When the Day of Pentecost came, a prophecy was fulfilled that Joel had written about hundreds of years earlier, where he wrote “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days, I will pour out my Spirit” (Joel 2:28) and that’s just what happened here, on the Day of Pentecost. They spoke in languages no one could understand except those who were nearby, as they said “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language” (Acts 2:7-8)
This portion of Scripture shows us that God works where people are united. It also reminds us that God is a promise keeper because the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was a fulfillment of what was prophesied in the book of Joel.
- God works with a united people to the glory of his name
- He uses unity to show us how He exists as trinity
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus – Romans 15:5