Pentecost Essay

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Pentecost was a Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter. They celebrated the first fruits of the wheat harvest. In Jewish rituals that time, the first harvest was brought to God at Easter. But on the day of Pentecost, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented to God; So Pentecost is called the day of the first fruits (Numbers 28:26). On the day of Pentecost in the Old Testament Israel received the law and on the day of Pentecost in the New Testament, the church received the Spirit of Grace in its fullness. It was now 10 days after Jesus ascended to heaven (Acts 1: 3), and as Jesus commanded them to wait for the Holy Spirit, they knew the person and work of the Holy Spirit and saw the Holy Spirit continually working on Jesus…show more content…
They heard Jesus promise a new coming of the Holy Spirit (John 14: 15-18). They received the Holy Spirit in a new way after Jesus finished his work on the cross and instituted the new covenant (John 20: 19-23). They heard Jesus command them to wait for the baptism of the Holy Spirit to seize to witness (Acts 1: 4-5). They were waiting until Pentecost came, but they did not know before that how much time would have to wait. It would be easy for them to think that he would come the same evening that Jesus ascended into heaven; or after 3 days or 7 days. But they had to wait 10 days until…show more content…
Peter stood up and preached to the crowd as a representative of the entire group of the Apostles. We should note that speaking in tongues stopped when Peter began to preach. The Holy Spirit now working through the preaching of Peter and not work against yourself for languages at the same time. There was a noticeable change in Peter. He had courage and boldness that was a complete contrast to his denial of Jesus before being filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter proclaimed the truth without fear. This remarkable sermon had not been prepared before was given spontaneously. However, we could say that was prepared by the previous life of Peter with God and a relationship with Jesus. It flowed spontaneously from that life, and of a mind that thought and believed

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