They took over the world when the Spirit came upon them
1 Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven residing in Jerusalem. 6 When this sound occurred, a crowd gathered and was in confusion, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Completely baffled, they said, “Aren’t all these
who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that each one of us hears them in our own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and the province of Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own languages about the great deeds God has done!” 12 All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others jeered at the speakers, saying, “They are drunk on new wine!” (Acts 2:1-13)1
These guys were ordinary men who knew just one language. Their minds could not comprehend any other language, their boldness level wasn’t so high and at the time, it was even risky for them to go out and evangelize. But when the Spirit came upon them they did mind blowing things. They did things that were out of the ordinary. If you think the world is all matter, atoms, molecules, guess what, you are wrong!
But people make great scientific breakthroughs and they’re not Christians so what are you saying?
Read the paragraph that talks about superconscious mind from here and you’ll know that there’s a part of us that is beyond the physical. I may not have all the facts so I wouldn’t delve deeper but anyone who made a massive breakthrough was known to meditate and get in touch with a deeper part of them. They say that the ideas come from the universe as they connect to it. Whatever it is, whether it’s godly, ungodly, demonic or angelic, it is spiritual. It is from there, that the mind draws the inspiration to bring to fruition the breakthrough we see. Great music composers were known to have meditated and go into trans in order to draw inspiration; the result — they wrote great music pieces that took over the world!
We as Christians, have the Holy Spirit who is God, he is all knowing, our meditation should be guided by him and by the Word of God. The Spirit of God gives the spirit of man understanding (Job 32:8). The Spirit of God leads us into all truth (John 16:13).
My own breakthroughs
As a software developer, it’s mostly a bit difficult to explain the miracles and breakthroughs I experience in my field but let me try.
- There’s this colleague at my workplace who believes in Science and nothing else. He once had an issue with a software he was building. He kept going to our boss for solution which he tried to help but mostly ended up unable to. The man is really busy and doesn’t give him all his attention. He kept telling my boss “boss this is impossible, this will never work”. After over a month, my boss asked him if he’s consulted me, he said no. So he did. Then we found out I also had the same issue, but it wasn’t so important for me to fix mine as it was for him. So I decided to think of a solution. The first day, there was no breakthrough. Then I went home thinking of a solution, I said a simple prayer and sought the help of the Holy Spirit. The long and short of it is that, I had a solution that worked, the next day! We were all surprised. He also played a part in arriving at the solution, but it was clear that it is a divine solution.
- Back in college, we had to build a photoelectric alarm system. We got all the components, assembled it by the help of a tutorial. Unfortunately it didn’t work. And there was no one to turn to because, apparently, all my teammates are turning to me for solution. I tried and tried but failed. About 12 hours to presentation and what we had wasn’t working. All our hard work would be a waste! By then I’d ask God for help and still nothing, I’d given up… but He did it. I just happened to stumble on a solution that was so hidden on the Internet. Haha! How I found it, at that time was unusual and miraculous. The next day, all the guys on the panel were so impressed with what we’d done. We were too, but we were more thankful to God than our efforts.
Don’t go meditating anyhow, you might invite demons into your life. Meditate on the word of God. After all the entire purpose of man is to fear God (Eccl 12:13). Stay blessed!