As Easter approaches, we still wait on God.
We think of the celebration of Easter and our salvation. We who are saved experienced the feast of the Passover. We have the blood of the Lamb of God for salvation.
While I contemplate 3 feasts, I know the feast of Passover and the feast of Tabernacles is easier for me to understand. The feast of Pentecost is a bit of a mystery in some areas.
The feast of Tabernacles is for us who believe in Christ. There will be a horn blown and we will see Jesus. His second coming will involve judgement for those who don’t know Him. We await the feast of Tabernacles with our Savior, in person. We will have a joyous communion supper.
The feast of Pentecost is for us. Are you awaiting the Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues? My Godly hubby absolutely can’t wrap his head around this. I don’t belabor trying to persuade him. It’s not my job. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job. The Holy Spirit has spoken to Rob before. Rob knows He exists. He praises Him. My sister in law has tried to convince Rob before, to no avail.
Acts 1: 4 says, “And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which saith He, ye have heard of Me.” This is Jesus directly speaking. Verse 5 says, “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Verse 8 says, “You shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
They waited. I’m not the only one who has had to wait.
Chapter 2 of Acts has people gathered in one accord. There was a mighty rushing wind inside the room. There were cloven tongues that sat on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. There were people were gathered from every nation under heaven outside. They wondered how they were able to hear Galileans speak their languages. They even thought the Galileans may be full of too much new wine. Peter assures the people that the Galileans they hear aren’t drunk but are experiencing as was written years prior by the prophet Joel.
Verse 28 has Peter telling the people Jesus has made known the ways of life and has made him full of joy.
Verse 41 has 3000 souls saved after hearing Peter’s words.
God help me heed Jesus’ words…….