Acts 1:8; 2:1-4
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 Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth…And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Two factors are at work in our lesson study, and they are (a) the promise of the coming Holy Ghost/Spirit as Christ followers were gathered together in one place on one accord praying. God kept His promise of sending the Holy Spirit so that Christ's earthly ministry could continue winning souls for Him. The second factor at work here is that the Holy Ghost came and manifested Himself in three ways; (1) audible, (2) visual and (3) speech manifestations. The results of this group of believers, they received power to boldly witness Christ, drive out demons, and anointing to heal the sick. Believers today have the same power to boldly witness Christ the world over so lost souls can be saved.
Bold witnessing power weren't just given to believers during the time of Pentecost, but to all who come together in unified prayer with a sincere heart for God and to do His will. It is noteworthy to say that as prayers of the righteous come together in unified prayers things change. Just as Daniel (9:3) prayed for the sins of his nation so are believers today praying for the conditions of our nation and the world.
Prayer changes things--believers lets continue in prayer.
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