And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. (Acts 1:13-17 KJV)
Now, it's waiting time for them to receive the promise from Jesus-the Holy Ghost. While Jesus' disciples were waiting in an upper room, except Judas Iscariot, they all came together to worship and fellowship each other with women, Virgin Mary, and His other people. Remember, Judas Iscariot committed a suicide after he betrayed Jesus to Pharisees. Even though he committed a crime, Jesus understood that it must be done according to the Old Testament prophecy.
While they were waiting, there are some points we need to learn from this passage. First, we need to have continual fellowship each other. Even though Jesus was not with His disciples, it does not mean that they can forget about whole things. We read that before Jesus left from the earth, He gave them the Great Commission, which it reads in Matthew 28:18-20: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." It is their turn to share the Gospel to the rest of the world. It is our turn to be in the priesthood (I Peter 2:9). Some today's Christian leaders said that we are "little gods," which it is unbiblical and misinterpretation of the Scripture. This is why we need to meditate on the Words of God daily. We cannot interpret the Scripture by our own understanding. King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
To have fellowship with other church bodies is important to our lives. It gives comfort and encouragement before we go in our separate way. Not only that, it also gives us to go deeper unto the Words of God. Even though the Bible may seem to be ancient, it still relevant to our lives today.
Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I'd like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you'd need further assistance, you can email me at email@example.com or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.