By Pastor Peter Aguila
Christians are surrounded by skeptic people who are questioning and doubting why do we believe and trust in Jesus.
Acts 2, foretold the same situation when the Holy Spirit filled Israelites making them dance, sing, and speak different mother tongues confusing other people. They thought that they are drunk on cheap wine.
That’s when Peter speaks up, stating what prophet Joel spoke, that on the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all people and they will prophesy. There will be wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Jesus of Nazareth, a man accredited by God to people by miracles, wonders, and signs. He was nailed on the cross, faced death but death was no match for Him because God raised him from the dead.
What a miracle it is that God raised Jesus to life, and Peter and the other people were all witnesses of it. There have been signs, wonders, and miracles performed by God through His Son Jesus, and for us, mere mortals, we must have no room for doubts because it was all laid before our eyes that Jesus is our Savior. As the scripture says, Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
On Acts 2:37-39, when the people heard about this, they immediately asked Peter what they shall do. And Peter replied with this: Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.
Rejoice for the acts of God on us. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and your hearts with gladness. His coming is near and you, who accept Him as your Lord and Savior, will be saved.