In understanding the gift of the Holy Spirit, read Ezekiel 37:13,14 and Matthew 3:11,12. Remember, Acts, as a history, informs us of individual incidents and actions. It is foolish to make a general doctrine from an individual incident in this book without the warrant of the rest of Scripture.
The last sentence in this passage carries much import for us.
“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
When we’re low and down, full of sorrow and loneliness; When we’ve reached the bottom of our strength, or the end of our row.
And too, when we’re high on joy and happiness, when things are going just right, when everything is coming together.
At both these extremes and all the spectrum of in-between – What must we do but call on the name of the Lord!
HE IS THE LORD! THERE IS NO OTHER!
In Acts we see the post-Jesus church being built up and the Holy Spirit’s giftedness at work in order, structure and outworking.
And in a sense, it all boils down to this – Do we humble ourselves before the Lord, seeking His glory in repentance and belief, calling on Him for mercy and help!
* Gracious Father,
Rescue us, redeem us, restore us we pray.
For we are broken and low, without hope without You.
For You are God, the LORD, and there is none like You.
We praise Your Name God above.