Pentecost Part 8 – Pentecost, Joel 2, and the Coming of the Day of the Lord

In part 7 of our study on Pentecost, we connected Hebrews 12 both to the original Pentecost (Shavuot) and a future rapture followed by a time of wrath on earth, also possibly starting on Pentecost.  Let's examine that connection more fully in this post. Thunder, Lightning, Smoke, Fire, and Terror Remember back in part 1 … Continue reading Pentecost Part 8 – Pentecost, Joel 2, and the Coming of the Day of the Lord

Pentecost Part 4 – Temples of God and the Removal of the Restrainer

At this point, I want to take a brief moment to discuss God's temples in relation to the Feast of Pentecost.  Prior to Moses and the giving of the Law and the Old Covenant, God spoke to people directly.  He then led the Israelites into their promised land by His presence through a pillar of … Continue reading Pentecost Part 4 – Temples of God and the Removal of the Restrainer

Pentecost Part 7 – A Picture of a Pentecost Rapture in Hebrews 12

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,  and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the … Continue reading Pentecost Part 7 – A Picture of a Pentecost Rapture in Hebrews 12

Pentecost Part 6 – God’s Covenant Changes on Pentecost – It’s All About the Blood

In Part 1 of our study, we saw how God gave the "Old Covenant", or Covenant of Moses, on the first Pentecost (Shavuot).  This marked the beginning of the Dispensation of Law, as we examined in Part 2.  The Dispensation of Law ended and the Dispensation of Grace began on the first Pentecost after Jesus' … Continue reading Pentecost Part 6 – God’s Covenant Changes on Pentecost – It’s All About the Blood

Pentecost Part 5 – The Counting of the Omer – Day and Hour Unknown?

“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering.  You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath.  Leviticus 23:15 ESV The Counting of the Omer Pentecost is the last of the Spring feasts.  Another name for Pentecost … Continue reading Pentecost Part 5 – The Counting of the Omer – Day and Hour Unknown?

Pentecost Part 3 – Pentecost Prophecies

We've been examining how the feast of Pentecost has uniquely marked dispensation changes in the past.  Will it also mark a future dispensation change?  To examine this, we turn to Acts chapter 2. Pentecost Prophecies I have been fascinated by the way Peter quoted Joel 2 in Acts 2:16-21.  He specifically delivered this sermon on … Continue reading Pentecost Part 3 – Pentecost Prophecies

Pentecost Part 2 – The Feast That Marks Dispensation Changes and Birthdays

Happy Birthday, to us? We have been studying Pentecost, otherwise known as Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks, as one of God's appointed times (mo'ed).  Pentecost (Shavuot, the feast of weeks) is considered the day on which Judaism was born (the Age of Law).  Pentecost is considered the day on which the Church was born … Continue reading Pentecost Part 2 – The Feast That Marks Dispensation Changes and Birthdays

Pentecost Part 1 – The Giving of Law, The Giving of Grace

In studying the Feast of Pentecost, it is becoming increasingly clear to me that this celebration ties together many loose ends for the church.  What has started out as a single post is evolving into a series through which I hope to bring you along on this fascinating journey of discovery about Pentecost, perhaps our … Continue reading Pentecost Part 1 – The Giving of Law, The Giving of Grace