Countdown to Pentecost – Day 9
“They Were Together”
“…when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:1
Jesus told his disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait in the upper room until they received the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no indication in the scriptures that they knew exactly what to expect. There is no indication that they expected wind, fire, tongues or anything other than power in whatever form that would manifest.
When we come together for a church service and worship experience, we should come together just as the 120 did in the upper room. We may not know exactly what will happen or how the Holy Spirit will manifest himself but we come together in obedience and anticipation. When we come together, there should be an expectation for the Holy Spirit to move, to speak, to perform, and to do something that we can’t exactly anticipate. This is called “expectation” and it has been said that “expectation is the breeding ground for miracles.”
Imagine if some of the disciples decided that they had something more important to do than to be present with the other believers when the Day of Pentecost came. They would have totally missed out on the manifestation of God’s Spirit and presence in such a miraculous way. When God shows up in our meetings, it is very difficult to try to explain to those who weren’t present, exactly what happened. In the words of my uncle, Bishop Scotland Bailey, “some things are better felt than told.”
When we come together on Pentecost Sunday and every service, let’s come with anticipation of a move of God because miraculous things happen when we come together.
- Acts 2:1-4
- Acts 4:23-33
- Heb. 10:25