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In the Jewish culture, Pentecost is a feast where they partied and had a good time in their worship; remembering their deliverance from
On mount Sinai, Moses spent 40 days in God’s presence as God gave him the law.
This mount Zion is probably where Jesus gathered the 500 followers and told them to return to
and wait for
the Holy Spirit to be poured out. Jerusalem
Both mountains held significant events; Sinai for a newly redeemed birth of
recognizing a new covenant; and the birth of
Christianity, with a brand new covenant. Mount
Both events involved fire, and are in the same time line – month and day. The children of
at Pass-Over and traveled for 40 days. Egypt
Moses went up on the mountain for 40 days and returned with the Torah.
Fifty days following the sacrifice of Jesus, believers received a New Covenant, that required NO more sacrifice.
Both events had similar sounds and symbols. There was wind, smoke, fire and voices from Heaven.
The fire at
Sinai was visible to all and fear came on all the people. The fire at Pentecost was visible on the heads
of each person filled with the Holy Spirit Baptism.
At Sinai, the people were kept away from the fire, but in Acts the fire came down on the people.
Both happenings God was present. In both cases, God sealed a covenant, giving the Law at Sinai, and at Pentecost, the Law was written on their hearts.
In both cases a multitude of people were present.
This happened 1200 years apart as spoken by the Old Testament Prophets.
At Pentecost, the people in the street could hear the noise and see the fire, and wondered what does all this mean? The Believers were acting strangely and the crowd thought they must be drunk.
Peter spoke to the crowd on the day of Pentecost, saying,
“Fellow Jews and all of you who live in
and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’