I celebrated Shavuot tonight and it was so beautiful. In the days of Moses God wrote out His heart by the giving of the Torah to His people, which was a prophetic act and the first display of Shavuot. That same God has the same heart today. He poured out His Spirit at Pentecost in order that we might receive the fulness of God’s heart and have it be sealed as an act of completion unto us, His people. He literally was giving Himself to us, the Church. This time around however, God did not write his law on stone tablets, but on our hearts. Pentecost in the New Testament is the prophetic completion of the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) seen in the Old Testament.
God always has and always will have the desire to give the fulness of His heart to His people, that they might know Him entirely. He desires to give Himself and specifically His heart to His people. This is the main theme of Pentecost. This is quite different to the more debated topic of speaking in tongues, which is just a simple fruit of being filled with the Spirit, it was not and is not the point of the Pentecost. Tongues are debatably of less importance among the gifts, therefore they seem to float to the surface. To understand Pentecost we must understand its Old Testament origins, which are so often neglected and forgotten by today’s Church. God is fantastic and has greatness burning on His heart, greatness that He desires to freely give to His people as He did in days of old. There is nothing stopping you from being filled with the Spirit but yourself. All you have to do is want Him.