Feast of Pentecost

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The Feast of Pentecost points to the following: 1) the time when Christ will pour the Holy Spirit upon his saints to prepare them for his coming during the last days; and
2) the gathering together of the 144,000, a group of saints that are deemed the “first fruit” of God’s harvest or his people.

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Feast of Pentecost

  1. 1. Penteco!The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit & the Harvest of the First Fruit
  2. 2. What Is Pentecost?A holy feast that is celebrated during the third month ofSivan, 50 days AFTER the PassoverSivan falls within the secular months of May and JunePentecost is also referred to as the Feast of Harvest, Feast ofWeeks or the Feast of the First FruitsThe Feast of Pentecost points to the following: The time when Christ will pour the Holy Spirit upon his saints to prepare them for his coming during the last days The gathering together of the 144,000, a group of saints that are deemed the “first fruit” of God’s harvest or his people ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. History Reveals...The children of Israel were commanded to bringa sheaf of the first fruits of their harvest to thepriest, to be held until the first day of the weekThe priest would then wave the sheaf before theLord so that he would accept them and blessthem, which enabled them to officially begintheir harvestExactly 50 days after, on the Feast of Harvest,each family would bake 2 loaves of leavenedbread with the flour of the first fruits and bringthem to the priests to be offered and wavedbefore the Lord ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. History Reveals...Christ died on the Passover and ascended to HisFather’s throne on the first day of the weekHe was seen of the apostles over a period of fortydaysAfter the 40 days were over, prior to ascending tothe throne again, Christ instructed the apostlesthat they were to remain in Jerusalem becausethey were going to be baptized with the HolySpirit ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Pentecost with the ApostlesWhen the Pentecost arrived, the Holy Spirit fell onthe apostles, giving them great faith, strength and thepower to perform miraclesThey also had the ability to preach the gospel in alllanguagesAfter the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, it beganto fall on others, causing them to repent and bebaptizedThe Pentecost during the time of the apostles ishighly prophetic, pointing to events that will occur inthe last days ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Symbols of Pentecost Key Symbols Spiritual MeaningThe first fruit of the harvest that Israel was Represents our best effort that we bestowrequired to offer unto the Lord for the Lord as well as the 144,000, which is a special group of saints2 loaves of leavened bread baked with the Represents the 144,000 that are divided intoflour from the first fruit of their harvest two groups of people (see class “The First Fruit”) Represents the power of the Holy SpiritLeavening that Israel was instructed to use that causes the word of God to grow,when making the bread increase & change people in a manner that a small amt. of leavening will do to bread Represents Jesus Christ who will offer us toPriests that offered the loaves God the Father ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Spiritual SignificanceAs mentioned earlier, before Israel could begintheir harvest they were required to wave a sheaf ofthe first fruits before God so that he would acceptthem, hence the name Feast of the First FruitsSpiritually, our first fruits represent our best effortHow do we showcase our best effort?...by obeyingGod’s entire law, performing spiritual works andbeing willing to make sacrifices so that Godremains first within our lives ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Spiritual SignificanceThe first fruit of the harvest not onlyrepresents our best efforts but a specialgroup of saints called the 144,000 (See classon “First Fruit”)During the time of harvest, the Lord willfirst BEGIN with the 144,000, pouring outhis Holy Spirit upon them to prepare themfor salvationWhen Pentecost is referred to as the Feastof Harvest, keep in mind that thisspecifically references the first fruit harvestor the gathering together of the 144,000 ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Spiritual SignificanceWe place special emphasis on the HolySpirit during the Feast of Pentecost (See“Who Is the Holy Spirit”)The outpouring of the Holy Spirit will occurin the last days and will change God’speople on a spiritual and physical level(See the “Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”)This outpouring will NOT be a singularevent ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Spiritual SignificanceThe Holy Spirit will FIRST be poured upon the144,000 just as it first came upon the apostlesBut this time the Holy Spirit will not only change theirhearts and minds....it will also change their bodies toimmortalAfter the 144,000 has been changed the Holy Spirit willthen be poured out upon the rest of God’s people ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. When Do We Celebrate Pentecost? To calculate the Day of Pentecost begin with Passover Within every week of Passover is the seventh day Sabbath We begin counting the “morrow after Sabbath,” which is Sunday Sunday is day number 1 Count 50 days The 50th day will again be Sunday This 50th day is Pentecost Note: you may also count 7 weeks with week 1 starting after the seventh day Sabbath within the week of Passover, hence the name Feast of Weeks This year Pentecost occurs on May 27, 2012 ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. How Do We Celebrate Pentecost?Pentecost, like every feast day, is a holy convocationThis necessitates two holy days in a row, the seventh day Sabbathpreceding Pentecost as well as the actual feast day that occurs onSundayWe decorate our church with the colors of fire including red, yellowand orange to symbolize the Holy SpiritOur ceremony includes songs of praise, prayer ceremony, handwashing & communion, testimonies & a wave loaf ceremonyDuring the wave loaf ceremony each family in our church presents2 leavened loaves that are to be waved by the minister with a prayerand blessing for each family ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Special Thanks To...This presentation was based on the class written by Evelyn Pointer entitled.... “Pentecost” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Please Review the Following Scriptures Leviticus 23: 10-21 Joel 2: 23-32 Deuteronomy 16: 9-12 Isaiah Ch. 35 Revelation 7: 3-8 Isaiah 44: 1-5 Revelation 14: 1-4 Jeremiah 31: 31-34 ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Questions? For questions regarding thispresentation please contact us via email at info@householdofisrael.org or by phone at 219.949.9308 Feel free to visit our website @ www.householdofisrael.org ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved

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