Updated: Mar 6, 2022
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. -Acts 2:1-2
This amazes me. Just to hear the testimony of Holy Spirit descending from Heaven blows my mind. To know that at this moment world history was changed forever… it’s awesome.
I was thinking about what was going on in the upper room right before this happened? It says they were in one accord. How did that happen? Was it because they were praying? Worshipping? Praising God? I’d like to assume all of that was happening.
I read the original Greek to find out what one accord meant and was shocked to find out that it doesn’t say they were in one accord at all! It just says, “and on the day of the fulfillment of Pentecost, they were all at the same place.”
That blew my mind… they may not have been in one “accord” as it says, but they were gathered together all 120 of them. They were having 9 am service church. They probably just finished breakfast and were chilling expecting God in great anticipation like a child awaiting Santa on Christmas Eve.
Then it says, “2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
What does the mean? The word for came is ginomai, it means to be birthed, to come from one realm to another, it signifies a change of condition or state of being.
A sound is Echo… a sound, noise, murmur, it is literally a roaring.
Then we see, Just as a “rushing” wind. The word rushing here is pheremenes: this means to bring forth or carry, it doesn’t actually mean rushing.
The word for wind is pnoé which means wind gust, blowing, or breath, a respiration.
And then word for mighty is biaias which means violent.
So what actually happens was that everyone is in one place and suddenly a Violent respiration, wind, or breath of God, came with a loud echoing noise is brought forth or birthed from one realm to the next the glory of God manifested as fire.
And it filled the whole house where they were SEATED. Not just the upper room. It filled the whole house. Isn’t that interesting?The word for house is oikon which means house, or family, lineage, descendant, temple. It filled the house and as we see in Acts 2, it filled the entire family of God as well.
My Lord… praise God! they weren’t even standing to receive the Holy Spirit! They weren’t even in one accord?! Holy Spirit just showed up after the sun was fully up, and birthed something new.
God was manifesting on His children He just birthed. He restored Ha-adam and clothed him in His glory at lord his moment
When we look back in the Old Testament, when the Glory of God manifested, it was in the midst of fire.
“I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning.” Daniel 7:9
“The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” Exodus 3:2-3
Deuteronomy 5:4 The Lord spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire,
Exodus 24:17 And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.
We see that the fire that was manifested was the glory of God. That fire was breathed out into his family which birthed the modern church. These men were just clothed in the Glory of the Lord when He breathed his breath in them.
This is a type of birthing of Adam and renewal of Adam after the fall. This is a restoration and mirrors how Adam was born in Genesis. When God breathed life into Adam, there must have been a beautiful cacophony. There had to be fire because where God is his glory is, and where his glory is the fire is.
When Adam was breathed on by God and brought to life, he was birthed into the refining fire of God. He was clothed in Glory. He was birthed like a clay vessel that retains its form steadfastly after being strengthened in the kiln at high temperatures. I dare say the sound of the violent wind was a chorus of Holy Worship!
This moment of Pentecost was the rebirth of Adam. It was not just an outpouring.
We know that Jesus is called the last Adam in 1 Corinthians 15:22. Well, we are the body of Christ, we are called to be imitators if him. We are called to be clothed in him. What does that make us? We are the last Adam as well. How could I say this since there are many of us? Look at Genesis 2-3. God never called Man and Woman “man and woman.” Adam did. God referred to them as “Ha-Adam.” The man. They were truly one in his spirit, in His Glory, in his eyes. They were the exact replica of him.
So what happened in Pentecost wasn’t just and outpouring of God’s spirit. It was a birthing of the Last Adam in the same manner in which he birthed the first Adam.
We are now completely restored, clothed in glory, and made perfectly in the image of God once again. All dominion that was given to Adam upon his Birth is now restored to you.
There has been a truly Divine Reversal.