But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
- One accord
- Prayer and supplication
Acts 1:14 – These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Acts 2:1 – When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
- Boldness (Peter spoke up)
- Prophecy (the prophet Joel was quoted)
Acts 2:14 – But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
Acts 2:16 – But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel
The great miracle on the day of Pentecost
- 3000 added to the church
- They continued faithfully in doctrine/teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread (hospitality and communion) and prayer
- There was signs and wonders
- There was sharing with one another
- There was unity
Acts 2:41-42 – Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:47 – praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
The Holy Spirit is a gift, not a miracle, but it will produce miracles in your life.
The greatest miracle that happened was the gospel being preached and believers coming to know Jesus as Savior. The only event that causes angels to rejoice in heaven is when one soul comes to know Christ in salvation.
Luke 15:10 – In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.