Acts 2:39 (KJV)
“For the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
In this case of Acts chapter 2, I sincerely believe that they followed this order. Verse 39 comes with the promise that is unto you, which are the immediate hearers and to their children which would indicate the inclusiveness of such an experience. God wants our whole family to know the power and the dynamics of this upon relationship of the Holy Spirit. The next description in verse 39 is all that are afar off, which could be geographical or even possibly time inclusion. If that is not clear enough, the remainder of the verse says even as many as the Lord our God shall call. My question is, “Have you been called of God to receive His son Jesus Christ as both Lord and Christ?” Then according to verse 39 this promise is yours.
Worldwide estimates are 300 million Pentecostals. From a small beginning at the turn of the last century to a huge influence upon the whole Christian movement, we as Pentecostals are stunned by the impact and the delight for what God has done. Charisma News has just written an article that “After a decade long resistance, the Southern Baptised Convention will now admit missionary candidates who speak in tongues.” All over the world in emerging countries, the Pentecostal movement has made a huge impact. Unlike Western Europe and North America, this movement is flourishing in many parts of the world. To God be the glory.