And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled togehter was shaken; and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31 NKJV.

 

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Boldness, parrhesia; Strong’s # 3954. To exhibit a quality of what the Holy Spirit places within all who pray and ask for His presence. Outspokenness, unreserved utterance, freedom of speech, with frankness, candor, cheerful courage, and the opposite of cowardice, timidity, or fear.
Here it means a divine enablement that comes to ordinary and unprofessional people exhibiting spiritual power and authority. This also refers to a clear presentation of the gospel without being ambiguous or unintelligible. Parresia is not a human quality but a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
A believer’s interaction with the Holy Spirit is never motionless; here, Luke describes Peter’s dynamic, ongoing relationship of the Holy Spirit’s power and anointing with the same words he used to describe his initial experience, being filled with the Holy Spirit.

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