Before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He delivered His last commands for His disciples. That they should remain in Jerusalem, where they would be anointed with the Holy Spirit, then start to preach the truth about the risen Messiah.
“4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:4-5)
Jesus, Yeshua prophesies of the apostles’ baptism by the Holy Spirit, after they had already been baptized in water by John, the Baptist. It would be 10 days before Yeshua’s prophecy would come to pass.
“6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” (Acts 1:6-7)
The apostles imagined the return of the Lord would coincide with the restoration of Israel, which they deemed of this world. The hope the apostles had placed in this delusion would be replaced by purpose upon their baptism in the Holy Spirit to come.
Then, Jesus informs His apostles, and all men that God’s will would be revealed in His time, according to His perfect plan.
“8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Before He ascended to the Father, Yeshua gave one last command to His apostles, and all believers, that once we have received the Spirit, our mission would be to advance the gospel and share the truth to the four corners of the earth. Let’s pray!
We thank you for your blessings in our lives and for your servant Luke,
We praise you Lord for his wisdom and for his works through this scripture,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to use these verses in our lives
As we grow in you through the teachings of your faithful apostle.
Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.
God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and a place with you in heaven
According to your word, your everlasting wisdom and strength.
May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.
We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre