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The Prayer Life of the Early Church

The disciples gathered together and engaged in 24/7 prayer, with the assuring words of Jesus in their hearts that they would shortly receive power following the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus reminds them of His words concerning the promise of the Father: “but wait for the promise of the Father, which says He, ye have heard of me” (Acts 1:4; Lk.24:49); and in the following verse, “but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence” (v5).

And so they depart from the mount of Ascension and ascend now to the upper room. Ten days later they spill out from this room to descend to the crowds of pilgrims assembled in the temple precinct, who had been irresistibly drawn to that location by the sound of the wind of God from heaven. It was the same mighty wind that hard parted the Red Sea for the Israelites as they fled from Pharaoh’s army.
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Graham Gordon,
17 Jul 2017, 12:46