The Day of Pentecost or Trinity Sunday

There are many people who do not read the Bible that is why they do not know true meanings of some Christian holidays.

It being known that many heathen elements were added to Christianity during period of 

Kievan Rus’, which contradict the teaching of the Bible.

Most people know how to celebrate Trinity Sunday or in Biblical words: “The Pentecost Day”. They know many ceremonies and rites. One of such rites is decorating a house with green branches – linden branches, sycamore branches or flagroot branches. This is a heathen ritual.

What is really the Day Pentecost?

We all know that there are 10 commandments (The Bible, Exodus 20:1-17). But few of us know the fact that when we break one of 10 commandments we put our life under curse (The Bible, Deuteronomy 27:26).   But God does not want us to be under the curse, He wants to give us ability to fulfill the law.

I am the first who can not fulfill 10 commandments. No one is able to fulfill the law of God. That is why Creator gave a new covenant (new law): God gave His only Son Jesus Christ on crucifixion like the sacrifice for sins of mankind (The Bible, Gospel of John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10).

What does it mean?

More then 2.000 years ago Jesus Christ was crucified on the Calvary cross and it was holy sacrifice for our sins.

How can we apply this to ourselves if we have broken God’s commandments?  - We may apply according to the Bible the Calvary sacrifice through the prayer of repentance. The letter to Galatians declares: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us--for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE» (Galatians 3:13).

Simply put when I confess and leave my sins with sincere heart, then Jesus Christ washes my sins away by His blood and gives the Holy Spirit in my heart. It is written in the Bible: Gospel of John 16:7 – “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you”.

 The Helper is the Holy Spirit. He is the third Person in Devine Trinity.

Why do we need the Holy Spirit?

1)  To convict us in our sins (John 16:8-11; 17:13)

2)  To lead us to the truth (John 16:13)

3)  To teach us (John 14:26)

4)  To give us His ability through His Word not to sin

Before Jesus came, the Holy Spirit had descended only upon prophets of God. We may read it in the Bible when Jesus came in flesh to this world people saw the triune God manifested Himself: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit – Matthew 3:16-17 “After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove {and} lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

Every believer in spite of denominations may receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit according to the Bible. Acts of Apostles 1:8 – “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you”. The very first time when God baptized disciples of Jesus Christ is indicated in Acts of Apostles 2:1-4.

We know that there is the Easter Day, and then 50 days later comes the Pentecost Day. The word “Pentecost” means that God baptized disciples with sign of speaking in other tongues on the 50th day.

Is it possible in modern days to be baptized in the Holy Spirit with the sign of other tongues?

I personally met people from various denominations (Catholics, Orthodoxies and Protestants) who were baptized with the Holy Spirit. I belong to Protestant denomination (Pentecostal movement) where most part of believers is baptized with the Holy Spirit (in Ukraine). I am baptized with the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues.

  What steps do you need to do to receive baptism of the Holy Spirit?

I suggest you to repent in your sins. My own prayer may help you but these words must be from your heart.

“Oh Lord, forgive me all conscious and unconscious sins. I deny all evil things and sin that took place in my life. I deny you Satan. Jesus I believe that you have died for me on the Calvary and shed your holy blood.

Come into my heart, wash away my sins by your Blood and give me a new birth. (Gospel of Matthew 4:17; Gospel of John 3:3-6).

Give me the understanding of your Holy Word. Reveal Yourself to me and come into my heart. (Revelation 3:20-21). ”

Pray also, so that the Lord would open your understanding of His Word (the Bible).

Very often people say they do not want to change their father’s faith. But when I ask them what exactly do they believe, they cannot answer. No denomination can save us, only faith on Jesus Christ saves us. You need to know the Bible.

For example: To become a President of FIKO I have studied book-keeping for 3 years at the college and laws at the university for 5 years.

The same situation with the Word of God: we have to study it in order to know it.

The letter to Galatians1:11-12: “For I would have you know, brethren that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but {I received it} through a revelation of Jesus Christ.”

God wants us to know His Word and to realize what Jesus Christ has done on the cross for us. He wants to bless you and your children and give you eternal life in heaven. The First Letter to Corinthians 15:55-56: “"O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;”

We are saved from death and hell by the Calvary sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

“knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, {the blood} of Christ” – 1Peter1:18-19

God gave you choice whether you will live with Him or not; whether you will live under the curse or blessing. You may receive Jesus Christ as you r personal Savior.  

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