May 13, 2016

A Lesson on Pentecost

“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
    after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
    and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
-Jeremiah 31:33

"The festival of Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah ( or the law) to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. Shavuot follows Passover by 50 days." ' (from

This is where we get the celebration of Pentecost.

It is no wonder that the outpouring of God's Holy Spirit was on this day- 50 days after Passover, of which Christ was the Passover lamb.

In Jeremiah God promised he would put the law, this time in the minds, and write it on the hearts of His people.

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.
-Acts 2:1-4

"Pentecost" or Shavuout traditionally commemorated the giving of the law. God intentionally corresponded the giving of the letter of the law to the giving of the Spirit, by whose power the law is carried out.
The "pentecostal" experience was not limited to the initial outpouring. Millions today are receiving the poured out Spirit of God the same way the apostles and 108 others received it that day - along with countless others as told in the Scripture. As the Spirit enabled them, they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues. WHY TONGUES? Click here for that Study.


Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? Acts 19:2

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