Someone has to stand up and tell people when they aren’t right!

That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen:  “In the Last Days,” God says,  “I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. Acts 2:15-17 (The Message)

Peter stood up to tell people what they were witnessing. This was no mere drink fueled party that had started early and got out of control. It was the presence of the Almighty filling the disciples of Christ to speak about Jesus in ways that they could understand. It was the fulfilment of a prophecy given in the Hebrew Bible (our Old Testament) by the prophet Joel. God would pour out his Spirit and there would be prophecy, visions, and dreams.

I wonder if we give enough room for the Holy Spirit to inspire us with a prophetic voice, visions of significance, and dreams of the kingdom come, today?

This day, Lord I pray, that you will fill my life to overflowing with your Holy Spirit. Let me be bold to speak in a prophetic way, envisage the life that you give to all, and dreams that see your kingdom come. Amen.

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