“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2).
After Jesus death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. He commanded them to wait in Jerusalem for the “gift my Father promised” (Acts 1:3-4). He said to them in Acts 1:8: “….you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The Bible says, “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.”
Throughout Scripture we read of God’s suddenlies. Webster’s defines suddenly as ‘happening or coming unexpectedly.” The Greek word translated suddenly means without warning or unforeseen. At the end of 2018, I sensed the Lord say to me, “Behold I do a new thing” it springs forth suddenly.”
When suddenlies occur things happen quickly. Sometimes you’re believing for something, and it doesn’t happen, and then SUDDENLY God steps into our lives and things suddenly change.
Below are some encouraging scriptures related to suddenlies taken from the God’s Word Translation:
“I’m going to send my messenger, and he will clear the way ahead of me. Then the Lord you are looking for will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the promise will come. He is the one you want,” says the Lord of Armies” (Malachi 3:1).
“From the beginning I revealed to you what would happen. These words came out of my mouth, and I made them known. Suddenly, I acted, and they happened” (Isaiah 48:3).
“I am going to do something new. It is already happening. Don’t you recognize it? I will clear a way in the desert. I will make rivers on dry land” (Isaiah 43:19).
Whatever happened in 2018 or didn’t happen, we can put that in the past, and look to 2019 with hope and great expectancy. This is the time to stir your faith by believing that it can happen suddenly!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Note: All Scriptures are taken from the New International Version unless otherwise noted.