The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost in the Life of Jesus

We see that Jesus was obedient to partake of the baptism of the Holy Spirit in His life. Jesus was born of the Spirit (i.e. Passover) because Joseph was told that "that which is conceived in [Mary] is of the Holy Ghost." 71 Then He received the promise of the Holy Spirit for "John [the Baptist] bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him." 72

This was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 11:2 in which Jesus later stated, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach...heal...[and] set at liberty them that are bruised." 73 The feast of Pentecost is therefore kept by exercising the power inherent in the spiritual gifts of the promise as a "freewill offering...according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee." 74"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." 75

The Jubilee is the bringing forth of the continuous sound of the silver trumpet. It signals the festival and year of Jubilee and is symbolic of the feast. A church which blows this trumpet flows in this ministry and says "to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves." 76 "Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month." 77 The impact of the feast of Pentecost carries into the feast of Tabernacles.