Receiving the Holy Spirit May 30, 1965
Publication Date: 05-30.1965
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Act 1:26; 2:1, 2; Joh 20:21, 22
Act 2:2, 3; (Dan 5:27; Rom 10:9)
snt-0208 receiving the holy spirit Acts 2:1-4
Please take your Bibles and turn to x the night. Acts chapter two. All of you people here, of course, may remember, night after night, these past few Sunday nights, I've been teaching on the book of Acts.
And we have covered the first chapter of this book, rather line by line and verse by verse. On this occasion of memorial Sunday night. Of course, I didn't know it would all fit like this, but I guess it's wonderful it does. I know of nothing greater, that could come to our people in our nation, as the heads of our government, people in seats of authority everywhere, then a knowledge of God's word and that which a court occurred in Acts chapter two, not only to know it, but to accurately understand it. I think when it comes to the Holy Spirit field, there is more confusion and more Baloney, and you can check a sticker. Because the average person cannot disassociate the truth of God's Word with the experience, which is many times manifested. The Word of God is always genuine. And when men and women operate, that greatness of that word, the experiences thereof, may come and go, but that word of God lives and abideth forever. And tonight, of course, we are right at the beginning of the second chapter. But before we start in that second chapter, let's again go back to verse 26, of the first chapter to get the continuity of the story which is being taught. And they gave for verse 26, there are a lot and a lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the 11 apostles, Messiah, Matthias, replace Judas Iscariot, who had gone out and who had hanged himself, remember, now this Matthias was numbered with the 11 apostles 11. And Ron makes harmony. Well, so now we have the 12 apostles, and our watch, want you to watch the pronouns very carefully as they occur. And when the day of Pentecost, Acts chapter two, verse one, and when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they, they, the first pronoun, they hope, it must refer to the closest associated noun relating itself to the subject. And the clauses associated now relating to the subject is the noun apostles. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they, they who, that 12 apostles, the 11, plus Mathias making 12 days, the 12 apostles, were all with one accord in one place. Now, people, the day of Pentecost was fully come, the day of Pentecost was in the process of coming ever since the fall of man in Genesis chapter three verses, while the verse where you know, the verses where they sinned, and so on and so forth, ever since the fall of man, let's put it this way, and then you'll understand it. Ever since the fall of man, the day of Pentecost, was in the process of coming. But it's never really came until this occurrence, which we're going to read about tonight. It was in the process of summons. And all through the Old Testament. At various times, you can read different things which occurred, you can read at least seven of the nine manifestations of the Spirit in the Old Testament. For instance, prophecy, is that prophecy in the Old Testament? Definitely, word of knowledge, the manifestation of the word of knowledge, is that in manifestation at times in the Old Testament, definitely the Word of Wisdom. Definitely discerning the spirits. Definitely the manifestation of faith, miracles and healing, are they in the Old Testament? Sure, you can find them from time to time, but it never fully came. Because when it fully came, it came in something the likes of which the world had never seen, namely, that people could be born again, the new birth and that when they were born again, they were filled with the power of God, not just with seven manifestations but that they could utilize nine manifestations because with the fullness of the coming The Day of Pentecost, there came into reality, the fullness of the presence and the glory of Christ in you, the hope of glory. Plus, the manifestations in the senses world of speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom is learning your spirits, faith, miracles, and healing. That's why people this which occurred on the day of Pentecost, turned that then no world upside down before the generation of those at the Word of God. And if the church won't look at it, I want to tell you something, it has a stamp of death already written in it. They caught us when the church fails to come to the Word of God, if there is no reason for its existence in the civilization. Because Cavanna said lions and rotary and and the Masonic Order, and some of the rest of them can do the job better than the church. The church has only one reason for its existence. And that is to have our command a knowledge of God's word and to make that word living and real in the hearts of the hungry men and women who sit next to read a method is sitting here somebody ought to say, man. That's the method. Well bless your heart. Now by there's hardly anybody that really gels this thing when it comes down to it. When it says the day of Pentecost was fully understand what it means when it was fully come. Well, if it fully came, then can it come come again? If it fully came, then then when when you got it, you got everything you have to pass later, get cozy, God bless your