Tena koutou, and greetings church family.
I woke up this morning talking to Jesus about my day. I started by asking the Holy Spirit to guide me and help me to honour Jesus in my life.
What does that mean to “honour Jesus in my life”. Well the song “Salvation Belongs to Our God” was the start followed by a bible study meeting with other believers talking about God and the salvation we have received by His grace, mercy and Love.
The lyrics of the song speak about what it means for me to honour Jesus today and beyond:
This week we will be celebrating the birth of the Church known as ‘Pentecost’. Pentecost is significant in both the Old and New Testaments.
Pentecost is actually the Greek name for a festival known in the Old Testament as the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23:15; Deuteronomy 16:9). Pentecost signals the beginning of the church age. The actual event of Pentecost is recorded in Acts 2:1–3.
1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues a as the Spirit enabled them.
Jesus had told the disciples before he ascended to wait for the Spirit and gave them the great commandment “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mathew 28:19)
At Pentecost, the disciples witnessed the birth of the New Testament church in the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell all believers. What a celebration this was! Now they were empowered to fulfill his great commandment and thousands were saved.
Thought to ponder: What does that commandment mean for us who belong to the church family?