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The Meaning of Pentecost

The Book of Acts chronicles the powerful work of the Spirit and the great changes that happened in the history of God.

Pentecost means the giving of our first fruits to God. Pentecost began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This scene is shown when the disciples gathered in Mark’s upper room and received the Holy Spirit. Verses such as Numbers 28:26, Leviticus 23:16, and Deuteronomy 16:10 explain the meaning of Pentecost.

Numbers 28:26 states, “On the day of firstfruits, when you present to the LORD an offering of new grain during the Festival of Weeks, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.”

The meaning of Pentecost was fulfilled through Jesus Christ and it is an offering of harvests to the Lord. We ourselves should become fruits, but we know that seeds take time to grow. During the time of growing, we must prepare ourselves well so when the time of harvest comes, we are able to bear much fruit.

As we meditate on Acts 1, we realize that we don’t want to waste the time we have to grow and bear fruit. Over time, if we are working alongside the Holy Spirit in doing what we ought to do, we will bear fruit naturally.

Christianity was able to spread quickly throughout the work of 120 early disciples, which were not many. Now, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord can receive the power of the Holy Spirit. In addition, if we want to truly enjoy the power of the Holy Spirit, we must study the meaning of the birth of Jesus, his work, his cross, his resurrection, and his ascension. Then after witnessing the gospel, we must go out and proclaim the truth to the world. A good place to start in our studies is in the books of John and Acts, especially in Acts 21 where it speaks about being reborn, purified, and regenerated.

In this season of Pentecost, let us be bold to evangelize and preach to bring more people to Christ. In this way, we fulfill the true meaning of Pentecost. Let us open our hearts wide, set up big goals, set up big tents so we can feed the whole world with the Word of God.

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