The feast of Harvest, or feast of weeks, is mentioned in the books of the law (books of Moses, or Pentateuch) was and continue to be a celebration of the Jewish nation since the day they were set free by God from slavery in Egypt.
Yet as Joshua as he asked him to stop some elders who were prophesying after God had apportion some of his anointing to hem, in Numbers 11:29 Moses told him “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” These words became a prophesy in the mouth of the prophet Joel, Joel 2:28-29 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
On the first Pentecost, 50 days after the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. God made good on this promise, and everyone who was awaiting Jesus’ promise in John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
In chapter 2 of the book of acts, verse one tells us that they were all together in one place (V 2-4) Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
And them Peter rendered was is the most powerful and effective sermon given in the new testament after Jesus’ resurrection, and 3000 were converted that day.
We have good reason to remember how the day of Pentecost came to be, but the greatest gift of God to man is the indwelling Holy Spirit who enables us to carry on in our faith and walk with Christ.
Celebrate with us each Sunday, as Pastor John Bowers bring the Message of Pentecost to the church each Sunday at 10AM on Facebook live. Just click the Facebook link above in our website or visit us directly at https://www.facebook.com/CrosstowneMilton/ . See you at ten next Sunday.