lørdag 11. juni 2016

A new consciousness

It's very exciting to see the new consciousness that characterizes the first disciples. After a miraculous release from prison, and without thinking that "now we have to retreat for a while to calm our nerves", they do as the Holy Spirit told them through an angel: They return to the Temple court and continue to preach and teach.

It shows that they were extremely focused and conscious of the mission - and – the result is a new meeting with the authorities.

The Council had asked them to stop evangelizing, but Peter repeats what he said at the last meeting, and now he has an even stronger consciousness:

"We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."
Acts 5:32
The consciousness that they were not alone is evident in the phrase "We … and the Holy Spirit ... are witnesses" - a phrase that is also used at the important Jerusalem-meeting – but in reverse order "It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us..." - Acts 15:28

'Manna' for today:
I am not alone - it is the Holy Spirit and I

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