Pentecost also has to do with constitution, the way you and I live. The power of agreement! The power of unity. DON’T LET ANYONE COME AGAINST YOUR AGREEMENT. That is a spirit of the anti-christ. You know how many were probably talked out of going to the Upper Room? Even in America we can see the power of unity. Just look at our last presidential election. It took unity to build and establish this nation and it will take unity to build the Kingdom of God.
On July 4, 1776, the members of the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia signed the Declaration of Independence. With this action, the American Revolution was launched and a new nation was born. It is ironic that on that very day George III, King of England, made this entry in his diary: "Nothing of any importance happened today." Today many feel the Holy Spirit is of no importance but in reality it is the power to live a life full of the power over sin and self, the power to say "yes" to God, and "no" to sin.
On the day of Pentecost, in the year A.D. 30, one hundred and twenty followers of a man named Jesus were gathered together in Jerusalem. Suddenly the Spirit of God filled each one of them and marked them with tongues of fire. They were never the same after that experience. They were bold. They were no longer self-preserving but self-sacrificing.
On that day the Church was born!
Pentecost was a yearly festival celebrated at the time of harvest. The 10 commandments were given on Pentecost. Proverbs 7:2 “Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.” Those commandments are about how to treat God and how to treat others. As the word of God is worked out in your life it shows. The first five commandments are in our relationship with God vertically, then next five commandments are with others horizontally. My relationship up...shows out!!!! Unity with God shows in unity with others.
If you are having difficulty in your relationship with others, try coming into greater obedience, and unity with God. Being filled with the Holy Spirit will bring greater power into your life.