• 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 joy and enthusiasm in that appointed 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 atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to descend, and fill the place where they were waiting.
The scriptures declare, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk , and not faint." Isaiah 40:31.
Their attitude was consistent, and they were determined. They did not give up, nor did they quit or complain, because it did not seem as though the promise would come to pass. They stuck with it and kept the right attitude, until the promise was fulfilled.
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 your life, 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 and indulge your mind and imagination with a spiritual flashback into the upper room on that day. Wow, can you see the excitement and expectation on every face? Can you invision the force of the fortitude resounding from the unity experienced there that day? Can you see it; great passion, great press, great anticipation, and great resolve? Oh my, Oh my, what a wonderful atmosphere of love and grace in that place.
The fear and sorry that once filled their heart was now gone; because love, the God kind of love, had cast it out. Their inner man possessed the perfect atmosphere and attitude to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
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].