35 Days until Pentecost

A time of waiting

For those who are not sure what Pentecost is about this is a definition from biblestudytools.com-

What does the Bible say about the topic of pentecost?

Pentecost was a Jewish festival that happened during the Feast of First Fruits. Happening 50 days after Passover, which celebrated Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, Pentecost was a time to celebrate the initial harvest feast. Israel gathered together to offer the Lord two loaves of wheat bread made from firstfruits of the grain. In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit comes to the apostles to fulfill Jesus’s words that they would receive power from the Holy Spirit to glorify God’s name to all nations. As a result, we, the church and body of Christ, are called to bear witness to all nations through the power of the Holy Spirit to glorify the name of God!

Back to the Book of Acts- Jesus was giving the apostles instruction to wait for the gift He promised them.

Acts 1:6-11

6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restorethe kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (www.biblegateway.com)

During this time of self isolation are you worrying about things that cannot be changed or are you thinking about your relationship with God? Jesus came into this world to save you from eternal death and to give you new life with Him, an eternal one in Heaven.

Something to take seriously, Jesus will come again, but only God knows when that will be. Are you ready to meet your savior?

Shalom

Nancy

The Christian Writer

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