It was on the 50th day after Jesus was offered as the Passover Lamb that Pentecost was celebrated. Jesus waited until this specific time to pour out the Holy Spirit on His Church. It was this amazing power which came upon every person who had professed their faith in Jesus as their Messiah, which gave each believer the ability to live the life that Jesus had called them to.
Acts 1:5 “for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…”
The mark of one who is truly saved is the Holy Spirit living within. Without the Holy Spirit, there is no salvation, there is no power, no spiritual life, no eternal life.
Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
The Holy Spirit enables us to do things which are otherwise impossible for us to achieve. We can boldly stand before people and tell them about the wonderful things which Jesus has done in our life and have that message empowered by the Holy Spirit. When the Spirit is behind the words and actions of our life, what we say and do has amazing results in the lives of the people whom we come in contact with. Continue reading “How Peter Knew the Birth of Jesus Church Was a Fulfillment of Prophecy”
Jesus said that “No man knows the day or the hour,” of His return. He also scolded the Pharisees for not recognizing the “Times and Seasons,” of their “visitation” by the Messiah. Although we do not know the precise day that Jesus will come again for His church, we can know the times and seasons when His return is near. The most likely time of the year when the Lord will return, is during the Feast of Trumpets, that takes places during September-October of each year.
Jesus made certain that He fulfilled each of the first four Feasts of Israel, on the precise day, and in the specific way, that they should be fulfilled—during His first arrival on earth. It is for certain that He will return for His church, during the fifth Feast; Rosh Hashanah, the “Feast of Trumpets.”
One of the clearest indications of Jesus identity as the true Messiah, was His ability to fulfill every prophecy of the Old Testament–with precision. There are seven Feasts of the Lord which Israel was commanded to observe–forever. This defines the purpose of these seven Feasts as far more significant than simply days to observe a remembrance of God. When Jesus arrived on the earth, He made a special point of inserting Himself into each of these Feasts–thereby defining what their true purpose was. By His death and resurrection, return for the church, and appearance on the earth for a second time–Jesus will reveal to the world the true significance that God had originally intended for these important events.
Continue reading “The Prophetic Fulfillment of the Seven Feasts of Israel by Jesus”