Acts 10:44-46 – While Peter was speaking, the Holy Spirit cascaded over all those listening to his message. The Jewish brothers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on people who weren’t Jews, for they heard them speaking in supernaturally given languages and passionately praising God.
Peter said, “How could anyone object to these people being baptized? For they have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”
We live in arguably the most exciting times in history. Jesus said that the harvest is the end of the age. With all of the negative stuff happening in the world it is easy to forget about what really matters, the harvest of the earth. The gospel is more accessible to the whole planet today than any time in history. Technology has put the spreading of the gospel at our fingertips and the earth is responding. In the last century South America, Africa, and much of Asia has responded to the gospel. We have seen doors opened in the former Soviet Union and in China in my lifetime that no one could ever imagine. The Middle East, the Islamic world, is now beginning to respond. Here is a quote from the Passion Notes that speak about the beginning of this.
“At last the gospel broke through and penetrated into the non-Jewish cultures and people groups. The Holy Spirit was now uniting Jewish believers and non-Jewish believers into one mystical body of Christ on the earth. Because of this, there would no longer be a distinction between Jew and non-Jew, but one family of believers formed by faith in Jesus Christ. The three conversions of the Ethiopian dignitary in ch. 8, Saul of Tarsus in ch. 9, and the Roman officer Cornelius in ch. 10 prove the power of the gospel of God. One could view these three represent all of the sons of Noah: Ham (Ethiopian), Shem (Saul), and Japheth (the Roman Cornelius). A black man, a Jew, and a gentile were converted!”
The beginning of the end is surely upon us. Now is the time for another visitation in our country. Accurate history confirms that the Great Awakening separated the colonies from the rest of the world and formed them into one nation under God. I feel the stirring of another visitation, it is right under our noses. I think we may be in the beginning of the end.