Summary: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost
THE BOOK OF ACTS - LESSON #3
“The Gift of the Holy Spirit”
Acts Chapter 2:1-12
Vs. 1 - Pentecost is the Greek word for fifty. It was fifty days after the Passover Some Old Testament Feasts
connected with the day of Pentecost.
1.) Feast of weeks Exodus 34:22
2.) Feast of harvest Exodus 23:6
3.) Feast of first fruits Numbers 28:26
Day: This all happened in one day.
The Time Schedule: Jesus was with them forty days plus they
prayed and tarried ten days thus the 50 days.
They were all in one accord.
They were sitting.
Vs. 2 - The two elements that accompanied the manifestation:
1.) A sound from heaven.
2.) As a mighty rushing wind.
Vs. 3 - “Appeared”. It was a visible sign.
“Cloven tongues” as of fire. Fire is a symbol of zeal.
“Sat upon each of them.
Vs. 4 - “they were all filled” with the Holy Ghost (the third
Person in the Trinity.)
“Speak” in other tongues is a vocal sign.
This was what Jesus promised them in Luke 24:49.
“And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you:
But tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power
from on high”.
John 14:15-17 “If ye love me, keep my commandments and I will
pray to the Father and He will give you another Comforter.”
Vs. 5-12 - An account of those who were present.
Has this experience of speaking in tongues ever been repeated? Acts 10:46 says “For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God”.
Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues:
Acts 9:17-And Ananias went his way and entered into the house and putting his hnads on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou comest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost.”
I Corinthians 14:18-”I thank my God that I speak in tongues more than ye all.”
Acts 19:6 - “And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.”
I Corinthians 14:21- “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people.”
I Corinthians 14:39- “Wherefore, bretheren, covet to prophesy and forbit not to speak with tongues.”
This was the beginning of the Dispensation of the Church. However, this group of believers are not called “the church” until verse 47. The Greek word for “church” is “ekklesia”. It means “called out ones”.
For additional info-see sermon entitled "Pentecost was God’s Big Move."