What Happened to Jesus Disciples on the Day of Pentecost?

On the day of Pentecost, which was 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection, something incredible happened to His disciples. They were gathered together in a room when suddenly the sound of a rushing wind filled the place.

Then, tongues of fire appeared and rested on each one of them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages that they had not previously known. This event marked the birth of the Christian Church.

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised His disciples that He would send them a Helper or Comforter who would guide them into all truth (John 14:26). He told them to wait in Jerusalem until they received this gift from God. So, they went there and waited expectantly for what was to come.

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place when suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. Then, tongues of fire appeared and rested on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Reaction of Others

When people heard this commotion, they gathered around to see what was happening. To their surprise, they heard these Galileans speaking in their own languages about God’s deeds of power. Some people were amazed while others thought that they were drunk.

Peter’s Sermon

Peter stood up and addressed the crowd saying that they were not drunk but rather fulfilling what had been prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-32). He then preached about Jesus Christ who had been crucified but whom God had raised from death.

  • Peter said that Jesus was the promised Messiah who had been prophesied in the Old Testament.
  • He spoke about Jesus’ miracles, teachings, and his death on the cross.
  • Peter emphasized that God had raised Jesus from the dead and that He had ascended into heaven.
  • Peter urged the people to repent of their sins, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Results of Peter’s Sermon

Many people were convicted by Peter’s words and asked what they should do. Peter told them to repent and be baptized, so about 3,000 people were added to the Church that day.

The Impact on the Disciples

The disciples were transformed by this experience. They went from being fearful and hiding to boldly preaching about Jesus Christ in public.

They performed miracles and signs that confirmed their message (Acts 2:43). The Holy Spirit gave them boldness, power, and wisdom to carry out their mission of spreading the gospel throughout the world.

Conclusion

The coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost was a pivotal moment in Christian history. It marked the beginning of a new era where God’s Spirit would dwell in believers, empowering them for ministry.

The disciples were no longer ordinary men; they were filled with supernatural power which enabled them to be witnesses for Christ. This same Holy Spirit is available to all believers today who seek Him with a sincere heart.