Sunday, 31st May 2020

Today is Pentecost (Sun)day.

Most of us celebrate it as the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles gathered in the upper room as per the instructions of the Master on His ascension and return to the Father which is also 50 days after Easter. Read Acts 1 & 2.

Do you also know that Pentecost is also 50 days feast after Passover originally for the Jews. It is commonly referred to as the Feast of Weeks or Feast of Harvest. This feast celebrated the end of the grain harvest, and it occurred seven weeks after Passover. Because this was about 50 days after Passover, the Greeks called it Pentecost.

Whether Christian or Jew…..

The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) was the thanksgiving celebration for the grain harvest. So what is the connection between grain harvest & Passover? The children of Israel would have been in mourning instead of celebration had it not been for the blood.

Jesus’ crucifixion at Passover, similarly, was the sacrifice for the deliverance of His people, and the subsequent pouring out of the Spirit on Pentecost was the fulfilment of what His sacrifice had promised (John 14:16-20; 16:7).

The blood shed by the sacrificial lamb so that the spirit of death does not kill firstborns and even the one shed on the Cross at Calvary once & for all for atonement of our sins by the Lamb of God. The latter still speaks & works today. The former is just but a memorial.

Celebrate this Pentecost Sunday by sharing a testimony of your Pentecost story. What has the blood of the Lamb done for you today?

Acknowledge the power of the Holy Spirit and continue to walk in the power of the blood.

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