PENTECOST OF ALL NATIONS

peter-preachingDuring Pentecost Peter empowered boldly by Holy Spirit preached powerful message to devout Jewish men, women and children from all the nations under heaven in Jerusalem. Jesus commanded the apostles to wait to until they receive the Holy Spirit before ministering after Jesus’ Resurrection. In Jesus Farewell Discourse to His disciples Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to them after His departure to heaven John 15:26 stating “I will send to you from Father God the Spirit of Truth to bear witness of Jesus.” The apostles and 120 disciples instructed by Jesus, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised as you heard Me speak about. John immersed with water but in a few days you will be immersed with Ruach HaKodesh Holy Spirit. You will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes on you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth according to Acts 1:4–8. 613445810_2249c2d193The disciples plus the 120 people living together in the Upper Room Cenacle in Jerusalem is the site of the Last Supper Cenacle room. The Holy Spirit alighted on the 11 apostles after Easter in the place they stayed as first Christian Church to start teaching and sharing Gospel from Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit descended on the disciples from all nations present in Jerusalem. Peter’s sermon touched so many people as following messages shows: 36 Let all Israel be assured God made Jesus you crucified both Lord and Messiah of all nations.” Peter’s sermon shows his amazing transformation right before our eyes. The Holy Spirit filled the believers visibly seen like flames on their heads. Started speaking in many languages understood by people from all nations. Supernaturally they started speaking in other tongues to encourage believers to strengthen them during the challenging moments in life.mOONpWtF3723hDVrSNrZHIg Christian Pentecost in New Testament is the descent of Holy Spirit on Apostles, and disciples in general location of the Cenacle. This is the house where the Mary the Mother of Jesus lived among Apostles until her death or dormition  event celebrated in the nearby Church of Dormition. The followers of Jesus described in Acts of Apostles 2 : 1:31 and according to Luke 22:12–13 experienced descent of Holy Spirit. This occurred while the Apostles celebrated the Jewish day of Shavout Hebrew שבועות‎‎ or the Feast of Weeks celebrating the giving of the Law to Moses at Sinai. “Pentecost” refers to Pentecost: 50 days after Jesus rose from death on Easter Sunday. 7 weeks after Easter Sunday and 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection plus 10 days on Ascension into heaven. So Shavuot is significantly shared by the Jews and Christians to equips us to become bold, strong to do greater works like Peter did at Pentecost to go and make disciples of all nations. makediscipleswp When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to fulfil the great commission to share the gospel with others wherever we are. The great commission is not exclusively for only the apostles, prophets, priests, preachers, teachers, evangelists, pastors or pope, churches or professionally trained. Command is for all believers in both the pulpit and pew to share GOOD News of love, hope, joy of the Lord to help others overcome adversity in the Name of Jesus Christ. In the world of glitz and glamour, so many people look for fulfilment in things or in places. The void is only filled by God in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Good to share the gospel to fulfil the great commission for all nations to be saved as God wants. TheGreatCommissionPeter continued by saying, 39 The promise is for you, your children and for all who are far off for all who the Lord our God will call.” God is still calling Chosen vessels to share the good news of salvation, healing, deliverance to go and share everywhere with all. Those who cannot go physically can help provide the material resources to equip others to go. All can pray for those in the battle fronts of salvation for strength and protection by covering them with the Blood of Jesus in their prayers. So encourage, inspire sponsor with God’s words of Hope to build up all to go share Good News in Jesus Name.imagesWith many words Peter warns, pleads with them to save themselves from a corrupt generation.” Peter shows world urgently needs salvation no matter how sophisticated it is. Salvation of the soul is essential when all is said and done so important to reconnect with God. God’s point of view of world is stop selfish land grabbing political demarcations of maps. God considers all people HIS big family of various shapes, sizes so wants all nations and tribes saved in Christ. So various people on pilgrimage went to Jerusalem 3 times a year. The Parthians, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamians, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Phrygia Pamphylia, Asia Egypt, Libya Cyrene, Rome, Jews, proselytes, Cretans and Arabians all the people under heaven met in Jerusalem. Together with resident Jews as Bible text says, “dwelling in Jerusalem were Jews devout men from all nations under heaven.” Most were Jews by birth but in crowd was Gentiles converted to Jewish faith. Devout Jews together with the proselyte Gentiles Christians saved present in crowd from all nations under heaven for festival celebrated by Jesus.

Declare-His-Glory-Picture2Those who accepted his message were baptized and 3000 people were added to their number that day joined disciples to form God’s first church. While others returned to own nations to preach the gospel, share faith experience and their wonderful salvation testimony. Each year Pentecost Sunday Pentecost is also celebrated by whole world. Theology of studying everything about Holy Spirit called pneumatology teaches various works of Holy Spirit. An English word from two Greek words: πνευμα (pneuma, spirit) and λογος and logos or teachings. Pneumatology includes study of the person of the Holy Spirit and the works of the Holy Spirit. This normally includes the Christian teachings on new birth or born again new creation in Christ, Spiritual Gifts or charismata), Spirit Baptism evidenced by Speaking in tongues, Sanctification, inspiration of prophets, teachers, seers and indwelling of Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enlightens on the Trinity on many different aspects of Christianity by different Churches and theological approaches.crowd-388417The Gospel Message of Christ Jesus is important to share with all nations of the world to essentially save souls since 3000 years to modern times. Believers play crucial part in saving souls in the outbacks of hovels or most sophisticated parts of society. This world needs God through Christ more than ever before. Pentecost is celebration of Jews and the converts from all nations under heaven travel 3 times a year to Jerusalem to worship Yahweh. God-fearing Jews from all nations staying in Jerusalem were from every nation under heaven in Acts 2:5. They took Gospel Good News to the countries globally shared to date in living history. At Shavuot Israel saw amazing reversal of days of Moses after receiving Torah at Mount Sinai as 3,000 souls perished because of the sin of the golden calf in Exodus 32:28. God’s Mercy Forgiveness, Grace extends to the whole world including all nations saved. This same day years later, number of soul saved after the Ruach HaKodesh was poured was 3,000 people added to the community. Gospel continues today in all nations until Jesus returns to reign and rule on earth in Jerusalem. So Yeshua’s followers work tirelessly to bring Good News to all Israel first and beyond to all Gentiles grafted in Christ.

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