Tomorrow is The Day of Pentecost. And we must celebrate It with GREAT thanksgiving and praise unto THE LORD, and in fervent prayer and supplications for THE HOLY SPIRIT. Hallelu-YAH!
As our LORD has said,
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly FATHER give THE HOLY SPIRIT to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13.
Pentecost is one of the seven Feasts of THE LORD which we are to celebrate at their appointed times, (Leviticus 23).
The Feasts of THE LORD celebrate now: The Sacrifice, Resurrection, Giving of THE SPIRIT, Second Coming, Thousand-year Reign and Eternal Dwelling with man of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
We will also celebrate them in The Age To Come.
The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- This Feast, called Pentecost in The New Testament, celebrates The Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT;
- Under The New Covenant, It is celebrated by tarrying in fervent prayers before THE LORD for THE HOLY SPIRIT and Power;
- It is celebrated fifty days from The Feast of Firstfruits.
Pentecost Celebration Actions
- Tarry before THE LORD, fasting and praying for The Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT on you to receive Power;
- Worship and praise THE LORD for His HOLY SPIRIT;
- Surely seek THE HOLY SPIRIT, and ask for boldness, Great Power, Great Grace, Great Authority, Great Faith, Great Glory, Great Light, Great Fire, Great Mercies, Great Peace, Great Joy, Great Love, to finish your race and GOD’s Purpose for your life;
- Tell THE HOLY SPIRIT to come into your midst, your life and do as He pleases;
- Ensure to be in one accord — NO division, contention, strife or any such things;
- On The Day of Pentecost, have a holy assembly as a family, a Church or even as an individual, with no customary work on It;
- Preach JESUS and His Salvation to whoever He leads you to.
This Feast of THE LORD is called The Day of Pentecost in The New Testament.
(Pentecost means 50 — because this Feast is celebrated 50 days from The Feast of Firstfruits, which is Resurrection Day).
JESUS fulfilled this Feast when He poured out THE HOLY SPIRIT on The Church in Acts 2.
THE SPIRIT and POWER of GOD were most dramatically received and experienced just as THE LORD JESUS promised in Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:5,8.
How to Celebrate The Day of Pentecost
Again, under The New Covenant, we see here that after The Ascension of our LORD JESUS CHRIST to Heaven, as He had instructed, this Feast was celebrated in a Spiritual way: in waiting on THE LORD and praying for The Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
He announced: “Behold, I send The Promise of My FATHER upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with Power from on high.” (Luke 24:49).
And from that very day, immediately after JESUS was taken from them into Heaven, about one hundred and twenty disciples waited and prayed with one accord over the next ten days in the upper room.
And just as THE LORD had promised, THE HOLY SPIRIT was poured out on them.
“When The Day of Pentecost had 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 the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And 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.
In like manner, as THE LORD has promised us in these final hours of the last days, during this Feast we must separate ourselves, wait on THE LORD and pray for The Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT on us.
Of course, one can wait on THE LORD, fast and pray at any time for The Supply of THE HOLY SPIRIT as led by Him. But, the point here is that, THE LORD has chosen this Feast as a set time for ALL His children to wait, fast and pray for The Outpouring of His HOLY SPIRIT on us.
When THE HOLY SPIRIT was poured out on The Day of Pentecost, the very first recipients had been in Holy lock-down in Jerusalem for The Promise of THE FATHER as instructed by THE LORD JESUS.
For the first time since then, The Church worldwide experienced lock-down in upper rooms (our houses) going into the final, GREATER and global Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT. These are extraordinary times on GOD’s Calendar, as the earth is filled with The Knowledge of The Glory of GOD just as Habakkuk prophesied, (Habakkuk 2:14).
As Spiritual people, we must always be quick to discern the times and the timing of GOD and plug into His Motives and Moves, so as to receive His Promises.
Now, having seen THE LORD JESUS taken up from them into Heaven, the disciples, with great joy, returned to Jerusalem where He had commanded them to wait and receive The Outpouring of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
And for about ten days, both in The Temple and The Upper Room (where they had been staying), they were continually praising and blessing GOD, and all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication for THE HOLY SPIRIT and Power. (Luke 24:52-53; Acts 1:14).
These things were “written for our learning” (Romans 15:4), that, for ten days leading up to The Day of Pentecost, we gather as a Church family or a home family or even as individuals, we are continually praising and blessing GOD, and continue with one accord in prayer and supplication for THE HOLY SPIRIT and Power.
As THE LORD lives, I assure you, brethren, lives, houses (individuals, families, congregations) ripe and ready in THE SPIRIT, yes, houses cleansed, clean and expectant will be filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT during Pentecost, “in demonstration of THE SPIRIT and of POWER”, “in mighty signs and wonders, by The Power of SPIRIT OF GOD” (1 Corinthians 2:4; Romans 15:19).
On The Day of Pentecost, when THE HOLY SPIRIT was poured out at the first, Peter told people from all over the world gathered there, that what was happening was what the prophet Joel said will happen.
Brethren, what Peter said in Acts 2:17-21 will now start happening FULL-SCALE, and WE will tell the world all over the world, starting from Jerusalem (the place GOD has placed/ will place you for His Purpose).
And remember The Words of THE LORD JESUS, that He said:
“Behold, I send the Promise of My FATHER upon you; BUT TARRY in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with Power from on high.” Luke 24:49.
The Word is certain and settled. To receive from on high, we must “tarry in… Jerusalem“.
