Pentecost

Acts 2: 1-4, Pentecost

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we come before You today as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to You, as this is our spiritual act of worship. We give You our full attention, hearts, and minds. Help us be transformed to the image of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Saviour, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

VV 1-4, 1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Easter corresponds to the Feast of First Fruits in the Old Testament. Fifty days after Easter or Feast of First Fruits, is the day of Pentecost, Leviticus 28:16. Pentecost is also known as Feast of Weeks, Feast of Harvest, and Feast of Ingathering, Numbers 28:26 and Exodus 23:16. The Holy Spirit descended upon the 120 disciples in the upper room on Pentecost. The Holy Spirit came with the sound of strong wind and rested on the head of each disciple as a tongue of fire and they spoke in tongues.

In John 3, Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to the blowing of the wind. The Greek word for wind and Spirit is the same word ‘’pneuma’’.

Leviticus 23:16, “Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.’’

Numbers 28:26, “Also on the day of the first fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to the Lord at your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work.”

Exodus 23:16, “and the Feast of Harvest, the first fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field, and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.”