But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 NABRE
In the beginning verses of Acts of the Apostles we read about Jesus and His disciples’ together and they are wondering when the kingdom will be restored. Most who were waiting for the Messiah expected a political leader who would restore the royal kingdom of David, overthrowing the Romans. Jesus responds to their questions that it is not for them to know the time or the season, it is up to the Father’s authority. Jesus is leading them toward a message that the Kingdom of God is wherever He is and wherever God’s will is loved and obeyed. Therefore, they will do much to bring the Kingdom of God through their missionary work. They will receive power from the Holy Spirit and they will tell all in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and all the ends of the earth about God and His message of love and redemption. The power from the Spirit will give them the courage and guidance to be witnesses to Jesus. The Spirit makes them aware that they should not be concerned about the correct season but to wait on the promise of the Father. As Jesus’ witnesses their testimony grounds the faith of all Christians. Their mission is unlimited, it is why Jesus tells them to go to the ends of the earth.
Once emboldened by the Spirit they will tell everyone about Jesus and spread the word of Jesus, person by person. Their work is very successful as the entire world is influenced by Jesus’ life whether we are believers or not. Although it seems impossible, Jesus is attractive and has attracted many, thanks to the stories shared by His disciples.
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