In the last days…I will pour out my Spirit on all people …And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Here Peter lets the crowd know that what they are observing is a sign the Holy Spirit is working through them.
He also gives them the good news. The Holy Spirit of God is now available – not only for the apostles – but for everyone!
I will pour out my Spirit on all people
And this also means a close personal relationship with Jesus isn’t just for these first students of Jesus.
When Jesus came to earth He was called Emmanuel, God with us. The first students of Jesus enjoyed a close personal relationship with God Himself in the Person of Jesus.
Then, before Jesus ascended He promised His students that His physical absence would not end their close connection. He would be with them forever through the Holy Spirit whom the Father would send.
Peter informs the people that this has been God’s intention all along. In fact, the prophets foretold of a time – in the last days - when God’s Spirit would be with all people.
That Day has come! Because Jesus has come and died for the sins of the world! He rose from the dead. And He ascended into heaven.
The Holy Spirit has come to create the more intimate spiritual relationship Jesus promised to the apostles, now open to all.
Only because of Jesus - everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Saved from sin! Cleansed and made a temple of the Holy Spirit Himself.
What incredible news the apostles shared with the world for the first time that special Sunday morning nearly 2,000 years ago!