The celebration of Pentecost today is the event of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into the lives of mankind. But it had been a celebration long before that and had ties to the very idea of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. In Exodus it lets us know that the Feast of Pentecost was a celebration of the first of the wheat harvest with the given of the first fruits of that harvest to God in expectation and trust of what God would give or supply. Jesus is called the First Fruits by Paul when speaking of His death and resurrection leading the way for us to enjoy the everlasting life that we are supplied with by God.
Tuesday - Unity - Acts 4:31-32
Just as in the times of old the Israelites gathered together for this celebration of Pentecost in praise to God. In Acts 2 we see how that as the people had gathered in to renew their celebration of first fruits, the disciples and followers of Jesus had gathered in a ten-day prayer meeting that resulted in their coming to a place a unity of heart and mind, desiring only that promise of God given through Jesus of the Comforter, the Counselor, the Spirit of God (Christ) that would not only visit upon them but would be in them. This unity kept them focus as a whole, the church, in devotion and fellowship with God and man.
Wednesday - Spiritual Power - Acts 1:8 On the day of Pentecost there was the sound of a rushing mighty wind. This was symbolic of the power that was going to be placed in the apostles and disciples, believer's in Christ that would be willing to do the will of God for the rest of their lives. The disciples had been given power before when Jesus had sent them out two by two in order to extend His ministry to the towns and villages that He may not get to. But, now those who would receive the
Holy Spirit would have at their disposal the power of Christ to do the will of Him who sends even us today.
Thursday - Fire - Luke 3:15-16
Remember when John was preaching to the people to repent? When asked if he was the Christ, John gave them the answer that he baptized with water unto repentance to make the way ready for there was One who was coming after him would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Fire was a symbol carried over from the Old Testament that signified Divine Presence and Power to purify, renew, make solid. The coming of the Floly Spirit was to do all of that and more for us. That was the promise of Jesus; that He would go and ask the Father to send the Holy Spirit. Friday - Spirit-filled - Acts 2:4; 4:8 The amazing and wondrous happenings that took place within the Church from Pentecost on have been through the power of the Holy Spirit coming and enabling the will of God to be fulfilled. This power came only by the infilling of the Holy Spirit. It was not something that men can do on their own or duplicate. God caused men to be spirit-filled for the purpose of accomplishing His master plan and those who surrender to Him will be Spirit-filled. It gives a power, boldness, and clarity of thought to those who ministry in the Name of Jesus.
Saturday - God's Works - Psalm 139:14
Throughout the Psalms especially here we are reminded that we are the work of God's hands but that we are not the only work. All things, things too many to count or speak of, are the work of God. He is the Creator and by faith we understand the power of what God wants to accomplish and will, by just the word that He speaks. The outpouring of the Holy spirit is just one part of the work of God that He had planned to empower His people to live holy lives as He had planned for Israel to do. Now it can be accomplish by the saving, sanctifying, keeping power of the Holy Spirit living in us. Let us so walk in the Spirit given!