What is the meaning of “Pentecost”? Breaking the word down, it means “count fifty.” We count fifty days from “the morrow after the Sabbath –which is the day after the weekly Sabbath that occurs during the Days of Unleavened Bread.
Pentecost commemorates four special events pertaining to salvation. First the codification and giving of the Law (the Ten Commandments). Second, the beginning of the availability of the Holy Spirit as a begettal to the firstfruits in God’s plan of salvation. Third, the inception and founding of the spiritual organism, the church of God. And fourth, the beginning of the terms of the New Covenant.
John Cafourek (1945-2017) served in the ministry of Jesus Christ with his wife, Sandy, for 46 years.
John was born in South Dakota. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, from 1965 to 1969, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Master’s Degree in psychological counseling from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1978. John pastored churches in Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington, and Oregon.