May 31, 2018
The Holy Spirit of God was poured out upon the church on the Day of Pentecost, which was approximately fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On that special day, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the infant church.
God had a plan for His church. In essence, He was saying to His disciples, “You wait in Jerusalem until you are endued with power. Don’t try to go out and do something until you have the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Today we don’t have to wait because Pentecost has happened. We don’t need to ask God to pour out His Spirit. It is done. Instead, we need to surrender and say, “Lord, You have sent Your Spirit, and now I surrender myself to You. I am ready, willing, and able through Your Holy Spirit to do what You want me to do.”
When we look at what our Lord has commanded us to do, we realize we are totally inadequate. But we must remember His promise: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).