Dr. Gregg Strawbridge - Pentecost and the Still Small Voice


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The Holy Spirit's power is like a controlled explosion; sometimes the Spirit works in the still small voice (1Kgs 19:12).

The Story of Pentecost - The background story of Acts 2 is the Feast of Weeks in Ex. 34:22: “You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year” (cf. Num. 28:26; Dt. 16:10, 16). It was 50 days after Passover, hence the Greek name, “pentecost” (50). It is also called “first fruits” in Num. 28:26. Pentecost became the celebrated anniversary of the giving of the Law by God to Moses at Mt. Sinai.
The Significance of Pentecost - From Pentecost to the consummation of the kingdom, the gospel advances with the power to undo the confusion of the nations at Babel by the Spirit's power through the one-Word gospel. The significance of Pentecost is seen in many facets of our faith outlined as follows:

P - Power of the Holy Spirit - empowering 120 disciples to change the world (Acts 2:1).
E - Evidences or Fruit of the Spirit in our lives (Gal. 5:22-23).
N - Nations discipled by the gospel (Acts 1:8; 2:9, Rev. 5:9).
T - Temple of God is Jesus body, the true and final temple (1 Pet. 2:5, Rev. 21:3).
E - Epiphany/Manifestation (1Co 12:7) of the Spirit in Spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12; Eph. 4; 1 Pt. 4).

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