Acts 2:1-21, Common English Bible
God loves to break through earthly moments. However these breakthrough moments challenge people’s faith. Jesus has promised the gift of the Holy Spirit as guide and comforter. Jesus has now ascended into heaven and the people from all places and geographies are now in one place. Tension erupts and then God responds!
Be Open to God’s Movement!
When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak. Acts 2:1-4
God offers salvation to all nations!
There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered. They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native languages. They were surprised and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them?” Acts 2:5-7
Learn to seize the moment!
Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning!” Acts 2:14-15
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Go with the flow (of the Holy Spirit)!