The Day of Pentecost
What happened on the Day of Pentecost? So many things changed, but I want to focus on the variance of our status.
Therefore, we must investigate some prophecies and their fulfillment surrounding the Day of Pentecost.
First, the Prophet Joel foretells Pentecost.
Speaking for the Lord, he says: “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit” (Joel 2:28-29).
Apostle Peter, confirms this. On the Day of Pentecost, he explains the happenings of that day.
Peter says, “this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel” (Acts 2:16). He was referring to the happenings of Acts 2:14-21.
What did John the Baptist say About that Day?
But he wasn’t the only one to testify of this revolutionary day. John the Baptist makes reference to it also. He confesses:
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. [B]ut he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16).
However, the last prophecy came from Jesus Christ himself. He promised to send the Holy Ghost to his disciples.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26 & Act 1:5).
Jesus’ promise of the Comforter came true on the Day of Pentecost. John’s prophecy of the baptism of “Holy Ghost and with fire” also happened on that day.
Before the Day of Pentecost What was your Status?
Before that day, if you were not kings, or prophets, or priests you wouldn’t have had the Spirit of the Lord come on you as King David, Samuel, or Moses did.
But at Pentecost, everybody becomes kings and priests to God through the advent of the Holy Ghost. Even women are “kings and priests”. Through Christ, we are kings and priests and entitled to the Holy Ghost, (Revelation 1:6 & 5:10).
Before that day “servants” and “handmaids” didn’t have the privilege of the Come-Upon of the Holy Spirit.
But that changed at Pentecost for “also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit” (Joel 2:28-29).
Women and the Day of Pentecost
Even though women were the first witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus Christ they couldn’t enjoy that status before the Day of Pentecost. And none could be Apostles for that reason among others.
Before that day, He came on no woman, boy, or child, not even on Samuel.
But at Pentecost, the Lord decreed a release. He freed “all flesh” to receive the Holy Ghost.
And you want to know something? Women were among those that received the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost. The mother of Jesus and the other women all received the Holy Ghost for the first time on the Day of Pentecost.
“These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren” (Acts 1:14).
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