The Greatest Day in the Church Calendar
As Christians we celebrate many holidays. The biggest two or the most significant in our minds
are Christmas and Easter. Or the celebration of the birth of Christ and His resurrection.
However, the greatest day in the Church calendar we, for the most part do not recognize let
alone celebrate and that is the Birthday of the Christian Church, the Day of Pentecost.
Acts 2:1 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they (the apostles were all with one accord in
The day of Pentecost had been coming since Genesis chapter 3.
Genesis 3:14-15 (KJV)
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above
all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou
eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it
shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Here is the first foretelling of the coming Messiah. What it says is that the Devil will hurt Jesus
Christ BUT Jesus Christ will destroy him. Along the path to the fulfilling of this prophesy were
Abraham, Moses, all of the prophets of old, John the Baptist and the birth, ministry, death and
resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then the one thing that the adversary, the
Devil did not want to happen happened.
1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (KJV)
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor
of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained
before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory.
Why did the Devil and his cohorts crucify Jesus Christ. Because, they knew what God had said in
Genesis chapter three and they knew if they could kill Jesus Christ or his blood line before him
then that prophesy of Genesis would not come to pass. He, the Devil and his cohorts, tried to
kill all mankind in the flood, II Peter 2:4,5. He tried to destroy the Christ line, II Kings chapter 20,
and finally he killed the Lord of Glory. But in so doing the way was paved for the final
destruction of the Devil and not only that, but, that every person who confesses with his mouth
Jesus as Lord and believes in his heart that God has raised him from the dead, to be an
ambassador in Christ’s stead, II Cor. 5;20, to be sons of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ,I John 3:1,2 and Romans 8:17 and that we can do all that Jesus did here on Earth and more
because Jesus Christ went unto his Father, John 14:12.
So, Pentecost was FULLY come down through all the years and the final victory proclaimed
when, as it says in Acts chapter three, they spoke in tongues as the spirit gave them utterance.
Romans 8:15-16 (KJV)
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Acts 2:1-11 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the
house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the
Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded,
because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these
which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and
Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of
Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
The war has been won, the victory declared, all we are to do now is to live in the power and
glory that we have been given while here on Earth while we await the return of our Lord Jesus
I Thessalonians 4:13 ff..
Sunday, June 4th, is the celebration of Pentecost, the birth of Christianity and the consummate
victory over the Devil and his cohorts. I hope you enjoy the day and bask in what Christ