The Spirit Makes the Difference! Before receiving the Holy Spirit, the disciples were hiding in fear! Fear for their lives, fear for the future, fear of humiliation. Yet once Jesus gave them the gift of the Spirit within them, they were unstoppable!
They would preach to individuals. They would preach to crowds in the thousands. They would preach in jails, in town centers, and in synagogues. Eventually they would die for their faith in the Savior Who died and rose for them!
James, Zebedee's son was beheaded. Phillip was scoured and crucified in Phrygia. IMatthew killed in Ethiopia. James (brother of Jesus) was stoned and clubbed. Matthias stoned and beheaded in Jerusalem, Andrew, Peter and Bartholomew beaten and crucified! Need more . . . .?
Now we, who have this same Spirit, remain quiet? We have the head knowledge. Let's show it and live a relational experience with this Living Savior!