Pentecost 2017: "Get back the Power" --- Apostle Terry L. Holmes

Scripture:  Acts 1:1-8

1 1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began bothe to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but hit for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6 When they therefore were com together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power8 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.

Key points:

  • REVOKE, RELEASE, REFILL
  • Peace and Restoration 
  • Are you going to restore the Kingdom back to Isreal?
    • Israel fighting against Palestine over one piece of land
  • Sometimes we're looking for the wrong power.
  • Looking to control things that should not be in our control
  • Rely on the power Jesus gave
  • We have a lot of good motivational speakers but the no power of God!
  • "Old" Holy Ghost vs "New" Holy Ghost
    • With the "new" Holy Ghost you can slip
      • Its excusing
    • "Old" Holy Ghost
      • Got it by calling on the name of Jesus
      • When you meet the condition the Holy Ghost will fall.
      • The power you are going to need will give you more
  • Not Motivational but Demonstrational
    • We got to live right
  • The devil will transform to an angel of light
  • Get back the power so we can discern
  • No power without prayer

**Titus 3:5**

  • The Holy Ghost has got to be renewed!
    • We have to give yourself a break to keep going
    • You will run out of power if you don't refill
  • Disfunction, Frustration 
    • Has become the new normal
      • so much so that when things are peaceful we think something is wrong
    • We are so consumed by the disfunction, that we are not effective witnesses
  • Do you have power?  Can you get a prayer through?
  • God hears you but He's not listening because you are not strengthening your Holy Ghost
  • Some of us have lost our credibility
    • "You can outlive terrible truths if you live right and long enough"
  • We need to revoke something
    • put an end to, cancel, nullify, withdraw, resend, invalidate 
  • With power comes authority
  • If you put an end to it (whatever is holding you back), you will get a release
  • ACCESS DENIED!
    • Cancel some of these privileges the enemy has in your life 
    • Revoke his privileges
    • When I do that there's a release 
    • This Kingdom is in you
    • We ought to get tired of the enemy pulling the same stunts in our lives
      • Think about how the devil really tries to use you
  • RELEASE
    • To escape from
    • "LORD if you get me out of this ONE MORE TIME, I promise I'll never do it again, ONE MORE TIME
  • I can't do new and old at the same time
  • The light is on and we're bypassing the situations
  • Some things the devil didn't take, I lost it!
  • The Holy Ghost will not dwell in an unclean temple
  • We have become conditioned to life

**Job 2**

  • Are you willing to put in the time to get the power?
  • God needs to 
    • RESTORE, REFILL, REVIVE

"IT IS DONE! In Jesus Name!

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