Peter was talking to a multi-national group: Parthians, Medes, Elamites people living in Mesopotania and in Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia. These people were asking this question:
“Why can we understand what you are saying about God?”
Peter then answers the people in Joel the prophets words:
“In the last days I will pour out my Spirit upon everyone …”
Then Peter says something cutting.
Jesus was the approved of God and through God did miracles, wonders and signs and you saw them and knew about them and you the people of Israel had Jesus killed. Then God loosed Jesus out from the pain of death because He couldn’t be held there.
Peter then uses King David’s prophetic words:
“I saw the Lord always before my face , for He is on my right hand , that I should not be moved.”
Peter knows he has to explain that David is being prophetic and that the people can see that David is dead and buried in the sepulcher but that an heir of David would not see corruption but would be sitting on the right hand of God. Jesus Christ the Lord was there in heaven providing the Holy Spirit to help them understand what he was saying.
Peter’s conclusion is ” let everyone know that who you crucified is Jesus the Lord”.
The people then had a second question:
What shall we do?
Peter’s answer was ” repent and be baptised everyone of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins , and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
This sermon of Peter’s is in Acts 2. This is Sandy’s understanding of this passage.
A visit to Wherwell
Thank you for looking at my post. Take care and may you have a blessed Sunday.Sandy 🙂