“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about” (Acts 1:4).

In one sense we too must wait for the Father’s promise (Holy Spirit). We wait in terms of ensuring that we are empowered before we “leave Jerusalem”. Too many of us are rash to serve, minister and lead without receiving the promise. Then we open ourselves to all sorts of alien influences! On the other hand, we don’t have to wait in the sense that the Holy Spirit was sent to the earth after Jesus’ ascension. In this post-Pentecost era, He is available 24/7. As long as you believe, receiving the promise can be instantaneous. He who promised is faithful. Hallelujah!

Pastor Josh