DOES PENTECOST MATTER?

DOES PENTECOST MATTER?

And when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, when suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them.
Acts 2:1-3 Amp.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. For most people, just another ordinary day.
Just another weekend, time for a short trip to the beach, a family cook-out, baseball games, soccer practice, maybe shopping, nothing special on this particular Sunday. Actually, Pentecost Sunday is the most overlooked day on the Christian calendar. We know about the day Jesus was born, the day He was killed, and the day He was raised from the dead, all awesome Christian celebrations. But what about the day the COMFORTER came. On the day of Pentecost, the Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled. The long season of man being banished from the Presence of God was over. Ever since Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, man had lost the intimacy that he had with his Heavenly Father. For all of these years we needed a prophet or a priest to mediate for us. Those days had finally ended, the PARACLETE has come, we all have access into the very presence, we can all receive the anointing of the Spirit upon our lives.
When the Spirit began to be poured out on the band of disciples huddled in the upper room, a crowd quickly gathered in the streets. The noise of joyful celebration filled the streets of Jerusalem, the joy resulting from the coming of the Holy Spirit was unrestrained, the sounds began to effect the gathering crowds. As Peter stood up to preach, he began to quote the prophets, “This is that”, he began to cry out. “This is what we have waited for all of our lives. God has come down, He is here among us”.
Up until that point, only special people, prophets, priests, and kings, ever received an anointing. Now, everything had changed. Peter said this outpouring was for “all flesh”, young and old, rich or poor, all people of all races could experience this Pentecostal blessing. Today, we can all receive the powerful empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
So what will you be doing this Pentecost Sunday? Maybe a trip to the mall, or a fishing expedition, or ball games or maybe, just maybe you will find yourself in the house of God. Actually this Sunday is our birthday, this is the day His church was born. Let’s start a new tradition this year, let’s honor the day the wonderful Holy Spirit came down to live amongst man.

4 Replies to “DOES PENTECOST MATTER?”

  1. I say amen to this! God is no respecter of persons freely giveing to all that desire him! all that call on him live for him receive him, walk with him can now have it all, his promise, comfort when we need it, boldness, love above all things, his power not ours, but by his grace and love, anything else is a substatute, it all coms from him and him only!

  2. When I was in Israel the one place where the anointing was the strongest was the upper room…so strong almost went down ..it was amazing, people were praying and singing! at the tomb there was a sign that said He is not here He has risen, but at upper room Holy Spirit was definitely there..

  3. I sit here and wonder what any of us have done to deserve such a wonderful gift as the Holy Spirit. Even the prophets of old did not even come close to anything deserving the awesome gift of interaction with God through the Holy Ghost and even more so, me.
    Thank You, Father, for this awesome gift that birthed Your church, my new family! I think many of us are sensing movements of God as He prepares us for this birthday we are going to celebrate this weekend – anyone being at service last night knows what I am talking about!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Church!!!!!!! WaHoo!!!!!!! I cannot wait, the anticipation is killing me. Maybe I’ll go and get a sneak preview right now! Thanks for sharing Pastor!

  4. I remember the day I received the Holy Spirit into my life. I was saved Nov 18, 78 and the following Mardi Gras I was visiting the lady who had led me to the Lord. She asked me if I wanted to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I said if that means more of God in my life, yes! What an awesome day that was.

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