“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, in one accord…” (Acts 2)
The day of Pentecost came. With it, a sound like ‘a mighty rushing wind’ filled the room where the disciples sat together, in one accord. The Holy Spirit invaded the earth according to the promise of our Lord. He already said it that some people will not die until the Kingdom of God will come with power. Even John the Baptist said that he baptizes with water for the remission of sins but another One shall come, much stronger, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. Prophet Joel said it that in the last days, the Spirit of God shall fall on men and women all over the world. So the Holy Spirit came to fulfill prophecy in Christ!
Jesus died on the Cross. Fifty days later the promised Holy Spirit finally came. His coming announces to all that ‘this’ Jesus Christ is now in heaven and He is the King of kings, seated at the right hand of God the Father. Many men travel abroad and they get lost. We don’t hear anything from them again. But when Jesus ‘traveled abroad’ to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to keep in touch with earth and to encourage us to finish the race. One day we shall see the King face to face. What a day that will be…
The sending of the Holy Spirit gave birth to the Church, the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit brings us together. He makes us one in Christ. That is why the believers did all things in common and had fellowship in ‘one accord’. In Greek, this word means one mind, one passion! The unity of the Spirit is necessary for a healthy church, for the anointing of Spirit and life to flow down, from God to men.
This is our testimony: The secret of Father’s House Bible Church Warri, Nigeria is the constant un-grieved blessed presence of God the Holy Spirit in our midst. He heals, delivers, leads into all truth, helps us to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and keeps us humble and teachable! Miracles, signs and wonder follow the preaching of the Word!
To God be all the glory!
Together we held hands and sang:
“Bind us together Lord, Bind us together, with cords that cannot be broken…There is only one faith! There is only one King! There is only one Spirit! That is why we sing…Bind us together Lord…”