Sometimes the Bible is really dramatic. Take the day of Pentecost in Acts which was fifty days after Jesus was crucified. The apostles were told by the risen Jesus to hang around Jerusalem, and on the morning of this particular day there were fireworks – literally, there were fireworks that came down from heaven. Not only did fire come down upon them from above, but they then spoke in foreign languages about the gospel and converted thousands of Jews to Christianity. So, why the big and spectacular dramatics with the fire from above? Was it really necessary? And what about the miraculous speaking foreign languages business? Couldn’t they have uses translators? On rare occasions, God will do things so far out of the ordinary that we just have to stop and take notice. This particular day of Pentecost was such an occasion, so let’s see what the message was!
November 13, 2018