In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7
The Holy Spirit warriors of Pentecost reproduced the greatness Jesus spoke of by sacrificing themselves for the sake of others. They boldly served the Lord by serving the people through selfless preaching, teaching, equipping, organizing, and reaching out. Under pressure and persecution they lightened the load for others spiritually, physically, and materially — trusting God with whatever losses they would incur by going the second mile.
In the process, a massive audience watched and responded to the different behaviors on display with interest and engagement. Wave after wave of second milers were captured, released, and put back into the water stream to spawn new fruit.
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the men of Pentecost was an unprecedented demonstration of service and ministry to people that resulted in the salvation of thousands.
All through the ages we see great times in history when revival took place but nothing like that of Pentecost. What made it so different was just a few days before, the apostles were nonexistent and impotent as evidenced by them being huddled in a room thinking they had been abandoned by Jesus. This same Holy Spirit power is with us today and has been with Christianity through the ages. The days of great revivals are not over. In these dark days that we live in God will again fill the hearts of believers and many will believe and have the boldness of knowing that our God only lingers because He is a God of love and grace. Remember his heart is that all might be saved, through those he has empowered.
Father, may I be servant warrior of your love for those around me.