50 days ago Passover was celebrated. Pentecost occurs 50 days after Passover. The Hebrew calendar celebrates Pentecost today. Jesus died as the Lamb of God on Passover. He appeared to His disciples over a period of 40 days after His resurrection. Before He ascended Jesus told the Apostles to “tarry in Jerusalem till you are endued with power from on high!” They prayed 10 days and on the day of Pentecost (50 days after Passover) the power of the Holy Spirit filled the young leaders of the first-century Jesus movement. They were transformed.

I think we miss something by not marking the key dates celebrated in the Hebrew calendar. This month and last month are perfect times to evaluate what you need to pass out of. Passover occurred when the Jews left Egypt. What are you leaving behind? The month after exiting Egypt the Hebrews transitioned thru the wilderness. What is God saying in your transition? And then on Pentecost, they encountered God at Mt. Sinai. God’s will was made clear at the Mountain and Gods power to live it was poured out in the Upper Room.

But this is a time with even greater prophetic historicity. ( I think that’s the right word.)

Within a week we will experience the 50th anniversary of Israels 6 day war in 1967 – the war that fulfilled prophecy as they regained the city of Jerusalem. Donald Trump, the surprise President of the United States is walking out his role as a modern Cyrus who Isaiah 45:1-3 describes as a wrecking ball to gates of bronze and a force that impacts the belts of KINGS or leaders of nations!
(Check it out for yourself; Isa 45:1-3)

With this year being the 70th anniversary of the formation of the nation of Israel and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation you would almost get the feeling that God is orchestrating something significant in this specific time.

We should ask, “what specifically did the disciples receive in the Upper Room? They already walked in healing and miracles under the apprenticeship of Jesus but this “enduement of power” (I like KJV language) gave them an augmentation of this power PLUS something else- the power of UTTERANCE! Their words had power to fix an impression on the hearts and minds of people with such intensity that it produced an instant harvest!

Would it not make sense that in this season God will begin to visit us with a fresh baptism of power? And if so, we will be given a vast augmentation of power to speak, to have “utterance” that prevails over every other voice! This is the meaning of tongues of fire! I look for this plus a supernatural upgrade of illumination to enter the Mind of Christ for our assignments in the nations. God will give us the ability to proclaim truths with such force that they pierce the hardened hearts all around us. That will be needed in this Hebrew year 5777- the year of the clashing of swords in the heavens.

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