“While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.” Acts 10:44
In this chapter, God is moving more than ever. Peter is being used as a tool in God’s plan and everything is falling into place. Peter gives a sermon at the end of the chapter that is so powerful, the Holy Spirit falls on everyone there, even the Gentiles.
Just before, Peter says, “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him” (Acts10:34). He understood God doesn’t show favoritism; it didn’t matter who you were, Jew or Gentile, as long as you feared God, you were accepted by Him. Peter had no idea what was about to happen. No idea that everyone in that room was about to confess that God is Lord, no idea that they would be speaking in tongues and wanting to be baptized.
God wants to use us as His tool just like Peter. The same spirit of God that lived in Peter, lives in us. God had to work in Peter’s heart and mind before He could work through him though. The same is true for us, God has to work in us before He can work through us, and that should be our prayer today and every day.