The Gift of the Holy Spirit

In Acts chapter 2, the disciples were gathered together on the day of Pentecost and the day took a new meaning.  Originally, Exodus 23:16: “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.”  Numbers verse 26 places this festival 50 days after the 2nd day of the passover.  However, after the experience of the disciples in the upper room on the day of Pentecost; The Day of Pentecost now represents the start of the new church.  Some scholars say the disciples called themselves the way.  Whatever they called themselves is not important. The Day of Pentecost fulfills the  promise Jesus gave that he would send a helper an intercessor. (John 14:26).  Imagine if you could have been there on that day.  It would have been awesome to feel the Holy Spirit rush down upon you.  But on the day of your salvation, the day you accepted Jesus as the savior, you became filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2: 38-39: 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” the promise is for every believer.  We need the intercessor as much as we need Jesus. Because through him we can talk directly to God. We no longer need someone to intercede for us because Jesus lives inside us. This is why we can talk to God, and when we are in that quiet spot, because of the Holy Spirit, we can hear God.  But we have to be quiet and seek him. And it is all because Jesus made a promise and the promise was not just for the disciples or people with fancy degrees. It is for the average every day person in their every day lives. It is why we have hope. It helps us with faith. it is there you just have to reach for it. Because now we are the harvest. 


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