Peter is one of the more “popular” apostles and has had a lot written about him in the past.
His manners and behaviours have been dissected and discussed however I think the most important thing about him is read at the beginning of the Book of Acts.
Peter had been among the disciples that ran and hid after the death of Jesus, but here in Acts 2 we see a changed man.
We see him standing and speaking in power and authority (Acts 2 v 14 to 36).
We see thousands saved after his message (Acts 2 v 38 to 41).
We see Peter healing a lame man at the temple by speaking out more words of power and authority (Acts 3 v 1 to 9).
Peter had met the risen Saviour and that obviously had an effect on him, but we do not see him operating in power and authority until after another event.
We see Peter operating in power and authority after his baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2 v 1 to 4).
The same is true for us; we can operate in the same power and authority as we can have the same baptism; we simply need to ask for it.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate experience from conversion (this is clear from Scripture, see Acts 8 v 14 to 17) and has nothing to do with water baptism.
It is freely available to every believer because of our position in Christ and is not dependant upon good religious performance or being a “clean vessel”.
Have you had the baptism of the Holy Spirit yet?
If not ask for it; ask a fellow believer who has been baptised to lay hands on you and agree for this baptism and then start yielding that power and authority.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and thank you for the power and authority this yields”.
Acts 2 v 14…..But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words