"Pentecost" means "fifty" in Greek. It refers to the Jewish festival known as the Feast of Weeks, which takes place 50 days after the Passover.
Jesus was crucified on the day of Passover. Three days later He rose from the dead. After that He spent 40 days with the disciples before ascending to heaven.
Luke 24:49 “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
After the Ascension of Christ, the disciples waited for about 10 days. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon them as Jesus promised.
They were transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, and they went out and transformed the world.
Pentecost is not just an event of the past, but an encounter for the present.
The power of Pentecost is for today, the help of the Holy Spirit is for your everyday life!
We desperately need the Holy Spirit because we are weak and helpless.
Without the Holy Spirit, we arespiritually dead, emotionally broken, physically weaken, morally bankrupt, and socially corrupt.
John 14:16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”
"Helper" means "called alongside to help."
Do you need help? Do you want help? The Holy Spirit is your Divine Helper!
7 Ways the Holy Spirit Helps You:
1. He Saves You
The Holy Spirit saves you by convicting you of sins, regenerating you and living in you.
2. He Liberates You
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
3. He Sanctifies You
Romans 8:13-14 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
4. He Strengthens You
Ephesians 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man
5. He Teaches You
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
6. He Guides You
John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”
7. He Empowers You
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit is a precious gift from the heavenly Father to His children.
Luke 11:11-13 “Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a
snake instead of a fish, will he? 12 Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
Come, let us receive the gift of the Father!