    "Brother, you have committed adultery and the Lord wants you to repent...That brother's wife was there, and she got mad, "I know your secret now," she said..His wife still continued to get mad, so the Lord sent another person to minister to her about her sin. And she started confessing her sin also. All over the church that night, people confessed their secret sins" (pp 31-32)...
    One of the greatest tragedies is that many people want the power of God, but they will want to live in sin. One night a man asked that i pray so he could have the power of God. But I knew he was still smoking...."
    (pp. 33-36)...
    Related Sites:
    Revival Fire, from christian
    "God moved upon the mountain town of Soe in Timor on Sunday 26 September 1965. That night people heard the sound of a tornado wind and flames above the Reformed Church building prompted police to set off the fire alarm. Healings and evangelism increased dramatically. Hundreds of thousands were converted. About 90 evangelistic teams were formed which functioned powerfully with spiritual gifts. The first team saw 9,000 people converted in two weeks in one town alone. In the first three years of this revival 200,000 became Christians in Timor, and on another small island where few had been Christians 20,000 became believers."
    ...more on Indonesia


  • Day of Pentecost - Bible Story Summary The Holy Spirit Fills the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost By Jack Zavada, Contributing Writer

  • Pentecost From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "..(Ancient Greek: πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], pentekostē [hēmera], "the fiftieth [day]") is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.[1] The feast is also called Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, or Whitsuntide, especially in the United Kingdom. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday, hence its name.[2] Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.
    Pentecost is historically and symbolically related to the Jewish harvest festival of Shavuot, which commemorates God giving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai fifty days after the Exodus. Among Christians, Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus as described in the New Testament Acts of the Apostles 2:31 [3] during these Jewish "fiftieth day" celebrations in Jerusalem. For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described as the "Birthday of the Church"...


    Hillsong London - You Are Here (The Same Power) LIVE

    "Live performance from Hillsong London of "You Are Here (The Same Power)" from Hail To The King, available 10.28.08

    *saw these folks at Willmar, Minnesota on April of 2009
    You Are Here Lyrics (The Same Power), from
    "There is a love that I know
    A strength for the weak and the broken heart
    My Shepherd and King
    I find You within me
    For you are here
    My Lord forever
    You are here

    Verse 2:

    You carried the cross for the world
    Gathered the lost and the fatherless
    My Shepherd and King
    I find You within me
    For You are here
    My Lord forever
    You are here


    In this place, you are here
    By Your mercy, I draw near
    In my heart, take your place
    You are here

    Verse 3:

    Your word is the light of the earth
    Your glory resounds in the universe
    My Shepherd and King
    I find You within me
    For You are here
    My Lord forever
    You are here


    You are here
    You are here
    You are here


    The same power that conquered the grave
    Lives in me, Lives in me
    Your love that rescued the earth
    Lives in me, lives in me

    You are here
    You are here
    You are here"

    *see Holidays: The Passion,Passover, Crucification, Easter, Resurrection-He is Risen!, etc..



    History of Christianity 1: The Apostolic Church

  • Feast of Pentecost By Mary Fairchild, Guide

  • " Pentecost - Shavuot - Feast of Weeks:
    Pentecost or Shavuot has many names in the Bible (the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Harvest, and the Latter Firstfruits). Celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover, Shavuot is traditionally a joyous time of giving thanks and presenting offerings for the new grain of the summer wheat harvest in Israel. The name "Feast of Weeks" was given because God commanded the Jews in Leviticus 23:15-16, to count seven full weeks (or 49 days) beginning on the second day of Passover, and then present offerings of new grain to the Lord as a lasting ordinance...
    Shavuot was originally a festival for expressing thankfulness to the Lord for the blessing of the harvest. And because it occurred at the conclusion of the Passover, it acquired the name "Latter Firstfruits." The celebration is also tied to the giving of the Ten Commandments and thus bears the name Matin Torah or "giving of the Law." Jews believe that it was exactly at this time that God gave the Torah to the people through Moses on Mount Sinai..

    *see Liberal Arts: Law, Judgment, Judge,Justice, etc..
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  • "...Rabbinic scholars believe that it was on this day that God visited His people after their exodus from Egypt and through Moses, brought the Law down from Mount Sinai. This earthshaking day of visitation, trembling, and betrothal is the birthday of the nation of Israel. Moses brings down the Torah or Law for the nation. Because of sin 3,000 die under the Law that day. The Old Covenant is a national covenant between YHVH-God and His covenant people. And so the nation of Israel was established. They agree to follow Him in devotion and obedience. In spite of past failures the nation of Israel will indeed be restored. The Jewish House of Judah will be saved and the throne of David in Judah will be established upon this earth under Messiah. But that is not all. The lost sheep of the House of Israel, the lost ten tribes of Israel, will be found and brought back home to Israel again. (See Ezek.37). The nation and Kingdom of Israel along with Messiah's Melchizedek Priesthood will be fully restored as a single Elect and Chosen people. The Old Covenant and the Law has not been "done away with" as we have been told. Both estranged houses of Israel will embrace Messiah...
  • Feasts of Shavuot, from

