Filled With the Holy Spirit!” Acts 2:4
Pentecost Day, the day all heaven broke loose. On that Pentecost Day in Jerusalem the promised Holy Spirit made His presence known, with roaring wind, spikes of fire and a gift of “tongues.” A new normal emerged with power in the hope given by the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. Power and signs were specific for that day when all heaven broke loose but that power and strength runs through the generations to us.
Jesus granted the disciples peace and acceptance and then sent them granting them and us the power of the Spirit to go forth living lives that glorify, reflect and give witness to Him. Ascending into heaven Jesus told them to wait for the Spirit. The Spirit arrived, as all heaven broke loose and unbelievable signs were given. Filled with the Holy Spirit, each day is an adventure for us powered with the love of the Father, the grace of Jesus and the direction of the Spirit.
Question: Pentecost was a Jewish festival prior to the Spirit coming on the first Christian Pentecost, What was the Jewish nation celebrating?
Answer: Pentecost is the old Greek and Latin name for the Jewish Festival ofShavuot, also called the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar ofancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses at Sinai fifty days after the Exodus.