Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Celebrate Pentecost

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Have you WAITED for the Lord to baptize you with His Spirit?

Have you been BAPTIZED IN WATER after the repentance of your sin? (Acts 19:4 - John's Call to Baptism)


Have you been endued with POWER to overcome sin and endued with POWER that supernaturally equips you for service in God's Kingdom on earth (something God does, not something man has taught you to do)?

Did you know that PENTECOST is June 4, 2017? (See dates from 2010-2025 below)

The word "Pentecost" comes from the Greek word "pentekostos," meaning "50."

In the Old Testament, the Pentecost feast took place 50 days after Passover in celebration of God’s gift for the 10 commandments to Moses.

In the New Testament, the day of Pentecost is a time of celebrating the power of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Christian church. Pentecost for the believer is 50 days after the Easter resurrection (or, 7 Sunday's after resurrection Sunday).

The Pentecost celebration also signifies freedom from the bondage of sin. Power to overcome sin. Power to live in the fullness of God's blessings. And... power to witness throughout the ends of the earth!

Did you know that over 500 people saw Jesus after He was crucified, but before He ascended? (These 500+ people saw a dead man raised to life!)

1 Corinthians 15:6 - "After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once ..."

But... even though over 500 saw this miracle (a dead man raised to life), only 120 actually WAITED on the promise that Jesus spoke of to take place in the UPPER ROOM.

Acts 1:4-5 - "And (JESUS before His Ascension), 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. For John truly BAPTIZED with water; but ye shall be BAPTIZED with the Holy Ghost not many days hence."

Acts 1:15 - "And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an HUNDRED AND TWENTY)..."

So... ARE YOU one of the 380 or one of the 120?

Jesus has invited "all" believers to WAIT and be BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE.

There is nothing spooky about receiving all that God has for you. There is nothing scary about the Holy Spirit coming upon you.

God wants us to fully surrender to His Spirit. He wants us to WAIT and/or HAVE HANDS LAID UPON US to receive this beautiful gift from above.

Acts 19:2-6 - "He (Paul) said unto them, HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST SINCE YOU BELIEVED?

And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

And he said unto them, UNTO WHAT THEN WERE YOU BAPTIZED? And they said, UNTO JOHN'S BAPTISM.

Then said Paul, JOHN verily BAPTIZED WITH THE BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when PAUL had LAID HIS HANDS UPON THEM, the HOLY GHOST CAME ON THEM; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied."


Acts 1:8 - "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 PARTS OF THE EARTH."

Acts 1:13-14 - "And when they were come in, they went up into an UPPER ROOM, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren."

Acts 2:1-4 - "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."



When is ...?Date     Day of the week       
Pentecost Sunday 2010     May 23, 2010     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2011     June 12, 2011     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2012     May 27, 2012     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2013     May 19, 2013     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2014     June 8, 2014     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2015     May 24, 2015     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2016     May 15, 2016     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2017     June 4, 2017     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2018     May 20, 2018     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2019     June 9, 2019     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2020     May 31, 2020     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2021     May 23, 2021     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2022     June 5, 2022     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2023     May 28, 2023     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2024     May 19, 2024     Sunday     
Pentecost Sunday 2025     June 8, 2025     Sunday     

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