✝️📗DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONA
🎯TOPIC: THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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✝️ TEXT: Acts 2:1-21(NKJV)
2:1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and [one] sat upon each of them.
2:4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2:5. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
2:6. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
2:7. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
2:8. “And how [is it that] we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?
2:9. “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
2:10. “Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
2:11. “Cretans and Arabs — we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”
2:12. So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
2:13. Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”
2:14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
2:15. “For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is [only] the third hour of the day.
2:16. “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
2:17. ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
2:18. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
2:19. I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
2:20. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
2:21. And it shall come to pass [That] whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’
✝️🗒️STUDY: Today in our communion, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Pentecost was one of the Jewish festivals which took place fifty days after the Passover. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples who were waiting in Jerusalem as Jesus instructed them. The Holy Spirit came in a supernatural way, with a sudden mighty wind and fire resting on each of them. They spoke in tongues as the Spirit enabled them, signifying that the gospel must be heard by people of other languages. This extraordinary event attracted other Jews who came and heard them speak in their own different languages and became amazed. Others however mocked them saying they were drunk just as we have scoffers today who mock the message of the Gospel. At this, Peter debunked the statement that they were drunk since it was just 9 am. It was rather a fulfilment of Joel’s prophecy in Joel 2:28-32.
Today, as new covenant believers, the Holy Spirit is evidently indispensable in our lives and ministry. He teaches and guides us into all truths. He also empowers, counsels, reminds, comforts, enlightens, assists in evangelism and prayers, etc. We must ask God always to fill and refill us with the Holy Spirit for effective kingdom services and daily routines.
✝️🙏 PRAYER: Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
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