Pentecost Sunday & Peter’s Shadow…
Good morning beautiful people, good morning. Happy Pentecost Sunday! Let’s ask God today for a fresh infilling, the overflowing kind like Peter had.
Yesterday, I traveled to Allagash, Maine to put some solar flowers on my parents’ grave. I had seen a small rubber ball of the world at a store and felt impressed to pick it up not knowing what I would do with it. When I arrived at their plot the little pumpkin that held the replica of my first book was setting on their memorial stone. It had been missing for a few years and I thought the wind must have taken it or the snow carried it on. There it sat, the miniature laminated cover of my Good Morning Beautiful People book was missing, so I decided to put my new find, the world on it.
I thanked them for life once again and prayed that God would use me powerfully to impact the world. As I wept before God, I prayed that he would always keep me humble, and he would get all the glory for anything and everything he would do with me and through me. I needed more of him, no matter the cost.
How about you this morning? Are you ready to receive a fresh infilling and a power to change the world? The kind that Peter had?
Father, baptize us in the power of Pentecost once again, the Acts 2 kind. Set our hearts on fire. Blaze spirit blaze. From the crown of Maine to seven continents of the world we declare Pentecostal fire. Add to our numbers daily, God. Draw all man to yourself, we pray.
Father thank you for the fresh infilling, the fire, the signs and wonders that follow us. We pray, we believe and therefore we receive. (Mark 11:24) Amen.
Have a blessed day God’s most beautiful people. Turn the world upside down with the power of Pentecost. You can do it, not because I said so, but because God himself said so.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” Peter Addresses the Crowd Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2
The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people, and with one accord the believers gathered together in Solomon’s Colonnade. Although the people regarded them highly, no one else dared to join them. Yet more and more believers were brought to the Lord—large numbers of both men and women. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed. Acts 5