The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2:39)
THE DAY OF PENTECOST came and went. So much happened in that morning event to impact the gospel, we will never know its full implications until we meet in heaven. After bewildering and frightening the crowd that was watching the manifestations of the Spirit, the apostle Peter felt the need to explain what was going on. He reminded them of God’s promise to pour out His Spirit on all people. He told them even their offspring would be blessed by it all.
God’s promises to His people extend to future generations. As we spread out into the world, our message spreads with us. The power of the Spirit goes with us and ignites future followers of Christ with the same Spirit people experienced at Pentecost. The kingdom is not just for one or many. It’s for all who will believe. The power of the Spirit is not just for a few chosen ones. It’s for all who believe and receive. And as we work together as one body, that power is magnified and reaches farther than we dream.
After the day of Pentecost ended, the communion of believers continued fellowshipping—breaking bread together and enjoying the commonality of their experience and the gladness in their hearts. God blessed them and gleaned all the glory, which is the best of outcomes for Him and for His people.
Reach out to share someone else’s fruit of the Spirit today.
Jan Cline is the author of three devotional books. She is a speaker and founder and director of a Christian writers’ conference in the Northwest.