Wow, so overwhelmed while reminiscing about the historical events scribed in Acts 2. Grab a drink, Acts 2, a pen, and join in on this pondering…..
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind,
and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves,
and they rested on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues,
as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem,
devout men from every nation under heaven.
And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together,
and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.
They were amazed and astonished,
saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
“And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?
“Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia,
Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene,
and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity,
saying to one another, “What does this mean?”
(Acts 2:1-12 NASV included below)
Into the earth and its inflicted limitations supernatural reality of Divinity — His Spirit which is Holy was released. Imagination can lead you to envision this incredible highway being made from heaven to earth, as His gift of presence moving through the galaxies making its way to Jerusalem to those who covenanted to be part of His family.
Such a roar. The noise was so noticeable that thousands within the region of Jerusalem heard highway’s approach and followed This presence to where the 120 were immersed under the loving unrelenting fiery power of His identity.
The crescendo of languages–symphonic unity of declarations interrupted the natural order and knowledge of the day, forever changing what was available to mankind.
Engulfed in His wind and fire
This Gift of presence transformed man’s soul and spirit
They received Him!!!
the mind of Christ!!!
Just imagine (or reminisce in what you already have knowledge of–experienced)
Those in the upper room received a new language,
articulating the greatness of God!!!
It isn’t about man, it’s about Him and His magnificent greatness.
Our minds couldn’t comprehend–didn’t have the language–utterance was limited
to explain Him
He revolutionized the tongues of man–
Loosed by fire–
spoke through those in the upper room–the waiting room, to humanity, gathered outside.
His highway of fire traveled from heaven to earth
carried knowledge of Him who is Majesty.
Tongues right on our minds.
Opening earth to receive heavens limitless-ness
What a precious gift God gave us.
Life transforming baptism for those who ask.
Baptism of a supernatural substance–
His fiery reality,
Revealing through fire and tongue
Manifested heaven’s truth.
It’s about God’s greatness!
It’s about transforming into His likeness!
It’s about His message!
It’s about communication!
It’s about God and man becoming ONE!
It is about God’s Greatness!!!
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.
For to us, God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God…For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9-16 NASV)
written by, Priscilla