Sunday is Pentecost!

Thursday , 5, June 2014 Leave a comment

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Easter/Passover), and in a rare melding of Calendars, it is Pentecost in both the Western and Eastern Church.  Over 2 Billion Christians—Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant—will (should be!) be celebrating Pentecost this Sunday the 8th of June.  In addition, Jews celebrated Pentecost from Tuesday June 3 at sundown through Thursday June 5th at sundown (Both the 49th and 50th days are Sabbaths, with the 50th day being the day that Pentecost has “fully come”).  For all Judeo-Christians, then, it is Pentecost!

Approximately 1980 years ago on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was first poured out on the 120 in the Upper Room “like tongues of fire,” and later on 3000 Jews gathered from all over the world.  The Church was born.  God the Father through God the Son has been pouring out God the Holy Spirit on repented, committed souls ever since!

Jews traditionally spend the first day of Sabbath (Saturday, the 49th day) reading the Torah (the Word) in preparation for the Day of Pentecost.  Rising early on the Day of Pentecost proper, they spend the morning in prayer and anticipation—anticipation that God will do something profound!  No wonder 3000 souls were ready to totally surrender to the Lordship of Messiah Yeshua on that first Pentecost!

Here is my point.  Why not here, why not now?!  Would you join me in prayer for a Fire-filled, House-shaking outpouring of the Holy Spirit Sunday?  Will you commit to be “in one accord” with everyone through forgiveness and prayer?  Will you fast from breakfast and lunch on Friday praying for the Fire to fall?  Will you spend time Saturday reading the Word (JESUS!) in anticipation that He is going to do something profound on Sunday (It would be a great time for those who have slipped on hearing God through Life Journal reading of the Bible to get started again!).  Would you rise early on Sunday and PRAY and anticipate great things?  Would you come early to the Sanctuary and SIMPLY CRY OUT TO GOD FOR PENTECOST to fall in this “upper room”?!

I am asking—begging—you to do these things:

  • Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Sunday’s Worship Service.
  • With God’s help, be IN ONE ACCORD with everyone, regardless of circumstances.
  • FAST until Supper on Friday, crying out for Fire to fall Sunday.
  • Take Time Saturday to READ THE WORD with excitement and anticipation.
  • Rise early Sunday, prayerfully anticipating that the Lord is doing great things…
  • Come to the Sanctuary early (to pray, not chat!!) and pray fervently for the Father to pour out His promise, the Holy Spirit upon us in our Upper Room (Worship Service).
  • Expect God to bring people— from all over —to be present and ready to receive the Power from on High…

I can hardly wait for Sunday!  See you in the “Upper Room!!!”

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