I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Pentecost marked God’s timing for the Church to enter into her destiny. It was God’s timing of pouring out His resources into the Church, because He knows that the Church needed (and still does!) this supernatural outworking of the Holy Spirit in order to succeed in the Great Commission!
From the Greek word for “fifty,” Pentecost was so named because it fell on the fiftieth day after the Sabbath of the Passover. Pentecost was also known as “the Feast of Weeks,” “the Firstfruits of the Wheat Harvest,” and “the Day of Firstfruits.” During this harvest celebration, the Jews brought to God the firstfruits of their harvest in thanksgiving, expecting that God would give the rest of the harvest as His blessing. This particular Day of Pentecost was the day of firstfruits of Christ’s church, the beginning of the great harvest of souls who would come to know Christ and be joined together through the work of the Holy Spirit. (extracted from the NKJV Study Notes)
Though it is entirely God’s work, it largely depends on how hungry we are for this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Lord desires us to experience Revival. But how open we are, how desperate we are for this new cycle of “50”, for the coming harvest? The Lord has brought us out of darkness (Egypt) into His marvelous Kingdom (Promise Land), for such a moment of empowering. If we open our mouth, He will surely fill it. The degree of infilling, depends on our degree of desiring.
Desiring earnestly the Pentecost Fire today, for His glory and for His Name sake alone!