Posted by: peebles | June 6, 2014

Acts 2:3 (NIV) They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

There are so many things to see in this simple verse of scripture. The tongues of fire, for most, would be the most obvious one, but today let us look again at this verse and see something fresh from it.
O what it would have been like to be in the room at that first out pouring of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is the Feast of First Fruit, the Feast of Harvest, the first out pouring and then, the first harvest in the Kingdom for God.
Now, they were all gathered in the room in prayer, when suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole room where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
Imagine this; a ball of fire comes into the middle of the room where one hundred and twenty people are gathered. From it comes tongues of fire that shoot out and rest on each one of them, just above their heads. Suddenly, they can see the gift of God in one another. They can now see the anointing of the Holy Spirit clearly in one another, but make no boast about seeing the gift of God in themselves.
The Bible says in Matthew 5:16 (KJV), “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Isn’t it better to affirm your fellow brother or sister in the Lord, and to notice the gift of God in his or her life, rather than them shout about it themselves? That sounds more like boasting in themselves, rather than in the Lord. We do not have to boast or make a noise about what we have in the Lord, or what gift we think we have. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:16 (KJV), “A man’s gift maketh room for him.” People will recognize the gifting of the Lord in you.
My friend today let your light shine. Take time to notice the gift of God over and in the life of someone else. Take time to encourage them in the Lord, with something like, “I can see the gift of the Lord in your life.” Or, “You’re a great servant of the Lord.” Or, “You’re a great Sunday school leader.” Or, “You have a great gift for the Lord in the way you welcome people.” Or, “You have a good gift from the Lord in helping others.” Let the gift of the Holy Spirit rest upon you that others may see the gift of God in your life and glorify God because of it.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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