June 9, 2019

Today Sunday, June 9th Is The Day Of Pentecost: Ushering In A New Season. Pastor Paula White-Cain's Anointed Message Explains What The Significance Of Pentecost Means To Us.

Paula White Ministries published on May 27, 2012: "The day of Pentecost" - Pastor Paula White - WWIC. God has something suddenly for you, a divine appointment, a rhythm of worship where you say to Him, "I value You, therefore I do not violate your principles!" The law is different than a principle. Principles are established for eternity. Great teaching from Pastor Paula White.

Paula White Ministries published on May 29, 2012: "POWER OF PENTECOST"- # 2 Pastor Paula White - WWIC. Who is the Holy Spirit? The mystery of the Trinity. A brilliant message from Pastor Paula White. The Holy Spirit is a lifestyle. The difference between the gift of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit! This is an awesome message.
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The Holy Spirit's chief exercise is to cause people to come to Him. During Pentecost, revival and the gifts of the Spirit are unlocked and unleashed. What are these gifts and their rightful place in the kingdom of God? God has a suddenly move of His spirit for true revival, but we need His divine confirmation (His backup of what we are doing by demonstration of His power).

New Covenant believers in Jesus Christ: Do you have His power to change our world? Have you received the baptism of the Holy Spirit? What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and what is the infilling that occurs at salvation for every believer? What is the Old Testament Pentecost, and what is the New Testament Pentecost? Does God have a timetable for unleashing significant events in history and in our lives? Who is the Holy Spirit and what the Bible says about His role in our lives? Am I able to talk to Him, and is He a Person or a mist? How do I become a fruitful, powerful believer who walks with the Holy Spirit with signs following?

Your "Suddenly" Is Here!

God has released unexpected harvest and blessing that will happen in an instant – in the blink of an eye – SUDDENLY! Angels have already been dispatched, prayers have been heard and with your alignment through obedience to this season is going to bear much fruit – “IT’S HARVEST TIME”.

In the New Testament, this was borne out in Acts 2:1-36. Fifty days after Passover, the first church of the apostles and 120 disciples were gathered in unity and remembering all that God had done for them. In that unity, God gave them His commanded blessing, “even life forevermore” (Psalm 133:3), and they received the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit of blessing and empowerment. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting… POWER from heavenly places is getting ready to fill your house and ALL that are within it!

The Significance of Pentecost
June 9, 2019

God has set aside specific times as holy. God ordained and commanded His people to observe three annual festivals- Passover, Pentecost, and The Day of Atonement- “These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them” (Leviticus 23:4). These are to be kept forever (Lev 23:21).

Acts 2:1,2- “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. AND SUDDENLY there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled ALL the house where they were sitting.”

God gave a divine instruction where those who obeyed received divine reward, “the Day of Pentecost!” If you have been asking God for a supernatural turnaround in your life, healing, deliverance, or a financial breakthrough, I have a word for you.
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In the Old Testament, the day of Pentecost was a celebration held 50 days after the Jewish festival of Passover (Lev 23:16, Exod 34:22). In the New Testament, on the day of Pentecost, after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit came powerfully upon His disciples, enabling them to speak in foreign languages (sometimes called “tongues”) that they had not studied, and to proclaim the Gospel boldly to those gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost (Acts 2). The events recounted on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 have a number of important implications for Christians today.

1. Presence of Jesus with Us

After His resurrection, Jesus Christ promised to always be with the disciples (Matt 28:20). Then He left them and (Ascended) went up to heaven (Luke 24:51). However, the spirit of Jesus Christ (namely, the Holy Spirit) came upon the disciples at Pentecost, fulfilling Jesus’ promise to be with the disciples always.

2. Gospel for All Peoples

Prior to Jesus’ coming, a person had to be a Jew to be one of God’s people. Or you had to convert to Judaism, including culture, customs, traditions, etc. However, the supernatural proclamation of the Gospel in other tongues on the day of Pentecost was God’s way of powerfully declaring that the Gospel is for all peoples, cultures, and languages. People from any culture or language can be one of God’s people. They do not need to convert to Judaism. But they can stay in their own culture, and use their own language, and still be a believer. Even more than that, God is now calling all people everywhere to repent and believe the Gospel (Acts 2:38-39).

3. Power for Testimony

The disciples were scared and not yet proclaiming the Gospel widely, prior to Pentecost. Jesus told them that He was sending His Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49, John 14:16-18), so that they would receive power to be witnesses of their risen Lord, Jesus Christ, throughout the world (Acts 1:8). Before Pentecost, the Spirit was not absent as He was involved in creation (Gen. 1:2) and in regenerating God’s elect so that they would believe in Him (John 3:8, Titus 3:5). But at Pentecost, the Spirit came much more powerfully upon Jesus’ disciples, and now dwells in (and empowers) all disciples of Jesus today (Eph 1:13-14). The coming of the Spirit at Pentecost and the specific events of that day were a one-time event, but the Spirit continues to be present with all Christians, enabling them to be tell others about Christ and to live the Christian life.

4. We are Living in the End Times

After the Spirit came at Pentecost, Peter stood up and explained to those listening about the meaning of what they had seen and heard. His explanation is recorded in Acts 2:14-36. In short, he said that the coming of the Spirit was the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy about what would happen when the Messiah (Jesus Christ) came at the end of time. The amazing events of Pentecost signal the beginning of the end of the world. Many people think about the end of the world as something in the far future, but in the Bible, the end of the world (or, the end times) is a long period of time, beginning with the first coming of Christ 2000 years ago and concluding with the Second Coming of Christ when He returns to judge the world. Everything in-between the First and Second Coming of Christ is considered the end times. The coming of the Spirit at Pentecost was a sign that the end of the world is coming.

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