Australian-born, Nashville-based worship leader and songwriter Mitch Wong has released his brand new single "Pentecost." The song brings us back to the first Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the early church in a powerful way. The account is recorded in Acts 2.
Wong explains the significance of the day of Pentecost, " The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was such a significant and pivotal event for the church. Jesus actually instructed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until He sent the promise of the Holy Spirit and not to leave until He had. Around 120 were gathered in an upper room in obedience, in one accord. About 50 days after the Passover, the Promise came, the Heavensent.
"This pouring out of the Holy Spirit wasn't a once off event. The Bible tells us that in the last days "God will pour out His Spirit on all people. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, the young will see visions and the old will dream dreams."
As to how the song came about, Wong reveals, "I wrote this song with Krissy Nordhoff who I am beyond beyond grateful for and it came really unexpectedly at the end of a long day! We were both so thankful for and taken by it. I also got some of my dearest friends to sing and play on the it.
"The vision was so make it sound like 120 people in a room and if you listen for it you'll hear the sound of prayer, worship, wind and fire under the whole song. I tried my best at the artwork too ha!, and it's supposed to represent the colours of wind and fire falling on the 120. I hope that this song leads you to hunger after the gift of the Holy Spirit as we come up to Pentecost of 2022, which is on June 5!"
Having recently relocated to Nashville with his wife Steph, Mitch continues to write music and has written for artists including Chris Tomlin, Darlene Zschech, Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Kim Walker-Smith, Cody Carnes, Jesus Culture, Planetshakers, David & Nicole Binion, Paul Baloche and Lincoln Brewster. Songs of his include: "Impact" (Chris Tomlin), "Hymn of Surrender" (Matt Redman), While I Wait (Lincoln Brewster), "This Is Our Time" (Planetshakers), "Behold Him" (Paul Baloche), and "Believe For It" (CeCe Winans).