“Foreigners Empowered” by Kirk Hunt
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
Acts 10:44 NKJV
Except for the foreigners, Peter had lived through this scene before. The sound was the same. The reactions were the same. For the first time in Scripture, the Holy Spirit inhabited Gentiles believers.
Cornelius and the other Gentiles believers sought God with sincerity and devotion. Heaven heard and responded. The Holy Spirit took up residence in men and women who sought God with their whole heart.
They were goyim. Per the Jewish laws, these men and women were not worthy to receive empowerment from God. Still, there they were, full of the Holy Spirit.
God did not check the credentials, papers or passports of these believers. He did not ask about their parents or seek recommendations. God stepped close and used His omniscience to examine their hearts and souls. The rush of power followed immediately after.
God chooses whom He will empower. He is far less concerned about your history than your future. Your pedigree will not come up, but the sincerity of your heart certainly will.
Do you want to be empowered? Seek Him, with your whole heart, mind and spirit. You are not so foreign that you cannot not be accepted and empowered.
Think: God’s empowers foreigners, just like me.
Pray: “Lord, help me to seek your power and grace, despite my history and background.
Copyright © July 2013, Kirk Hunt
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