2:30 "Therefore, (David) being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear."
David knew Someone would come. He knew He would come through his family line. He knew because it had been promised: First to Adam, then Seth, then Shem, then Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Judah. On down the line the promise was passed from generation to generation until He came.
David said He would be a king. The Jews grasped this promise and warped their expectations into a political dream. They forgot that Abraham was told that the coming Seed would bless all the nations. They forgot Adam was the father of the entire human race. They became navel gazers. They built walls instead of bridges. They became elitist, racist, and prejudice. In their pursuit of selfish gain and greatness they became like the Enemy instead of like their Father.
It is no accident that the first miracle performed after Jesus poured out His Spirit on the waiting disciples/apostles was a miracle of languages spoken to men who would carry the story back to every known corner of the earth. God's grace, mercy, and love is for every nation, kindred, language, and people.
The greatest gift the Spirit brings is a changed heart. This is the throne where King Jesus wants to rule. By returning to heaven and sitting down on His Father's throne Jesus was given the authority to dispatch His Spirit to reign in every willing human heart. Once there every barrier will be torn down. Love and compassion will spring up for every person no matter their colour, country of origin, gender, language, or heritage.
What happened that morning of Pentecost can't be stopped. You can't hold back the dawn. No matter many religions teach hatred or prejudice; no matter how many skeptics teach unbelief; and no matter what we as humans do to resist or thwart the work of His Spirit, truth marches on. Love will win. As sure as Jesus came; as sure as His Spirit was poured out; and as sure as the sun rises each morning - Love will win.
They all saw it and heard it that day. Some believed and some mocked. Before Jesus returns again we will all see and hear. How will we react? Today if you hear His voice do not harden your heart...