Pentecost [from Greek pentēkostē, literally “fiftieth day”] is the religious feast on the seventh Sunday, or fiftieth day, after Easter celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. Also called Whitsunday. Whitsuntide is the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days of the week.
The first Pentecost
Acts 2 records:
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
This means that they were in harmony with the Christ flame within, so much in harmony that they were even found in one place in time and space, fusing their heart chalices and their consciousness in Christ.
Harmony is a prerequisite for receiving the Holy Ghost—harmony in the four planes of Matter, which correspond to your four lower bodies, harmony in your soul. It means eliminating even silent resentment or silent irritation, fuming, fretting, reacting to human conditions, or becoming disturbed or annoyed. It means holding the flow of the sacred Word of God. This is the kind of harmony they had, and so they were the perfect chalice for the dove of the Holy Spirit.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
These cloven tongues of fire are twin flames. They are the flames of Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. They are the flames of the Father-Mother God. One of these flames is the flame of your I AM Presence, and the other is the flame of the I AM Presence of the one who is known as your twin flame. The Father-Mother God always manifests as the Divine Us, as wholeness. But for manifestation in Matter in time and space, souls who came forth from the fiery ovoid came forth either as the masculine counterpart or the feminine counterpart of the whole.
The wholeness of God, of the Father-Mother, was manifest on that day of Pentecost. The word Pentecost is derived from a Greek word that means “fiftieth day.” So it is related to five, which is the number of the secret rays. The seven rays are the outer rays of Christ-awareness, and the five secret rays are the inner awareness in the white-fire core of being.
So on Pentecost there were cloven tongues of fire, twin flames of the one Father-Mother God. This gives us the key to understanding what the Holy Spirit brings. It brings integration of consciousness. It brings wholeness. It completes our aloneness and allows us to experience all-oneness. Where we have lack, we are filled with the gifts of the Spirit.
The separation of Light and Darkness
In his address on Pentecost 1991, the Maha Chohan said:
From the mount of salvation somewhere in the etheric octave I descend, not alone to this place but all the way to the deepest levels of Death and Hell. For in the hour of the descent of the Holy Spirit all are touched. Some are quickened to everlasting Life. Some receive the judgment of the Holy Ghost. Know, then, beloved, that to each one upon earth there is a visitation of the Holy Spirit, there is the measuring of the lifestream, there is the dividing of Light from Darkness.
This action of the Holy Spirit is an annual Pentecost event. All souls in all octaves of planet earth should prepare themselves from Easter Sunday to Pentecost through prayer and fasting, worthy deeds, study of the scriptures and dynamic decrees to receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 36, no. 31, August 1, 1993.
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 33, no. 55, April 22, 1990.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Apostles All,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 58, no. 21, November 1, 2015.
- Acts 2:1–4.
- The Maha Chohan, “Initiations of the Holy Spirit from the Mount of Salvation,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 36, no. 31, August 1, 1993.