The Holy Ghost played an important part on the day of Pentecost. We will be looking at Acts1 and 2 this week. Today we will look at the answer to the three previous questions and then Peter’s message and conclusion. Tomorrow we will see how the crowd reacted to Peter’s message.
The answer: the prophecy of Joel (Acts 2:16-21, Joel 2:28-32)
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Peter proclaims Christ (Acts 2:22-36) Key: Acts 2:36
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Peter cites Joel 2:16-21 and Psalm 16:8-11 to explain to the people about pouring out of God’s Spirit and what was prophesied about Christ. He concludes by stating that God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ.
Is that who Jesus is to you? If not, allow Jesus to be Lord of your life. If He is Lord of your life, live for Him.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001