Last week, I asked the Lord how I was to prepare for Pentecost. Of course, my mind was thinking about prayer since that’s what the apostles were doing for the ten days till Pentecost. Immediately though, I heard the scripture out of Luke with Jesus charge to His apostles, “Behold I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49
The word “Tarry” jumped off the page. Tarry had something to do with my preparation.
I looked up the word “Tarry” in the Greek and found it means “to seat down.” Of the forty-five times it is found in the New Testament, it is always translated “sit or seat,” once “tarry,” and “continue.”
After Jesus had read the prophecy concerning Himself in Isaiah, “He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And all eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.” Luke 4:20
Jesus promises that we will sit with Him on His throne, Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, Jesus sat in Peter’s boat to teach, in the Temple to teach, and had the five thousand sit down in groups before the miracle of the multiplication of fish and loaves.
I felt with this quick review, that the Lord was asking me to sit down into the truth of scriptures that we have been reading and the ones we will begin “Into Pentecost”, on Thursday; to tarry His word as the disciples did, until they were endued with power from on high.
Seats have to do with authority—under authority and in authority. To tarry in the truth of His word is sitting under His authority.
I am meditating on all we have read these last forty days as well as what we are going to read in the last ten days until Pentecost Sunday, June 5th.
The scriptures into Pentecost will cover: Acts 1 and 2, the Psalms quoted in these chapters, Moses receiving of the law, the giving of the Holy Spirit, and four glory visions from Joel, Daniel, Isaiah, Revelation, and Ezekiel.
Here is the link to our scriptures into Pentecost, click here.