With Passover season gone, we now enter into the season of Pentecost. Pentecost means fiftieth and marks the fiftieth day from Passover. It is one of the main celebrated festivals of Israel that still bears significance today.
At Pentecost, God established the New Testament Church comprised of both Jew and Greek/gentile, slave and free, male and female. It was the beginning of Jesus’ prayer in John 17, “...that they may be one, as we are.”In Genesis Chapter Eleven we read that “The whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” In verse six of the same chapter the Lord said, “Behold the people is one...now nothing will be restrained from them…” They wanted to build a city and a tower unto themselves. It was then that God confounded their language and scattered them all over the earth. Why? Their plan was selfish andself-seeking, full of arrogance and pride, and excluding the will and plan of God.On Pentecost it was just the opposite. The feast brought God’s people together from all around. The Holy Ghost gave utterance to the disciples to speak one message in every language represented. The message brought unity and power to the people of God and the world has not been the same since. Established in the divine counsel of the Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Ghost), God’s
- It marked the day that the law was given on Mount Sinai.
- It marked the day of the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Disciples/Apostles.
- It marked the birth of the New Testament Church which saw 3000 souls saved in that first meeting.