And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.
And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here; and he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life. Acts 11:11-18
This was nothing short of a Divine appointment for Peter. God prepares situations and conversations that lead to salvation. The inclusion of Gentiles in God’s salvation plan was now being made evident. God was using dreams to communicate to Peter and also those being saved. In this amazing instance, He brought them together ready to hear the gospel. God put the longing for eternity into their hearts. Its true as author, archaeologist, and sociologist Don Richardson notes in his book Eternity in Their Hearts – “God prepared the gospel for the world, and He prepared the world for the gospel”
Am I confident that God has prepared ‘Divine appointments’ for me?
God, I wonder what You have for me today. Prepare me and prepare those who need to know You and the glorious gospel of Jesus.