by Harley Howard

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The Book of Acts, Chapter 2:15-24 (4 of 44)
Dr. Harley Howard

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing
it is [but] the third hour of the day.

These are not drunk as you have made up in your minds
already, seeing that it is only 9 in the morning.
Peter refutes the false charge that the disciples were
drunk. He dismisses the accusation as absurd, since
it was only the third hour of the day. Even those who
were drunkards were not inebriated that early in the
day. That was especially true on a festival day such
as Pentecost. So universal was that reality that
Peter's appeal to it was enough to refute the charge
of drunkenness.

God's man, filled with the Holy Spirit, can refute any
foolish denial of the hand of God and do it in a
fashion, which will make foolish those who are already

Notice that Peter didn't get into any argument about
their denial of the hand of God. He simply stated the
facts and moved on to the truth.

It was Peter who knew what was going on, not these
deniers of the truth.
It was Peter who was filled with the Holy Ghost, not
these unbelievers.

It was Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, who should
have been listened to, not these foolish mockers.

When you want to know what God is doing, you go to the
man of God, not to mockers. When you want to know the
movement of God in life, yours, the worlds, and mine,
you go to the man of God, not fools! These mockers
were not worthy to listen to for a moment and Peter
did not waste his time with them either. He told them
that their assessment was wrong and proceeded to tell
them the truth. After all, it was obvious that these
mockers had no idea what was going on because God was
not speaking through them, but through His man, Peter.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet

The skill, wisdom and bravery of Peter were a sure
sign that something momentous had ...

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