The day of Pentecost arrives. The Holy Spirit comes and fills the disciples in the upper room. The commotion of it all pours out of the room because the Holy Spirit cannot be contained by four walls. The disciples went out into the street below and the Peter began to preach. What a sermon it was! He stands with boldness and proclaims the truth regarding the coming of the Holy Spirit. He speaks of the promise from long ago finally fulfilled: God’s Spirit being poured out on all flesh, men and women prophesying, visions, dreams.
This promise of power from on high to be witnesses, the precious gift of the Holy Spirit in us had come. The promise was for then and the promise is for now!
“”For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”” Acts 2:39 ESV
Jesus came as God with us. The Holy Spirit comes as God in us! The beauty of this promise is that it is not a one and done deal of long ago. He longs to fill us today!
May we open our hearts and receive The Gift! Come Holy Spirit!
“And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 ESV