“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
As the disciples of Jesus witnessed His ascension, Jesus gave his last message to them in Acts 1:8. Afterwards, the disciples went to Jerusalem and they stayed in the upper room for Jesus had told them, “Remain in the city and do not leave Jerusalem before you are equipped with the power from on high.”
Acts 1:14a “They all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication…”This is the principle of the Tabernacle of David. This is the principle of a prayer tower! They kept doing this and on the 10th day, on the day of Pentecost, suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. The disciples began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. This is speaking in tongues! After that, the disciples were used greatly by the Lord! This event is known as the First Pentecost. This First Pentecost was amazing, why? Because within 100 years from that time, 70% of the world became Christians.
If there was the first Pentecost, there was also the second Pentecost. We, as Pentecostals, believe that the second Pentecost took place in Azusa Street, Los Angeles in 1906. An African-American servant of God named William Seymour was used by the Lord greatly. This Second Pentecost was amazing, why? 70% of the 30% Christians in the current population was won over from the time of Azusa Street. In 1909, William Seymour prophesied 100 years in the future, the Holy Spirit will be poured out far greater than the second Pentecost. When is 100 years from 1909? These days! This is the third Pentecost. The glory of God will come down greater compared to the event in Azusa Street. This is the time of the last and greatest harvest of souls before Jesus’ second coming.
Nowadays, we are entering the year of new beginnings, new Pentecost – the third Pentecost! The fire of the third Pentecost is being released these days. What eye has not seen, what ear has not heard, and what has not entered the heart of men, are the things we will receive. Believe it, wait upon it and receive it with faith. God bless. Amen.
Source: Article from GBI Gatot Subroto, Pdt. Niko Njotorahardjo’s sermon