The Children of Israel were released by Pharaoh to leave
Remembrance of the Death Angel Passover has been handed down through the families, generation after generation.
On the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts chapter two; the Holy Spirit came down with Power to change a culture and empower believers to live a life pleasing to God.
Jews from all over the then known world had come to
The Passover had been celebrated for 49 days, and the 50th day was the day of Shavuot (or Pentecost.)
On that 50th day, 120 believers had been fasting and seeking God, when the Holy Spirit came down like a rushing mighty wind setting tongues of fire upon the heads of the believers assembled there.
The visiting Jews heard these unlearned men, speaking in other languages and thought they were drunk.
Peter explained these men are not drunk, but this is the promise unto all who believe in Jesus. That day 3000 men became believers in Jesus and received the gift of the Holy Spirit. They would soon return to their own land with this new message of a living Christ who baptizes with the Holy Spirit and with power to live a Christian life.
With every historical move of the Holy Spirit there is a culture change; meshing together in unity various denominations and believers.
The gifts have not been revoked, but they continue as believers seek God and desire a personal Spiritual awakening.
True worship and praise will usher in a move of the Holy Spirit. Keep your mind focused on God and on His Holiness. Don’t allow your mind to wander, but keep zeroed in on our Mighty God.
God desires to use you in your world. Allow God to stretch and bend you.
The Holy Spirit mends broken hearts and broken lives, when they are placed on the altar of sacrifice. The Holy Spirit brings healing to physical, mental and Spiritual needs within our nature.
Sing from your heart unto the Lord a New Hymn, using new words that come to you as you open your mouth.
Our teacher gave us a hand-out about “Counting the Omer” and asked us to read each verse on the day selected; and to focus on the comments; beginning on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
What is the Counting of the Omer you might ask: This from a search on the Internet:
The Counting of the Omer begins on the second day of Passover (the 16th of Nisan) for Rabbinic Jews (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform), and after the weekly Shabbat during Passover for Karaite Jews, and ends the day before the holiday of Shavuot, (Pentecost) the 'fiftieth day.'
The idea of counting each day represents spiritual preparation and anticipation for the giving of the Torah which was given by God on
We as Christians look forward to the 50th day being the Day of Pentecost.