Read: Acts 2:1-4
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come… they we’re all filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1, 4).
The Fourth Great Day
“Almost everyone is acquainted with three of Christianity’s great days: Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. But Christianity has four. The fourth is Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit was given to the Church, and through the Church to the world.
“What is the promise of Pentecost for the ordinary man of today? Simply that the redeeming power of Jesus Christ is available right now, in both the forgiveness of his sins and the sanctification of his nature.
“It means that no man needs to feel alone. In his heart can dwell constantly a divine Friend who is quite capable of giving power in temptation, solutions to problems, joy in spite of the buffetings of life.
“It means that no life need be barren or aimless. There is a plan for everyone; and the Holy Spirit is able to lead us every day toward the fulfillment of that design.
“It means that the struggle for righteousness need not be futile and hopeless. A power for goodness may be ours. The Holy Spirit can break the chains of our vices. He can cleanse us from our pollutions. He can wash away our bitterness. He can take away our hardness. He can turn us upward toward God, and outward toward people, and forward toward the future. He can make it as natural to live joyously in the realm of the Spirit as before it was natural to live in the realm of the flesh.
“Pentecost is our need. Pentecost the Church must have. Pentecost is ours for the asking. Do we dare enter into this great adventure?” (Richard S. Taylor)
Prayer Far Today
Our Father, save us from having a form of godliness, while denying the power thereof; may we tarry for a new baptism with Thy Spirit, that we may be equipped for the demands of our day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.