“So when they met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But 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.'” Acts 1:6-8
The Message version says it like this:
“You don’t get to know the time.
Timing is the Father’s business.
What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit.”
I love that. The timing of things isn’t any of our business. We don’t get to know everything and we have to be okay with that. BUT (my favorite word in the Bible) we get something amazing to help us carry out the work until His kingdom is restored on earth. The word “power” in the Greek is “dynamis”. As in dynamite.
There is dynamic Holy Spirit power in believers,
to be witnesses to the ends of the earth.
It’s time for a little combustion.