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Christian lives Profoundly Changed 33

Casts Doubt

Pentecost Dove and FireThe crowd thought that the disciples were drunk, but it was the Holy Spirit changes within them. They looked weak, but were in fact strong. Acts 2.26 records, "These people are not drunk as you suppose, it is only nine o'clock in the morning."They appeared to be hopeless but exuded confidence. Again Acts 2.21 asserts, "And so I am filled with gladness, and my words are full of joy. And I, mortal though I am, will rest assured in hope." "Do not adjust your minds," wrote a later commentator, "There is a fault in reality."

Change

Crude Oil RefineryThe Holy Spirit changes a person when the Savior comes into a life and this is remarkable. Acts 2.38 tells us, "And then, whoever calls out to the Lord for help will be saved." "Peter said unto them, 'Each one of you must turn away from his sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven....' By the application of fire and pressure a black sludge called "crude oil" gives up a multitude of valuable chemicals. The petrochemical industry produces the basic ingredients for plastics, tires, pharmaceuticals, furniture parts, gasoline and paints from what was once considered a smelly nuisance if you were unfortunate enough to have it on your land.✞

"Holy Spirit Changes"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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