heart. If you're failing, you're all right. Does it have anything to do with what you feel right now because it didn't come by your feeling it came back God's boom. The first time the Lord Jesus Christ came, it says when in the scriptures, that when the fullness of time came god, that was his only begotten Son, vulnerable woman. When the fullness of time came, he sent the power of the Holy Spirit that we're going to study tonight. The fullest came, the fullness came, he sent when the day of Pentecost was fully come, therefore, the people who receive it, are they lacking in anything? No, because it truly came. Can you pray for something that Thomas it's already here? That stupid? If it's already here, you don't have pray for it. Right? Well, on the day of Pentecost, it really came. And they that 12 were all with one accord. One accord means unity of purpose, unity of spirit, they were at one place, the place they were we studied this out the past few weeks from Acts chapter one, and from the last chapter, the book of Acts, and it says pointedly, pointedly that they were in the temple at an hour of prayer. When the day of Pentecost fully came. They were his record. Record. They were in an hour of prayer. The same as this group. Here in the auditorium tonight and the people are sitting by radio right now. The kids aren't all disturbed and want to be the bed. They're not here in the headquarters if there had to headquarters we teach the children, but we're in one accord. We're in one accord. We're doing the same thing here. This doesn't mean we're all have the same mental or spiritual stature, that we are in one accord. We're doing the same thing. Well, on the day of Pentecost, they, the 12 apostles were in the temple in one accord. And suddenly, verse two, there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Suddenly, there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind before Jesus Christ ascended up into heaven, in Acts chapter in John, chapter 20.
Just go back a page or two in your Bible, in John chapter 20. Verse 21, Then said Jesus to them again. peace be unto you, as my father has sent me, even so send I was, and I, you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, received the Holy Ghost. He breathed on them and says under them receiving the Holy Ghost, could they receive it at that time? Why not? It was not available for panic cars have not yet come, have not yet come. What was he doing them, he was simply teaching them instructing them. Before he ascended up. He taught he is a pilot, His apostles and disciples what to look for how to recognize how to know this thing was coming to pass. Because class, unless you have teacher you can't receive the things ago. You can stand outside of this door or this Bible Research Center and cry your eyeballs out, that won't help you along this teaching well house teaching well help men and women. And so Jesus Christ taught His people, His apostles, he's taught them before He ascended what to expect what to look for, and what to do after it occurred. And one of the things he taught him was that on the day of Pentecost, when this thing had come to pass, he said he breathed on them, he breathed on them, and said, Receive Ye, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit. Now this brings on is what I'm after, because then accepted to accept chapter two. And suddenly, there's two there came a sound from heaven, as a rushing mighty when the rushing mighty winds are the same words that are translated in John, heavy breathing. He breathed on them, he breathed on them. And John is a sailor, that's here translated in Acts to to the sound from heaven as a rushing mighty when I think most people have had the idea of like a tornado blew with rushing mighty when, wherever these apostles were, no, no, not at all. He breathed on them. He breathed on them. As Are they heavy breathing is a translation. suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as Are they heavy breathing. Heaven has also confused people. Most people think heaven some millions of miles up. The Bible says that heaven is every place above Earth. Any place and every place above Earth is heaven. As I tell my people in the class, you got your head. Sometimes when you're out with the right girl, you may have your heart in it too. I don't know. Every place above Earth is heaven. And so as he breathes on them, he breathed on them. A sound from heaven was the breathing of the 12 apostles. I want to show you this a little later on. We'll we'll do exactly here in the auditorium tonight. What they did on the day of Pentecost, but not right yet. Because we've got to cover another verse or two before we can really make this thing living and real to you. That came down from heaven as of a heavy breathing. And if if the heavy breathing, filled all the house, the house, it doesn't say up a room. It says what? The house. And so I'm working the Word of God in Acts chapter one. We found out that the Bible says that the house was the temple. Jesus said the house was the temple. The Word of God and Isaiah says the house was the temple. And it was an hour of prayer and they were in the temple. Therefore the house itself all the house, the temple where they were was busy. They were not as I put it in my classes hanging from the chandelier. They were not dancing in the Spirit. They weren't throwing song books at each other. They weren't meant to holler and enter jumpin.
