Acts 10:37,38 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
What a strange turn of events; Peter was resting on the rooftop, listening to the ocean waves when everything changed. He found himself in a trance looking at a bunch of unclean creatures coming from heaven in a sheet. Next, there were Gentiles knocking on the door asking for him. They were babbling on about an angelic visitation and a house full of Italians expecting God to show up. All that happened just a couple of days ago and now Peter was preaching to a house full of Gentiles at a Roman legionnaire’s house. Could things get even weirder? As Peter continued to preach suddenly the atmosphere in the room changed. It was strangely familiar to Peter. This was that same thick presence he felt at the beginning, the rushing mighty wind and the glory of God. Before he even finished his preaching those same familiar sounds filled the air. There were shouts of joy and cries of repentance. There were those unmistakeable, un-fake-able belly laughs and all sorts of languages and singing all mixing together. The preaching was no longer necessary, the glory had come.
Now what? What would James and the others say? The cat was way out of the bag. The Gentiles were baptized in the Holy Spirit. How was Peter so sure? They were all speaking in other tongues. This was unmistakeable, the same things the disciples had experienced that first day was now beginning to make its way to the nations. The world could never be the same.
As Peter made his way back to Joppa he reflected on what had happened. This was what Jesus had meant when he said go into all the world and preach the gospel to all people. This was just the beginning.
Today, Pentecost is still alive and well. While some try to deny it, quench it, or relegate it to the back room, the power of His presence is still falling on whosoever will. Have you been baptized with the Holy Spirit? How will you know? You will know all right! You too will be singing, laughing, and worshipping in those mystery tongues of the Angels.