MORNINGTIME 2758by Benjamin Munsell on May 15, 2018
Now when they heard this, THEY WERE PRICKED IN THEIR HEART, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, WHAT SHALL WE DO? Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE the gift of the Holy Ghost. 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. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, (take action to) SAVE YOURSELVES from this untoward generation. Then THEY THAT GLADLY RECEIVED HIS WORD were baptized: and the same day there WERE ADDED UNTO THEM about three thousand souls. Acts 2:37-41. Let's understand some very important and basic facts here, Peter WAS NOT a "great Preacher", it was NOT his great understanding of the Word, and it was NOT his eloquence in Preaching, that saved 3,000 souls that day. None of these "things" will save ANYONE. Spurgeon was called, "The Prince of Preachers" BY MAN, and was no "greater" than a street preacher today. Be careful here, HE, the man Spurgeon, (and Peter), WERE NOT GREAT MEN, they were puny little men preaching about A REALLY GREAT GOD! Get away from the thinking, "There's nothing great about me, I'll never save thousands like Peter and Spurgeon", because you're right, YOU never will. IT'S ALL A WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND NOTHING ELSE. NOTHING. Peter and Spurgeon WERE OBEDIENT to whatever the Holy Spirit told them to do. They spoke what they knew as the Holy Spirit put Words in their mouth, and they left ALL the results in the Hands of the Holy Spirit. All you CAN do, all you NEED to do, is simply Obey the Leading of the Holy Spirit, and HE will prick hearts and save souls. This way, you "can save" as many souls as the Holy Spirit has for you "to save". If you are Obedient, the Lord will use you, just as Peter and Spurgeon were Obedient, and were used. We're all different, just Be Obedient, and, Be Blessed.