Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
On the day of Pentecost the prophecies of John the Baptist and the Prophet Joel were fulfilled. God poured out His Spirit on men. He baptized them with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Pentecost marked the fulfillment of the mission of salvation. It marked the powerful transforming work of God within His people. It symbolized the spiritual birth of the Church—and the enabling of her members.
Today God is doing the same thing. He desires to baptize His children with Holy Spirit and with fire. He wants to replace our ineffectiveness with power and ability.
Like the disciples, we need to believe God and expect to receive all that He has promised. Expect equipping, expect baptism, expect to be empowered, expect the fruits of the Spirit, expect to be holy, expect to be heard by God when you pray, expect to be taught by God, expect to be led, expect to have victory…and expect God to keep His word to you.
Pentecost was about expectations that were fulfilled.