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The Fullness of God

Weekly Devotionals

The Fullness of God

Acts 2:1-4

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

As crazy as the Pentecost seemed to be with its sudden-ness, the violent winds, and the tongues of fire, it actually was more so a revelation on the orderliness of God. To understand this order, we must first get familiar with the significance of the number “7” in our faith. Long story short, God completed the creation the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th day, declaring that day as a day of rest, blessing that day, and calling it holy (Genesis 2:1-3).

This day was distinguished from the other days of creation because it represented the fulfillment of God’s purposes for all of creation and in particular, for mankind, to remain in the rest of God! Therefore, that is why keeping the Sabbath day is so important to our faith because it shows that we know that our ultimate purpose in life is not to earn and achieve, but to abide in the Lord and He in us (John 15:5). Thus, throughout the Bible, this truth is expressed/carried in the number “7.”

So then take 7 sets of these 7 days and you get the biblical recipe for expressing the not just completeness/wholeness, but the FULLNESS of completeness/wholeness, or the PERFECTION of completeness/wholeness. And in such, the number that represents this truth is none other than the number “50,” being that it is the next number after “49.”

Knowing this, it should not be seen as coincidence that the “Ten Commandments” were given to the people of Israel on Mt Sinai 50 days after they were freed from slavery under the Egyptians. It should likewise then, not be seen as coincidence that the Holy Spirit was poured out unto mankind …you guessed it, 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ (that is why the day is called “Pentecost,” which simply means “fiftieth day”).

All this to say, through the Pentecost, we can clearly see that God’s will for us is that we may be found perfectly complete in Him and nothing less! He ordered and set things up so that the Holy Spirit would be poured out exactly 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection to emphasize His will for us.

You may have asked at times, or even now, may be asking about any number of things for/in your life, “Lord, why not now??”  But through the order that we see in the Pentecost, we can know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God’s timing/order for us is always set up so that we receive the fullness of completeness, the fullness of His rest, the fullness of Himself.

PTL!

I hope and pray this devotion will encourage you to have a great and blessed start to Pentecost Week!

With Love.