No, no, no. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what has cleared the experience of Pentecost. For many people who really wouldn't have moved into the greatness of the Holy Spirit failed, because all they ever heard about the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues as then a bunch of Rome. They have heard about people who they even call them Holy Rollers. Well bless God, I never saw a holy roller that's holy on a roller. There's nothing holy about rolling another roll and about Holy or something. Holy Rollers whoever heard about that crazy jump. That's not what the Lord said. And ladies and gentlemen, I'm concerned about the word. I'm not responsible for what you do, or anybody else does. I am responsible for what I do. You are responsible for what you do. And ladies and gentlemen, when God ever gives anything, it's never out orders. Now man can take it and put it on order. But why in the world you want to blame God? Why should people want to blame God for what man did? Right? That's why I have been by the grace of God able to lead people in the receiving of the Holy Spirit all over the world. Because I know the word, and I make people track with alerts. And in the Word of God, the Scripture says everything that is of God is decent. And in order. It says in here, that all of these people on the day of Pentecost, all 12 of them, were in the temple, and they were doing what city, they were in the position of prayer, and the position of prayer. They were quiet. They were reserved. They were just wonderful, God fearing people. But they were standing up and shouting at each other. They weren't dancing in the Spirit. They were blowing off something. Man. And gentlemen, these people were decent, and in order. And if you want anything from God, that greatness of God's word, you and I have to be dissonant in order. You bet July. That's why I don't stand for any shenanigans in the field. And that's why I'm looking forward to this Mid American Conference on speaking in tongues. And by the way, after the meeting, we're having an after meeting in an adjoining room. And I will be glad to answer any questions. In any field dealing with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. I will I've made myself available to the newspapers, the radio, the television for that occasion. And I'll answer any question after the meeting is over with the general meeting is over with is that after meeting, because I think it's time that somebody goes to the word and gives them the answer from God and reads it to them again, and says once more, ma'am, but set below and hearing my Bible as well as in yours, as well as in every Bible, it says that on this day of Pentecost, that this which occurred so of all the house, the temple where they were doing, city, it was decent, and it was in order. Now verse three, and there appeared, there appeared unto them, their MO, the 12 apostles cloven tongues, like as of fire. And if the cloven tongues like as a fire, and if SAP upon each of them. Now let's take that verse apart, word by word, there appeared unto them, The 12 apostles cloven tongue. It was a cloven tongues that like, but it was tongues like as a fire. It doesn't say it was fire. It says luck. Like as that it was in fire, we just liked it. And this appeared under them. It appeared last it says in verse three, the third word is what appeared it appeared on it. This is what it looks to them. This is what they saw. It doesn't say it was the fire. It wasn't fire, shoot, if you got fire you you'd burn up. You put what in fire burns doesn't. So if you've got fiery, I don't know what we do with cremate. And then we throw you up in the air and the wind blows or something. There appeared on to them cloven tongues, like as a fire and if this cloven tongues like as a fire is that a bad each of them? Are 12 is split and it's set on each of them. Each one of the 12 the word set is only used in the Bible, whenever something is completely completed. When it is absolutely finished, completely finished. Then the Bible uses the word set. God on six days finished all the creation and all the farming and all the Nike ad it says And God rested. The word rest is the word set and God set on the seventh day it was all finished. When Jesus Christ ascended up into heaven, it says and he did was sat down at the right hand of God. It means that everything was completely finished Your redemption in mind was completely paid for. That's why he sat down. Now on the day of Pentecost, the word SAT is used also, on this occurrence, there appeared under them cloven tongues, like as a fire and it that it's sad, because when the direct Pentacles wasn't up slowly come see, therefore get a bad piece of them. Now this is a phenomena phenomenon. This is a phenomenon on the day of Pentecost. Now I want to explain something to you that is uniquely interesting and very important. If you will recognize this principle now your Bible will fit from Genesis to Revelation and people's experiences you will understand God being God Almighty could give any man any experience he wanted to as long as it didn't contradict the word right. Whenever God goes whenever class whenever God goes beyond that, which is guaranteed to everybody when they believe it is always phenomena. Whenever it goes beyond let me say it once more because they I mean what I say it I'm trying to say what I mean. Whenever God goes beyond that which is guaranteed to every believer is in the category of phenomena. When King Belshazzar had a feast, and they were getting all liquored