For those who were gathered in the presence of God, ready to listen to the Word, Peter began by saying that God does not show favoritism, and anyone who was righteous, this is, who lived by faith, would be accepted.
He also said that Jesus Christ was the Lord and was anointed with the Holy Spirit and Power to heal and deliver those oppressed by the devil. He died and resurrected on the third day and that, through His Name, whoever believed in Him would receive the remission of their sins.
While he was saying these things, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon all who heard these words. They had not been baptized in water yet. But they were baptized with the Holy Spirit, which proves that they not only listened, but also accepted the Word of God in a sincere and true manner.
Obedience to the Word comes after it has been accepted. I accept and obey; if I do not obey, it’s because I did not accept it.
How many people get baptized in water several times, but they haven’t been baptized with the Holy Spirit yet?
Baptism in water without the acceptance of the Word of God is not valid. The Holy Spirit does not need to follow a set of rules to be poured out upon a person; all He needs is a life that is entirely and completely surrendered on the Altar, through obedience.
We are living the Fast of Daniel, which is the perfect time for us to be more sensitive to the Word of God, not only to listen to it, but also to obey it.
Once you surrender your life 100% to Him, He will give Himself to you in the same portion and with the same intensity, with 100% of His Spirit.
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. […] Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord. Acts 10.44; 46-48