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THE PROMISE OF PENTECOST Acts 2:1-4; 12-18; 37-39.
Passover in 2012 will start on Saturday, the 7th of April and will continue for 7 days until Friday, the 13th of April.Note that in the Jewish calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Passover on the sunset of Friday, the 6th of April
This Sunday on the Religious Calendar is Pentecost Sunday!!! What in the world is Pentecost??? The word “ Pentecost” designates the 50th day after Passover, which was a Feast Day. Also known as the Feast of Weeks or Feast of Harvest. It was on this day, in the Book of Acts, that the Holy Spirit was poured out on 120 Followers of Christ who were gathered in an Upper Room in Jerusalem. It was on this day that the Church was born, in a burst of flames and Glory. This is a day that ought to be never forgotten. You see, it is said that The Average Christian And the Average Church are Somewhere Bogged Down Between Calvary and Pentecost. Yes. They have been to Calvary for Pardon, but they Have Not Been to Pentecost For Power. Bethlehem means God With Us. Calvary means God For Us. But Pentecost means God In Us. Now, Those statements will transform your understanding of the person and the work of the Holy Ghost. I believe that the average Christian is much like the Ephesians believers when the Apostle Paul came to them in Acts 19:2 and said to them - Did You Receive The Holy Ghost When You Believed? They Replied that they didn’t even know that there was a Holy Ghost. Many Christians do not understand the role of the Holy Spirit and they have not appropriated the power of the Holy Spirit in their own personal life. I believe that the churches today are Fat and Out Of Breath Through Prosperity. The church around us seems to be muscle-bound through over-organization. But what we Need Today Is Again - The Wind And The Flame Of...

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