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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pentecost - Feast of Firstfruits

Coming June 8th is Pentecost Sunday!  Israel saw this as a significant feast 50 days after the Feast of Atonement.  Jesus saw it as significant following His death and resurrection.  He said, "Go and wait in the upper room until the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you".  It was at the feast of Pentecost 50 days later that the Holy Spirit birthed the church.  At the tower of babel man's languages were divided and man was scattered because of language barriers. Now at Pentecost man is united and they all "were of one accord in one place in
the upper room and the place was shaken."  Tongues of fire fell on them and they became "one language" of the Holy Spirit as people from every visiting tribe and nation heard the gospel message in their own language or tongue. The curse of babel was broken at Pentecost!  What is so significant about the day of Pentecost?

1. God brought forth the first fruits of His church with 3,000 souls receiving Christ on Pentecost!  Through the alignment of the apostles standing together and Peter preaching the glorious resurrection the church was born. "Peter stood up with the 11..."  From Jerusalem the gospel then went out to the known world!  Now the body of Christ has become "One New Man" world-wide.  There is now "one Lord, one baptism, one God and father of us all"!  Jew and Gentile forever united in Christ.  

2. Pentecost was the feast of Israel which brought the first fruits to God that guaranteed the 2nd harvest. The Feast of Gathering which is the second harvest is months later in the fall and was the tithe of the 2nd harvest given to the tribe of Levi.  But the first fruit offering of Pentecost was given the the Priests of the lineage of Aaron. This is significant to the church today, because churches and businesses that will practice the first fruit offering will see a significant increase of wealth.  What does that represent today? The office of the Levi priest is tied to the work of the apostle,.  Jesus in Hebrews 3:1 is called "The high priest and apostle of our faith".  Why did God bless Israel with such wealth?  Because they guaranteed their harvest with the first fruit offering. This is one of the most significant things modern kingdom businesses can do... find an apostolic ministry and make a significant first fruit offering to that ministry. You can determine your future blessing through that offering. Modern apostolic ministries are those that are primarily completing the end-time harvest of unreached people groups. Apostolic ministries are not self appointed people who think they have the office of apostle so they can have influence over others, but true modern apostles are those DOING apostolic ministry of laying foundations in nations, of reaching those who have never heard the gospel.  They are the ones like the Apostle Paul who are "Called to be an apostle by Jesus Christ".  If you are not significantly related to this kind of apostolic ministry, please go and find one and began to offer sacrificial first fruit offerings.  I challenge you to test God and see if He does not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you cannot contain!

                                      Please listen to this Pentecostal first fruit teaching
                       I have seen businesses give to our world vision and experience
                   unusual financial breakthrough and blessing... Take the challenge!

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