• Israel Ekundayo

ARE YOU AN ONLOOKER OR PARTAKER?

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*


*ARE YOU AN ONLOOKER OR*

*PARTAKER?*


*Scripture Treasure.*

Acts 10:44 *While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.*


*Insight and Highlight.*

A Gentile (an unbeliever) who listened and received the Word of God can receive the outpouring power of the Holy Spirit even before his regeneration.


*Scripture Commentaries.*

The works of God can be seen in His word that God is not a respecter of persons, Acts 10:34.

In every generation, we must choose whether to be partakers or onlookers of the move of God.

Cornelius, a centurion and just man but his household, his kinsmen and friends were Gentiles Acts 10:24

There were many Gentiles but the house of Cornelius chose to be partakers.

He chose along *"two of his household servants, a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually."*, Acts 10: 7.

They listened, and received the Word of God with saving faith, Acts 10: 22 34-48; 11:14.

For their act of faith, God immediately poured out the Holy Spirit upon them as a witness that they had believed and received the regenerating life of Christ in them.

Peter later testified to say it is possible for one to be baptized in the Spirit in connection with the exercise of saving faith.

He stressed the similarity of the outpouring of the power on them at the day of Pentecost.

Peter says in Acts 11:15 *And as l began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the begining* ( Acts 1:8, 2:4).

On the day of Pentecost *"....they were all gathered with one accord..."* yet there were *"....others mocking who said *"These men are full of new wine"*

While transfomative change takes place, many people will sleep through this change. They will wake up later but they would have missed out only to hear a change had just taken place.


*Remorse corner.*

Are you an onlooker or partakers?

Wake up while a transformative change is taking place.


*Call to Word action.*

Peter warned saying about Jesus how he was raised up says *"....Not to all the people but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even unto us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead."*, Acts 10:40-41.


*The Christian clarion duty.*

Though the promise of the Father was to *".... is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off,...."* but only *"...as many as the Lord our God shall call."* Acts 2:39.

Are you called, chosen and a partaker?


*Prayer.*

Lord make me a partaker of the outpouring of Your Spirit, in Jesus name.


Good morning all and have a blessed day today.


God bless you.

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