“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/The Holy Spirit Comes At Pentecost

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“The Holy Spirit Comes At Pentecost”, Acts 2:1) And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  2) And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.   Acts 4:31.  3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them.  4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.   5) And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation, under heaven.  6) Now when this was noised  abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.   7) And hey were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?   8) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?  9) Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,  1Peter 1:1.  10) Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,  Exodus 12:48; Isaiah 56;6.  11) Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.  12) And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?  13) Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Nelson’s Compact Commentary – v1 Pentecost was one of three major Jewish festivals; the other two are the Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles.  Pentecost fell on the fifth day after the Sabbath of the Passover.   During the harvest celebration the Jews brought to God the firstfruits of their harvest in thanksgiving, expecting that God would give the rest of the harvest as His Blessing.  This particular day of Pentecost was the day of firstfruits of Christ’s Church, the beginning of the great harvest of souls who come to know Christ and be joined together through the work of the Holy Spirit.  they were all ….in one place:  the place may have been part of the temple.   v2 A sound like a mighty rushing wind was needed to attract the multitudes to the small gathering of Apostles and Disciples.  v3 there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire:  after the great crowd gathering sound of v2 came the visual manifestation of God.  Fire indicated the presence of God.  v4 The word translated tongues here is the normal Greek word for languages.  The Day of Pentecost was a pilgrimage event,  People who lived outside of Israel traveled to Jerusalem for the entire fifty day celebration.   v5-11 everyone heard them speak in his own language:  the visitors were astonished because they knew that this was most unlikely unless the speakers had come from their land.This was a sign from Heaven a supernatural event. v12, 13 The Hellenists, a Greek speaking Jew (6:1), who were from various parts of the world understood the dialects in which the Apostles spoke and consequently viewed the event as miraculous. On the other hand, those mentioned in v13 were Judeans and did not understand the foreign language the Apostles were speaking. They concluded the Apostles were drunk and speaking gibberish.
More to come and God Bless You.

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