“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” Acts 2:4
Sunday, June the 8th is Pentecost Sunday. It is a day to be remembered for its historical importance. The Day of Pentecost was one of the most phenomenal and important events in all of history. There are several reasons why the event was so important:
It was “the coming of the Holy Spirit”.
It was the birth of the Church.
It was the corporate filling of the Holy Spirit, of the body of believers with the promised presence of Christ John 14:16-18.
It was the personal filling of the individual believer by the Holy Spirit.
It was the Presence and Power of God coming upon believers, gifting and equipping them to proclaim the glorious message of salvation to mankind.
After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to His disciples in the upper room. There He symbolically breathed on them, saying “Receive ye the Holy Spirit” John 20:22. But He insisted they not begin their ministry until they experience the Spirit actually coming upon them with Power Acts 1:8.
Right before Jesus was to ascend into heaven, He said, “John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit” Acts 1:5. Then ten days after Jesus’ ascension and after much prayer, the Holy Spirit came upon and filled the whole body of believers at Pentecost Acts 2:1-4.
When a man or woman, boy or girl, grasps the gospel and believes, really believes, the Holy Spirit enters their lives. He comes upon, falls upon, pours, fills, baptizes (immerses) Himself into the life of the believer. This is a personal experience.
I thank God for you, being a member of the family of God, by being filled with His Spirit.
Because He is – I am
P.S. Happy Pentecost Sunday to you and your family