Jungle Book

  Susan Behrens   Feb 19, 2017     Comments Off on Jungle Book

February 19, 2017

Bible Text: Acts 2:3 |

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Jungle Book

Read Exodus 3:1-5

What physical manifestation did God use to demonstrate His presence?

Read Exodus 13:17-22

What physical manifestation did God use to demonstrate His presence?


Read Exodus 19:18

What physical manifestation did God use to demonstrate His presence?

Read Exodus 24:12-18

What physical manifestation did God use to demonstrate His presence?

Read Acts 2:1-11

From what you've just read in the Old Testament, why did God use the visual of "tongues of fire" on this Pentecost Day?  What were the people to understand when they saw this?

Always prior to this, God's holy fire was a solitary thing; it was not divided.  Now on this day, the fire divides.  What is this signifying?  What is changing in the relationship between God and humans?


Read Acts 2:14-21

Note:  As God gave prophets, like Joel, foretelling visions, they often saw the future like we see the approaching mountain peaks as we travel towards Denver.  The mountain peaks all appear to be the same distance away.  But when one gets closer, gradually there appears distance between this peak and another that's further away.  So too with the prophetic visions:  in this case, Joel sees the outpouring of the Spirit and the end of times as almost one 'peak'.  From our vantage point,  we see one 'peak' in the past and another 'peak' still to come.
How do we see the fulfillment of Joel's vision on Pentecost day?

  1. 18 "they will prophesy".  Prophecy is literally "forth-telling".  Speaking 'for' someone else.  At times, as we read the Old Testament prophets, it is speaking about the future; more often it is speaking 'for' God about the present.  For example, see Micah 6:6-8.   Understanding this about the word "prophesy", what is God saying that He will do through you?

 

Read Ephesians 6:13-18

What is the only offensive weapon listed?  _____    __________   __   ____   ___________

Moving away from the imagery of the Roman soldier, what is our offensive weapon, given to us by God's Spirit?


Read Luke 4:1-13

Notice and comment on how both Jesus and Satan used the word of God.

What specific steps have you taken, are you taking, and do you need to take, to become more comfortable with your 'sword'?

Make sure as you close in prayer that you include a prayer of thanks for the gift of God's Spirit, and for the weapon that He has given you to do battle against the Evil One.

 

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