When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Acts 2:1-4
What a glorious day that was, to receive the Holy Spirit, visible in tongues of flame. And to proclaim to all in different tongues the truth.
We need to study and learn different languages in order to speak them, or use a mechanical interpreter to understand. Those who were in the upper room did not have what we have, they had far better. They had a gift we should all desire, one of piety and love for God. These past nine days we prayed along with those who came before us, so we too may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Where we can proclaim perfection in holiness from the indwelling of the Spirit of Truth.
When the Holy Spirit is with us in truth we understand the ways of God. The desires of his heart. We then live the fruits of the Spirit without grumbling about our circumstances in life.
It is a shame that more run from the Spirit of Truth, than to him. The Word of God comes alive when we understand. It is in this, that we truly are free. It is a freedom without fear, without worry.
In our world today we have too many worries, too many fears. We are driven by evil, not by the Spirit of God. We are slowly suffocating ourselves with too much worldly goods and not enough of what God gives. When we choose to live the way of the world we choose to live away from the Spirit of Truth, we have chosen our desires and not the desires of God.
Can we change? Yes. But, do we want to is the question.