Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Mt Sinai and Mt Zion – Comparison
Mt Sinai (Art)
The Following notes were taken at the
as the Bible Study lessons on “POWER” continued.
In the Jewish culture,
Pentecost is a feast where they partied and had a good time in their worship;
remembering their deliverance from Egypt.
On mount Sinai, Moses spent
40 days in God’s presence as God gave him the law.
MountZion is the
highest point in ancient Jerusalem,
and may be the mountain where Satan promised Jesus the kingdoms of the world if
Jesus would bow down and worship him.
This mount Zion is probably
where Jesus gathered the 500 followers and told them to return to Jerusalem and wait for
the Holy Spirit to be poured out.
Both mountains held significant events; Sinai
for a newly redeemed birth of Israel,
recognizing a new covenant; and MountZion the birth of
Christianity, with a brand new covenant.
Both events involved fire,
and are in the same time line – month and day.The children of Israel
at Pass-Over and traveled for 40 days.
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
Both events had similar
sounds and symbols.There was wind,
smoke, fire and voices from Heaven.
The fire at Mount
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
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,
Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem,
let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.15 These people
are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on
all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see
visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my
Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above, and signs on the
earth below, blood and fire and billows
of smoke. 20
The sun will be turned to darkness 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