Preaching Pentecost to Ourselves
Two weeks ago we heard about the benefits of the ascension and preaching those benefits to ourselves. We don’t just have a risen Savior, we have an ascended Savior who now reigns on the throne of heaven with all power and authority. He is our Lord and King. He is our great high priest, the once-for-all perfect and complete sacrifice. By His blood our sins are forgiven. And now He is praying to the Father on our behalf. Continue to preach and proclaim to yourself Jesus who is in heaven, what He is like and what He has done and is doing for you, who’s side is He on. One of the fruits or benefits of the ascension is Pentecost. Jesus said He must ascend so the Spirit could descend. John 16:7 I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. So this morning let’s consider together the great benefits of preaching Pentecost to ourselves. Pentecost is the spiritual turning point in history. Something absolutely transforming and cataclysmic happened on that day. We just observed the anniversary of D-Day, which was a decisive turning point in the history of WWII. Pentecost is that decisive moment in our spiritual battle with sin and with walking in the will of God and in a relationship with Him. Pentecost is essential for your life as a Christian. In fact, you can’t be one without the Spirit. You can’t know or understand the Gospel without the Spirit, you can’t preach the Gospel to yourself without the Spirit, you can’t believe it or apply it without the Spirit.