Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Power of God's Spirit on Pentecost

As the Western countries move away from faith and scripture we focus more toward treating others with disrespect. In the Roman Empire Greek thinkers Plato and Aristotle taught that killing babies after they were born was a good idea. Just as killing Gladiators was seen as a fun sport killing girl babies was thought to be great for family health. 

No wonder Rome fell. Fewer women meant that there were not enough wives; that meant there were not enough babies; Rome had to import slaves to work and had to pay men to fight for them. It caved from immoral, awful ethics. 

Christians went out to the fields and mountains where the Pagans dumped little girls to be eaten by wild animals and saved them from death. This started what we now call orphanages! The small, house churches grew because women were drawn by a religion that protected them and their babies. They brought their children and husbands and many came to faith in Christ. 

Christian women were free in the church. They were not forced to marry at 12 and 13 years of age. They led the churches and used their gifts. Today is Pentecost Sunday when the Spirit was poured out on men, women, slaves, Greeks, and Jews just as it was promised in Joel 2:27-29

You will know that I am present in Israel
and that I am Yahweh your God,
and there is no other.
My people will never again be put to shame.

I will pour out my Spirit on all humanity;
Then your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will have prophetic dreams,
Your young men will have prophetic visions.
I will even pour out my Spirit on the male and female slaves in those days. 

Get my book, The Healing Release of the Holy Spirit might help you understand. 

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