Monday, February 15, 2010
Act 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
Act 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The Disciples were no different than us when it comes to expectancy. Their trials were a bit more pronounced than ours, but for sure, they were looking for a better day.
But the Lord would have us more concerned with the coming of the Holy Spirit than the coming of the end.
The Holy Spirit's filling is for witnessing power. He deemphasized the compulsion to ascertain the time of His coming and encouraged them, and us, to be about the business of getting the gospel to others.
We look for our Lord's coming, but we must also be looking for the opportunity to witness before the end, for then it will be too late.
Lord, lead each of us to one soul today who needs to hear about your sacrifice for them. Amen!