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|Author:||Catholic Defender [ Sun May 23, 2021 1:44 pm ]|
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Pentecost, the Greek name for “Fiftieth Day“!
It takes place 50 days from Easter! In Hebrew, (חג השבועות Hag haShavuot or Shevuot known as “the Feast of Weeks.”
Pentecost also marks the 1987th birthday of the Catholic Faith.
Some might say Ascension Thursday is the birth of the Papacy, regardless, this is when we were sent out by the coming of the Holy Spirit!
This was the event the Lord called for his Apostles and disciples to wait in Jerusalem. This was the event that would change the world forever.
In the Old Testament, the work of the Holy Spirit was shown through powerful signs and wonders among the Israelite.
“So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. Gathering seventy elders of the people, he had them stand around the tent. The Lord then came down in the cloud and spoke to him. Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, he bestowed it on the seventy elders; and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied. Now two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad, were not in the gathering but had been left in the camp. They too had been on the list, but had not gone out to the tent; yet the spirit came to rest on them also, and they prophesied in the camp. So, when a young man quickly told Moses, Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp, Joshua, son of Nun, who from his youth had been Moses aide, said, “Moses, my lord, stop them”. But Moses answered him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets? Would that the Lord might bestow his spirit on them all” (Numbers 11:24-29)!
Think of what Moses just said, “Would that the Lord might bestow his spirit on them all”? The Lord had this in mind all along. This was why Jesus instructed the Apostles to wait upon the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem.
This would become the first Novena of the Catholic Church as they awaited for the glory of the Lord. Unlike the Old Testament when the Spirit of God would come upon the Lord’s people through His Ministers, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit 24/7.
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