Acts 2:37-38

The Three Components of the Early Believers’ Gospel


Acts 2:37-38 now when they heard this they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles brethren what shall we do Peter said to them repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit this is the early believers 3 fold gospel this is what they said three simple things repent be baptized in the name of Yeshua and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit I’ve found a very interesting thing that’s what Peter said right in the very beginning this is Acts chapter 2 the beginning of the early believers beginning to spread the message of the covenant of Yeshua it was Peter’s initial presentation as you go through the book of Acts it’s like the old telephone gossip game that children play I tell one person who tells the next who tells the next you get 5 or 6 down the row and it starts to get distorted it’s interesting when you get over to Acts 8:16 what we find there is there are a bunch of people who only got step number 1 and step number 2 it said that they had repented they’d been baptized in the name of Jesus but Paul says have you received the Holy Spirit and they go we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit what are you talking about so step 3 somehow got deleted and then we get over to Acts 19 and we find a bunch of people that were only baptized into John’s baptism were never baptized so they knew repentance had never received Jesus been baptized in His name and they had never received the Holy Spirit I found that there’s been controversy in our days sometimes about the Holy Spirit is that a subsequent experience or is it that experience happens at the same time or it doesn’t happen to some people or some people have never received the empowering of the Holy Spirit Peter makes it very simple just 1, 2, 3 repent be baptized in the name of Yeshua and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit that’s what God intended for every one of us the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is not so that you can become more righteous here’s an interesting thing Yeshua himself was conceived of the Holy Spirit but yet when He went to the Jordan river He needed to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for ministry that’s our model that’s the example Yeshua Himself so if you’ve never been empowered by the Holy Spirit some people call it baptized in the Holy Spirit filled with the Holy Spirit and again it’s not something that just happens one time it’s something where the Holy Spirit wants to fill you and empower you again and again and again to walk in the supernatural to walk a supernatural life to walk in miracles that’s God’s plan so I just want to pray for you today that all three of those components would be true in your life hopefully you’ve already repented hopefully you’ve been baptized in the name of Yeshua you’ve received Him you’ve been born again and hopefully you’ve already been empowered by the Holy Spirit for ministry but if anyone of those three components is missing I encourage you to pursue God say God I need all 3 of those components that were preached by Peter so I want to pray that for you today Father I pray for each one who’s watching today that all 3 of these things would be true in our lives Father if there’s an area where we need to repent something that’s still not given over 100% to you Father convict us of that that we might repent today and give that to you Father if there’s anyone watching today that has never entered into covenant by the blood of Messiah Jesus I pray that today would be your day to say Jesus Yeshua I give you everything I receive forgiveness for my sins I receive salvation and eternal life that you purchased for me and thirdly if there’s anyone you’ve never received the power of the Holy Spirit I pray today that the power of the Holy Spirit would be released in your life for miracles, for supernatural life to walk with God to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit to live the life that’s described in the book of Acts that early believers walked in I pray that for you today for a supernatural empowerment of the Holy Spirit to come upon you today in the mighty name of Yeshua Amen


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