Acts 2:38 Peter said to them ‘Repent and each of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the PROMISE is for you AND YOUR CHILDREN and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.

Q & A:

Question: What was the “PROMISE” being referred to?

Answer: Acts 1: 4-5 The baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Question: Who had made the promise?

Answer: The Father

Question: Who did the apostles hear this from?

Answer: Jesus

Question: By what agency did these orders come?

Answer: By the Holy Spirit.

Question: Which group of people is included in this baptism promise as highlighted in the above verse?

Answer: (Your) children. “For the promise is for you AND your children.”

Children don’t need to wait to become adults to receive the Holy Spirit, do they? It is for them too, is it not, as “children”, NOW? That’s what Peter said.

They believe in Jesus when young. So, where is the more? Where is the baptism?

Question: Where are the children in our meetings when the annointing falls?

Question: Where are the children when the Word comes forth to come and be filled with the Holy Spirit? (Mt 19:14)

Question: Where are the children or babes in Christ from out of whom flows praise? (Psalm 8:2)

Question: Where are the children who can witness and testify to the miracles and signs and wonders God is doing in our midst? (Acts 5)

Question: Where are the children who can lay their hands on the sick and see them healed? (Mk 16:18)

Question: Where are the children who can see the mature and can expect to follow in their footsteps and do likewise? (Jer 33:3)

Statement: Loose the children to come unto Jesus, to be filled with His Spirit, to run and leap in the House of God, to speak prophetically, to describe the angels, to tell of heaven’s mysteries, to make mention of revelation. To cry out to God. To repent. To weep. To be all that Jesus has for them to be. As CHILDREN and on into adulthood. Let us not hold them back. Nor push them forward. But release and encourage and bless them and let God do what He wants to do, and what He is able to do, through them, with them, in them.

Children are not just young minds with immature bodies and playful souls, but ready and willing spirits. For it is from Spirit to spirit.

Question: Where are your children?

If YOUR ‘child’ is still away from the Lord…hold onto and remind the Father of His promise….that it is for you AND your children! Even though they may be older now.

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

 

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