Act 10:45 And all the Jewish believers who had come with Peter were astonished that on the Gentiles also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out.
Act 10:46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling the majesty of God. Then Peter said,
Act 10:47 "Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"
Act 10:48 And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for a time.
Notes: While Peter was speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell# on all who were listening to the Message. Barnes Notes: endowing them with the power of speaking with other tongues, Act_10:46. Of this the apostle Peter makes much in his argument in Act_11:17. By this, God showed that the Gentiles were to be admitted to the same privileges with the Jews, and to the blessings of salvation in the same manner. Compare Act_2:1-4.
Acts 10:45 the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out. ( because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the nations also.) So after the falling upon in v.44 now we have the Holy Spirit poured out upon the gentiles from heaven. Act 10:46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling the majesty of God
Speaking in tongues was the Initial sign of the Pentecostal glossalalia we see in Acts 2:4 and is here repeated upon the Gentile Roman believers at Caesurea.
Act 10:48 And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.Right there after being filled with the Holy Spirit Cornelius and his whole household were baptised in water. What an amazing set of events. This was the new wave of the Spirit reaching out to the Nations of the world and peter was there in the middle of it.
|The gentile Pentecost|
They didn’t want their visitors to leave. The Gentiles had had their Pentecost.
1. Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? Have you had the Holy Spirit fall upon you?
He is here and has been poured out on all who are hungry?
2. The evidence of the Infilling of the Spirit is speaking in tongues.
3.This will cause great amazement in the church and explosive growth