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28. What Is God Wanting To Do For You Through His Holy Spirit?

What special blessings will God give to His people before Jesus Second Coming?
Joel 2:28-31 GW-
"After this, I will pour my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and daughters will
prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour my
Spirit on servants, on both men and women. I will work miracles in the sky and on the earth: blood, fire,
and clouds of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will become as red as blood before the
terrifying day of the LORD comes."
Note: The last few verses about the signs in the heavens show us that this prophecy is about God doing
special things just before Jesus returns. God says He will pour out His Holy Spirit and there will be many
wonderful things happening to old and young.

Have wonderful things like this happened before?

Acts 1:8 TEV- But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be
witnesses for me
Acts 2:1-4 GW- “When Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Passover, came, all the believers were together in
one place. Suddenly, a sound like a violently blowing wind came from the sky and filled the whole house
where they were staying. Tongues that looked like fire appeared to them. The tongues arranged themselves
so that one came to rest on each believer. All the believers were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to
speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.”
Note: Jesus told the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit to be given in a special way to them. The Holy
Spirit came in the form of tongues of fire on their heads. They were given special gifts to help them take the
gospel to the world in difficult times.

What are the ‘gifts of the Holy Spirit’?
1 Corinthians 12:28-31 NIrV
- “And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second
prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help
others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles?
Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in
tongues ? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts.”
Note: Some of these gifts are miracles that could not possibly happen without a miracle. These miracle
gifts are things like predicting the future, miracles of healing, and speaking or hearing in another language
that one has never learned. Other gifts like teaching, preaching and helping, may not always be ‘miracles’.
God takes our natural talents and gives them supernatural power to help fill the needs we face in ministry.

What reason does the Paul give for these supernatural gifts?
Ephesians 4:12,13 ICB-
“Christ gave those gifts to prepare God’s holy people for the work of serving. He
gave those gifts to make the body of Christ stronger. This work must continue until we are all joined
together in the same faith and in the same knowledge about the Son of God. We must become like a mature
person – we must grow until we become like Christ and have all his perfection.”
Note: The gifts of the Spirit are given to provide supernatural power to do the difficult work of taking the
gospel to all the world. Today God is using different of these supernatural gifts to greatly help His work.

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