Holy Spirit Infusion!!
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days."
- Joel 2:28-29 NKJV
We often look at the lives of those recorded in Scripture without emotion or without entering into the context of their lives. We know the entire storyline so we are not prone to realize some of what they may have been feeling. We don't enter into the present of what they were going through. It is very possible that the disciples were filled with anxiety or uncertainty about the future. It is very likely that they were still missing the physical presence of Jesus and certainly they missed His instruction and guidance. All they had to go on was His instruction to wait. Maybe they were impatient, after all it was a full 10 days between the ascension and Pentecost. However, they didn't know that would be how long it would be.....they only knew they were to wait. They didn't know exactly what was coming or when it would come? Have you ever been in a season like that? Not knowing what's coming but just waiting on the Lord. Not knowing exactly how things will turn out but just waiting for the Lord to break in. There is a lot of uncertainty and apprehension in seasons like that, seasons of unknowing. We cling to the Promise of God because that is all we have, and we certainly need the Promise to come into fullness, to see the Promise come out of the future and into our now. The Promise of the Father is the Holy Spirit of God coming to fill Gods people! The answer to the next phase of Gods ministry in the earth was the church filled with the Holy Spirit. The answer to anxiety and uncertainty, to despair and hopelessness, the provision of the guidance and direction needed is the Holy Spirit!!! The churchs greatest need today is a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. The answer for the desperate need of the hour is a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our seemingly weak and ineffective influence in the earth would be radically transformed through a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit.