On June 9th we will celebrate the feast of Pentecost, this was a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, it was also known as the Feast of Harvest. On that exact date many years later, it marked the birth of the church when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples waiting in the upper room. They had been told by Jesus to wait there in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Holy Spirit which would fill them with God’s power and boldness to go out and preach the good news of the Kingdom of God. (Acts 2)
During the feast of Pentecost, God had told the people to wave two loaves of bread containing yeast. Yeast represents sin and yet they were acceptable to God because they also brought a sin offering in the form of a goat. This foreshadowed the joining of Israel and the church, both had sin but because Jesus became the sin offering, they were acceptable to God. They also offered a lamb as a peace offering. You can read about this in Leviticus 23 v 15-21.
Pentecost means fifty and was fifty days after the Passover Sabbath, which we know as Easter Sunday. Jesus had been crucified on the cross and risen from the dead. He had appeared to many of his disciples/followers and had then ascended into heaven to be with His Father. His friends were devastated to see Jesus go but when the Holy Spirit overshadowed them, they understood that Jesus couldn’t be with all of them everywhere but Holy Spirit could. Holy Spirit is the part of God that lives inside us and joins us to Father God and His Son Jesus.
What is so incredible though is the fact that when Jesus died he brought down the wall that separates the Jewish people and the church, we are now one, a new creation called the One New Man.
You can read about this in Ephesians 2 v 13-22.
The old way of the law through Moses brought death, 3000 people were killed because they worshipped a golden calf but when the church was born and the Holy Spirit came 3000 people gave their lives to Jesus and received life.
Would you like to be baptised with the power of the Holy Spirit? Would you like to walk in the power and love of Jesus and the disciples? Would you like to see the sick healed and the broken hearted made whole? Well you can. Listen to this poem, it is a prophetic word over your life and if you believe and receive, it will be yours. God gave me this poem in February 2016, I then went on a journey to discover the heart of Jesus. Now that power is released inside me, I am nothing, He is everything, it is the power of Jesus inside me. I believe, I receive and now I will see the harvest as God wills.