Feast of Pentecost

(Pentecost in prophecy)

Leviticus 23:15

Review

The seven feasts are God's blueprint for the future in him are these are not Jewish feasts

These are feasts of the Lord

The message/mystery of these feasts are something you must know

The word feast in Hebrew is the word “mohed”

It means a set time or appointed time

Also the word “mikrah”

It means a rehearsal or recital

Together a rehearsal of the future at a set time or appointed time

Review the seven feasts with overhead projector

1. Let’s go to Mount Sinai

Israel was held captive by Pharoah - a type of Satan

Israel has been delivered

Moses was the deliver - a type of Christ

the gods of Egypt are destroyed - God's miracles

in the the to come out of Egypt - escape from sin

then took him to the Red Sea - type of baptism

now 50 days later there at mount Sinai

receive the written word - 10 Commandments

receive the tabernacle instructions

God told Moses exactly how to make the tabernacle

God gave them the festivals are feasts

God gave them the civic law to govern them

You’re not standing at the base of Mount Sinai

About 2 million people would you

If you touch the mountain, you die

The fear of God is in the people

The ground shakes the nature feet – ski is blackened

Blazing Fire comes from the top of the mountain

Moses is talking to God face to face

celestial chaufars Blair louder and louder, Earth shakes

God speaks “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the land of slavery”

This is the first day of Pentecost recorded in Scripture

Elaborate rehearsal of the day coming and Acts 2

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

What does this mean?

When exactly 50 days happened - not 49

Exactly when God said it was going to happen

Tongues of fire and sounds of rushing wind came

First baptism in the Holy Spirit happened

It happened on the fulfillment of the feast of Pentecost

Pentecost was revelation of God to Israel

Pentecost was the revelation of God to the Christian church

On the exact day 4000 years apart

God does things in an exact moment - not by chance

Creation is an exact display of God's power/majesty

He created exactly in order

Exactly as it needed to be done

Any thinking person can look at the majesty of creation or nature itself and conclude:

There is a design, a master plan, a thought

For a design there must be a designer – who?

For a plan there must be a planner – who?

For thought there must be a thinker – who?

Science makes us think there's was a big bag

Who caused the Big Bang

Or a tad pole to a monkey to you and me

That takes more faith than I have

God created the heavens and the earth

On the first day of Pentecost at mount Sinai

God did not force the Jewish people to keep the 10 Commandment

That would violate free will - we must choose his will

Ex 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.

This was before God gave the Commandments

They made a decision to do is the Lord said

God is looking for people to decide today

He is looking for people to do his will

To many are concerned about their will -not God's

We always want sunshine and never want the darkness

God allows the darkness so we can grow

when we are in the darkness, God is there

Ex 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

God will never leave you nor forsake you

The Bible says the Lord dwells in the thick darkness

Times like this you have to dig into the deep roots

Times like this you dig in to grow up

Jonah was in a dark place, a stinking dark place

When you're in a Dark place, God is preparing you

2. Again the feast of Pentecost happened it at an exact time, at an exact place, to rehearse what would happen in acts 2

Notice the comparison of these two events

a. it was exactly in the 50th day

50 days after the Red Sea

There were fork and tongues of fire

There was thunder and lightning

4000 years later in the upper a

50 days after Christ rose from the dead

Their were tongues of fire and a mighty sound

Exactly what happened in the OT, happened in Acts

b. The tablets were written in stone by the hand of God

Ex 24:12 And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Notice the Commandments was given to teach - not hoard

God still expects to teach his word - not sit on it!

In Acts the word was written in the hearts of men by God by the spirit of God

2 Cor 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Jesus gave us the command to go and teach all nations

c. At mount Sinai 3000 were slain for worshiping a calf

In acts one Peter preached 3000 were saved by the word

he preached repent and be baptized every one of you

disobedience brings death - obedience brings salvation

d. Both of these feasts happened on a mountain

the first one at mount Sinai

the second on the Temple Mount or mount Zion

Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Mount Sinai was a rock, mount Zion was a rock

Stone the Jesus tomb was a rock rolled away

The churches becoming muffled about the gospel

Archaeologists are discovering rocks that verify the Bible

Big-name evangelists won't answer questions directly

They dance around simple yes and no answers

Like if you're not a Christian you will go to hell

There on talk shows all the time

If you are a big name the world should make a mockery of you

Call you an idiot, you should be is something peculiar

If we don't begin to cry out the rocks will do it for us

3. The feast of Pentecost was a marriage between God and Israel

Israel is the bride, his chosen people

In acts chapter 2 His church became the bride

Jewish weddings are in two stages God

First Betrothal

To families with two kids and their families got together

They discussed the goods in beds a bull children

The children then saw each other - but never alone

There was a written contract -a “katuba”

This states what he will do and what she will do

When God marriage is church he gave us a katuba – The Bible

This gives us all that God will give us

All that he will do for us

All that he will bless us with

Who he is, what he has done, and what he will do

This was very legally binding; you couldn't get out of it

The only way out was death or a “Get”

