I READ Acts 1: 4-9, Acts 2: 1-4
After the resurrection of Jesus Christ and before his ascension to heaven, for forty days Jesus showed himself to His disciples. When Jesus presented Himself, he gave the message to His disciples to stay in Jerusalem while waiting for the promise of the Father. His promise was to baptize them with the Holy Spirit.
There were around 500 disciples who heard this message, 1 Cor 15:6. After Jesus delivered His message, he ascended to heaven. The disciples went back to Jerusalem and waited for God’s promise. They were all with with one accord in prayer and supplication. But after the long-awaited promise of God did not come, most of the disciples started to leave the prayer meeting. So there were only 120 disciples left who stayed and prayed, and waited for God’s promise, Acts 1:15. On the tenth day, suddenly, the Holy Spirit was poured out in the midst of them. They were baptized in the Holy Spirit and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through the word of God today, God is reminding us that if God has already given us a promise, we should wait for it diligently while praying in one accord. God’s visitation will come to us unexpectedly. If we are not in a state of waiting, then His visitation will just pass by us, just like what happened to the 380 disciples who left the prayer meeting. They missed the moment when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the tenth day.
I DECLARE: Acts 1: 14: These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication…
I DO: Today I will start to faithfully pray in my family altar. We’re going to pray in one accord waiting for God’s visitation for our family
I PRAY: I will fast once every week and while fasting, I will intercede for souls.