Acts 2:1-4: “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
A key principle of evangelism is to share the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit and leave the results up to God. Sometimes, we can forget what an incredible gift the Holy Spirit is in the life of the believer and how powerful and necessary the Spirit is, in our witness. Today, we will take a deeper glimpse at the gift of the Holy Spirit given to believers at Pentecost and how this led to thousands coming to faith in Jesus in a single day. Could God move like this again?
We must remember that the Holy Spirit came to the followers of Jesus who had obeyed his command to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father (see Acts 1:4). As they persisted in prayer together, they were all filled with the Spirit and had ‘tongues of fire’ descend on them. Suddenly, they were out in the streets, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in all sorts of languages they didn’t know before. They simply couldn’t help themselves! Thousands of people put their faith in Jesus just that day, with more that came later. With this same liveliness, let’s take time to wait on God together for fresh fillings of His Spirit. We will be amazed with what happens!
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Ponder the gift of the Holy Spirit, of God, living in you! Thank God for giving you the gift of the Spirit to empower your everyday life. Ask God to endow you richly through the Holy Spirit’s leading and wait on Him to move. Jesus Conversations: The Holy Spirit Can Use You
Choose one of your My 5 to bless today. It could be as simple as offering a listening ear on a phone call, a text, or a front porch visit.