When The Holy Spirit was poured out on The Day of Pentecost, the very first recipients had been in lock-down in The Upper Room in Jerusalem for The Promise of The Father as instructed by The LORD Jesus.
For the first time since then, The Church worldwide has been in lock-down in upper rooms (our houses) going into this coming Pentecost! These are extraordinary times on God’s Calendar.
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.
I assure you, brethren, as The LORD lives, houses (individuals, families, congregations) ripe and ready in The Spirit, yes, houses cleansed, clean and expectant will be filled with The Holy Spirit from this coming Pentecost, “in demonstration of The Spirit and of POWER”, “in mighty signs and wonders, by The Power of The Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4; Romans 15:19). Hallelu-YAH!
On The Day of Pentecost, when The Holy Spirit was poured on us, Brother Peter told the world gathered there and then 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 from this coming Pentecost, and WE will tell the world all over the world, starting from Jerusalem (the place God has placed/ will place you for His purpose).
“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 emphasis added.
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, (Luke 24: 46-49, 52,55; John 9:4; Acts 1:8; 17:26; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9).
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 recognise 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 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 emphasis added.
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, starting from this Pentecost, 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).
“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 emphasis added.
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 Spirit where he was, Paul responded: “I will TARRY… until Pentecost“.
✳️ I noticed something in my study notes the other day when preparing to put this Word out. The Holy Spirit gave me the first part of it on June 3, 2018, the second part a year later on June 8, 2019, and now, about another year later, He has given me the go-ahead to get it out to The Household of God worldwide. Oh, the times and timing of God! ✳️
In 1981, Jesus Christ The LORD of Glory, yes, The King of Glory, had a triumphal entry into our household; and we became born again with a domino effect.
It started with a senior brother, to us his siblings (both younger and older), then eventually to my late father, and finally, to my now very elderly mother, whom The LORD graciously appeared to in person and converted less than two years ago in answer to my tearful prayer.
From 1981-82, I started hearing the Word “tarry” in the new branch of the Pentecostal church we were attending. Whenever the elders announced that we were going to “tarry” it meant we were going to fast and pray!
What I’m trying to tell you is that let’s “tarry”; let’s TARRY until Pentecost.
Yes, let’s fast and pray this Pentecost.
Let’s fast and pray worldwide for The Move of God we have all been expecting as promised by God.
On the Day He ascended to Heaven; The LORD Jesus told the disciples to “TARRY… until you are endued with power from on high [on The Day of Pentecost].”
And from that Day, they waited in The Upper Room until The Holy Spirit was poured out on them.
My beloved brethren, it is my honour on behalf of God our Father and Jesus Christ our LORD, to ask you that we fast and pray as The Church worldwide from 21-31 May 2020.
This corresponds 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.
As they did THEN, please let us NOW “all continue… with one accord in prayer and supplication…”
From 21 May until The Day of Pentecost should fully come on 31 May 2020, let us “all [be] with one accord in one place” : Fasting and Prayer, (Acts 1:14; 2:1).
The LORD put this on my heart months ago. And I now have the prompting of The Spirit to start spreading the word worldwide.
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 staying 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 in the house 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 this Pentecost.
“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.
I will put out frequent reminders via HKP in the days ahead. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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▶️ If you have any query regarding The Pentecost Prayer and Fasting, please email me: ObeyJesusAlways@gmail.com ◀️
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My beloved brethren, I pray for you that The LORD should BLESS you IMMEDIATELY.
The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His Face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His Countenance upon you, and give you peace.
AMEN and AMEN! (Numbers 6:24-26).
Hallelu-YAH! Glory to our God!
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob 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). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.