When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
What made the apostolic church in the first century powerful wasn’t their organisation, hype or marketing genius. It wasn’t gimmicks, oratory or special effects. If we intend to emulate their phenomenal success, we must follow their example.
To start with, the early church obeyed Jesus’ order to WAIT for the baptism in the Spirit (Ac 1:4). Beloved, there is a blessing reserved only for those who wait upon the Lord (Isa 40:31). Much harm is done by those who jump the gun, spiritually speaking. Don’t!
Secondly, they waited in PRAYER. It wasn’t a passive, casual or pretentious waiting. The fact that they had previously done mighty exploits in the name of Jesus was not an excuse to disobey the divine appointment (Luke 10:17; Mat 10:7-8). They still waited actively in prayerful and reverential anticipation. So must we!
Thirdly, they also waited TOGETHER. Beloved, there is a blessing God reserves only for those who choose to gather with fellow believers in the same time and space (Mat 18:20; Heb 10:25). Let us not take church for granted, dear saints. God doesn’t! Expect Jesus to show up by His Spirit whenever we draw near corporately, whether it’s in small or large numbers. Let us expect a fresh Pentecost!