HOLY SPIRIT ON PENTECOST

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It is now the 50th day after the resurrection of Christ which is the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and 120 disciples and the women. This includes Mary, mother of Jesus who previously experienced the Holy Spirit. As Christ promised after His Return to Heaven, while still in the Upper room and praying, suddenly they heard a loud noise, accompanied by cloves of fire on each head in Acts 2:1-21. When the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting. 3 There appeared unto them cloven tongues like fire, and sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

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 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude of 3000 came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians,  Medes, Elamites, dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, in Egypt, in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this? 13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, holy-spirit-fire-of-pentecost

Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams: 18 on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit;  shall prophesy: 19 I will shew wonders in heaven above, signs in the earth beneath; blood, fire, vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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The Holy Spirit is still at work today and fills us to empower and strengthen us to do greater works of God. The acts of apostles and disciples is still ongoing with miracles among the born again believing Christians who allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in them. The Holy Spirit purifies, cleanses, refines like pure gold and restores the believer. Christ sent the Holy Spirit to help, comfort and lead into all truth and to enable us discern all thoughts. Those days and moments when we feel battered, bruised, helpless, down, feeling low, or do not know what to do or how to pray, Holy Spirit Strengthens, prays on our behalf and intercedes for us. When invited He comes to have Sweet fellowship with us to pick us up emotionally. We can feel His Presence especially after worshiping and Praising God in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit grieves and is sad when we ignore Him or don’t do the right thing but forgives when we repent. The Holy Spirit is gentle reveals things to us in the word of God and through praying in tongues which is our heavenly language.

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