Acts 11.15 “As I began to speak,” Peter continued, “the Holy Spirit fell on them, just as he fell on us at the beginning. 16 Then I thought of the Lord’s words when he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 And since God gave these Gentiles the same gift he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to stand in God’s way?”
Acts 11.18 When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, “We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.” (NLT-SE)
Fellow Gentile friends. It is my prayer today that we would not take lightly the massive implication of verse 18 for our lives as followers of and believers in Jesus today. God has given us the privilege of repenting of our sins and receiving eternal life! And this great privilege has come to us via the Holy Spirit.
My you go forth in worship and praise today, grounded by this truth.