Sunday, 5th October 2022
Rev Daniel Xi An Poon
The day of the Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came down to the Upper Room was the beginning of the church. It was recorded in Acts 2:1-4, ‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.’
Why do we need to be filled by the Holy Spirit? When the disciples were coming together and praying, suddenly they heard the sound of blowing, which attracted everyone to come out and see. God wants everyone to see His Great Wonders and Works.
Acts 1:4-8 says, ‘On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: Do not leave Jerusalem but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit. Then they gathered around him and asked him, Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel? He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’