Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2:37-39
The great revival of Pentecost happened, over 3,000 people became saved and baptized by the Holy Spirit. Notice the people were “pricked in their heart” because of their sin, so they asked Peter what they should do, Repent and be baptized and receive the Holy Spirit! This is what becoming Born Again is about, true repentance coming to Jesus for salvation and being baptized with the Holy Spirit
The promise is for you and your families, whoever God shall call! The New Covenant established by the blood of Christ is for whoever calls upon The Lord to be saved! The Covenant that does not show any favoritism or partiality on who you are or where you were born, but only are you covered by the blood of Christ!
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:40-42
The book of Acts should be the model for all Churches, as we see the first Century Church, the Body of Christ, starting to take formation. Notice what the Church did, the studied the Apostles doctrine, meaning the New Testament scriptures. They continually had fellowship with one another and broke bread. The breaking of bread I believe means having communion together, it also could just mean having a meal together, however communion originally was always taken with a meal, like the Lords Supper.
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. Acts 2:43-45
The Church became a family, a community of believers. Christianity wasnt a religion or organization, it was a way of life. Everyone sold what they had and shared it among each other, like a family. Everyone took care of one another and feared The Lord. How far have our Churches strayed from this today?
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Acts 2:46
The Church gathered together daily, not just weekly and they broke bread from house to house. Again I believe breaking bread means communion or what was known as a “Love Feast” the early Church would have dinner together with communion. This was done daily, and it was done in unity and gladness.
When we study the early Church in the book of Acts, we see how far today’s Church has fallen away. We wonder why we don’t see the signs and wonders that the early Church experienced, however we don’t realize today’s Church is nothing like the early Church. It’s time for a Pentecostal Revival once again Amen!