From 1873 - a thought about Pentecost
At an 1873 liturgy in Philadelphia, William Hobart Hare was consecrated as the Missionary Bishop of Niobrara (essentially the Dakotas and some of Nebraska). Bishop Henry Whipple of Minnesota preached.
Who can imagine the awe of the Apostles? What thoughts stir the deep of every heart? No marvel that they go to the upper chamber where He had so often met with them, and continue in prayer for the coming of the Holy Ghost to prepare them to fulfil this awful trust. The Holy Ghost came on the day of Pentecost. It was by His mighty power that men were made citizens of the Kingdom of God. It was by the Holy Ghost that their Lord became the Son of man, and now by the Holy Ghost the sons of men become the children of God.
It was through the power of the Holy Ghost that these children of God received of the nature of their King and Mediator at the right hand of God.
The Apostles went everywhere “preaching the Kingdom of God.” To the eye of man there was nothing more than a few lowly men going two and two, telling of God’s love and pouring water upon willing listeners and breaking bread with benediction. Yet, wherever they went, the Kingdom of God went also.
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