[anzac] THEY BECAME FEARLESS - David Wilkerson

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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:45:53 +1300
 by David Wilkerson

When the Spirit fell upon His disciples, they became fearless. As
they went forth to the temple to witness, the Holy Ghost made
their words cutting, convicting - as swords piercing the heart.
They preached the gospel with power and authority because they
had Holy Ghost fire within them.

Under this anointed preaching, in just a short time some five
thousand people were saved. Even priests were converted. And
further outpourings happened in nearby villages, in distant cities
and even among Gentiles.

The best part of this unbelievable scene is that the church got all
of its direction from the Holy Ghost. Nothing happened until the
disciples had shut themselves in with the Lord and fasted and
prayed. When they did this, the Spirit came and began to direct
their every move.

Something else happened that was very important. The disciples
were to take the gospel to every nation, every people, yet Jewish
tradition forbade them even to touch the clothes of a Gentile. How
were they supposed to bring the good news to people with whom
they weren't even allowed to associate? It seemed to be an
impossible command because even the Jewish converts held to
these prejudices.

The widespread proclamation of the gospel began only when the
Holy Ghost took over. The Spirit visited Peter during his daily prayer
time on a rooftop: "The voice spake unto [Peter] again the second
time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common (unclean)"
(Acts 10:15).

He told Peter, "Don't dare call unclean what I have sanctified and
made clean. Now, go downstairs, because there are some Gentiles
knocking on your door. I want you to go with them and preach to
them about Jesus!"

The Holy Spirit had solved the prejudice problem overnight. He
opened up the Gentile world to the gospel simply by speaking to
His followers. It was all clearly directed from heaven!

The powerful first-century believers received all their marching
orders from the Holy Ghost Himself: "So they, being sent forth
by the Holy Ghost, departed" (Acts 13:4). They never made a
move until they first got alone with God and fasted and prayed.
And the Holy Ghost answered them by giving clear direction!

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