up, and everything else. And it was once there appeared in that great banquet hall in Babylon, a sign with you on the wall, that sign read, thou art weighed in the balances and was found wanting really was that painted on the wall? Is it does it say in the Bible, that every time a king has a banquet, where they are serving intoxicants, and people are getting lit up, that he's going to write something on the wall? No. Therefore, this, which occurred in the, in that great banquet hall was in the category of phenomenon. It's not guaranteed that every time you have a banquet like that, that God's going to write something on the wall. But it's the Bible said, every time you do that it's going to be written on the wall, then it couldn't be in what category? For now, understand. That's how simple it is. Now, can God gives phenomena? Definitely. But can the phenomena which God gives time predicts the reality of the words that passed, ladies and gentlemen, that which God has promised in His Word, ma'am, that which God has promised in his words, he is not only able but he's willing to perform and when you believe and when you believe, when I believe God has said or what His Word says, he cannot do less than his word, when we believe that he can do more, right? That when he does more than what the word guarantees to everybody,
it is always phenomenon. That phenomenon on the day of Pentecost was there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as a fire and it sat upon what each one of the 12 That was definitely. This is why today. Today, if people prayed, oh, Lord, pour down the fire on me. I want to receive the Holy Spirit. Lord baptized me with a fire. You're praying entirely outside of the Word of God. For it is not listening the Word of God that when you receive the Holy Spirit, God's gonna put cloven tongues of fire on you. But this was specifically to those on the day of Pentecost, could God still do it? And if God still did it, it would be for you up. That's right, but it isn't guaranteed in the word but it is guaranteed in the words that when you believe and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus please God raised Him from the dead, that thou shalt be saved and be filled with all about fell that's a lot. That's why trip and everybody when they believe they get it. And class. It's been the confusion, the confusion on the phenomena that has disturbed most people. And so people say, Well, did you feel the Lord? When you got filled with the Holy Spirit? Did you feel the tickling in your throat? No, I didn't. If you did, it was odd. So now I'm on when somebody else says, We're bored. I just felt the Holy Ghost running through me. Well, if you did wonderful with me, but it had to be an odd category, phenomenon. You see why all this teaching has confused people, because they have taught their experiences rather than the revelation of God's Word. And that's why many good people have never received as they say, the power of the Holy Spirit, because they're always looking for a feel. Feelings will come and go, that's a way that God live, I'm gonna buy this for him. And when you build your life upon the the accuracy of God's word, you can again say but set the Lord that you can bring into Manifestation what the Word says, I don't just count the phenomenon that may occur. But that is specifically to you. They specifically to you, thank God for it, but don't teach the novena teach third. Now, going back here to Acts chapter two. And one, the day of Pentecost was fully calm. They're all with one accord in one place. Somebody that came a sound from heaven, I was rushing by the wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting, and there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as a Forest Service. Why is verse three ahead of verse two? Well, I don't know It sure is. In, in practice, they're just the opposite. The thing that occurred on the day of Pentecost was that they were all sitting at one place, and all at once there was a cloven tongues, and Jesus Christ had instructed them, that when they saw this thing coming down, then they should breathe in, breathe in, breathe in, breathe in and receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. That's what he's talking to us sound from heaven as they heavy breathing, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Now, why don't you need phenomenon today, because on the original outpouring they had never received before. They didn't know what to look for what to do. So God through Jesus Christ and instructed them today, he sends men and women like myself who know God's Word, we teach you the Word of God, and people receive, they receive, they receive, because it's the word to have to know in order to be receiving today. Now, the sound from heaven as a heavy breathing, and it says, are the house where they were moving? That temple was acoustically wonderful, much better than our Bible Research Center. But I'm going to prove the accuracy of this verse to everybody here in the auditorium tonight, and all of our people are listening by radio, who've gotten the ears to hear and who love God's word at all, or at least have an inkling on accuracy with which things are written. He breathed on them down from heaven as a heavy breathing. Open your mouth and breathe in. Ready? Here we go. Exhale, again. Again, attacks to a sound from heaven, as Are they heavy, breezy. There's not wonderful. When they saw these cloven tongues like there's a fire and it's sad upon ease, you know, what the 12 did, they breathe in, like this.
