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Pentecost.

Power and Fire.

Ten days after Jesus has ascended back into heaven, the Holy Spirit/Ghost was poured out on the disciples and followers of Jesus as promised in the Temple are of Jerusalem. Act 2, Joel 2:28-32.

This power from God the Father was to empower believers from there on to be strong and have the ability to preach, serve and share the Gospel message. Paraclete, comforter, one who comes beside in the believers hour of need. As we see when we read the book of Act’s, the believers were severely persecuted for their faith. Act 4:13-31.

From early Church history we know that thousands of Christians died at the hands of the Roman empire. Many went to the lions without fear. Ephesians 6:10-17, Colossians 1:10-12,

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Pentecost (50-Days). Part-One.

Jesus has now returned to heaven. Acts 1:8. and the promised Holy Spirit/Ghost is about to be poured out on the Disciples and followers of Jesus in the Temple courts in Jerusalem, Roman occupied Israel. John 7:39, John 14:16-17, 26, John 15:26, John 16:7.

The Holy Spirit/Ghost comes like a rushing wind and tongues of fire are seen falling on these men from Galilee. The Temple is full of Jews from all over the known world of the day, who have come to Jerusalem to celebrate the first harvest festival. Acts 2:1-17.

The prophecy of Joel is also fulfilled. Joel 2:28-32, Acts 2:17-21.

But this is now the beginnings of a new dispensation of the Way, the new congregation, which will later be known as the Church. The Holy Spirit/Ghost, Parakletos, comforter is only to be given to those who come to a personal faith in Jesus as the Son of God, crucified, resurrected from the dead and one day will return for them at the end of the age.

But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Joel 2:32.

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