Pentecostalism is a charismatic movement that derives its name from the day of Pentecost described in Acts 2, when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the members of the early church. That passage remains a centerpiece of Pentecostal teaching to this day. It is ironic that such a “movement of the Holy Spirit” has always paid little or no attention to Jesus’ clear description of the Spirit’s true ministry in His church.
In the following video, Steve Lawson explains what that ministry is:
Jesus, referring to the Holy Spirit, said, “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8). He also said, “He [the Spirit] will testify about Me” (John 15:26). A clear proclamation of the true ministry of the Holy Spirit, and what that work looks like in the lives of His people, is long overdue—but not for much longer! For information about the Strange Fire conference, please visit tmstrangefire.org.