A group of people have a similar experience in a short amount of time and someone may say, “Must be something in the air”. The belief is not real, but seems to explain the events when a logical explanation is not evident. The seemingly strange thing is that a lot of people will agree with such a statement and just dismiss the events as something that happens.
Yet, all events have a perfectly logical explanation when examined thoughtfully and carefully. This is how God desires for us to look at our lives as it concerns living for His Son, Jesus Christ. There was a most interesting event that preceded the day when the first church began, as recorded in Acts 2.
In fact, there was literally something in the air.
Acts 1:6-11 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
Jesus Christ had promised to send the Helper, the Comforter, after He had returned to the Father. That was what happened in the first few verses of Acts 2. Then the first gospel sermon was preached and 3000 souls were added to the church.
This was not to be explained any other way than the One who ascended is who He said He was and is, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. This fact is not to be denied, but fully embraced. Then the proper reaction to this is to be obedient to Him by being baptized, as those on the day of Pentecost were. They became the first Christians by having their sins forgiven and being added to the church that the Lord had come to establish.
There was now a new “something in the air”, the words of the gospel that can bring salvation when obeyed properly. The good news spread rapidly and many more came to believe the gospel and were also being baptized into Christ, the One now reigning at the right hand of God. Reigning over His body, the church. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
Will you listen to the gospel and obey? Please do, because one day there will be another “something in the air” and it will be Jesus returning to judge the world. Please be ready. (Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Acts 17:30-31)