June 2019 Newsletter

The Day of Pentecost is one of the most significant days in history. This iconic day marks the beginning of what we call the movement of the Holy Spirit which took place exactly 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, at Passover. When we look at Acts chapter 1 vv. 4-14, we see three things happening here before they received the Holy Spirit:

1)      Jesus commands the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit.

2)      Jesus told them that they would indeed receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them in order to become witnesses all over the world.

3)      They continued with prayer and supplication in one accord before receiving the Holy Spirit.

The first was a direct instruction from Jesus Himself before his ascension; the second was a promise from Jesus and the third was their act of obedience while they waited for the promise. The disciples needed to follow Jesus’ instructions in order to receive the Holy Spirit. That meant waiting on the Lord with patience and perseveranceread more

 

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