And while they were breathing in, they believe God to be born again and filled with the fullness of God. And that's exactly what occurred to them. Remember what the scripture says in the Old Testament is, he said, talk about Open thy mouth wide. And I'll fill it. At another place in the Gospel of John, if I remember correctly now, he told them to drink in the spirit. Well, how can you drink without opening your mouth? Do you drink water without opening your mouth? That's what I'm trying to write, nor can you drink. That's why I teach my people in the classes when they receive the very same thing. I just say, just sit there. Open your mouth and breathe in. And thank God for filling you with a sponge. Just thank God. Because all strain is stress. Whenever you have to strain to get something, it's all drained. It's hard rain. And ma'am, to get anything from God, you never need to strain. All you need to do is know God's word, know how to believe and believe. And you just quietly sit there and receive the things God has made available. Suddenly, there came a sound from heaven as of our heavy breathing, and it's filled all the house where they were sitting. And they knew that it had come to pass because of the cloven tongues, which were like fire as far as it sat upon each of them. They knew it was there. So all they did was reached up spiritually and they breathe in. Thank God for His fullness. And at that moment, for the first time in the history of civilizations. Ladies and gentlemen, men were burn up again of God's Spirit. Because now for the first time it is available, you couldn't get it before it's available. It wasn't available till now, Jesus Christ came to make it available, but it was not available until the day of Pentecost was was fully come. And that's why class pay the cost is the miracle of all miracles. Any cost is the greatest day in the world. And the one that church for the most part does the least with. We do more with Chris. We bought this. Then the second step is we brought up Easter, but how little how little is done on Pentecost, when the greatness of all the climax of our God accomplished in Christ Jesus came to pass. And ladies and gentlemen, there's no denomination representative here tonight. Nor is there any denominational group of men and women listening to the broadcast, whose denomination does not teach that the church started on the day of Pentecost? Well, classes the church started on the day of Pentecost, let's find out what they did on the day of Pentecost and get the text back on the ball doing the same thing now that is them. Otherwise, we can't be the church that the Bible says started on the day of Pentecost. Right? Sure. It's right. You all know that. Now, they were born again. They had received the fullness of the Holy Spirit. And verse four says, And they that 12 apostles were all filled. They were all filled with new Maha do and with the Holy Spirit's a gift from the giver. They were filled. When your fears you've got the ability. That gift is the God given ability. The gift of the Holy Spirit is that God given ability to you to do something. And on the Day of Pentecost class, when they were born again, filled with the Holy Spirit. Rock was that first thing that they did? And it says, they began to speak with other tongues, they began to speak with other tongues.
Mile mile mile? Is that what the Word says? So that's what the word me. It means what it says that it says what it means. Never before. Never before had anybody spoken in tongues, because it was not yet available, that their opinion cards had not just up 30 pounds. But now on the day of Pentecost, it fully changed. Christ was born in Christ in you the hope of glory, here the power of the Holy Spirit in you. Now they had the ability. Now they had the ability, not only to prophesy to operate, or the knowledge or wisdom to turn your spirits, faith, miracles and healing. But now they had the ability to do through other things. They could speak in tongues and they could interpret, or the day of Pentecost had was silly. And when they were born again, when they receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, in Acts, chapter two, verse four, what was the external manifestation in the senses world that they had the spirit within? It says they spoke with what can you see spirits? Know, on the day of Pentecost, when they were born again, they could see the phenomenon, the cloven tongues, that phenomenon they could see, but they could not see what spirit God is Spirit. God is spirit. A spirit has no form or colinas. You can't see Spirit. Therefore, when a person is born again, can you see that spirit that they know that? You know you're born again, I'm going to be water baptized, or Beskydy water that tries to drown. That still is no proof because he's an hour here and unbelievers could be water baptized, right? They have no proof. You say I go to church every Sunday and sit on the front view of that God that's no proof. Ladies and gentlemen, if the Bible's right, and I didn't write it, if it's right, the Bible says that there is only one proof in a census world that you have that spirit of God and that is that they spoke with tongues speaking with tongues is the external manifestation in the senses world of the internal reality and presence of the fullness of this you can't see spirit I am that you can see speaking in tongues like for instance if I speak in tongues Listen to me look at you can see it. He salam ala cuz sometimes they are not touchy no Cosanta that you can see right? You could hear it right? But you can't see rot in me Since then, how do you know I got the spirit? Cause I got that. So I've got the evidence, Doc. Oh, bless your heart. You're young fellas Tell me a kiss. Your girlfriend ain't got a girlfriend, you know? Yeah, aren't we subsidy? Boy, these people talk about the proof. They're not any. They says that go to church, they read the Bible. They said that. They said that baptized in water. All of that, ladies and gentlemen is wonderful. I have no disparaging things about but that isn't the Word. The Word says that the proof in the census world that you're born and that you've got the spirit is that you can speak in a tongue at will. It's not possession. It is not possession. You accepted by the freedom of your will. And because it's a gift to you, you operate. If I gave you a gift mean got it? Mmm, got an extra button in my pocket tonight. Not even a dime. How can I get a bottle of pop after the service? Somebody's going to loan me a dime. All right. Well, I'm going to show you my crazy pocket here. Got a hymnal up here. Suppose I gave this gift, this hymnal as a gift to Dr. Bell? Once I have given it to him, whose isn't this? Who's responsible for it? You know what Dr. Bell could do with it. He could open it. He could offer nothing and he could start tearing out page after page after page couldn't? Why? Because it's a gift to him and he has freedom of our people. The Holy Spirit's yield is just as simple as that illustration, the hymnal, once God gives you the gift, who's responsible for it? You are. You've got the gift God gave it to you. Now you're responsible? Would it be possible to use that gift out of alignment and harmony? Then yes, it is the same as you can tell the leaves out of there him? No. That's why when people roll on the floor, it's the people not the Spirit.
When they throw him those are what they call dance in this. Yeah, this other one where they says that gets stuck under the Spirit, God slow. My ie forum. If God ever threw anybody, that boy just wouldn't get up anymore. That's right. They call it about being slain under the spirit. Now a thing like that, as far as the two bodies concerned. That's right. And people you know that I am strict along this line, I don't budge on the word one iota. That's where I stand if nobody believes. That's right. Because when God fills a man with his spirit or a woman, he gives it to you as a gift. Now, you can either use that gift wonderfully, or you can use it disgracefully. But if you use the gift while you're using the gift, is there anything wrong with a gift? No, but it's you. You the people will be using it wrongly, right. All right. Now watch it. I'll show it to you as simple as ABC, down in Kentucky a couple of years ago, we still have them. They are people that call him the snake charmers or something. I forgot the whole story. Now I have it in my file, where the people had a religious meeting. And while they were having the meeting, while they have these religious meetings, they put these poisonous snakes around their neck and talk to them and play with them. And while they're doing this, they speak in tongues. They speak in tongues. Now is a speaking in tongues wrong. That this business of trying to talk about the snake business that is of man, that is deadly. But look at it that genuine has of speaking in tongues is still Jane. It's the people that are all not God. This is what we need to understand. Let's say somebody says, well, he's dancing in the spirit while he's dancing in this 30 speaking in tongues, is there anything wrong and speaking in tongues? No, but it is. If it said Albert do enough. Now then, wrongly speak speaking in tongues. God speaking in tongues is the manifestation of the gift. But dancing in the spirit is the manifestation of the man or woman. Here if you want to dance I don't want to dance with the Spirit. I want what old doc bollard is what old doc Bower in our philosophy classes that mission house used to say he said he was a German from Germany, greatest philosopher in the whole world, far as I'm concerned and I'm not the only person or doc Bauer, the IRS to say that if he wanted a girl to go dancing with, he said, Don't give me one of those little skinny ones is that our bond bonded? I can feel in my hands as I bought, you know?
