The Essential 100 Day 71: Acts 2: Amazed and Perplexed

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7 They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee,8 and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!9 Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia,10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!”12 They stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other. Acts 2:7-12

They were amazed and perplexed.  The second chapter of acts is the chapter where Jesus releases the Holy Spirit in the most powerful way.  It was so powerful that the scene could be heard for miles around.  Then all the believers that were present started speaking in tongues that the other people cane to witness could understand what they all were saying.  It was a crazy experience.  Also it was so powerful that they had tongues of fire on their heads.  You can take that scene two ways you can either be amazed and perplexed as many were, or you can say these people were crazy drunk as some did.  It’s all in a choice, it really doesn’t matter what you see.   You either choose to believe or not.  We did not witness the miracles that happened in this time, but we choose to believe it all happened.  Not because of blind trust, but we took a step of faith and were rewarded with increased trust and faith.

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