Prophets speak of Jesus’ special role.
Prophecy and tongues are great, when done in an orderly way (vv. 39-40).
In verses 22-25, Paul explains why seeing prophecy could convince unbelievers to believe.
In verses 1-19, Paul suggests that intelligible words are superior to unintelligible tongues.
Peter goes on to explain, in verses 24-26, that Joel is not the only person who prophesied the events that the early Church experienced.
The first appearance of the word obedience in the NIV is Genesis 49:10.
The scepter will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
and the obedience of the nations shall be his.
We read here about Jesus, the “Lion of Judah,” holding his scepter–an ancient symbol of royal authority.
Eventually, “the obedience of the nations” will belong to him.
Peter explains that biblical prophecy is based upon God’s words, delivered by people through the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is a conduit of God’s will.
What is the difference between ordinary speech and speaking by the Holy Spirit?
Psalm 110 is an example of predictive prophecy, but David spoke other words of prescriptive prophecy as well. Maybe speaking “by the Holy Spirit” is another way to say speaking prophetically.
This verse suggests that the Messiah wouldn’t have any children.
Why would this even be mentioned?
Weird considering the possibility that Jesus might have had a family.