“Jerusalem” is any place GOD has appointed and commanded you to be for a period of time determined by Him.
Jerusalem is the place GOD has put you for His Purpose. Jerusalem is wherever GOD puts you whenever for whatever He has purposed.
Jerusalem is “our preappointed times and the boundaries of [our] dwellings“ which GOD has determined, (Acts 17:26).
If you don’t wait in your Jerusalem in the time determined by GOD, you will miss GOD. Remember Esau?
Jacob discerned such a place and said: “This is GOD’s Camp.” And, wisely, he remained there, and was blessed exceedingly there, having “seen GOD face to Face,” (see Genesis 32:1-30).
Paul stopped over in Ephesus on his way for a major, extensive missionary work in Corinth. But, being diligent to discern The Plan of GOD, he turned his stopover into a ‘stayover’, saying, “…. I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me,” (1 Corinthians 16:8-9).
And guess what? He remained there for at least two years!
Note that, that THE HOLY SPIRIT-led decision of Paul to “tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost” brought about the mighty works of GOD such as when
“… GOD worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them,” Acts 19:11-12.
Such as when he and the disciples were,
“… reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard The Word of THE LORD JESUS, both Jews and Greeks,” Acts 19:9b-10.
Such as when,
“… many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.” Acts 19:19.
Yes, it was there in Ephesus that “The Word of THE LORD grew mightily and prevailed.” (Acts 19:20).
“I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost”: Pentecost signifies the promised, the expected, and the coming Move of THE HOLY SPIRIT, (Acts 2:1-4; 1:14). And ours is the final and greatest Move of GOD on earth ever, forever!
To “tarry… until Pentecost” is to seek and stay in The Presence of THE HOLY SPIRIT daily in The Word, in prayer, in worship, in praise, in His Direction, (Acts 1:14; 2:1-4; 4:31; 13:1-4; 16:6-10; 19:9-12).
THE LORD says:
“Behold I send The Promise of My FATHER upon you; BUT TARRY in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with Power from on high.” Luke 24:49.
When GOD says it, the believer must be diligent to do it, readily quickly.
Our GREAT GOD and Saviour JESUS CHRIST said: “TARRY… until you are endued with Power from on high [on The Day of Pentecost].”
And recognising The Move of THE HOLY SPIRIT where he was, Paul responded: “I will TARRY… until Pentecost“.
Therefore, from the foregoing, let us “TARRY until Pentecost”.
Yes, let’s fast and pray ten days until Pentecost.
Let us be continually praising and blessing GOD, and continue with one accord in prayer and supplication for THE HOLY SPIRIT and Power as Peter and the other brethren did.
When they waited, prayed and received POWER, they ministered POWERFULLY!
The ten days correspond to the days that the disciples waited in prayer from The Day JESUS ascended to Heaven until when The Day of Pentecost had fully come.
Let’s do it for THE FATHER OF GLORY to pour out His Glory on us worldwide.
Therefore, please tell your Church members, tell your household, tell The Household of GOD worldwide that we need to “tarry until Pentecost”.
As THE LORD JESUS commanded, we must not depart from our ‘Jerusalem’ (the place of fervent prayer and expectation), but to wait for the Promise of THE FATHER, for we “shall be baptised with THE HOLY SPIRIT not many days from now,“ (Acts 1:4-5). Hallelu-YAH! Glory to GOD!
As I said on previous occasions, THE LORD had thousands of followers (he fed thousands at some of His Meetings), but only about a hundred and twenty disciples were in The Upper Room, who “all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication” waiting for Pentecost.
Indeed, when The Day of Pentecost had fully come, only those TARRYING in The Upper Room received and experienced The Promise of THE FATHER, (Acts 1:14; 2:1-4).
Brethren, let us wait with one accord in prayer and fasting for The Promise of THE FATHER on The Day of Pentecost.
An Offering requirement is commanded for this Feast also: “Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.” (Leviticus 23:19).
We must at every opportunity, proclaim our LORD JESUS CHRIST as The Perfect Sacrifice to GOD for our sins – “The Offering of the Body of JESUS CHRIST once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10).
JESUS is The Sacrifice of our Sin Offering and our Peace Offering to GOD forever.
Therefore, to “sacrifice a sin offering” and “a sacrifice of a peace offering” as commanded for this Feast, pray and present “CHRIST…an Offering and a Sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Joyfully pray and present THE LAMB Who was slain “an acceptable Sacrifice well-pleasing to GOD.” (Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18).
According to Leviticus 23:21, “you shall proclaim on the same Day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a Statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.”
Therefore, have a holy assembly as a family, a Church or even as an individual, with no customary work on The Day of Pentecost.
Furthermore, on The Day of Pentecost, Peter, standing with the eleven, preached The Gospel to unbelievers. And about three thousand were added to The Church.
Therefore, as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, you can also organise an evangelism outreach on The Day of Pentecost to save the perishing.
“This is The Word of THE LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My SPIRIT Says THE LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6.
May THE HOLY SPIRIT give us Utterance in prayer and praise as He gave the disciples on The Day of Pentecost.
This Word was originally published and titled: “Celebrating The Feasts of THE LORD: Pentecost“.
This version has been updated and titled for The Feast this year.
Below are links to Words on The Feasts of THE LORD:
- THE LORD’s Passover
- Unleavened Bread
- The Feast of Firstfruits
- The Feast of Weeks (The Day of Pentecost)
- The Feast of Trumpets
- The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in Hebrew)
- The Feast of Tabernacles
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“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.