  • "...Shavuot, or the "Feast of Weeks or Sabbaths" - is also known as "the Season of the Giving of the Law". It originated during the time of the Exodus from Egypt and was first celebrated 50 days after their departure from Egypt. They arrived at Mt Sinai on this day, where they received the Law, written by Moses on 2 Tables of Stone, after his meeting with YHVH on the Mount.
    Messiah fulfilled the first series of this Cycle of three Divinely ordained Feasts, by being 'slaughtered' as the Paschal Lamb, exactly on time, at Pesach - when Israel would slaughter the Paschal Lamb on the 14th day of the 1st month, Aviv, in commemoration of their departure from Egypt ('the Land of enslavement' for ancient Israel). At the moment of His death, towards the end of that dreadful day, there was an earth quake in Jerusalem, the sun darkened, graves opened for the resurrection of deceased souls - and the veil to the D'vier, the Oracle-less Sacred Chamber at the time, was torn, revealing the inner Sacred Chamber. This reflected the final utter discarding by the Most High YHVH, of the earthly Oracle-less Temple.
    Would this be His Final Word about His requirement for the Law to be within His Temple in order for Him to Possess it by His Divine Presence? Would mankind now be left to their own devices, bereft of the Presence of God?
    The next 50 days after His Death, counting towards Shavuot as the Law requires, saw His Resurrection from the Grave; communicating with His direct followers for 40 days; His Ascension to Heaven - and then, exactly on the 50th Day, the Day of Shavuot - staggering events took place in the very Temple which He had finally discarded!..

    Shavu'ot , from
    "...The period from Passover to Shavu'ot is a time of great anticipation. We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu'ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival. See The Counting of the Omer. The counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu'ot: Passover freed us physically from bondage, but the giving of the Torah on Shavu'ot redeemed us spiritually from our bondage to idolatry and immorality. Shavu'ot is also known as Pentecost, because it falls on the 50th day; however, Shavu'ot has no particular similarity to the Christian holiday of Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after their Spring holiday. ...

    Social Issues


  • Ghanaian Hiplife Star ‘Struck Down by Holy Spirit’ on His Way to Smoke Marijuana, By Daniel Abugah Special to ASSIST News Service

  • " ACCRA, GHANA (ANS) -- As he was nearing Damascus on this mission, a brilliant light from heaven suddenly beamed down upon him! He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? Who are, sir?, Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you are do.”—Acts 9:3-6
    Hiplife Star Lord Kenya during a performance (Picture credit: This seems to be the story of celebrated Ghanaian hiplife musician Lord Kenya.
    “The past three weeks have been revealing for rap heavyweight champion, Lord Kenya who says that he has been ‘arrested’ by the Holy Spirit and is now a true born-again Christian”, the Graphic Showbiz reported in its yesterday (November 4, 2010 )’s edition.
    Still in awe, Lord Kenya told the Accra-based state-owned newspaper in an interview on Monday (November 1, 2010) that he was hit by a lightning and fell flat when he went to get his regular supply of “wee” (popular name for marijuana) after seeing off a friend.
    "I tried getting up but I couldn’t so I went on my knees in a prayerful pose and started crying like a baby. I refused to take my usual supply of ‘wee’ that night and headed home but I was ‘arrested’ by the Holy Spirit and ended in a church in my neighborhood called the Christian Eoanerges Gospel Ministry where I was warmly received and anointed”, he said.
    He has since put the world behind him, as he is now enjoying an amazing relationship with God. “Now I cannot stand the scent of alcohol or ‘wee’ and I am trying hard to convince those I used to smoke with to quit the habit.”
    The Graphic Showbiz reports that “he feels extremely relieved and humbled by the whole process, adding that he is the happiest person on earth.”
    The hiplife celebrity has testified that his life had never been the same since that night (he encountered the Holy Spirit) and pledged to spend the rest of his life in the house of the Lord, as well as become “very prayerful.”
    With grateful heart, Lord Kenya said it baffles him that he is able to sleep very well these days without alcohol and/or “wee”, as these hitherto were difficult habits to kick.
    Even though the hiplife star does not give immediate indications as to whether he would quit hiplife to do gospel music-as he awaits the direction of the Holy Spirit, this can be hypothesized. And, as his conversion might have come as a surprise, those who have been following his hiplife career with passion would have to choose between following him to gospel and getting him out of their minds.
    In the same edition of the Graphic Showbiz where his story was published, a fan wrote- in a “letter to the editor” column, “Lord Kenya, the one and only rapper of our time, the undisputed heavyweight rap champion is Lord Kenya. You are the only rapper with seven albums that make you the best and the greatest in Ghana. For me, you are the real Papa of hiplife.”
    As it is almost customary for many Ghanaians to acknowledge God, and sometimes ascribe praise to Him for success in their daily endeavours (without necessarily being Christians), Lord Kenya has among his existing works two albums titled "Born Again" and "God Dey", even though these songs cannot be described as gospel in Christian context.
    "Now I understand that He has His own ways of shaping up His people to do what He wants them to do till the end of time so we have to just flow along with Him and thank Him for His mercies. I’m testifying that against all the odds He makes me see the light and I know He can do the same with everyone else,” he stated.
    Note: Hiplife is a Ghanaian musical style which fuses highlife and hip hop.] It is also influenced by dancehall and reggae. Recorded in Ghanaian languages such as Twi, Ewe and Ga, hiplife is rapidly gaining popularity throughout West Africa and abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Germany."

    *see Ghanan of Ghana Outreach


    1 of 3 The Day of Pentecost: The history / significance of this Feast of Weeks

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    John W. Schoenheit of Spirit & Truth Fellowship International ( ) teaches a three part series on the history and significance of the Day of Pentecost. Also known as the Feast of Weeks.

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  • The Holy Spirit - Bible Teachings

  • " Sep 8, 2010 – The teaching about "The Holy Spirit" is a very important subject for us Christians, whether you call your self a Pentecostal, Baptist or Lutheran!.."


    Holy Spirit Baptism

    "Holy Spirit Baptism, deliverance, infilling"

    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...-Matthew 28:19

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