Tuesday, April 21, 2015

You will receive power

Power of Pentecost
Today we are going to look at significant day in the life of the first apostles involving the Holy Spirit and how that encounter impacts our lives so radically today.

It Was The Day Of Pentecost a day significant in both the Old and New Testaments. “Pentecost” is actually the Greek name for a festival known in the Old Testament as the Feast of Weeks. The Greek word means “fifty” and refers to the fifty days that have elapsed since the wave offering of Palms on Palm Sunday which began the feast of Passover. The Feast of Weeks 50 days after Passover celebrated the end of the grain harvest. Most interesting, however, is its use in Joel and Acts. Looking back to Joel’s prophecy and forward to the promise of the Holy Spirit in Christ’s last words on earth before His ascension into heaven Pentecost signals the beginning of what we call the church age.

But remember… The Holy Spirit has always been around, In the beginning The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:2… From the beginning God the Father //God the Son// God the Holy Spirit.

Before Acts, the Holy Spirit was active.

In the Old Testament we see on numerous the Holy Spirit coming on His people, judges and prophets and Kings.

In the New Testament we see the Holy Spirit conceiving Jesus in Mary’s womb, coming down like a dove at Jesus’ baptism, anointing his preaching and giving him supernatural powers to perform miracles then after the resurrection, Jesus tells his disciples: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Acts 1:8

So the disciples did what Jesus told them to do, they went back to Jerusalem, to wait, to pray and to prepare themselves to receive God’s power. Tomorrow we will focus on the Holy Spirit’s power and purpose.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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