Dec 27, 2017
God is always at work, but not everyone recognizes His efforts. Some refuse to acknowledge God’s presence and power, simply writing it off or attributing it to something or someone else. That is exactly what we see going on in Acts chapter 2, in the immediate aftermath of the Spirit’s coming. The disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit, had spoken in foreign languages and communicated verbally the mighty works of God. But some in the crowd had tried to discredit what had happened, saying that it was the result of the disciples having imbibed a bit too much wine a bit too early in the day. But in verses 14-21, Peter is going to address this accusation and use the Old Testament Scriptures as proof that what had taken place that day was the work of God. And it was just the beginning. The beginning of the end. With the Holy Spirit’s arrival, the end times had begun. God was doing something new and it would all culminate one day with His Son’s second coming and the final judgment of the world and all who live in it. The Jews in the audience that day could try and discredit what they had seen by blaming it on public intoxication, but Peter was going to make it perfectly clear that the last days had come and the last thing they should want to do is miss it.