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WHAT IS PENTECOST

 


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The gospel message of Pentecost was first declared in Jerusalem on the Jewish Feast Day of Pentecost in 33 A.D. The first century church received the Holy Ghost with the sign of speaking in tongues, and practiced water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The name Pentecost denotes the day in biblical history when people first received the Holy Ghost, and today on Pentecost Sunday, Christians celebrate this biblical event as well as the continuing experience in people's lives.

All over the World, Apostolic Churches will be inviting all believers to join us on this Day of Pentecost to celebrate over 1960 years of people receiving this great spiritual experience. Special revival services and crusades will be conducted in many Apostolic churches. Many Apostolic congregations throughout the world America will unite for services in churches, stadiums, coliseums, and civic centers to witness a modern-day outpouring of the gift of the Holy Ghost.

After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples to return to Jerusalem and remain there until they were "endued with power from on high." He told them, "Ye shall receive the Holy Ghost not many days hence." With the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, the church began fulfilling the prophesies of Isaiah, Joel, Jeremiah, Amos, and others. Jesus Christ Himself said, "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you for ever" John 14:16), and "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" John 14:18). Before His ascension He told them, "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name... they shall speak with new tongues" (Mark 16:17).

The disciples continued with one accord in prayer until the day of Pentecost was fully come, when the Holy Ghost descended upon them as "a rushing, mighty wind", and they were all baptized in the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." "When this was noised aboard the multitude came together and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, behold are not all those who speak Galileans, and how hear we every man in our own tongue wherein we were born?"

And they were in doubt, saying one to another, what meaneth this? Others, mocking, said these men are full of new wine." "But Peter, standing up", preached unto them Jesus Christ crucified, buried and resurrected. He laid to their charge the guilt of his death, and "when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." And they that gladly received his word were baptized. And the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Acts 2.).

The writer of Acts reported this Pentecostal experience happening later among Samaritans in Samaria, among Gentiles in Caesarea, to Paul on the road to Damascus, and to Jewish disciples of John the Baptist in Ephesus. Moreover, the apostles defined these experiences to be the same as theirs: "The Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning" (Acts 11:l5). Later Jude exhorted Christians to "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" Jude 3).Because of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost and subsequent Apostolic references identifying the same experience on other dates and among different people, the Holy Ghost infilling has been referred to as the "Pentecostal Experience."

The Christ Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith invites all who would like to see people receive the Holy Ghost, or who may desire to receive the Holy Ghost themselves, to attend the nearest Apostolic or Pentecostal Church and experience the celebration of Pentecost every Sunday.

Experience Holy Ghost Power on Pentecost!
Jesus is Lord! Amen! Hallelujah! Glory! Maranatha!

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