PROMISE OF THE FATHER!

The Word: Acts 1: 4(KJV)

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

Dig Deeper:

Acts 1: 5  (KJV)

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Think about it

PROMISE OF THE FATHER! 
If someone promised you something special by 3pm in the afternoon. If the gift is very special and important, You will look forward to it.
A gift is something voluntarily by the giver. It is not something you earn or work for. The Holy Spirit is the father’s gift after Jesus. We can’t earn or work to deserve him really. Jesus told his disciples not to leave Jerusalem until the promise of the father has come. In other words, even though Kingdom service is important, The baptism or immersion of The Holy Spirit is more important.  Jesus did not start ministry until he was baptised by the father. There are similarities in the 3 baptism. There are also differences…. Let’s do a practical of going through to differentiate them
 

Type of Baptism Water Water Holy Spirit
Similarity Immersion Immersion Immersion
Baptised with what Water Water  
Baptiser John the Baptist Jesus  
Prophecy      
Time line      
In whose name      
Spiritual Symbolism      
Difference      
Advantages / Why Important      

Let’s look to answer these practical questions
What is the meaning of Baptism?
What are the 3 types of baptism in scriptures
What is the material for baptism?
Who baptises?
Was there any prophetic before?
Timeline
In whose name?
How is it ministered?
Symbolises?
Difference
Advantages? Why important

Nuggets: 
The promise of the father is still awaiting if you need him…

Our memory verse for February 2018
John 3: 3

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Line 2Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project: 
Let’s just bask in his presence, praying in tongues…..

On Grace: 
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality

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