Feast of Weeks and Pentecost

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Feast of Weeks and Pentecost

Today’s meditation explores the symmetry between the Feast of Weeks of the Old Testament, and Pentecost. We jump around a lot: 

  • Moses goes to Sinai and God descends on it in fire (Ex 19:18.) This represents the birth of the nation of Israel as a theocracy: the giving of the Law. 
  • This was the first Feast of Weeks at Mt Sinai, 50 days after passover (Ex 19:1.) 
    • Later “official” Feasts of Weeks: Lev 23:15. 
  • That day, 3000 Israelites died in rebellion (because Aaron made them a golden calf to worship at the foot of the mountain: Ex 32:28). 
  • Joel prophesied that when the Holy Spirit fell there would be prophecy, visions, and dreams (Joel 2:28-29).
  • John the Baptist prophesied the Holy Spirit would come with fire (Matt 3:11)
  • The New Covenant fulfillment of the Feast of Weeks: Pentecost. The Holy Spirit falls as tongues of fire (Acts 2:1-12) and Peter quotes Joel (Acts 2:14-21).
  • That day, 3000 new believers were added (Acts 2:41). Symmetry!
    • Paul says the law kills but the spirit gives life later (Romans 7:10, 2 Cor 3:6)

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By |2019-11-15T10:03:46-07:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

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Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at www.authorcagray.com.

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