The Promise of the Father

1.What is the “Promise of the Father”?

Luke 24:49

"Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."

Acts 1:4-5

And being assembled together with [them], He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which,” He said, "you have heard from Me;
"for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."

2. What is the purpose of the Promise?

Acts 1:8

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

3.When is the Promise available?

1Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.

4.Who can have the Promise?

Acts 2:39

"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

5 NT examples:

1.The Disciples

John 20:22

Acts 2:1-4, 32-33

2.The Samaritans

Acts 8:4-8; 12; 14-18

3.Saul of Tarsus

Acts 9:3-6; 10-12, 17-18


Acts 10:22-23; 44-47

Acts 11:15-16

5.The Ephesians

Acts 19:1-6

NT priority:

1.Jesus Acts 1:4

2.Apostles Acts 8:12

3.Jesus Acts 9:17

4.Father Acts 11:15

5.Paul Acts 19:2

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