While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
First, observe how these Gentiles were receptive to the Word of God. Their spiritual hunger and thirst was such that they did not wait for an altar call before receiving their baptism in the Spirit! Beloved, just how hungry are you for the Word of God? That is a key factor in your spiritual filling (Mat 5:6).
Second, note that unlike the 120 Upper Room disciples, these did not have to tarry for ten days before receiving their “Pentecost”. They were so ready that the Holy Spirit FELL UPON all those who heard the Word. Downpours of blessing literally descended upon the house suddenly. An unmistakable and unexpected heavenly invasion took place that day.
Beloved, God has no favouritism, as Peter rightly discovered that day (Ac 10:34). If we are equally hungry and thirsty for God–if we are equally receptive to His Word–we shall also experience the sudden and unquestionable outpouring of the Spirit upon all of us.
It’s high time we ALL experienced a genuine and fresh Pentecost. Then shall we all experience the joy and power of a heavenly prayer language (tongues), which enables us to magnify God beyond what our natural languages can. Why should we settle for less? This is the hour!