This year, beginning at sundown on June 3rd, both Jews and Christians will celebrate Pentecost. For Jews they will celebrate the day when Moses led the people out and they stood at the foot of Mount Sinai, which was covered in smoke because the Lord descended on it in fire. The Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain. (Exodus 19:16-20) It was at this time God revealed His Word.
Christians will celebrate the birth of the church, when a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast came. There appeared tongues as of fire which rested on each one of those gathered. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4) It was on this day that God sent the helper Jesus promised would be sent.
On Pentecost let us celebrate God’s provision. Let’s not take blessings for granted. Marvel that God loves you so much that He provides all of our needs.
(Gen. 22:14) Praise Him, thank Him. Celebrate by giving generously to others with thanksgiving, joy and praise to our Lord.
On Pentecost let us celebrate the revelation of God’s Word. Give thanks for Torah, “the teaching of God”. Fill your mind with His Word, study His Word and receive fresh revelation. Memorize His Word. Let GOD arise and the enemy be scattered. (Ps. 68:1)
On Pentecost let us give thanks for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Enjoy His presence, rejoice in His goodness!! Ask Holy Spirit to bless you with the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22). Walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). Thank Him for Holy Spirit!!
Patricia L. Wenzel
To learn more: The Messianic Church Arising by Dr. Robert D. Heidler, Glory of Zion International Ministries, 2006