Acts 10:43-44 (NKJV) To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

In Acts 10:41-48 we see the Holy Spirit of God poured out on “witnesses chosen before by God” to include Gentiles also. We are told that it was Peter who was preaching at the time of this event. Yes, it was loud mouth Peter who seemed to always be putting his foot in his mouth, so to speak. And he had a tendency to rush into things. Peter had many weaknesses and faults, that is why I can identify with him because he is so human and so like me. But the important thing is that his weaknesses and faults did not disqualify him from preaching the gospel. So, my friend, don’t fall for the devil’s lie that we can never be used by God because of our many weaknesses and faults. It is simply a lie, because of what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross. And this is the gospel: Jesus Christ died, He was risen on the third day, and “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). Our sins shall be forgiven. If we do not tell people this message of salvation, then we are not telling them the gospel of Christ. This is the gospel that Peter was sharing on that day that is known as the Gentile Pentecost. All of the Jews who witnessed it, including Peter, were astonished that even the Gentiles should receive the Holy Spirit of God. To make it audibly clear to Peter and the rest of the Jews that God would save the Gentiles, the Holy Spirit caused the Gentiles to speak in tongues. The tongues were God’s way of telling Peter that these Gentiles had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and that He had granted them repentance unto eternal life. Friends, speaking in tongues is not the only evidence that proves we have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ and have been given remission of sins unto eternal life. There are many gifts of the Spirit that are evidence of a transformed life, a new nature in Christ, a life lived for God that proves that the Holy Spirit of God dwells within us and that we are born again through the grace of God. This is important to know that all who call on the name of Jesus shall be saved. It is God’s promise. So, we should not have any biases towards any group of people. We should not have any prejudices, no barriers at all, that would keep us from sharing the gospel to those who needs the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought to submit to the Holy Spirit and let Him move us and the Word of God to share the message of salvation.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.