As we continue looking at the Spirit's movement to spread the Gospel in Acts 10, we see that not only had the hearts of Cornelius and Peter been prepared, "the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message" (v.44), and many were saved as a result.
You can have confidence that if God has a calling for you, even if it is to go into territory that is unfamiliar to you, He will go ahead of you.
The move of the Spirit was so great that Peter said, "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right" (Acts 10:34-35). This was a world-changing, history-making statement. The Jewish believers were astonished and began to baptize the believing, formerly untouchable Gentiles.
And that is how God took Christianity from being a narrow sect within the Jewish religion to a worldwide religion that breaks down prejudice and unites people in Christ. Christians do not just show tolerance to others; they love all people because God created them and loves them Himself.
You can have confidence that if God has a calling for you, even if it is to go into territory that is unfamiliar to you, He will go ahead of you. Not only will He prepare your heart for your mission, He will prepare others to receive what you offer.
Prayer: God, I realize that You have the power to do more than I could ever imagine. I pray that You would give me the courage to do my part in spreading the Gospel. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron" (Isaiah 45:2).