They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages! Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!” They stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other.
The Lord God wanted to get the Kingdom message to all those that were there, so He had them to speak in every language. Now that is the God I serve! Keep in mind, they were speaking many languages but the same message. They were all of one mind, one purpose and one goal.
The Lord Jesus isn't a God of confusion, but a God of One. The Lord God isn't a God of separation. He and His Son are one. During the time of the Feast of Dedication, the religious leaders kept asking Him if He was the Christ. Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.” Note what the Lord Jesus said to those religious leaders: But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. That is the situation today with many religious today. They aren't filled with the Holy Spirit (Governor), so they don't hear the voice of the King. They have a religious mindset, one that leads them in the way of the world system. And the world system is ruled by the evil one. Keep in mind, there are those leaders who use the Word of the Constitution to benefit their own needs and fit their beliefs. Ambassador Paul made it very clear in his second letter to the believers at Corinth. Therefore, since God in His mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
The Holy Spirit doesn't reside in denominations or church buildings. He lives in us. When He comes into your life, He brings a oneness with the Father and Son. Never separation. Read here what the Lord Jesus said, confirming this: Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. NKJV
He doesn't "show up" because the worship is good. He is in you. Listen and obey and see what He will do in you and through you!
Your greatest asset is your faith in King Jesus.
Acts 2:1-4, 5-12 John 10:25-30 2 Corinthians 4:1-4 John 17:11-12
all NLT except where noted
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