Acts 2:1-4 - The church, as Christ's body, was to carry on the work that Jesus had begun. Now this work was not to be done merely through sweat and human effort but by the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Jesus "commanded them" to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Spirit.(Acts 1:4) As we have read this story multiple times, it is easy for us to miss the importance of their obedience here. They were afraid and alone behind locked doors praying. They didn't know when the Promise would come but as they persisted in their obedience to the words of Jesus....Suddenly! I want to encourage you today that if you are waiting for a promise from God, persevere!!! Your "suddenly" in near! We may just be hours or days away from the Holy Spirit breaking in and bringing forth the very provision we need!!