Too much wine
Jesus had ascended into heaven, the apostles and others including Jesus’ mother gathered in the Upper Room as per the Lord’s instruction to wait for the anointing of the Holy Ghost. As they continued to stay in prayer, the Holy Ghost came to rest upon them as promised. As a physical sign that they were indeed filled with the Holy Ghost, they “began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4.
At the same time in Jerusalem, many people of different languages had gathered and when they heard the apostles and the others speaking in tongues, they were blown away and looked and listened in wonder. Other bystanders mocked them saying they spoke that way because they were drunk. Though that statement was not meant as a compliment, let us flip it for a moment.
The apostles were known to some among those who had gathered in Jerusalem. They knew these men speaking the strange drunken language were Galileans. Something had clearly changed in them and that change was brought about by the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Whether you have gotten drunk before or you have encountered a drunk, you know there are many obvious signs that accompany inebriation or intoxication. You can tell a drunken person by how they walk, you can smell it in their breath, see it in their eyes, hear it in their words and see it in their attitude.
When we claim to be born again and spirit-filled, our claim should be borne out by our lives-how we talk, how we think, how we act, etc. People who encounter us must testify that we are drunk with “holy wine”. Can people you work with, live with, socialize with say that about you? Or do you wear your Christianity like a jacket and take it off every now and then? Being a Christian is not a secret thing and must not be hidden. It must be on full display 24/7 for all to see and be amazed by.
A drunkard does not need to announce his drunkenness, it is oh so obvious! So it is ok, dear reader, to be drunk for Jesus and proudly show it. Go on, get drunk!! Blessings. Love, Lady Monica. ❤
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