The Word Of God And The Spirit Of God In Acts 1-2 (1)

Acts 1:1-2:47
"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place" (Acts 2:1). "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised ..." (Acts 1:4-5). In Acts 1:8, we have the promise of God and the call to mission. God's people pray (Acts 1:14). They are waiting on the Lord, trusting that He will fulfil His promise: "Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength" (Isaiah 40:31). Notice that the Holy Spirit is God's gift (Acts 1:4). The disciples are not being rewarded for their commitment to prayer. They are waiting upon the Lord who sends the Holy Spirit as the gift of His grace. The coming of the Spirit is like "wind" and "fire" (Acts 2:2-3). The wind of the Spirit comes from heaven. The fire of the Spirit rests on the disciples. The coming of the Spirit leads to mission.

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