Operating in the Holy Spirit
In Acts chapter 10, we see the Holy Spirit accomplishing things a man never could.
As a Roman centurion, Cornelius had 100 men reporting to him. He had heard about YHWH, God of the Jews, and respected Him enough to donate to the church. Still, Cornelius was not a committed believer.
An angel in shining clothes appearing inside his house had Cornelius’ attention, and he obeyed.
At the Spirit’s direction, Peter soon finds himself traveling to Cornelius’ home. Not only had the hearts of Cornelius and Peter been prepared, “the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message” (v.44)
The move of the Spirit was a world-changing, history-making statement.
And Christianity transformed from being a narrow sect within the Jewish religion to a worldwide faith movement based on Jesus Christ!
You can have confidence that if God has a calling for you, He will go ahead of you. Not only will He prepare your heart for your mission, He will prepare others to receive what you offer.
Pray that God will reveal to you what He wants you to do for Him. God’s heart was inclined to Cornelius because of his prayers and his generosity. Ask God to help you pray the prayers for others.
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?