Well, for you ladies putting on pounds, that's good. For you skinny wives, I don't know what you're going to say about that. She'll be mad at me the rest of your life, I suppose. Bless your heart. No, ma'am. And they were all saying that the other day and began to speak with other tongues, that if you take the class, you won't have a question. Let's go and take it this year, that and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them up. All right, now let's take that a little further. They began to speak who began to speak? They did the trolls did this a fifth speak, though. They did the speaking and people are gonna drive that home. Because they're teaching that is the Spirit in us that takes over and it does this. No, no, no. Whenever anything takes over, it's the wrong stuff. Because God never takes over God and the thing that God I received by believing you accept it. If something takes over, you're possessed. And ladies and gentlemen, Satan possesses but not the true God. You Bet Your Life now they began to speak with other tongues, they get the speaking, not the Spirit, they get it by the power of God that was in them, as the Spirit gave them us. Ultron they just speaking as the Spirit gave them utterance, they did the speaking. Now watch me, I'll do the speaking Illa shantala? Cause some time Alex, why can I do that? Because I have the gift. Right? I have the gift. The gift is that God given ability. This speaking is my operation of the gift which God has given me. maracas son time, in Santa Malacca, she knows. I do the speaking in tongues. But what I speak is God, but that I speak is business. Nine. That's why man, born again a God Spirit. You can sit there lifetime and never speak in tongues, because you don't know your business. You don't know your job. That's right. This is why there are good men and women born again, God's Spirit who has never spoken in tongues, because they do not know how they do not know their job. And so they go to God in prayer and say, Oh, God fill me the Holy Spirit that I speak and they're already full. But the church has neglected to teach them the accuracy of God's Word. And therefore they're not able to manifest anything. It's pretty full ladies and gentlemen, it is heart rending, it should bring the Christian men and women tears to their eyes. That we have allowed Satan to serve the fetus, and to serve fetus. That we are not even close to doing what the Word says. And we call ourselves Chris, something wrong someplace. It's either with men or with God. Ladies, gentlemen, I don't think it's God. I think it's man. They spoke in tongues as the Spirit gave them. They did the speaking. They did the speak. But rough they spoke was as the Spirit gave it to them is a Spirit give it to their mind. No, but the Spirit gave it to their spirit, which is Christ Spirit in them. They never had this before. Now that God and God's Spirit taught this spirit which was his Spirit in them, and they, by their freedom of will they move down their throat, their tongue, they put the sound to it, they push it out. That's how they spoke in tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. What you speak in tongues is who's the God, as the Spirit gives the appearance, it's your business, but that you speak. I mean, God's business, but that you speak is who says yours. It's your business to speak. But what you speak is God's business. That's why that verse says very plainly, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, and began to speak, they began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them, utterance and pass. That's all there is. The original outpouring of the Holy Spirit that greatest gifts that God has ever given. Nothing has ever been done. That equals this which is recorded in four verses of Scripture, in Acts chapter two verses one through four, the coming of the new birth, that fullness of the Holy Spirit, on the day of Pentecost, the miracle of all miracles, how a man can be dead in trespasses and sins without God without hope in this world, and in a moment is a twinkle But I faster than that. When he confesses with his mouth the Lord Jesus please, God raised him some of that at that moment. He gets born again and Christ comes in, he gets a new spirit, then he's body, soul and spirit and that spirit in him is eternal life. It is eternal life. And Ranchi has that spirit. He now has a God given ability to manifest ladies and gentlemen, everybody born again are God's Spirit if they can speak in tongues. That is something some time ago I had a Baptist license so wonderful man, love God's love the word violently opposed to speaking in tongues? Well, what you can do with it. Only one thing I know you're reading the word when they want to believe