Pentecost in Acts: Acts 8:26-40 Obedience to the Holy Spirit

An Angel of the Lord tells Philip to go to a certain desert road. It is there Philip sees a haricot with an Ethiopian eunuch that was a court official for the queen of Ethiopia. The Holy Spirit tells Philip to go to the chariot. The official on the chariot is reading scripture and doesn’t understand it. He invites Philip to ride along with him so Philip can explain the scriptures to him. The man believes and Philip baptizes him. Then Philip is “carried away” by the Spirit of the Lord.

Philip was very in tune with the Holy Spirit’s prompting and he was obedient to the Holy Spirit’s directions. He was used by God as he listened attentively to what God directed him and obeyed. Because of Philip’s obedience, he was able to witness to and be a part in introducing someone to Jesus.

The Holy Spirit wants us to listen to Him as well. He wants us to obey His prompting. He desires to use us for His greater purposes. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will speak to us and direct us. He will lead us just as He did Philip after he was filled with the Holy Spirit in the upper room at Pentecost.

May we be overflowing with the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and follow His leading!

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