Morning Devotion: Read Acts 2
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 ¶And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
In verses 4 the word tongues is the Greek word glossia where we get our word glossary. Glossary is all about the words; they spoke with other words, understandable words.
As you read the text you will find verse eight describes how the hearers heard. They heard in their own glossary, their own language. Acts 2: 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Be careful when you hear and see people saying they can speak in tongues. They are most likely referring to unintelligent speech which they call angels language or language from the spirit.
Let me say this, there is no new revelation from God today. The bible is complete, therefore we do not need any knew revelation such as speaking in tongues.
This is not what is happening here. These Spirit filled people were talking with intelligent languages that could be understood by those that were gathered for the Day of Pentecost. The city was filled, the hills were filled the hotels and hotels were filled with people for the feast’s days.
Remember Acts 1:8 “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 Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
That is exactly what is happening here, they were filled and they were witnessing, just like the Lord commissioned.
Acts 2:11b… “we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.”
My friend, if you are saved, born-again you are filled with the Holy Ghost, you have the capability to tell others of the wonderful works of God.
I hope that you know and have experienced the wonderful works of God in your own life. I hope that you have been saved. God always does a wonderful work in each and every believer’s life. There is no doubt.
Just think about it, in salvation you become a forgiven, blessed believer. God changes you for ever and forever has a person relationship with you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
You have the promise of the resurrection. John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
You have the personal experience of how Jesus saved you. That is nothing to be trifled with for it is yours forever.
Just go out and tell someone what Jesus has done for you.
The choice is still yours,