Why Wait?

by Emily Wooten

After the death and resurrection of the son of God, the disciples were instructed to wait. They gathered in Jerusalem and prayed. Jesus promised them before he left, they would be given power.
Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
52-53 And they worshiped him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.
The reason they were asked to wait is not because it was necessary to beg for the Holy Spirit to come. When Jesus left them, they were not distraught. They came together in one mind looking to receive.
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
They were looking with anticipation for the gift prophesied by Joel.
Joel 2:28- And it shall come to pass afterward, that
I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
It had been fifty days since Jesus had been raised from the dead. Every day after he left they had been looking for the comforter.
Acts 2:1- 4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
They were all filled. It wasn’t for some and not for others. The experience of being born again is for everyone who will receive it. That same Spirit, who creates the “born again” spirit when we are born again, is the Spirit of God. Scripture refers to him as Holy Ghost and sometimes Holy Sprit. He is here right now making himself available to you. Sanctification happens in an instant and we continue to develop as we grow in our soul and spirit. Don’t wait until you are good enough. That won’t happen. In fact, why wait one second to receive what Jesus sacrificed to give you more than 2,000 years ago? Be filled today!