the word you do something point if they don't want to believe the word, then you can't help them. We want to believe so radically. You know something, I never led him into receiving the Holy Spirit. You know, he was already born again. Our Gods we accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, that person Lord says he believes God raised in some of that he was saved. You know what I told him, all I tell it is how to manifest. I taught him how to release the Spirit of God and how to speak in tongues. I taught him how to do it. He didn't get anything more from the outside in. He just turned that which was on the inside out loose. And he spoke in tongues. He spoke in tongues. It's already in there. You have people in here tonight, who have never spoken enough that people listening by radio tonight if you've never spoken enough, if they are born, a man of God, spirits have the guts the ability, amen. The only way you're ever going to speak in tongues you do it, you might feel it felt dumb, and you speak in any other language or languages, then those you know? Well, the language you know, is not speaking in tongues. It's speaking in an own language. There versus the scriptures ladies and gentlemen, just for that. So. And those four verses of scripture tell us everything there is about the greatest outpouring that the world has ever seen. This almost flabbergasted me class, I don't know how to state it anymore. I hope God tells you how. Because both verses that song. And I've written a book from 385 pages on the Holy Spirit's, he, he sets the whole thing in four verse instances, to be able to put this great experience this miracle of all miracles. And ladies and gentlemen, it was this that turned the world upside down in that day. And it's this that will again have to turn the world upside down. If we want men and women to walk with a power, God only knows that they got to be born again. And they've got to manifest the new birth. They have to manifest in force. And that I think is tremendous. Once more, let's read these four verses. And we're going to close with them tonight. And next Sunday night, Pentecost, Sunday night, next Sunday night, after our Mid American Conference on Saturday and Sunday morning in Columbus back here next Sunday night. I'm going to start with verse five. And we're going to see the tremendous change that occurred as these men walk with a power of God, that the verse one of chapter two tonight, and when the day of Pentecost was anytime they the apostles, were all with one accord in one place, the temple. And suddenly, there came a sound from heaven, as other heavy breathing. And if the sound, or the house, the temple where they were decent, and in order because they were sitting, verse three, and there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and that cloven tongues set upon each of them. Verse four, and they that five apostles were all filled, all of them, nobody got missed. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as that spirit gave them up. Isn't that wonderful class, just tremendous of how God works in a marvelous way to manifest himself. Remember that him God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform. He plans his fifth steps on the sea and rise upon the stone. It's like that. God moves. And ladies and gentlemen, when God moves, and God made a gift available, it's available today. You don't have to pray God and say, Lord, pour out by spirit. He's already poured it out. You don't have to ask God to send salvation He has sent it All we need to do is to be taught how to receive it. And then ladies and gentlemen start walking on. That's why this is a tremendous day in a tremendous hour class. Because there are so few people who accurately know God's word, that they're able to fit it and put it together and therefore they can walk on it. You know God's word, you walk on it, share it with your neighbors, share it with your friends, talk about it. It's like Rick chrome set up here last Sunday night, he said, We've got to hold this up. We got to hold it out, we got to hold it for it. We can't hide it under a bushel, because this is what God has wrought. And this belongs to us because we belong to Him. Wonderful. Let's pray. Our Father in our guts. I thank Peter knights that in the name of Jesus Christ, this word of God is still living in real to us. I thank thee for the men and women that children, the young people who come here to the headquarters to study the Word, and oh god, how grateful I am for thy goodness unto each and every one of us. Therefore, let this word of God live in the hearts and lives of our people here tonight and all those who are listening by radio through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.