Lead up To Pentecost Sunday

AS we approach Pentecost Sunday, let us review Pentecost. what it was, what happens and why.

Jesus told his disciples to wait in Jerusalem, following His Crucifixion, Resurrection, and ascension.

The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost: Offerings are given and Commemorates, the giving of the Law. Fifty days after Passover, Shavuot is celebrated.

Also known as Pentecost, Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Harvest, and the Latter First Fruits.

It is a time to present an offering of new grain of the summer harvest to the Lord. It shows the joy and thankfulness for the Lord’s blessing of harvest. Also called the Matan Torah {giving of the Law}

Homes and Synagogues are decorated with flowers and greenery which represents the harvest and the Torah as the Tree of Life.

There were many people in Jerusalem at this time. The disciples and other followers were all together in the upper room for Shavuot on the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover week. The first day of the week.

The Holy Spirit filled the house, with a sound like a mighty wind and what appeared to be tongues of fire and filled all the people. Acts Chapter 2:

The Apostle Peter referred to the prophet Joel who said that God would, ‘pour out His Spirit on all flesh” Joel 2 verse 28 to 32

Peter also said that the risen and exalted Jesus had poured out The Holy Spirit Acts 2 verse 32 and 33: The people responded to Peter’s message with repentance, and about 3000 were baptized Acts 2 verse 41:

The New Covenant between God and His people. Was initiated on Shavuot {Pentecost}, 50 days after the death of Christ. Hebrews 9 verse 14 and 15:

V14: “How much more will the blood of the Messiah, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the Living God?”

V15: “Therefore He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the covenant’

No wonder the people thought they must have been drunk after the Holy Spirit was poured out on them. Acts 2 verse 15: Peter says, “These people are not drunk as you suppose”.

As the well-known song says, “These people are not drunk as you suppose, they are very full of the Holy Ghost”.

Fullness of Joy, Fullness of the New Covenant, a very unequal covenant, why would He want any of us and what we possess, to make us beloved children in His Presence, because that is how much He loves us, and He has plans and purposes for all our lives that a far more than we deserve or can expect.

This is it spoken by the Prophet Joel. The Lord says, “I will pour out My Spirit”, Be willing to receive the Holy Spirit, but also be willing to stand in the Pouring out of the Holy Spirit, where your life will be saturated by the Pouring out. and your life will never be the same again.

God Bless.


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