And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. —Acts 2:2
Sound is the vibration of air molecules; the Greek word translated "sound" here is echoes, which means "to reverberate." Acts 2:6 says, when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together. The word noised" is phoneo, meaning "to publish" or "to proclaim."
Luke is telling us in these two verses that the multitude heard a voice echoing like a mighty rushing wind and the phenomenon was made public. On Pentecost, God spoke life to the church in much the same way He created heaven and earth. Ezekiel prophesied to the wind, and the army came alive (Ezekiel 37).
When God speaks to us, His Spirit reverberates in our human spirit. We can then speak the oracles of God and allow His message to reverberate in the hearts and spirits of others (1 Thessalonians 1:8).
What has the Spirit deposited in your heart that you are burning to speak? What message from the Lord are you passionate to share with others?
Lord, open my mouth and baptize me in fire so that
I may share Your Word with anyone who will listen.
Empower me to speak Your message. Amen.