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March / April 2020
Celebrate The Power
The day of Pentecost is a day to remember...it is more than just a religious holiday, but a day of harvest...it was during this time that Israel celebrated the Feast of Pentecost which was a celebration of the harvest.
The festivities were held fifty days after the Passover, and thus according to history the book of Acts chapter two begins...If it hadn't been for Calvary, Pentecost would have never happen.
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
The Roots of the Pentecostal experience are deep in prayer...they tarried for the Holy Ghost to come.
Christ promised, and his promise was and is still being performed...
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
This promise was not just for this early church that had gathered. But in the book of Acts when the church came together it was always for the purpose of prayer...
And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
The message of Pentecost has not changed...it still takes the BORN AGAIN message to fulfill the New Birth experience.
Acts 2... Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Jesus said..."You must be Born Again"...
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The born again experience is the Death of the flesh...burying the Old man in baptism of water in the Name of Jesus Christ...it's having your old nature die, and buried...and a new nature being raised into newness of life...by the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
The Israelites celebrated the Day of Pentecost, also know as the Feasts of Weeks, to commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai on the fiftieth day after their deliverance from Egypt.
Just as God came down upon the mountain to give the Law, so He came down upon the disciples in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost to pour out His Spirit upon them to begin His church.
His Law was not just to be written upon tables of stone, but upon the hearts of men. This is how we get God's word in our hearts, by the baptism of His spirit...how can we live the word...if his spirit is not in our hearts.
This is our testimony...God brought us out of this World...it was our Egypt...the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the power that brakes the chains of bondage and sets us free.
We are a continuation of the book of Acts...we have experienced the message Peter preached at Pentecost...we have experienced the power that can set men free.
We continue in the Apostles doctrine...that is why we are called Apostolic...because this is the message we hold too, Jesus Christ holding it all together as the chief corner stone.
This is our theme.
This is our commission.
This is our message.