Dear Student of the King,
“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.””
Luke 24:45-49 ESV
I love that the first thing that God did was care for His children. He knew that they would need His understanding in order to comprehend His Word. Therefore, He knew they had a need and He provided. Secondly, our Heavenly Father knew that since Christ was to suffer for our sins and then be resurrected, since He was removing His Son, He sent the Holy Spirit to be their continued guide and companion. He made a promise to provide them with security and the seal of the Holy Spirit. God tends to do this exact same thing in our lives. He will often take something away with the intent of providing another source of hope, provision, and guidance. God’s timing is always perfect. He knew the exact order that He had intended and He brought it to fruition. Are you willing to allow to implement this type of work in your life? Are you ready for full engagement with the Holy Spirit?
1 Timothy 4:12