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TODAY’S MEDITATION – No revival without the upper room prayer (Acts 1:13-14)

Your life can change overnight if you did what the Lord has willed for you. My brother, my sister, Today’s passage says this: “13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”
You see, as the sons and daughters of the Most High, we enjoy so many privileges that if we were aware of them, we will willing rebel from our mindset to adopt the mindset of Jesus: doing the will of God first!
My friend, Jesus said to His disciples to wait, which they did… and they remained in prayer throughout (Acts 1:14). Let me recall you that they did not have the date, the hour or time the Holy Spirit was going to come. They only had the promise Jesus had made to them; they believed in that promise, which created faith in them. Faith is believing in the things we have not seen yet and that we hope for (Hebrews 11:1). Their faith was birthed from that promise. So, they stayed in the upper room, praying day and night, praying constantly… until something happened: the promised day of Pentecost came. By the grace of our loving Lord, they were all together: “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:1-2). Yes, they individually experienced a revival, and many more people (the Bible says: God-fearing jews to be precise – Acts 2:5) also experienced the same revival. Yes, our God is so generous…
What does that tell us? This is the time of the year people are bubbling with joy trying to please family members with gifts or their presence and their love. What about deciding to do something that will be much more beneficial for yourself and your loved ones, such as seeking the Lord in the upper room, praying constantly for a revival to take place in your life and in the lives of those loved ones? Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.