Activate Your Pentecost Harvest!

David CerulloBy David Cerullo8 Minutes

During this season of Pentecost, I want to encourage you to open yourself up to receive the power of the Holy Spirit in whatever area of your life you most need a touch from the Lord.

I believe God will speak to you through His Word and bring you a life-changing revelation of His wonder-working power in this important time on His prophetic calendar!

I love the story in Acts 2 about how the Spirit empowered the early church, and I believe people should know that it happened during one of God’s appointed times. Pentecost literally means the 50th day because this feast falls exactly 50 days following the first Sabbath after Passover.

During this special day, God again told the Israelites to give an offering of their latter first fruits, and they also were to bring two loaves of leavened bread before the Lord:

You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord (Leviticus 23:17).

Pentecost still has powerful significance today, extending far beyond the Israelites’ celebration of the latter firstfruits of the Promised Land. But it’s important for you to see the timeline for this …

Christ was crucified on the Feast of Passover, and He rose from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits. For 40 days, the risen Jesus taught His disciples about His Kingdom (Acts 1:3). He also reaffirmed His promise that they soon would be “endued with power from on high” and “baptized with the Holy Spirit” (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5). Through the outpouring of the Spirit, they would be empowered to be Jesus’ witnesses throughout the world (Acts 1:8).

Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:9). Then for 10 days, His followers waited and prayed until the Spirit was finally poured out in dramatic fashion:

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:1–4).

This was the first Pentecost of the Church Age, an appointed time on God’s calendar in which the church was born and filled with supernatural power to take the Gospel to “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).

The Feast of Pentecost is also the day when the Jewish people traditionally celebrate God’s giving of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 20), which is recognized as the birthday of the nation of Israel. Do you see how significant this is?

Israel and the church have the same birthday: the Day of Pentecost! From His people Israel and His church, the Lord took Jews and Gentiles and formed them together into one new man as a testimony of His glory and grace!

I encourage you to pause right now and thank the Lord for the power of His Spirit, poured out for YOU at Pentecost. There’s no need to feel weak or powerless in your Christian life. God has sent you “power from on high,” enabling you to be a fruitful witness for Christ.

But you might be thinking to yourself, “David, I’m not feeling full of God’s power right now. I’m feeling weak. I’m struggling.”

I understand completely. We’ve all been there. We’ve all faced those Red Sea moments where the enemy is barreling down on us, and we have no place to run.

Let me ask you a question: If you could ask God for any supernatural turnaround today, what would it be?

Do you need a breakthrough in your health? Your finances? Your family?

I have good news …

Your breakthrough is closer than you think.

Your Seven Blessings

God clearly instructed His children there is a blessing in store when they celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. God promises in Exodus 23 that if you bring a special offering, He will pour out seven specific blessingsin your life:

  • An angel of God will be assigned to protect you (v. 20).
  • God will be an enemy to your enemies (v. 22).
  • He will prosper you (v. 25).
  • God will take sickness away from you (v. 25).
  • You will not die before your appointed time (v. 26).
  • Increase and an inheritance will be yours (v. 30).
  • The Lord will return to you what was lost to the enemy (vs. 29–30).

Take a moment to read this list of blessings again. Think about how different your situation will be with these blessings pouring out on your life.

Are you going through a spiritual battle that you need the Lord to fight for you? Are you dealing with a sickness you need Him to heal? Has the devil stolen something you are praying for God to win back for you?

These blessings, and many more, are available as you unlock God’s special harvest during His appointed times. According to Deuteronomy 16, part of our Feast of Pentecost celebration is to bring Him an offering. He is very specific about this:

They shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you (vs. 16–17).

When you sow a Pentecost Seed with faith and expectation, God will release into your life abundant rewards!

I am so thankful for your partnership in winning souls in the nations of the world, and I’m convinced that great things are ahead for this ministry we share together. As your financial seeds are blessing others with the knowledge of the Gospel, I know God will pour out His blessings in your life as well.

God bless you,