Acts 2:1-8;12-21, New Revised Standard Version
Why is it that when life seems to be going easy there is a disruption? Most of us think about it as a disruption of chaos when it is often an intentional disruption from God. The Holy Spirit, the gift of unity from God with the intent of reordering community, prompts this disruption.
Think about the scene, it is now after Easter, Jesus’ disciples are gathered in one place in Jerusalem. People from fifteen different nationalities were also gathered in the same room and the Holy Spirit convenes a meeting of intentional disruption. It is a kingdom celebration when there are Pentecostal moments on earth because heaven opens up. Welcome to a time of Pentecostal disruption.
To recognize the Pentecostal experience of God, there is movement of relational unity and this unity is evidence by:
Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:3-4
“No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.’” Acts 2:16-18
“‘Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” Acts 2:21
Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Celebrate the goodness of God!”