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Medal - Holy Spirit 17.5mm - 18K Gold Vermeil

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This Holy Spirit medal is 18K gold vermeil and measures 17.5mm in diameter.

At the Last Supper Jesus comforted His disciples with a great promise: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17; and forty days later, shortly before He ascended into heaven, He reaffirmed it: “For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5, and “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:49

These chosen disciples then came down from the Mount of Olives, where the Ascension took place, to the city of Jerusalem (Acts 1:9-12), and waited.... Fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and ten days after His Ascension to Heaven, the disciples of Jesus, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary, some of the pious women and other believers, 120 persons in all, gathered in Jerusalem in a so-called "Zion chamber" or “Upper Room.” They were probably in the same room where the Lord, not long before His sufferings, performed the Last Supper. The Apostles were awaiting the fulfillment of the Savior's will to send them "the Father's Promise" and strengthen them with divine power, although they did not understand yet exactly what that meant.

That day was Pentecost, one of the three major holidays of the Old Testament, which was celebrated on the 50th day after the Jewish Passover. It coincided with the Feast of Harvest, a pilgrim festival, where according to Jewish Law all Jewish men would come to Jerusalem to celebrate the beginning of the wheat harvest. The streets of Jerusalem were overcrowded with thousands of pilgrims who had come from many different countries of the vast Roman empire to celebrate the goodness of God and the bringing in of the wheat harvest.

It was early in the morning of the Feast of Harvest and Pentecost in the room of the Last Supper, that the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles took place. God’s will made this event a turning point in the world’s history. Strong gusts of wind filled the house, and at the same instant there appeared above the Apostle’s heads what looked like tongues of fire which began descending on their heads, imparting gifts. The Apostles became spiritually enriched and felt an ineffable joy and inspiration, full of life and totally in love with God, compelling them to joyful exclamations and glorifications of God in tongues that all could understand. The Apostles were now baptizing with the Holy Spirit and fire just as it was prophesied by John the Baptist. By evening of the same day the Christian Church increased from 120 to 3000 believers.

From Galilee to Spain, Portugal, Greece, Syria, Asia Minor, Ethopia, Mesopotamia, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, even as far as India, the Apostles walked, taught, preached and cured in the name of the Lord. Their reward was martyrdom, but their eternal reward was immeasurable. They were truly “Moved by the SPIRIT.”

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