This assignment is to perform an additional 25 observations on Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8 (NASB)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
- Jesus is the one speaking.
- The Holy Spirit has not yet come upon them.
- Jerusalem is mentioned first.
- “My witnesses” indicates that they belong to Jesus.
- “You” is used three times to indicate a personalness or familiarity.
- The goal of the verse is to empower the audience to go be witnesses all over the earth.
- “Earth” is used to indicate that Jesus wants His witnesses outside the surrounding region.
- Judea and Samaria are regions that are close to each other.
- “Even” is used in a shocking or surprising way to the audience to go beyond the boundaries of Judea and Samaria.
- “When the Holy Spirit has come upon you” refers to an event that will happen.
- “Come upon” indicates when the Holy Spirit meets the audience.
- They didn’t have the power yet to be witnesses since the Holy Spirit has not come to them.
- The independent clause starting with “but” offers the audience hope for the power to keep going.
- The dependent clause starting with “and” is a declarative statement that results in a command to be witnesses.
- “Holy” indicates that the Spirit is divine.
- “Spirit” indicates that it does not have a body.
- The ‘H’ and ‘S’ in “Holy Spirit” are capitalized indicating that it is the proper title or name.
- The ‘M’ in “My” is capitalized referring to Jesus and His authority, divinity, and holiness.
- “To” is a preposition that indicates the direction suggestive of movement toward the “remote parts of the earth.”
- “You” is a pronoun that indicates the group that is being addressed.
- “Upon” is a preposition that indicates a direct action of the Holy Spirit coming very close or arriving on the listeners.
- The Holy Spirit has the authority or the ability to give power.
- “Will receive” is a transitive verb clause that indicates the listeners will acquire or come into possession of power.
- “Power” in this verse indicates the strength, words, wisdom to be a witness for Jesus.
- “Part” is singular and the direct object of the word “remotest” to indicate a location.