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How will God pour out his spirit on all people?


“And afterward,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your old men will dream dreams,
    your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” Joel 2:28-29
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”  Acts 2:5-12
            This verse in Joel played out in the book of Acts when the Holy Spirit, who Jesus promised, arrived in full force in the hearts of all believers.  They began to prophesy and speak in tongues.  Peter, who witnessed the event, immediately remembered what Joel said and quoted him in Acts 2:17.
            In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit entered the hearts and bodies of a select group of people to accomplish God’s will.  Now, in the New Testament era, the Holy Spirit entered everyone who accepted Christ into their lives, giving them the ability to prophesy, dream and see visions.
            God’s Spirit has now poured out into all believers spreading the power of God’s kingdom throughout the world.