The Apostolic message of Pentecost: Acts chapter 2
On the day of Pentecost, Holy Ghost fell upon those who were gathered together in the upper room of a house in Jerusalem, and they began to speak in tongues as the Holy Ghost gave them utterance. After many devout men, from many different nations, heard them speaking in their native languages the wonderful works God, some began to mock them claiming they were simply drunk off of new wine.
But Peter, who had denied being associated with Jesus just 50 days prior to this, stood up with the other Apostles and began to preach the very first “Apostolic” message saying, “these [people] are not drunk, as ye suppose, But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel…..” quoting Joel 2:28-32.
Then he went on to say…..
“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him…”
quoting Psalm 16:8-11.
“Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; (1Chron 17:11-14; Ps 89:3-4, 29, 36; Ps 132:11) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
He yet continues……
“This Jesus hath God raised up,whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.” (Psalm 110:1)
He concludes with a powerful statement….
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Brothers and Sisters, this is the message that pricked the hearts of 3000+ and caused them to ask, “What shall we do?”
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
If you have obeyed Acts 2:38, then why not believe Acts 2:22-36?
Did Peter preach what is preached today? Did he make mention of anything that we make mention of today? Did he leave something out? Did he lack revelation and understanding of the truth?
……or do we? Think about it.
2 John 1:3
Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.