So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and
placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the
spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.
Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a
young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua son of Nun, the
assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, stop them!” But Moses said to him, “Are you
jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!”
And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
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.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd
gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and
astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our
own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are
filled with new wine.”
Peter Addresses the Crowd
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem,
let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine
o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Prelude Spirit, Truth Divine – Hymn tune “Mercy”
O Lord My God (How Great Thou Art)
Christ Has No Body Now but Yours
Sent Out in Jesus’ Name
Piano solo Every Time I Feel the Spirit – African American Spiritual
Postlude Maestoso – G. Young