Acts 10: 38

There is a huge victory cry in this passage. God anointed Jesus Christ with power and the Holy Ghost, and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil, for God was with Him.

Here is a wonderful illustration of Trinity in perfect accord. Here is a frank statement on the limitations accepted by Jesus in the incarnation. He was not some freakish hybrid demi-god as in other myths. He was “us” for 33 years, and the anointing and the welcome place for the presence of God made all the difference.

Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians tells us much about the operation of the Spirit and about His sovereignty. One day He empowers. The next day He does something differently. Indeed no individual should presume to enjoy a life-long gifting of the Spirit in a particular manner of service. It is as the Spirit wills in order to best complement the complete operation of the Body of Christ.

In Acts 10 the New Life, the forgiveness, the water baptism, the baptism in the Holy Ghost, the anointing of the Spirit had all come to the Gentiles in Cornelius’ house.

The Spirit still comes to us with similar enabling, comfort, illumination and guidance. If He did it for and with Jesus, will we not see similar moves of compassion and power, if yielded in all humility and hope?


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