Friday, April 29, 2016

Passover to Pentecost

You shall count seven weeks from the time you begin to harvest.  You shall keep the feast of week, when all shall rejoice and give tribute to God.  You shall remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all your life.  Deuteronomy  16
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 I took notes and have digested our Bible Study at Open Door Church and present it here.

When the “Death Angel” took the first born from the households NOT protected with the blood of the Sacrificial Lamb; King Pharaoh decided perhaps he should let the Children of Israel go.

Remembrance of this Passover Event has been passed down through the families from father to son and to their sons. 

Soon after leaving Egypt, the Children of Israel arrived at Mount Sinai.  With a demonstration of thunder, lightening and a loud voice, God showed Himself powerful.  Here on the mountain, God gave Moses instructions on how to live a life pleasing to God. 

Recorded in the New Testament, the Jews gathered in Jerusalem from all over the world to feast and celebrate the Passover for 49 days.  They had no idea what God was soon going to do in a spectacular way.   

Day 50 of the celebration, was the “day of Pentecost,” where in an upper room, 120 believers were fasting, praying and seeking God.   

As it is recorded in Acts chapter two, the Holy Spirit came down in power with the sound of a rushing mighty wind and tongues of fire rested upon the heads of the believers.  This baptism was to change a culture and empower believers. 
The visiting Jews were amazed and said, “What is this strange happening?” 

Peter explained, “This Holy spirit was prophesied of old - - but today He is available for all who believe on Jesus, and 3000 believed and were added that day to the “church.”  Many returned to their land with this new message of being “born again, and filled with the Holy Spirit.” 

Join with us as we count up from 1 to 50 days.  With each historic move of the Holy Spirit there is a culture change.  Meshing together in unity, various denominations and believers have come together to Worship Jesus.   

This past April 2016, Lou Engle and TheCall, in partnership with Bethel Church in Redding, California, hosted over 65,000 people in an event called AzusaNow.  People from all around the world gathered together in the rain at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to make the name of Jesus famous once again.  The meeting in Los Angeles is still having reverberations of healing, deliverance and people drawn to Jesus.   

The gifts of the Holy Spirit have not been revoked, but 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 His holiness.  Don’t allow your mind to wander, but keep zeroed in on our Mighty God.

Stretch, bend, but don’t worry about breaking.  The Holy Spirit mends broken hearts and broken lives, when placed on the altar of sacrifice. 

The Holy Spirit brings healing to physical, mental and spiritual or our being.  Sing unto the Lord a new song.  Recognize the words, of old hymns, or make the words fit the song in your heart.   

The Comforter has come! Oh spread the tidings ‘round, wherever man is found.


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