Pentecost: One of the most profound events in the Bible, yet dramatic in a sense, which altered the course of history and drastically touched and repositioned human race for change and victory is the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy.
There has never risen an event after the death and Resurrection of Christ as important as the manifestation of the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Since the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit has remained on earth as the most important personality in the universe.
From the days of Moses, the Jewish people have been celebrating the feast of Harvest (Pentecost), without having the full knowledge of what God has intended do with it in time to come. It was on that feast day, after the death and resurrection of Jesus, that the blast of God’s presence; like a mighty rushing wind with a great sound, penetrated the earth’s atmosphere and moved directly to Jerusalem. It shook the city and filled the upper room where 120 disciples were in prayer, and had been waiting for about 10 days from the ascension of Jesus to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and upon each of them, sat a clear sign of God’s trademark and holy emblem, the Fire of God.
Since the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit has remained on earth as the most important personality. More importantly, the currents of God’s Holy presence, has been lingering and brooding on the face of the earth for divine purposes. Like a great river or mighty wind of tornadoes or blazing torches of liquid fire as the case maybe, He is there doing something.
In the beginning, the earth was without form and void and the Spirit of God hovered and incubated the face of the deep. The Spirit of God is doing the same right now.
Those who recognize that God, through the Holy Spirit has taken resident on earth will be able to tap into the limit-less grace and the glory of God.
The scripture declares that the whole earth shall be be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God (Habackuk 2:14). That prayer and declaration has already happened and yet many are still eluded to this fact. This Truth has been hidden from the wise of this world, who are constantly beholding the darkness.
When darkness shall increase even then the glory of God will increase much more.
The prophet Isaiah said ”See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”
It appears to many that the darkness in this world is more than the light. This is untrue, the glory of God is ever increasing, even right now as you’re reading.
What do we do then? Change our focus.
Start beholding His glory by looking unto Jesus Christ, the author and finisher, the alpha and omega, the one who gave eyes to the blind. He will give us sight and insight to see the reality.
Remember, it was not only the incubation on the face of the deep that brought about the creation of the earth, something else happened. About nine (9) times as recorded in the book of Genesis, ”God said”. He spoke the creation into being. The word of God and the brooding power of the Holy Spirit came together to bring about the creation.
From the days of the fall of Adam until now, the creation has been in subjection and groaning with pains as a woman in labour crying out for deliverance, which should be administered by the sons of God.
The Holy Spirit is doing His part, incubating the earth for a great move of God that will change and transform our society, whose moral fabric through years has degenerated and degraded by the mere presence of the evil one, whose presence alone is poisonous and imminent to the very air we breathe.
The Fire of God is spreading, the wind of the Spirit is blowing, the glory of His presence is coming down. It’s real and you need to get hold of it.
Most importantly, the Holy Spirit has taken resident in hearts of many. There are approximately 584 million Spirit filled Christians according to statistics from pew research center as of 2011, which includes Charismatics and pentecostals. And this is about 8.5 percent of the world’s population.
What happened in the upper room, at the day of Pentecost is ongoing. A mighty generation of Spirit filled armies, carrying the seal of God on their foreheads are rising up and taking all of creation back to the creator. This is worth celebrating.
Our part is to rise up in the Holy Spirit and begin to speak the word of God. The combination of both the word and Spirit will bring about deliverance of the creation as God has purposed. The transformation has already begun, even as far as the days of the apostles of the early Christian Church.
The Fire of God is spreading, the wind of the Spirit is blowing, the glory of His presence is coming down.
It’s real and you need to get hold of it.