PENTECOST DAYS OF WONDER 5-31-2020
Pentecost is a feast that celebrates the giving of the law and the forming of the Jews as Gods people. It is the feast of weeks. Celebration of the first fruits. Remembering that God is the provider. Pentecost is a day of wonders. From the gifts of the Holy Spirit with manifestations if speaking in tongues and prophesying, to the church emerging from that day with boldness and authority. Pentecost was the beginning of the days of wonder in the midst of trials and persecution. Supernatural things occurred. As a matter fact the whole book of acts should be called the book of wonders. Wonder is something astonishing that shows itself suddenly without any warning. It is a surprise. It causes people to think that the supernatural was real. It is marvelous inspiring. The days of wonder are here. Seeing the impossible.
Ex 23:16 Also you shall keep the Feast of Harvest [Pentecost], [acknowledging] the firstfruits of your toil, of what you sow in the field. And [third] you shall keep the Feast of Ingathering [Booths or Tabernacles] at the end of the year, when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field. AMP
Luke 24:49 And behold, I will send forth upon you what My Father has promised; but remain in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high. AMP
Luke 24:49 What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you're equipped with power from on high." MSG
Ex 19:16 The third morning there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. AMP
Acts 1:4 And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. AMP
Acts 1:4 As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but "must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. MSG
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
9 And when He had said this, even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and carried Him away out of their sight. AMP
Acts 1:8 What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world."
9 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. MSG
ACTS 2:1 On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place.
2 Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of windrushing into the housefrom out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear!
3 Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfedeach one of them.
4 They were all filled and equippedwith the Holy Spirit and were inspiredto speak in tonguesempowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned!
5 Now, at that time there were Jewish worshiperswho had emigrated from many different lands to live in Jerusalem.
6 When the peopleof the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language.
7 Bewildered, they said to one another, Arent these all Galileans?
8 So how is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages? TPT
ACTS 2:12 They all stood there, dumbfounded and astonished, saying to one a another, What is this phenomenon? TPT
Acts 2:16 But [instead] this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].
19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor;
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes that great and notable and conspicuous and renowned [day].
21 And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord Christ] shall be saved. AMP
2 Cor 3:3 You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4 Such is the reliance and confidence that we have through Christ toward and with reference to God.
5 Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.
6 [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive.
7 Now if the dispensation of death engraved in letters on stone [the ministration of the Law], was inaugurated with such glory and splendor that the Israelites were not able to look steadily at the face of Moses because of its brilliance, [a glory] that was to fade and pass away,
8 Why should not the dispensation of the Spirit [this spiritual ministry whose task it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit] be attended with much greater and more splendid glory?
9 For if the service that condemns [the ministration of doom] had glory, how infinitely more abounding in splendor and glory must be the service that makes righteous [the ministry that produces and fosters righteous living and right standing with God]!
10 Indeed, in view of this fact, what once had splendor [the glory of the Law in the face of Moses] has come to have no splendor at all, because of the overwhelming glory that exceeds and excels it [the glory of the Gospel in the face of Jesus Christ].
11 For if that which was but passing and fading away came with splendor, how much more must that which remains and is permanent abide in glory and splendor!
12 Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly. AMP
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God's] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. AMP
1 PET 2:9 But you are Gods chosen treasurepriests who are kings, a spiritual nation set apart as Gods devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. TPT
Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools [common men with no educational advantages], they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus. AMP
2 Tim 1:7 God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. MSG
Acts 5:16 And the people gathered also from the towns and hamlets around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those troubled with foul spirits, and they were all cured.
17 But the high priest rose up and all who were his supporters, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and being filled with jealousy and indignation and rage, AMP
ACTS 5:16-17 Great numbers of people swarmed into Jerusalem from the nearby villages. They brought with them the sick and those troubled by demonsand everyone was healed!TPT
Acts 8:9 Previous to Philip's arrival, a certain Simon had practiced magic in the city, posing as a famous man and dazzling all the Samaritans with his wizardry. 10 He had them all, from little children to old men, eating out of his hand. They all thought he had supernatural powers, and called him "the Great Wizard."
11 He had been around a long time and everyone was more or less in awe of him.
12 But when Philip came to town announcing the news of God's kingdom and proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ, they forgot Simon and were baptized, becoming believers right and left!
13 Even Simon himself believed and was baptized. From that moment he was like Philip's shadow, so fascinated with all the God-signs and miracles that he wouldn't leave Philip's side. MSG
Acts 8:29 The Spirit told Philip, "Climb into the chariot."
30 Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, "Do you understand what you're reading?"
31 He answered, "How can I without some help?" and invited Philip into the chariot with him.
32 The passage he was reading was this: As a sheep led to slaughter, and quiet as a lamb being sheared, He was silent, saying nothing.
33 He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial. But who now can count his kin since he's been taken from the earth?
34 The eunuch said, "Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?"
35 Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him.
36 As they continued down the road, they came to a stream of water. The eunuch said, "Here's water. Why can't I be baptized?"
38 He ordered the chariot to stop. They both went down to the water, and Philip baptized him on the spot. MSG
Acts 9:21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is not this the very man who harassed and overthrew and destroyed in Jerusalem those who called upon this Name? And he has come here for the express purpose of arresting them and bringing them in chains before the chief priests. AMP
Acts 10:45 And the believers from among the circumcised [the Jews] who came with Peter were surprised and amazed, because the free gift of the Holy Spirit had been bestowed and poured out largely even on the Gentiles. AMP
Ps 9:1 I WILL praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! AMP ↕↕↕
PS 9:1 Lord, I will worship you with extended hands as my whole heart explodes with praise! I will tell everyone everywhere about your wonderful works and how your marvelous miracles exceed expectations! TPT
Isa 25:1 O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, even purposes planned of old [and fulfilled] in faithfulness and truth. AMP
ISA 25:1 Lord Yahweh, you are my glorious God! I will exalt you and praise your name forever, for you have done so many wonderful things.Well-thought-out plans you formed in ages past; youve been faithful and true to fulfill them all! TPT
Matt 8:26 And He said to them, Why are you timid and afraid, O you of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great and wonderful calm (a perfect peaceableness).
27 And the men were stunned with bewildered wonder and marveled, saying, What kind of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him! AMP
MATT 8:26 But Jesus reprimanded them. Why are you gripped with fear? Where is your faith? Then he stood up and rebukedthe storm and said, Be still! And instantly it became perfectly calm.
27 The disciples were astonished by this miracle and said to one another, Who is this Man? Even the wind and waves obey his Word. TPT
HEB 10:21 And since we now have a magnificent King-Priest to welcome us into Gods house,
22 we come closer to God and approach himwith an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!
23 So now we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises! TPT