Tue, 14 June 2011
June 12, 2011
All Charged Up
Synopsis: Jesus said “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” (Acts 1:7-8) The day believers first realized that power was on the day the Jews celebrate the festival of booths. It was fifty days after Passover (Acts 2:1-4). That was the day believers first realized the power Jesus said was coming. We call it Pentecost.
There was about ten days between the time Jesus made the promise until the disciples realized the presence. I sometimes wonder what Peter and the other Disciples thought might happen. Maybe, they thought it would be the end of the world. Maybe, they thought they would be the first transformers who would be able to take up the roman sword and run them out of the land of Israel.
What the believers received was the powerful presence of Christ Jesus who would make them able to light up the world. Believers are not sent into the world with their own power nor the power of this world, not even with the resources of this world, but rather with the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit.
You have received the power to transform the world so go be a blessing.
Scripture Text (NLT): Acts 1:7-8,
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-4