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The People Intoxicated with New Wine

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설교자 : Rev. Jang
본문말씀 : Acts 2:5~13

June 22, 2014

 

“The People Intoxicated with New Wine”

Acts 2:5-13

 

Rev. Chan Young Jang’s Sermon at KUMC of Metro Detroit

 

 

1.

There is a well known oil field with the name of Yates Pool in Texas. The story behind this oil field is very interesting. During the Great Depression in 1930s, the ranch owner Yates had suffered enormous financial loss and struggled with the mortgage payment for the ranch. He had to depend on the government subsidy for his meager living expenses and was extremely afraid of losing the ranch because of nonpayment and debts. One day a geological exploratory team sent by an oil company came by this ranch and wanted to test the soil for oil drilling, but Mr. Yates didn’t give them his permission for the next 10 years, as he was suspicious of the company taking over his ranch. Life was tough for everybody during the Depression, and after 10 years of suffering his health deteriorated and his cousins took over the ranch. With their permission the geological team found oil at 1,115 feet underground, and soon 80,000 barrels of oil a day were produced at first, and later 125,000 barrels of oil were produced every day. The value is like several million dollars a day. Unfortunately the original owner Yates never saw the money while he was alive, only the name of the ranch still remains.

 

When you look carefully, you will see that it is not that unusual for people not to discover the real value of something in their lives. If only you discovered some better theory or principle in your line of work, your life would definitely be changed for the better. Consider all the people struggling to live their lives their way without discovering the secret of abundant grace of God that have been provided for them.

 

Think about the disciples who had gathered at Mark’s Upper Room and received the Holy Spirit. Before the Holy Spirit, they had only their own kingdom, but after receiving the Holy Spirit, they had the Kingdom of God.

 

Romans 14:17  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

 

What we seek in this world is not the same as what the Holy Spirit wants us to seek. Most people want to eat better, dress better and live in better house, but this is not all. Without knowing the real value of life, it is a life lived in vain.

 

But who knows the real ‘value of life’? Only our creator, our God knows the value of everything. I want to share the lyrics of the popular gospel song “The Holy Spirit has come to us”.

 

1). When we heave a deep sigh in this empty world, there is someone sighing with us.

     You will not be abandoned like an orphan, I will be with you forever.

 

2). For those oppressed, imprisoned, and with no freedom, Holy Spirit gives the shelter.

     Real freedom exists where God’s Spirit lives. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth for us.

 

     Holy Spirit has come, Holy Spirit has come, God has sent the Holy Spirit to us.

     The Spirit came into our lives and lets us dream about the kingdom of God.

 

 

2.

For the past 2 weeks, we meditated over the Pentecost Day and Holy Spirit coming down on that day. It was an epoch-making event in world history as well as in Christian history and in the lives of 120 disciples. It was the completion of Jesus’ ministry of redemption. After Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected and ascended to heaven, without the Holy Spirit coming to us, we would not have the salvation. The Holy Spirit comes to each person and then guides toward the redemption provided by Jesus.  

 

Today, we are going to study the effect of the Holy Spirit that came “like wind, like fire” with the title of ‘the people who were drunk with new wine’.

God gave special signs when He sent the Holy Spirit to us. The 120 disciples heard suddenly the sound of violent wind and saw the tongues of fire on each person, so that no one could deny the presence of the Holy Spirit there.

 

Acts 2:4  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

 

They were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in different languages.

 

Their speaking in tongues is different from the speaking in tongues described in the 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 14. In the Corinthian church, the speaking in tongues was one of the spiritual gifts from God to communicate with Him.

 

But here on the Pentecost Day, in the Upper Room, the people spoke in different tongues of different countries. Acts 2:5 “Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.”

 

The Jewish people have been dispersed all over the world (diaspora), and they came to visit Jerusalem at Passover and stayed for 50 days until the Pentecost or longer. And they witnessed an amazing event. Acts 2:6 “When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.”

 

The people from all over the world who had stayed in Jerusalem heard the disciples speaking in the language of their own home country.

 

Acts 2:7-8  Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans?

 

Acts 2:11b-12  “We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

 

How amazing! The disciples were evangelizing the wonders of God to the Jews from 16 different countries in their own languages!

 

This was the time to recover the universal language spoken by all before the Babel Tower incident.

 

Genesis 11:7-8  “Come. Let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.

