In Acts Chapter 1 Jesus has been resurrected from the dead, but has not yet ascended to Heaven. He is instructing His Disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit to come.
In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit the Mighty Rushing Wind Comes and the Church, the Body of Christ is born!
The 5 fold ministry gifts and all the Corinthian and Roman's gifts are given to the Body of Christ, the Church!
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [ to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth. Amplified Bible
Jesus was telling His Disciples when the church is born, when the Holy Spirit comes an lives with in you, your purpose is to simply allow the Holy Spirit and all His Power and Gifts to work through you to tell people about me!
I see Acts 1:8 as a foundational truth assigning the Body of Christ it's Purpose ...it's Mission.... to tell everyone about Jesus!
Acts 1:8 and its importance has become very real and very practical in my life.
You might say I see things through glasses. Not just any glasses. Acts 1:8 Holy Spirit glasses.
When I look at things in the bible, in my life, in ministry, in the church and in the world, I see them through Act's 1:8 lenses and with the Act's 1:8 purpose in mind.
Acts1:8 and its purpose is foundational to life, ministry, business and especially the way we do church.
I challenge you to look at your life, your business, your ministry and your church through Acts 1:8 Holy Spirit Glasses!
Is the purpose of Acts 1:8 (telling people about Jesus) being accomplished?
If Yes! Well Done!!
If not.............what changes do you need to make?