And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
I. WHAT THE DAY OF PENTECOST GAVE INDISPUTABLE PROOF OF.
1. The truth of Old and New Testament prophecies (Isaiah 44:3; Ezekiel 36:27; Joel 2:28; Zechariah 4:6; John 14:16; John 15:26; John 16:7; Acts 1:5, etc.).
2. The reality of the Messiahship and mission of Christ. The Holy Ghost would bring to the remembrance of the disciples the words they had heard their Master utter, and reveal the meaning of the things of Christ unto them. The Spirit bears witness with our spirits to-day that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
3. The person, presence, and power of the Holy Ghost.
II. WHAT THE DAY OF PENTECOST GAVE INFALLIBLE PLEDGE OF. The success of the preaching of Peter on that day was the earnest of the successive victories the gospel would achieve over error in the world down to the end of time. Those victories would be won —
1. In spite of the paucity of numbers on the side of the gospel.
2. In spite of the poverty of the preachers of the gospel.
3. In spite of the antagonism of the enemies of the gospel.
4. In spite of the unfaithfulness of professors of the gospel.
III. WHAT THE DAY OF PENTECOST GAVE IRREVOCABLE PATTERN OF. The primitive Church had to —
1. Wait for the day.
2. Work for the day. Human agony linked with Divine power.
(F. W. Brown.)
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