 

Afterwards all the people got dispersed and formed different countries and got into fights with each other. Now in Mark’s Upper Room at Pentecost, the lost language was recovered when the Holy Spirit came to them. This was one of the signs of the age of the Holy Spirit. From then on all the scattered people in the world were able to praise and worship God in the same language provided by the Holy Spirit. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brought together all the people from all different countries including us in Korea. Now Korea has been sending out missionaries all over the world to spread the Gospel.

 

This event on the Pentecost was the moment that Jesus’ last command was accomplished and was the beginning of spreading the Gospel.

 

Acts 1:8  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

 

3.

The Jews living in Jerusalem couldn’t understand what the disciples were talking about and made fun of them as ‘drunk with new wine’.

 

Acts 2:13  Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

 

In the Jews’ opinion, the disciples were not clear-headed, so people joked they must have consumed too much ‘new wine’.

 

About the new wine, Jesus talked about that in Mark 2:22 “No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.”The new wine is undergoing fermentation and has higher alcohol content.

 

What we have to notice is the fact that the Holy Spirit comes on us to live with us and to guide our faith.

 

1 Corinthians 12:3b  “No one can say, “Jesus is the Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16  “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

 

Now the Holy Spirit has come and dwells in us. But on the Pentecost Day at Mark’s Upper Room, the Holy Spirit was there working, and we should not be content to have the Spirit dwell in us, but let imHithe Spirit ‘work in us’.

 

We don’t want people make fun of us as being drunk with new wine. Peter stood up to dispute. Acts 2:15 “These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only 9 in the morning!”At 9 o’clock in the morning, the time of praying, the disciples could not have been drinking.

 

 

4.

They were making fun of the disciples as ‘drunk with new wine’, but later that was used to describe the state of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Apostle Paul explains the Holy Spirit’s presence somewhat similar to being drunk with wine.

 

Ephesians 5:18  “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”

 

We wonder why Apostle Paul mentioned of getting drunk on wine, when wine is symbolic of this world, and the Spirit is symbolic of God’s world. The reason may be that there are many similarities in both states. When a man is drunk with wine, he is controlled by liquor and he is a changed man.

 

These are the similarities when we are ‘drunk with wine’ and ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’, and some of you may recognize them immediately.

 

1) First, in both cases, you speak more. When drunk, you speak unintelligible words, and when filled with the Spirit, you talk all the time about Jesus.

 

2) Second, in both cases, you sing more. When drunk, you hum some popular songs, and when filled with the Spirit, you sing the praises to God.

 

3) Third, in both cases, you press on. When drunk, you force wine on others, and when filled with the Spirit, you press on others to have faith and salvation.

 

4) Fourth, in both cases, you cry easily. When drunk, you cry at the emptiness of world, and when filled with the Spirit, you cry because you are filled with gratitude.

 

5) Fifth, in both cases, you become very bold. When drunk, you start arguing with everyone, and when filled the Spirit, you start evangelizing to everyone in any circumstances.

 

6) Sixth, in both cases, you begin to smell. When drunk, you smell of the liquor, and when filled with the Spirit, you smell of the aroma of Christ, the fragrance of life.

 

7) Seventh, in both cases, you cannot live without it. When drunk, you cannot live without the liquor, and when filled with the Spirit, you cannot go on living without Lord Jesus.

 

Once filled with the Holy Spirit, we live our lives under the influence of the Spirit, while a drunkard goes on to live under the influence of the liquor.

 

My beloved congregation, I ask you, what were you drunk with in the old days, and what are you drunk with nowadays? We Christians are drunk with the Holy Spirit. The Bibles tells us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and face the world. It is a tough world we live in, but you cannot fill yourself with drinks of wine to console yourself. Just like a casino where there is no mirror, no clock and no window, the world can fool you with drinks of wine, and I tell you not to be fooled.

 

Now is the time to be intoxicated with the Holy Spirit. We are constantly under the influence of something in our lives, and I urge you to choose the influence of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus is inviting you to live your life being filled with the Holy Spirit. Come out to the altar of God’s grace and look for Jesus, and be filled full with Jesus.

 

John 20:22  And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

 

Let us sing hymn #204“Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine.”

 

 

 

 

Please share the following topics at the Cell Group meetings.

 

1) Have you ever been or wanted to be intoxicated with something in your life?

 

2) What are you now intoxicated with? When intoxicated with the Holy Spirit, what kind of life do you think you will be having?


   

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