“They devoted themselves….” Acts 2:42
We are in an exceptional time in the Body of Christ, we are approaching the end of the Feast of Weeks; to celebrate Pentecost. According to the Word, the Feast of Weeks completes the counting of seven “weeks” from Passover. (Leviticus 23:15-16) Pentecost occurred seven full weeks after the resurrection. On the day of Pentecost, three thousand people became devoted to the Messiah. It was the birth of the Spirit Age. Prior to this it had been only a small band of followers who listened and discipled His teachings, but with the outpouring of the Holy Spirt, the Body of Christ was born.
These totally devoted followers of the Messiah took the Good News of salvation to the heart and it transformed their lives. They found a new focus, a new devotion. Not only were they devoted to The Father, His Son and His Spirit, but they loved one another. They devoted themselves to the fellowship of believers. They broke bread together. They cared and provided for each other and held each other accountable. They devoted themselves to prayer and they not only spoke to The Father but they also listened for revelation for His Will.
As we approach this powerful season of Pentecost, the Lord wants us to know that we have received the same anointing and grace that flowed to the Body of Christ then, now. Pentecost is time to receive three things: revelation, provision, and anointing of power. Pentecost affords us the opportunity to walk in the the same power as the early church. He gives us His power to complete the assignment and to love and be devoted in unity with each other; to do a great work. These three things allow us to keep moving ahead with devotion to achieve success and our abundant life. However, to receive it one must be totally devoted.
Father, in the strength of the Messiah I pray that we may follow the example of the early church to be continually, steadfastly devoted to the will You have for our lives. Open our eyes of understanding to Your Divine Truths so that we may know what is the hope of our calling and to the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, which is only done in knowing You. (Ephesians 1:17-18) in the Messiah’s name we pray – Amen!
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit
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