“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.” Acts 4:31 Amplified
Peter and John had just been released from the Jewish court of the Sanhedrin where they were rebuked for preaching about Jesus. They were told not to speak about Him any more, but Peter and John’s reply was that they would obey God not men.
In our verse today all of the believers are gathered together praising God for their deliverance, so great is the celebration that the Holy Spirit comes down and shakes the place! How awesome that must have been! How awesome it would be if our places of worship would be so filled with the Holy Spirit that it would be shaken. The verse goes on to say that they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom, boldness and courage.
As believers today our prayer should be that we will be so filled with the Holy Spirit that we will speak the Word of God with freedom, boldness and courage.