The First Church Revival at Pentecost
Interwoven Gospels

Now when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all together in the same place. And suddenly there came out of the heaven a sound as of a rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributing themselves, and sat one upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were perplexed, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were astonished and wondered, saying, "Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans? Then how is it we hear, each one in our own language wherein we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, Judea and also Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful things of God." Now they were all astonished and perplexed, saying one to another, "What meaneth this?" But others mocking said, "They are full of sweet wine."

Then Peter standing up with the eleven raised his voice and spake to them, "Ye men of Judea and all ye that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to you and give heed to my words; for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken through the prophet Joel:

"'It shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams; And even upon My servants and on My handmaids Will I pour out My Spirit in those days, And they shall prophesy. And I will perform wonders in the heaven above. And signs on the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood Before the day of the Lord come; The great and memorable day; And it shall be, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." "Ye men of Israel, hear these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you from God by miracles and wonders and signs which God did through Him in your midst, even as ye yourselves know: this Man, being delivered up by the fixed counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of lawless men did crucify and put to death; Whom God raised up, having loosed the bands of death; because it was not possible that He should be held by it: for David saith concerning Him,

"'I saw the Lord before me continually; Because He is at my right hand, That I should not be moved. Therefore my heart was glad, And my tongue brake forth into singing; Moreover my flesh shall also rest in hope: Because Thou wilt not leave My soul in Hades, Nor permit Thy Holy One to see corruption. Thou didst make known to Me paths of life; Thou wilt fill Me with joy, in Thy presence." "Brethren, I may say to you freely concerning the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is amongst us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of his loins, One should sit on his throne, he, foreseeing this, spake concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was He left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. Being exalted, therefore, to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He hath poured forth this which ye see and hear. For David ascended not into the heavens; but he himself saith,

"'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, Until I make thine enemies a footstool for thy feet."

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus Whom ye crucified."

Now when they heard this, they were pierced in their heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, unto remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself."

And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation," Then those who received his word were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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