Worship and Warfare, Part VIII
When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:1,2
The disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ had experienced His ministry on earth and had given their lives to follow Him in obedience after His death, burial and resurrection. They had seen Heaven come to earth and learned to worship as they saw His mighty power heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead! As He ascended to the Father they looked intently as their Lord left them, only to send back His Holy Spirit.
Obeying His word to assemble in Jerusalem and wait for the promise of His Spirit, they were in one accord, in other words they were like a symphony that produces a harmonious sound with everyone in tune with one another. No division, nor disputes about doctrine, nor any offense against one another because they had been with Jesus and their motives were pure and undefiled. Not knowing what to expect, the mighty rushing wind of God permeated the upper room with His divine presence, filling the disciples with the Holy Spirit and releasing His power within them.
If we as the body of the risen Lord could ever come together as one in agreement and harmony of mind and spirit, we too could experience a powerful visitation from the portals of Heaven and the outcome would be mighty signs, wonders, miracles and power that would generate a harvest of souls just as it did at Pentecost. Once the fire falls and the stones are scorched the glory of God would produce a heavenly worship that only a few have ever seen as His glorious presence fills His body!
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:3,4
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin