When Pentecost Fully Comes
We are at a crossroad…
Romans 11:22 says “Therefore
consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but
toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also
will be cut off.”
context of this scripture speaks of the eventually grafting in of Israel back
into the Lord’s tree of life; the picture of the Father’s goodness and severity
is repeated throughout His word, and again: we are at a crossroad.
study of scripture and the diligent pursuit of the truth concerning what
happened to the church immediately following the book of Acts*
I have by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ had revealed to me the meaning
behind the words recorded in Acts 2:1
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they
were all with one accord in one place.”
At this time
there existed within the Jewish faith over twenty sects, and with this reality
came much disagreement concerning when the day of Pentecost actually was. This
is why the scripture says “When
the Day of Pentecost had fully
The reason I
have not released this until today is the incredible struggle surrounding
accurately laying out the conclusion I reached through the scriptures as I was
led by the Holy Spirit. Quite honestly the scriptural and historical
dynamics involved in proving what the Lord has spoken would require a
book to weave together the various arguments for WHEN Pentecost should be
celebrated. To go down this path of discovery and document what I
have learned is far beyond the scope of what I am sharing here. The
immediacy of the message towards the end of this release leaves no time for an
exhaustive review of this topic.
Instead; without in
anyway endorsing or refuting the practices and doctrines of the Eastern Orthodox
Church; let me just make this historical observation. When
the division between what became the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman
Catholic Church occurred; the counsel of Nicea that was held in 325 A.D.; began constructing a framework that
rebuilt the wall of separation mentioned by Paul in Ephesians 2:14.
This wall of separation was designed to again divide Jew from Gentile.
of separation also brought a greater divide in the practices of the Eastern and
Western Church as certain aspects of the Eastern Orthodox Church continued to
draw from the Jewish roots of their faith. In part; this division between East
and West can be seen in the determination of when to observe various holy days.
practices and doctrine of both the east and west have strayed significantly from
the “faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3b); the
Eastern Church was initially more closely aligned with the church in Antioch
and was heavily influenced by Messianic Jews of the first century. They kept
what I believe was the most accurate calendar; knowing the true day of First
Fruits as a result of being witnesses of the resurrection of Christ… the first
fruits of the resurrection from the dead. This first century community of Messianic Jews
(the church) also
had first hand knowledge of the day of Pentecost as they witnessed the giving of
the Holy Spirit to the church.
which had “fully come” is what I am
writing about today. According to the method used for determining the actual
day of Pentecost or as the Jews call it “The Counting of the Omer” this is a
fixed date beginning on the 15th of Nisan and ending on Sivan 6…
This method of determining the day of Pentecost is practiced today by Messianic and Orthodox Jews worldwide
with that date this year being June 13, 2005.
While I am
in close relationship with a number of Messianic Jews, and have been for years; I
disagree with their reckoning of this date as I see it more as an attempt by our
Messianic brothers to be recognized and flow in unity with the broken off branch of Judaism. In this attempt they seek to be seen by Jews as
being part of a greater Jewish community for the purpose of opening a door for
is admirable and even necessary to “become all things to
all men” it is in some ways a point of confusion for the church.
Rather than become contentious with Jews who are not born again; I believe our
Messianic Jewish brethren have set aside this disagreement in order that
lost Jews might be saved. The point that need to be highlighted here
is that the Modern Messianic Jews do in fact take a different stance than the
first century Messianic community concerning the issue of WHEN the day of
Pentecost actually is.
And while I do
not want to be contentious with others in bring this forth; if you will receive
it… according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar that was birthed at Antioch and
which I believe follows closely the instructions given in Leviticus 23 for the
“counting of the Omer” the day when Pentecost will
“fully come” THIS YEAR is this
Sunday… June 19th 2005… which is also FATHER’S DAY.
As I have been
praying about sharing this; strangely enough the confirmation came today as I
was reading an article about the Brownsville revival in Pensacola Florida that
also began TEN years ago on FATHER’S DAY as well. As TEN is the number that
speaks of completion; I felt this was the confirmation I was looking for.
The Severity of God
– At the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai; which is celebrated by the Jews as the
first Shavout (or Pentecost); “about three thousand men of
the people fell that day” (Exodus
The Goodness of God
– At the giving of the Spirit when the day of Pentecost had
“fully come”… “about
three thousand souls were added to them.”
I believe the
Lord has been speaking to me saying that this Pentecost will begin a much more
intense separation from the world among the Remnant of the Lord’s people as they
experience in greater and greater measures; the goodness of God.
if you have truly been preparing your heart and you have fully given yourself to
the purposes of the Lord and have embraced the dealings of the Holy Spirit in
your life up to this point; then you are about to
receive Power as the Spirit of God is released more fully this Pentecost.
ministries are about to manifest as the more rare gifts of the Holy Spirit are
about to be released among those who have prepared their hearts; greater
measures of faith, gifts of healings, and gifts of miracles. Keep in
mind that while this will be a widespread release of His power; the governing of
the Holy Spirit will determine how this will manifest.
"But one and the same Spirit works all these things,
distributing to each one individually as He
wills." (1Corinthians 12:11)
As the goodness
of God is about to overtake your life like never before as you have drawn near
to God; even so those who have resisted the Lord are about to experience the
severity of God in their lives like never before; as THE FATHER WILL HAVE A
HARVEST and the increasing fire of His judgments and the increasing frequency of
calamities in the earth will be for this purpose.
if your church has not been preparing for the release of these things, then this
refreshing will not be evident or widespread in your congregation. In
these cases you may find one, possible two that have been endued with a greater
authority to bring a witness to those congregations who were not prepared.
They will not be there long if their witness is not received. The
activation and acceleration of Matthew 10:14-22 will now begin to be fully
realized. These things must occur as the wheat and tares... as the sheep
and goats... and as the Holy and profane must now be separated.
A few years ago
the Lord gave pastor Cho of South Korea a word which said the revival that began
in Brownsville Assembly was going to manifest next in _______. The reason I
leave this blank is that I have heard so many variations of this prophetic word
as to WHERE the next move of God will occur
that I now believe the next manifestation of this revival is about to break out
every where that there is a people who have been seeking the face of God;
worshipping in Spirit and in Truth, and everywhere that His people have drawn
near to Him… While I do have first hand knowledge of a couple of places where
the anointing and refreshing of God is increasing already; sharing WHERE these
things are beginning to occur is not necessary. These things are coming to
your congregation IF YOU HAVE BEEN PREPARING YOUR HEARTS...
We are now
seeing only the beginning of the manifestation of the following scripture:
"Then the earth shook and
The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,
Because He was angry.
Smoke went up from His nostrils,
And devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With darkness under His feet.
And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
He flew upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness His secret place;
His canopy around Him was dark waters
And thick clouds of the skies.
From the brightness before Him,
His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire." (Psalm
To those who have
been crying out with their whole heart...
is about to bow the heavens and come down on your behalf.
This is an increase of His government in the earth. It is a quickening of
the two-edged Sword of the Spirit...
It is a greater measure of the goodness and
severity of God...
“In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”
bondservant of Jesus Christ
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