Acts 2:1-4 – What is the origin of the church?/What is Pentecost?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2:1-4)

When we get to heaven, we’ll have heightened senses. We’ll be able to see angels, hear God whisper, and feel not just the outside of objects but feel through them. Perhaps we’ll speak a new language, one everyone understands. Our new bodies will be incredible. Maybe the Holy Spirit came touching the senses of the early believers to give them a taste of what the Spirit will enable us to do.

The Holy Spirit came with the sound of a hurricane, with the look of fire in the shape of a tongue that they felt, and they spoke and heard each other as the Spirit enabled them. The Spirit is powerful, yet gentle. No one was burnt or had a hair blown out of place.

The Holy Spirit came on Pentecost during the Feast of Weeks when the Jews offered their first harvest of wheat to God. Pentecost means fifty days because this Feast of Weeks is held fifty days after Passover. It is also the anniversary of when the Torah/Ten Commandments was given to Moses at Mount Sinai. Jews traveled to Jerusalem for Pentecost.

The church begins with the miracle of the Holy Spirit filling 120 early believers including the eleven apostles with the strength of fire and a hurricane, yet the gentleness of a tongue resting on their shoulder, the miracle of fire and violent wind that doesn’t damage, and the miracle of the baptism of the Holy Spirit that is meant to unite us that gives these early Christians the ability to witness about Jesus to people from other countries arriving for Pentecost.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit that each of us receives when we trust Jesus to be our Savior. Thank you for the gift of Your church where we can go to worship you in the fellowship of other believers with the ability to serve beyond what we can do on our own with the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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