You were dead, or a fornicator

IE …use Joseph and Mary as example

Second Consummation

Jer 2:2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

God betrothed Israel and will never break it

God brought them to mount Sinai and gave them a written contract

God gave them the Commandments

God gave them the blood sacrifices

God gave them everything they needed

He said I will bless them that bless you and curse those that curse you

He promised them a promised land

And the boundaries are in this book the Bible

And no one has the right to change the word of God

Ex 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.

chanah – singular verb meaning to be one, camped as one

Israel had become one, they were slaves, scattered

Acts 2 they were in one accord, one place

The New Testament church was one

America's churches are not one

Divided by doctrine, skin, sometimes even false doctrine

We are more in love with our denomination than Jesus

Divided by racism were not saving skin, were saving souls

divided by materialism - some have and some have not

treat everybody the same - God loves everybody

we must pray to this end

John 17:22-23 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, I even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and in, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Jesus wanted us to be one as he is one with the father

This will make us complete or perfect

Then the world will know who Jesus is

Rabbi once said “if Jesus is the Prince of peace why you Christians fight each other” - where is the answer?

In Jewish tradition marriages were done under the Huppah (hoopa)

Ex 19:17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

Hebrew word “nether” - they stood under the mountain

Implies God lifted the mountain and he became a Hoopa

The people were married to God, in the presence of God

Pentecost was the revelation of God and is the pouring out of the Holy Spirit

Ex 19:19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

The trumpet sounded louder until the Earth shook

and will At the Trump of God the trumpet shall sound louder and louder until the dead shall rise

things happen at the sound of God's trumpet

Ex 20:18 And all the people saw the thunderings (notice plural), and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

Jewish scholars say God's voice split into 70 voices or languages so every ear could hear his word

4000 years later tongues were spoken in 120 languages

12 tribes times 10 (official Jewish prayer meeting)

this covered every known language in the face of the Earth, and every person in Jerusalem at that time

Jesus said “go ye into ALL the world”

Every language would now hear his Word

Every person to take part in the bridal marriage

In old times you can be around God, or life your, or even Jesus

But now the Holy Spirit lived inside of you

Now we can claim 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world

The feast of Pentecost reveals three trumpets of God

called the shofar

Exodus 19:19 the shofar sounded louder and louder

the shofar announce the presence of God

the shofar announced the liberty God was bringing to his people

the shofar announced to the marriage had taken place

the shofar will escort us into the very presence of God

1st Trump was blown by God at Sinai

2nd Trump(last trump) is blown by God at the rapture the church

1 Cor 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

3rd Trump, the great Trump at the end of the tribulation

Matt 24:30-31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

This will usher in the millennial reign

7 things you need to know about the baptism in the Holy Spirit

1. You do not receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit at salvation

It is a separate work of grace

Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Two separate works are shown here

Repentance is salvation, then the baptism

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

1 Cor 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

We are to speak in tongues, prophesy, cast out devils

1 Cor 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet (desire earnestly) to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Forbid not anyone to speak in tongues

God has given outward signs of an inward experience

2. The baptism of the Holy Spirit was found in every church

Why did Paul not tell every church to get it?

Because they already had it and didn't need to be told

3. Some say you have to be mature to receive the Holy Spirit

Absolutely not

Acts 10:44 – 47, Peter was speaking at Cornelius house

These were new converts, previously pagans

This That happened while Peter was speaking the message, he wasn't done yet

4. You can be filled and not manifest it for a number of days

John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

There was then 50 days until the upper room

This is where the evidence with tongues happened will

The disciples were saved, Jesus told them your names are written in a lamb's book of life earlier at the last supper

This was not their salvation

5. People get confused about some versus

1 Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. This is not the baptism of the Holy Spirit

This is simply the believers being baptized into one body

This is simply believers having one Spirit, God’s spirit

We received the spirit of God at salvation

Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. You have the spirit of God or you don't

God does not remove his spirit after your

Some teach you don't get the spirit until the baptism-NO!

6. Examples of believers that had the spirit, but no baptism

Abraham was the father of all who believe

Abraham was a child of God

Jesus said and you shall sit down in my kingdom with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

So these are all obviously already in heaven

Never had the baptism, the Holy Spirit hadn’t come

John 1:26 - 33 (two baptisms)

John 7:37 – 39 (Jesus was saying this is going to happen to you, but it hasn't happened yet

After the resurrection in John 20 Jesus breathed on them and they receive the Holy Ghost, again no tongues until Acts 2

Acts chapter 9 Paul on the Damascus road got saved and then in acts 9:17 Ananias laid hands and Paul was filled with the Holy Ghost

Acts 19:4-6 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Here we have baptism of repentance and then the Holy Ghost 7. There 4 baptisms and Scripture

baptism of repentance (water baptism)

baptism of suffering (Hebrews 5)

baptism of fire (Matthew 3)

baptism of the Holy Spirit (acts 2)

you must repent and be cleaned before the Holy Spirit will enter

the Holy Spirit will not live in a garbage can

God captures the tongue because it is the most unruly creature