Focus

Pentecost is focused. It knows what it wants. I speak about Pentecost in the third person - but the reality is Pentecost is the heart of Jesus. Being baptized in the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in other tongues, focuses ones life on what is most important to Him. It's more than just being clear about life, it's being clear and purposeful about the purpose and will of God for ones life.

If our focus is about the organization, then what the organization wants defines the focus of our efforts. If the focus is about our relationship with Jesus, then Jesus defines the focus of our efforts. When you look at Pentecost in Acts 2, you see that it's about their relationship with Jesus and the organization. Some may desire to argue with me on this, but look at the following.

Each person in the upper room prayed and was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Peter stood up and preached a sermon which in his altar call led 3,000 people to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. The church was born out of Pentecost. The following verses tell us how the church behaved, what their priorities were and what they focused their live on and it says that God added to the church daily.

Each person that is baptized in the Holy Spirit, yielding their life completely to Christ, not only brings a host of blessings upon themselves, but also ushers in blessings into the church as a whole.

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