It was 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.. The Crux of the Christian faith … And Acts 2 happens…
Jesus had appeared to many people and He had explained so many things and taught so much more.. But on the 40th day He was taken up… He ascended at that time to the Father… But He wasn’t through working… Yes, the Lord is in His Holy Temple..
But He said to them to wait… There was a promise He was going to fulfill for them.. A comforter was on the way.. He would no longer be with them… who love and follow Him, but He would be In Them!
My favorite verse has always been…2 Chronicles 7:14 ” If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways.. then will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”
It’s the day the Lord has made… But the Holy Spirit did not just fall on anyone.. they had just spent 40 days with the Master Himself after a full 3 1/2 years, He had changed their lives and they were no longer the same.. He had cleansed them with His word.. now it was time for the rain to fall..The Holy Spirit was getting ready to shower down on them all..
So Acts 2 calls into account the event..They were firstly, together, and secondly they had agreement among them.. There was not one who had division with another.. There must be agreement… That’s when it happened.. SUDDENLY! Why does the bible note it was suddenly.. Weren’t they waiting.. Suddenly denotes that it was almost unexpected.. Suddenly when they were all on one accord the wind began to blow in the room, this was not any regular wind, it was particular wind, it was a sound… A Sound.. Ever listened for His sound.. He had entered the room! Jesus had come in through the form of the Holy Spirit.. The wind filled the house…. I said the WIND filled the house… and this was a violent wind.. But when the wind came they saw something… They heard Wind, but they saw tongues of Fire.. Can you imagine them sitting there in that room… kind of chilly on the outside but burning up on the inside.. You see it was only a sound.. there is no indication there was wind… actually blowing in the room but what actually happened was they all agree on what they saw and what they heard and how it affected them, the outcome was.. Every person in the room.. was filled! 120 people spoke with other tongues… All of them… no one was left out.. Wouldn’t that be amazing, if there were no spectators in this room, if we could expect the Holy Spirit to hit every one in our church and we are all on one accord, with no spectators. Everyone heard about this.. So it shows me that when God does things it’s not in a vacuum..
Will someone help me expect the Holy Spirit to move today in the church as a whole. that He would hit the house of God like never before so that we live even as the people in the book of Acts.. Filled with power and the anointing to bring others in!