Jesus died on the cross to bear all the curses of the world. Satan enveloped the earth with the power of his curse. But the power of Satan’s curse or oppression is on Jesus. We need not bear them. That means if it comes upon us, we can speak by faith, saying, Jesus has borne them; I need not bear. So oppression, sickness, and all kinds of bondages, I command you to go now. Then, get medical help for physical illnesses and deal with sickness and disease in the spiritual realm and with natural assistance.

The Scriptures also say we are to bear our cross daily. It means that we first carried the cross when we were born again and have a new spirit created in righteousness and holiness.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must be willing to suffer as Jesus suffered. We may suffer the sacrifice of doing what the Father directs us or go where He guides us to fulfil His perfect will. We may suffer by giving up the privileges or advantages of being in a particular place. However, we should not suffer sickness, disease, lack, poverty, depression, and other curses of the devil. We may suffer persecution if we share the Gospel with the unbelievers. These are some of the crosses we need to bear for Jesus.

After the cross, we have to come to Pentecost.

After Jesus appeared to them for forty days and ascended into heaven, the disciples of Jesus waited for Pentecost.

On the day of Pentecost, they were all baptised with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.

After Jesus’ resurrection, He appeared to His disciples for 40 days and ascended to sit at the Father’s right hand.

On the day of Pentecost, the 120 disciples were in the upper room. The Holy Ghost manifested Himself through the mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire. They were all baptised with the Holy Ghost and spoke with unknown tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.

Peter and John went into the Temple at 3 p.m. the next day for prayer. At the temple gate, Peter got the lamed man healed. Then, he preached to the people drawn by the healing of the lame man.

Peter preached repentance to get them saved. The presence of the Lord came upon them. I believe Peter preached the Holy Spirit’s baptism to get them to receive the gift of speaking with unknown tongues because, from Isaiah 28:11-12, a time of refreshing comes from speaking in other tongues that bring about rest and refreshing.

The word “refreshing” means relief from stressful, burdensome circumstances.

It will help relieve you of a stressful day and anything burdening your heart.

In the presence of the Lord, it will be a time of refreshing.

We get into the presence of the Lord by getting into His Word, praying in unknown tongues, and worship in the spirit, and singing spiritual songs to the Lord.

The Father desires to answer our prayers. We ask the Father in the name of Jesus. Asking anything in line with the Word of God is asking for the Father’s will. And He will give it to us because the Father wants His beloved children to be full of joy.

The Father’s kingdom desires that we have joy from the Holy Spirit. It is the joy inspired by the Holy Ghost.

The joy of the Holy Ghost is full of power.

© Faith Church Singapore

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