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9AM on Pentecost (Day Fifty)



Pentecost. One of the most significant days in the history of the Church, yet most of us don’t stop to contemplate what took place on that day and what it means for us today.

The power of the Holy Spirit. That’s what was given to us on Pentecost. The power to carry out the calling on our lives to spread the name and fame of Jesus. If we aren’t aware of it, we can spend our whole lives striving to accomplish this goal through our own power, but instead, we are called to say, “Even though I could do it in my strength, I will wait for power from on high.”

Key Takeaway

Through the miracle of Pentecost, we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. With this power, we are called to turn away from our own flesh and spread the gospel with the Holy Spirit as our guide.

  1. Why did God wait 50 days after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to send the promise of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Jesus wanted to be the living proof of the resurrection in front of the masses.
    2. Jesus reminds them to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. “Wait for the gift my Father Promised” Acts 1:4-8
  2. You (all) will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.
    1. We all are in situations today where we need the power to endure.
  3. You (all) will receive power for your family, your region, and the ends of the earth.
    1. The power of the Holy Spirit calls you to value people created in the image of God by crossing racial boundaries.
    2. Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit inside you can unite all of God’s people.
  4. We all live at the intersection of doing life at our power, strength, and recourse or doing it by embracing the connection we have to the power of the Holy Spirit.
    1. Sin convinces us we can do it ourselves.
    2. Grace and the gospel embrace God’s ability to do what we can’t do alone.
  5. We must shift our comprehension of the greater purpose of God in our lives.
    1. Our greater purpose is that we are commissioned to take the gospel of the grace and love of God to every living person on the planet.
    2. We have access to God to be agents of the kingdom to change things on earth.
      1. In Philippians 3:3, we are called to this mission.
      2. Put all confidence in the Holy Spirit.
  6. We must shift our humility so the Holy Spirit can be at work.
    1. Humility will abandon the flesh and embrace the flame.
      1. The spirit used the festival of the weeks to spread the gospel to Jews from across the world.
      2. In 2 Kings 13:15, we see an example of sin reserving some resources instead of trusting in God completely.


“Even though I could do it in my own strength, I will wait for power from on high.”

Louie Giglio

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Scripture References

  • Acts 2:1-4
  • Acts 1:4-8
  • Philippians 3:3
  • 2 Kings 13:15-20
  • Joel 2:28-29
Louie Giglio

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Louie Giglio Louie Giglio is the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, Passion Publishing and sixstepsrecords, and the founder of Passion Institute.