The Power of Pentecost
A Sermon on Exodus 33:17
And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” (ESV)
We can be encouraged by God’s response to Moses’ prayer in Exodus 33:17 by knowing that He gives an answer. He has mercy upon Moses and His people, and sends His blessing. Dr. Lloyd-Jones assures us that the Lord has mercy upon His people, the Church today, and sends His blessing. He claims that revival, above everything else, is what is needed today and therefore we must pray for it. For the world has always been the same, and man in sin does not change. Every revival, in a sense, has been a repetition of the day of Pentecost. There are certain occurrences that happen in revival today that happened at Pentecost. The Church becomes aware of the Spirit and His presence. They are given great assurance when given the Truth and are filled with great joy and a sense of praise. That is how the Church is meant to be. It is the same power today that is given in the proclamation of the Truth. Another occurrence that can be related to Pentecost today is the response of the people in joining the Church. Many continue steadfastly in activities of the Church; membership, communion, worship, and prayer. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages us to leave time to pray for revival among God’s people today.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.