Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Problem of Acts, Part 2

Acts connects the physical world and the spiritual world, and places them in constant interrelation with each other, so that events that happen in one world influence events that happen in the other.  Heaven and earth are connected in Acts 1 and 7; angels and men are connected throughout the book. Connection between believers and the Holy Spirit is continuous in the book of Acts.
Consider:
The FIRST event in the book of Acts is an appearance of Jesus to the disciples, and His ascension into heaven, attended by both angels and men.  During that event, He promises that the Holy Spirit will enter their world, inundating them with His presence and power.
Just think.
What would you do if you awoke one morning to angels talking? Or if you watched a man ascend into heaven, attended by angels, who spoke to you?  This was not commonplace, but happened frequently.
And then if you awoke about 2 months later, went to your prayer meeting, as you were accustomed, and at 9 AM, just after breakfast, you were inundated (baptized) by the Holy Spirit, who immediately overwhelmed you with His presence and power, and then gave you spiritual gifts, starting with a gift of praise that made other people able to understand you in their own languages, the languages of their childhood?
And all this time, others were seeing visions, hearing the voice of God, and generally contacting the world of God, the angels, and the Spirit Himself?
Just suppose YOU had that sort of contact with God and the spiritual world.
You're living in the book of Acts.
And of course the point is, Why not you? Why not now?