• Prevailing emotional tone or attitude, especially one associated with a specific place or time.
When I think of atmosphere I think of the upper room on the day of Pentecost. I believe there was great excitement and enthusiasm in that place. I believe there was a supernatural expectation in that place. It had to be the prevailing tone amongst those present in that room that day. Through unity and prayer they provided the perfect environment for the Holy Spirit to descend and fill the place where they were waiting.
Atmospheres are influenced by interest and excitement. If the only thing you are interested in is a mundane, lackadaisical life style; then the ambiance around you wherever you go will depict that mood.
Those Christians who chose to remain in the upper room until the day of Pentecost were all with one accord in one place. Go with me for just a minute an indulge your mind and imagination with a spiritual flashback into the upper room on that day. Wow, can you see the excitement and anticipation on every face? Can you envision the force of the fortitude resounding from the unity experienced there that day? Can you see it; great passion, great press, great expectation, great resolve? Oh my, Oh my, what a wonderful atmosphere of love and grace in that place.
Acts 2:1-4 (AMP)
AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words].
Start effecting your future and the lives of those around you with the right atmosphere today!