THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
On a "light" note, I have quipped several times that the Bible says
you can get 12 men in a Honda ("accord")!
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
More seriously, these disciples (many more than 12) had waited faithfully
just as Jesus had instructed!
This was 50 days after our Lord's resurrection, and in relation to prophetic
law (See Leviticus 23:15-16 )
It was 10 days after Jesus' ascension (See Acts 1:3)
I don't know about you, but I find it incredible that these disciples waited
10 days exactly as Jesus commanded!
Not only did they wait, but they waited "in one accord!"
They served the Lord in "prayer and supplication" (Acts 1:14).
They also served the Lord in fellowship (bonding with one another).
They also served the Lord in business (electing Matthias to fill the
empty apostle position - Acts 1:26).
This proves that they ALREADY had the presence of God's Holy Spirit.
But today, one doesn't have to WAIT!
IMMEDIATELY upon surrender to Jesus, one receives His Holy Spirit!
THEN, we are empowered to serve Him:
"in one accord,"
in "prayer and supplication,"
and, in missions!
Ain't God GOOD?!