Updated: Oct 7
And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover, these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. – Acts 11:12,15-16
When God poured out the Holy Ghost, He changed the nature of His relationship with His people. The Spirit was God Himself. He was available not just to a few priests or prophets but to everyone, including Gentiles.
This was a radical concept for the early church, which was at first mostly Jewish. When they heard that the Gentiles had received the Gospel, some were concerned. Many criticized Peter for his actions. But he could only report what the Holy Ghost had said and done. How could they question the Spirit’s sovereign actions?
These disciples began to understand what Jesus had taught about the Spirit. He was like the wind, blowing wherever He pleased. “You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes” (John 3:8 NKJV). They realized that they could not control or limit the Spirit of God or anticipate what He would do. He was Sovereign God.
That same Holy Ghost is available to you right now. You cannot anticipate His work in your life, but He is with you and wants to guide you. You need to be sensitive to His leading and aware of how He guides you day by day.
Seek to be sensitive to God’s Spirit. Surrender your life to Him. He can fill you with His fruit (Galatians 5:22–23). He can give you power. He can protect and guide you and give you His wisdom. Where do you sense God’s Spirit leading you today? Ask the Lord to help you be sensitive to the Holy Ghost, guide you and help you make the right choices. Surrender your life to Him in Jesus’ name.