A unique beginning

“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls” Acts 2:41.

Jesus had declared to Nicodemus that those who would enter the Kingdom of God would have to be born from above through water and the Spirit. After the work of His death and resurrection were accomplished, ten days after he ascended into heaven, the time had come. The church that was bought with His blood, that He had promised to build, was established with the second birth of three thousand souls.

What a unique beginning. Nothing of this earth had ever had such a start. Earthly businesses and organizations begin and end, sometimes surrounding a dynamic person or idea. Even copycats of the Lord’s church crumble and fall with the injection of the ideas of men.

Because Jesus’ Kingdom is from above with a heavenly start from the purpose and foreknowledge of God and the enduring Word of God, the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Men, countries, and ideologies have tried to destroy it, but they are impotent against the gospel.

Have you been born of water and the Spirit? Have you been added to Jesus’ blood-bought body, the church?

Douglas Kashorek

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