Another aspect of the Day of Pentecost is the miraculous speaking in foreign tongues which enabled people from various language groups to understand the message of the apostles. In addition is the bold and incisive preaching of Peter to a Jewish audience.
Pentecost was an initial harvest feast, where the Jews were to offer to the Lord the first fruits of the new grain. Among other rituals, they were to wave before the Lord two loaves of wheat bread, made with leaven (Lev. 23:15-21). This picture came to fulfillment in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.
The Day of Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter in Western branches of Christianity. Church services on this day are marked by red robes and banners signifying the fiery winds of the Holy Spirit. Red flowers may adorn alters and other areas. In Eastern branches of Christianity, the Day of Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts.
Pentecost is a precursor and promise of the ultimate Jubilee. The fiftieth day was when the nation of Israel agreed to the torah and a conditional (bilateral) Covenant of material blessings was ratified in blood (Exodus 24:6-8).
Finally, Joel’s prophecy fulfilled on that day too. For on the Day of Pentecost, “all flesh” received an outpouring of the baptism with the Holy Ghost for the first time. Before that day, if you were not kings, or prophets, or priests you wouldn’t have had the Spirit of the Lord come on you as King David, Samuel, or Moses did.
Today, we recognize this day as Pentecost, which is the Greek name for it. It is a Holy Day and is described in Leviticus 23:15-22 Leviticus 23:15-22 15 And you shall count to you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; ...
Pentecost may also refer to the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost Sunday inclusive of both. Because Easter itself has no fixed date, this makes Pentecost a moveable feast. While Eastern Christianity treats Pentecost as the last day of Easter in its liturgies, in the Roman liturgy it is usually a separate feast.
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The Bible exposition of Be Saved! on Acts 2:14-40 shows the power of the Spirit of God as the birth of the new church era and why three thousand people came to know the Lord on one day. The Explanation of Pentecost is part 1 of 3 (excluding the podcast) on Acts 2:14-21 which focuses on the meaning and implications of Pentecost on the year Jesus died.
The Karaites explained the shabbath of Leviticus 23:15 as pointing to the Sabbath of the paschal week and therefore always celebrated Pentecost on Sunday. But it is very uncertain whether the custom existed in Christ's day, and moreover it would be impossible to prove that the disciples followed this custom, if it could be proved to have ...