Students and staff of Olivet University gathered their hearts at Olivet Chapel, longing to be filled by the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.
Dr. Matthias Gebhardt, dean of Olivet Theological College & Seminary, preached on Acts 2 to explain what had happened in the Early Church and God’s promise for His people on Pentecost. His message began with this verse: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.”(Acts 2:1, NASB)
“On Pentecost day, members of the Early Church gathered to pray. The gathering on Pentecost is commanded by the Lord whom asked them to stay in Jerusalem to receive the power from the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4) Because of the victory gained by our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross and resurrection, the power of Holy Spirit can pour down upon us,” Gebhardt explained.
Pentecost is the time for the Holy Spirit to come down. It is a promise for all those who belong to God. Yet referring to the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Gebhardt urged everyone to prepare their hearts for the Holy Spirit.
“Jesus mentioned about four types of soils. If there are rocks in your heart, the word of God cannot take root. Your heart should be like a piece of good soil, then the power of the Holy Spirit may truly manifest in your life,” he continued.
After the Pentecost service, a prayer meeting was held at the Olivet Chapel. Olivet students and staff were renewed by the Holy Spirit. Many of them received inner healing and spiritual gifts.