02/06/2020 pastor Paul Armand
This year, Shavuot will begin for Jews on Thursday, but Christian Pentecost will be on Sunday. The reason is the difference between the calendars. Although at the time of the Acts it was the same day as the feast of Shavuot.
Pentecost – the most wonderful holiday. It is one of the three festivals of the Bible when the Jews had to go up to the temple in Jerusalem. It is also known as the Feast of Harvest, the sacred gift of the Torah, King David was born that day. The book of Ruth is read in many synagogues because she embraced Judaism wholeheartedly, and Ruth and Boaz were the grandparents of King David.
And it was at that time 2000 years ago when Holy Spirit intervened in the last – third scene of world history, which will culminate in the return of the Messiah! At that time, God put the power of HS at our disposal and it is wonderful! And on that day, 120 were baptized with the Holy Spirit, and 100% spoke all “other tongues”. On this day, God also gave us the work we have to do so far.
Acts 2: 1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was now accomplishing, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it fell upon them one by one. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Throughout the history of the world, God has intervened in human affairs mainly through people on earth. The prophets, the Son of Man, the apostles, and you. But soon, at the end of the book of Revelation, the King of Kings will personally intervene with his millions of angels, radically changing the world order. And this is exactly the kind of intervention that the Jews wanted to happen 2000 years ago when they were under Roman rule.
Jn 1: 14,15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of them, saying, Behold, the Lord shall come to judge all men with his holy tens of thousands, and to punish all the wicked for all their ungodly deeds which they have done in wickedness, and for all for the words which the ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
The press would call it an ‘alien war’, an ‘UFO attack’, an outward invasion of civilization, etc … But in reality, these millions are believers in their glorious resurrection bodies. And Jesus himself, returning triumphantly on the white horse, destroys the antichrist and the false prophet. He, the King of Kings, will rule in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.
Revelation 20: 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they become priests of God and Christ and reign with him for 1,000 years.
What’s going on right now?
The world is still confused about tomorrow. But as the proverb says ‘only a grave heals a humpbacked’. Why? Turkish President Erdogan announced that the Temple Mount is a red line for Muslims.
Palestinian terrorists continue their killings and shootings! Police continues to catch drunk drivers behind the wheel. Drug trafficking continues and prices have risen due to quarantine. People continue to have fun, ignoring God’s warnings!
The prominent Jewish rabbi (Knessin) claims that the corona crisis is nearing the return of the Messiah. Many people no longer rely on medicine because there is no special help in this situation and they have begun to delve into the Torah more and more. Various Internet polls claim that the turn to God increased exponentially in March and April. In other words, people began to pray and seek help from the Most High.
A little bit of Jewish theology.
According to Jewish theology, satan is an angel, or servant, and his job is to entice the Jews to (1) sin, (2) accuse the Jews, and (3) bring death to them. Sounds familiar?
They also claim that when the Messiah appears, satan loses his job. Why? Because all his activities throughout human history are directed against the appearance of the Messiah.
Therefore, the fake antichrist and the false prophet. Satan may know the Bible, but he does not fully understand it like any other creature. This was stated by the Apostle Paul 2000. years ago , when he wrote that if satan had understood God’s plan, he had not crucified the second Adam, the Lord of Glory! P.A.
The first Adam had a special status in the Garden of Eden. He was different from animals because he was not allowed to eat from the tree. He had a restriction – a ban.
When he received his punishment and was expelled from the Garden of Eden, he was worried about his position outside the Garden. But when he heard that he had to work until “sweating” and that the snake was allowed stomach was even allowed to eat the dust od the ground, he calmed down, realizing that God still loves him (paraphrased), Rabbi Berger.
How is man different from animals? Because he has prohibitions – restrictions, i.e. that God cares about man.
Psalm 149: 3,4 Let them praise Him by the dance of his name; sing praises to Him with timbrels and lyrics. For the LORD delighteth in His people; He buildeth the plain with salvation.
Always pray for Israel!
Pastor Paul Armand