Acts 1:15 notes that there were approximately 120 people present in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit was given on the Feast of Shavuot, which was 50 days after Passover. 24:53) An icon of the Holy Spirit descending on the first believers at Pentecost. According to the Bible, some of the female followers of Jesus and his mother were also present. We are still living the consequences of that day. The upper room could never accommodate thousands as is described. This article is a commentary on that event. While this tells that they were gathered in an upper room, it must be remembered that this was only 40 days since the day of resurrection (Acts 1:3). When you read the end of Luke, it becomes apparent that the disciples were "continually in the temple praising and blessing God. There are hints that the disciples shared that view. (Acts 2:1-4) One classic example of this phenomenon is the tradition that places the receiving of the Spirit on Pentecost (Shavu’ot) in the ‘upper room’ of Acts chapter 1. Moving forward to the day of Pentecost, we are told: The disciples met every day in the Temple where they worshipped God continuously (Luke 24:52-53). Since the disciples were in Jerusalem, they could not fail to go up to the Temple. In the 50 days after Jesus’ death, many things took place. Many Jews of Jesus’ day were expecting a military Messiah who would fight and defeat the Roman imperialists and make Jerusalem the glorious center of the world. Jesus and his disciples accounted for a dozen with the rest being believers. Jesus connected with His Disciples and His followers, giving them encouragement and instructions. The Holy Spirit, the same Spirit who was present when the foundations of the earth were laid, the Spirit by whom our Savior was conceived, the Spirit that was with Him every day of His life on earth, that same Spirit came and made His dwelling place with the sons of men. Pentecost: The birth of the church. The day of Pentecost in chapter 2 of the book of Acts is a major event. On the day of Pentecost, seven weeks after the resurrection of Jesus, the disciples of Jesus were enabled by the Spirit of God to speak powerfully to the thousands of worshippers assembled near the Temple in Jerusalem: "When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. Undoubtedly, they were devastated, despairing and probably angry. It is the one event when God intervened and blasted off the Church as a missile into Orbit. Amen" (Lk. 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. 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. They immediately began telling others about Jesus. The Giving of the Holy Spirit: On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Disciples and those with them. For starters, remember what the disciples were thinking on Saturday, the day after Jesus’ crucifixion. On the Day OF Pentecost the disciples were all with one accord at one place (Jerusalem), waiting for the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bless you dear reader and seeker of the truth! And that day, 3,000 people believed and were saved. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. The Significance of Pentecost. We have always heard how the disciples and believers were crowded together in the ‘upper room’ on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon them. But is that all that really happened on that day? So if speaking in tongues in worship or prayer is meaningful speech, then the events of the day of Pentecost, which were also meaningful speech, could have been, and were, another expression of the gift of tongues. Pentecost is a day that is nearly as significant to Christianity as Good Friday and Easter. We have a description of the physical events of the day, but there is much more to Pentecost than that. Every Christian should have their day of Pentecost. Furthermore, on the day of Pentecost, the apostles were in the temple, not the upper room. Deuteronomy 16:16 enjoins all men of Israel to present themselves before the LORD (at the Temple) on the day of Shavuot. The Day of Pentecost. 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