Psalm 45:10-11, 13-15

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take heart to what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. [...] The bride, a princess, waits within her chambers, dressed in a gown woven with gold. In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Reading in Acts

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Acts 1:8a
"...all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer..." Acts 1:14a
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Acts 2:1
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 2:4
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" Acts 2:12
It seems to me that these "devout men from every nation under heaven" (2:5) were awakened and realized that something significant was happening. Each heard, in their own language, this gathering of believers "speaking of the mighty deeds of God" (2:11).

It raised two things in me. One a truth, the other a question:

  1. Where people pray and gather together in true unity stuff happens, as in the Holy Spirit shows up in power!
  2. It raises the question: Is the "gift of tongues" simply the Spirit enabling you to speak another language, not some "special" language? Definitely something I'll be looking into.

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