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Tongues of FlameEden Grace

Manifesting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit 

by Eden Grace

Scriptures: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. — Acts 2:1-4

Every year, on the fiftieth day after Passover, Jews gathered in Jerusalem from all over the Mediterranean world to celebrate the festival of Pentecost, commemorating the giving of the law on Mt. Sinai. In Acts 2, the apostles gather in the upper room to celebrate the festival. Like Moses at the burning bush, they experience God’s presence among them as a mighty wind and tongues of flame. They recognize it as the event that Jesus had promised, when he said “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. (Acts 1:5)”

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