How important is it to you…
to know Precious Holy Spirit
Everything in the Bible is important, right?
But in the grand scheme of things, is knowing about Holy Spirit a deal breaker?
It was to Jesus.
He communicated the importance of Pentecost to not only His disciples, but His followers as well. He commanded them to stay in town until they received God’s gift- the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:1-5
Acts 2:1-4 On the day of Pentecost, 50 days after Passover, God sent the Holy Spirit, not just to rest upon people, but to fill them, to indwell them. There is a huge difference between His indwelling presence and His presence resting on people to accomplish specific tasks.
Don’t you think if it was so important to Jesus that it should be to us as well?
Holy Spirit was God’s Gift for believers.
Pentecost in the Old Testament
It’s hard to talk about Holy Spirit without understanding both the Old and New Testament Pentecost. The first Pentecost is recorded in Exodus 19 and 20. God gave Moses and His people the law. It was one of the three mandatory feasts that every Jewish male celebrated yearly. (I explain more in my book “Precious Holy Spirit”.) It is a holy day on the Jewish calendar. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament types of Pentecost are important for today’s believer..
Word and Spirit
It’s important to understand Pentecost is NOT:
- a religion or group of people.
- extinct like a dinosaur.
- simply emotionalism.
Old Testament Pentecost God gave the law.
New Testament Pentecost God gave Precious Holy Spirit.
HE IS “THE PROMISE”
Pentecost is the fulfillment of God’s promise to send precious Holy Spirit to become a resident inside believers. (Acts 1:4)
Pentecost is an event that actually occurred on Pentecost Day. But, it’s much more than an event. It announced the arrival of Holy Spirit to dwell; not with, but in believers.