Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time to ACT, like the Apostles

We've just finished the 21 Days Fasting of the Holy Spirit and I'm sure many youths have had an unforgettable and amazing experience with Him. The question that many are asking now is, 'What next?' 

I'd like to answer this question directly and straight to the point. 

If you read the first chapter of the ACTS of the Apostles you'll see right at the beginning of the chapter the Holy Spirit encouraging the disciples to stay in Jerusalem until they were baptized (Acts 1:4-5).  Immediately after that He said they would receive power, after the baptism, not to worship or sing nice songs of praise, but to "... be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). Hence the title of the book is ACTS of the Apostles. 

This means that the Holy Spirit has been given to us for action and not to become religious. There is this false idea that after the baptism our lives will become a bed of roses. Jesus said that He came not bring peace but sword, referring to the constant battle we'll go through until our death or His return. And this battle is fierce. We're fighting against the spiritual forces of this dark world that want to drag every single soul, especially youths, to hell. LET'S BECOME THE WITNESSES JESUS SPOKE ABOUT. The Holy Spirit is here for that cause, and not so we can use Him as an accessory.   

The YPG will be screening Paul, the Apostle nationwide. You will have the opportunity to see what you've heard so many times in church and read tirelessly in your Bible coming to life.

Speak to your local YPG leader and find out when the screening will begin.

It's time to ACT!

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator