The Outpouring of
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Just prior to
His ascension to heaven, what did Jesus tell His disciples to await?
"And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in
the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."
With what did He
say they would soon be baptized?
"Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days
hence." Acts 1:5.
important work was this baptism to prepare them?
"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." Acts 1:8.
outpouring of the Spirit, what preaching results followed?
"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said,... Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of
sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost... Then they that gladly
received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them
about three thousand souls." Acts 2:37-41. "And by the hands of
the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;...and
believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and
women." Acts 5:12-14. "And the word of God increased; and the
number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company
of the priests were obedient to the faith." Acts 6:7.
persecution affect the preaching of the gospel?
"And at that time there was a great persecution against the church
which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the
regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles... Therefore they that
were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word." Acts 8:1-4.
Testament prophecy was fulfilled at the time of the outpouring of the Spirit?
"But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said,... These are not drunken, as ye suppose... But this is that which was
spoken by the prophet Joel; And It shall come to pass in the last days,
saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy ." Acts 2:14-18. (See Joel 2:28-29.)
in Joel's prophecy indicate a double fulfillment of this outpouring?
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God:
for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to
come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in
the first month." Joel 2:23. (See also Hosea 6:3.)
In the time of
the latter rain, for what are we told to pray?
"Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the
Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to everyone grass
in the field." Zechariah 10:1.
How is the
closing gospel work under the outpouring of the Spirit described by John the
"After these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having
great power; and the earth was lightened with His glory." Revelation
What is the
message of this angel?
"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the
hold of every unclean and hateful bird." Verse 2.
What did Peter
on the day of Pentecost tell his hearers to do?
"And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation." Acts 2:40.
call and appeal will be made under the final outpouring of the Holy Spirit?
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her My
people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and and that ye receive not of
her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities." Revelation 18:4-5.