Monday, 14 October 2013 16:28
As we continue from yesterday second part of this article, the Bible tells us that Jesus, the eternal Son of God from eternity past to eternity future is now back in heaven seated at his right place of honor at the right hand of the Father; and from heaven He now directs and empowers his Church. During his ministry on Earth, He said to Peter: “Now I say to you that you are Peter, (which means rock) and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” And Peter and the rest of the apostles, after the ascension of our Lord Jesus into heaven, started to build the Church upon the foundation of the one “impregnable rock” – Jesus Christ!
On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
The people of Jerusalem who heard them were completely amazed. How can this be? They exclaimed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other. But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, “They are just drunk, that’s all.” Then Peter preaches to the crowd.
Peter stepped forward with the other apostles and shouted to the crowd, listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem. Make no mistake about this. These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine in the morning is too early a time to become drunk. Let everyone in Israel know for certain that Jesus is the Son of the living God, Lord and Messiah, and you crucified him.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY (Last part to be continued tomorrow)
By: Bro. Paeng Santos
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