The Holy Ghost played an important part on the day of Pentecost. We will be looking at Acts1 and 2 this week. Today we see the response to Peter’s message.
The people respond: “…what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37-38)
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
When we witness, teach, or preach God’s word, the desired outcome should be to repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Romans 10:13 states, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Did you see what the Holy Ghost did? First, He made them able to hear what Peter preached in their own language. Second, He convicted them so they were “…pricked in their heart…” or smitten in their conscience. Third, He allowed them to see their need and ask “…what shall we do?”
The Holy Ghost (Spirit) is still convicting men and women of sin today. Pray, go, tell, others of the Good News of Jesus payment for our sin, through His blood sacrifice on the cross, burial in the grave, resurrection the third day, and ascension to Heaven. Then watch what the Holy Spirit will do.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001