THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVEN TO THOSE WHO OBEY GOD
THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVEN TO THOSE WHO OBEY GOD“We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”The Apostles were accused of disobeying the strict orders of the high priestand his council and filling Jerusalem with their teaching imagine that in a short span of time they had preached the Good news in every corner of the city.
(Scripture Reflection Acts 5:32)
We recall that in those days transportation was non-existent, so it must have been tedious to move about. There was neither public address system nor mass media . The apostles would in fact have to tramp on foot assemble small groups and preach to them.
Amazing and did they have the necessary resources? Yes indeed we read that Peter and the apostles told the council that they were resolved to “obey God rather tahn any human authority” and that God give the Holy Spirit to those who obey him. They needed nothing more.
This is true even today. God still gives the same Spirit without measures to everyone who is willing to obey him and yield totally to him. By the gift of the Holy Spirit we are equipped and enable to give powerful and eloquent testimony to the salvific power of Jesus. Do we seize the opportunity with both hands or shy away.
I will ask in Jesus name for the same Spirit to be able to carry on the mission of the apostles to those around me.