If you were asked what happened in Acts Chapter Two on the day of Pentecost, how would you answer? You might answer that the Church was birthed, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples, the gift of tongues was given, Peter preached his first sermon, or Joel chapter two was fulfilled. These are all correct.
What’s missing is the biggest miracle that occurred. The true miracle, in my estimation, is that thousands of people required by law to worship in Jerusalem heard in their own language about Jesus the Messiah and accepted that message. The Holy Spirit supernaturally opened their ears!
1st Corinthians 12:3, tells us that no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. In John 16:8, Jesus tells us that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. On the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:27, Jesus opened the disciples’ minds to the scriptures concerning His death and resurrection. Human ears need supernatural intervention for the Good News to enter our minds and our hearts.
When Peter finishes preaching, (Acts 2:32-36) the listeners at Pentecost are cut to the heart and ask, “What must we do?” He then is able to instruct them to repent, be baptized for the forgiveness of sins, and be saved from this crooked world.
Witnessing, whether to thousands, hundreds, or one at a time, needs to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit opens ears to hear and hearts to respond to the salvation message. Pray for the miracle at Pentecost to occur whenever we gather as a group or when we witness one-on-one.