The Purpose of Pentecost and the Kingdom!

THE PURPOSE OF PENTECOST is to release the passion, power, and purity of the Holy Ghost so that the “firstfruits” of the Spirit will manifest in a corporate unity in the body of Christ!  He has given us the “earnest” (gurantee/deposit) of the Spirit into our hearts and sealed us with the firstfruits of the Spirit, so that creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God!  (Romans 8:19-23; 2 Co. 1:21,22)

The feast of Pentecost was fulfilled with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2!  Pentecost is not a ritual or a denomination, it is the fulfillment of “THIS IS THAT” which was spoken by the prophet Joel!  It is through the experience of receiving the power of the Holy Ghost that empowers you for the purpose of “expanding the kingdom of God!”

I Co.4:20-  For the kingdom is not in word (does not consist of talk) but in power (of the Spirit).

Not only was the church “birthed” at Pentecost, the Kingdom of God and His Christ was “inaugurated” with signs and wonders and miracles!  When Jesus “set down” on the throne of David, he fulfilled what David, not only a king but a prophet, saw concerning the resurrection of Christ. Acts 2:36- “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, Both LORD AND CHRIST.”
The authority that’s in the name of Jesus that “cut the Jews to the heart” was not that He was just “Jesus of Nazareth”, but that He was the “sovereign Lord” (King) and “The Messiah” (the Christ), the Son of the living God!

The FIRST WORD of the Kingdom is REPENT!  True repentance brings one to the “Lordship of Christ” where you surrender to Him, deny self, and be raised in the newness of life through being buried with Him in baptism.
The remission of sins in His name means that you have been “forgiven and released” through the blood of Christ and the power of His resurrection by the Spirit of God!! (Acts 2:38)  It’s the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!
EPH. 2:18-  FOR THROUGH HIM (CHRIST) WE BOTH (JEW AND GENTILE) HAVE ACCESS BY ONE SPIRIT TO THE FATHER.

Acts 2:32-35-  This Jesus God raised up, and of that we are all his witnesses.  Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.

For David did NOT ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “The LORD said to My Lord, Sit at My right hand, UNTIL I make your enemies your footstool.”

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You cannot separate the "apostles' doctrine" or teaching from the Kingdom!

Acts 2:42 (ESV)- And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 28:31b-…preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things concerning the LORD JESUS CHRIST with all boldness and without hindrance.

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