The 81st day – The salvation is for all..
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. — Acts 10:44
A few days ago, we came across the story in Acts 2 where the holy spirit came upon the disciples when they were praying together. Today’s verse is also about the coming of the Holy spirit, and let’s have a look at the significance of it.
I believe the moment you finished today’s verse, your head is filled with the following three questions: What words was Peter speaking? Who were the people that heard the message? What was the message? Having these questions in mind, please watch the video below to find out what has happened.
Cool, have you got all the answers? These words are:
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right … All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Act 10:34)
Who were the people that heard the message?
Peter was in a place near Joppa, so the people he was preaching to is non-Jewish people who are called Gentiles (e.g. You and me are Gentiles).
What is the message?
The message is the good news concerning Jesus who is the Lord of all.
So how can we see the significance of today’s verse by answering these three questions? I will say that it was the moment when the salvation started to come to all the nations of this planet. Before that, the Lord is the God of Israel. Only the Israelites had the knowledge about the true God, and only they could have a relationship with the Lord. Even Jesus didn’t went out of the region of Israel and preach the word of God.
But at that moment, the time has come. God chose the people of Israel to bring salvation to the whole world. God revealed himself first to the Jews, and to the Gentiles. He poured out his spirit first to the Jew, then to the Gentiles. He shows no favouritism regarding different nations because we are all his Children. The Holy Spirit came upon every one who heard the message. God is not just the God of Israel, he is always the God of all nations.
God is love.