June 3

For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Acts 2:39

Perhaps the most important truth concerning the Holy Spirit is that He is as active and present in the world today as in the days of the Acts of the Apostles. In fact Acts is one of the few books in the Bible that does not end with the word ‘Amen’ – indicating that it is not yet a finished history! True, the inspired account is complete. But the inspired account deliberately gives us the faith that God will be the same with all subsequent generations. Church history is full of miracles, prophecies and other manifestations of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is our infallible guide and is all-sufficient in all matters relating to spiritual life. But we are not merely intellectual Christians, and it is not an all-sufficient Bible that we worship, it is the All-Sufficient Christ, to Whom the Bible leads us. He baptises with the Holy Spirit, heals, reveals and works wonderful things in His people and through His people. Christ ministers the Holy Spirit to His people and by this brings them into a dimension of life and power that is more than we could ever have dreamed of.