Today We Commemorate The Original Day Of Pentecost!


It’s Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018, today will be "acknowledged" by some and “observed” by many other Christian denominations and groups, Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal. Today many churches will commemorate the original Day of Pentecost that occurred fifty days after the resurrection of Christ. 

When the Holy Spirit was poured out upon 120 disciples who was (all nations) present and awaiting the fulfillment of "Jesus Prophecy" in a place called the upper room. "You shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now” (Acts 1:5). The Holy Spirit has come to energize us with fire to prepare us for the works of God. God has called us to the miraculous and we need the power of Holy Spirit to make this happen!


The Day of Pentecost is a feast day of the Church. It takes place fifty days after Easter and is the culmination of what we celebrate the resurrection. During biblical times, on this day Jews came from all over to Jerusalem for the Festival of Weeks.

It was originally an agricultural festival celebrating the spring harvest. In Acts 2, which so many relate to Pentecost, the disciples and many other followers of Jesus are present as the room fills with sound and then wind. Jesus’ followers begin to proclaim God’s mighty acts in many different languages that all those gathered can understand.

They have received what Jesus had promised—the necessary and powerful gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a dramatic event that signals a change from the early Church hiding in fear, to the Church asking for the power to speak boldly about the goodness of God that comes through Jesus the Christ (Acts 4:29).

Modernly, on this Sunday the Church is dressed in bright red as a symbol of the fire of the Holy Spirit. Some congregations even inflate red balloons to symbolize the birth of the Christian Church. Another way to visually portray the coming of the Holy Spirit and the gifts she brings is to line up seven red candles. Each candle then represents a gift of the Spirit. 
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  1. Baptist don't celebrate the Day of Pentecost.

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    1. Interesting. How did they celebrate since Pentecost involved speaking in tongues? We don't believing in speaking in tongues at our church.

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    2. Anonymous I know you're kidding, right? Pentecost Sunday is celebrated to recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit. The celebration of Pentecost Sunday reminds us of the reality that we all have the unifying Spirit that was poured out upon the first-century church in Acts 2:1-4. This gift of the Holy Spirit that was promised and given to all believers on the first Pentecost is promised for you and your children and for all who are far off whom the Lord our God will call (Acts 2:39).

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    3. Anonymous Pentecost commemorates a watershed event in Christian history.
      In many ways, Pentecost is the birthday of the church. I don't understand how Christians don't know this.

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    4. No I am not kidding, and I am very aware of what Pentecost is all about. I'm talking about "CHURCHES CELEBRATING" Pentecost Sunday. My church doesn't do it, and I know of many other churches that DON'T! Again I am asking Ms. Ann, not to be smart alecky, but how does YOUR church celebrate this OCCASSION? And Eric Watson since you chimed in, How does your church celebrate?

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    5. Ms. Ann, did your church follow Acts 2:38, and the other examples in the book of Acts, of people who were baptized in the name of JESUS and received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues???

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    6. Ms. Ann, how does your church celebrate Pentecost? Like I said I'm Baptist and we don't celebrate it at my church.

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  2. COGIC don't celebrate it either. Not sure about AMEs?

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    1. http://www.cogic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/P2P-letter-2018-1.pdf

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    2. Anonymous stop lying on the COGIC, for the COGIC Christian, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came a few weeks after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” Thus, from an historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus Pentecost is the church’s birthday. So yes, we do celebrate it.

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    3. You must have misunderstood as well. I am very aware the Acts of the Holy Spirit written by LUKE. Again I am not talking about the meaning of the DAY. I'm asking how does the CHURCH celebrate it? It appears you all want to appear as having some knowledge and can't seem to answer a simple question, LET ME MAKE IT PLAIN...On that day, is it a SPECIAL service to celebrate Pentecost? How is that service different from any other? And by the way COGIC Deacon. COGIC has so many BIG TIME ISSUES for me to focus lying about Pentecostal Day.

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    4. Ms. Ann, thanks for setting the record straight and providing receipts!

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    5. I saw the PDF file Ms. Ann. I had no idea COGIC did a pilgrimage to celebrate this occasion.

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    6. "setting the record straight and providing receipts"?

      REALLY?

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    7. Amen Anonymous. No need for some of the attitudes here. I read the PDF file and it's nothing of a celebration to me. It's another way for COGIC to make money. They charge $12 for a booklet and encourage people who buy them to share their faith about their Pentecostal experience. Pastors are encouraged to speak a message on a Sunday in May about the celebration. I've been in COGIC all my life and my pastor has never spoken such message. I guess he didn't get the memo.

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    8. You welcome Anonymous, my pleasure ūü§£

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