This past Sunday we were looking at what happened in the book of Acts when God fulfilled the promise of Joel in the Old Testament when he wrote in Joel 2:28-29, "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophecy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days." God was saying there is coming a time when I will breach the natural. I will breach the natural with the supernatural. I will partner with man and bring into his life through the breach of the baptism of the Holy Spirit the blend of the natural and the supernatural. If the disciples were to pick up the challenge given to them by Jesus to preach the Gospel in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth, they were going to need some help. When the Holy Spirit baptized believers on that Day of Pentecost He was giving them all the power that they would need to accomplish what he had asked. The work of Jesus' followers, the mighty successes that they experienced are now a part of history.
The one thing that I would like to say to believers who at one time in their lives have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit is this. The work of the Holy Spirit in your lives was never intended to be simply a historical event. By that I mean there was a time in your lives when your life represented the blending of the natural and the supernatural. You regularly excercised your prayer language just as we read that the Apostle Paul did. You lived with an expectancy of the miraculous in and around your life. But that has become a historical time not a current reality. To any of you reading these words let me encourage you to stir up the gift that was given to you. Begin on a daily basis to exercise your prayer language. Invite God to do His work through you in a natural and supernatural fashion. And let the breach of the natural be not simply an event of history but a current event.