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"This Jesus God raised up, to which we are all witnesses.  Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear."

Acts 2:32,33

     Upon what basis was the Spirit poured out upon us?  Our fortune? Our ability? Our merit?  No, He was poured out to us because Jesus was now exalted.  It was by the merit of the Lord Jesus Himself that we can receive the Holy Spirit.

     Because the Lord Jesus died o the Cross, I have received forgiveness of sins; because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, I have received new life; because the Lord Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father, I have received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

     The Holy Spirit is not given to us to prove how great we are, but to show the greatness of the Son of God.

     The purpose of Pentecost was and is to prove the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

"Lord, help us all to see that the Holy Spirit was given in order to help us.  Not that we might help You.

O Lord please break us, mend us, then fill us with Your Spirit, today!"

Bro. Clay