38 And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself."
40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation."
41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
45 And they were selling their ...
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Pentecost means "fifty days", referring to the number of days from the offering of the barley sheaf at the beginning of the Passover. The 50th day was the Feast of Pentecost. The time elapsed was 7 weeks and so it is also called the " feast of weeks" (Ex. 34:22 Deut. 16:10). It is also called, "feast of harvest", and "day of first fruits" (Ex. 23:16 Num. 28:26). Pentecost was also regarded by the Jews as the anniversary of the law-giving at Sinai. As with most things started in the Old Testament this feast of Pentecost was a real life model or example of something to come in Christ's spiritual kingdom.
Jesus Christ was crucified and buried on the Passover. Exactly 50 days after Christ's death, He returned to his followers and filled them with His Holy Spirit (Acts 2). We find 120 men and women who became the first fruit in Christ's new kingdom (James 1:18-19). This was not a one time deal
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