Pentecost Redux, Part 2

“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil…

“Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other. Never again will my people be ashamed.” (Joel 2:23-24, 27 NIV)

In Part 1, we argued from Scripture that the Pentecost described in Acts 2 I s a preview of a greater Pentecost coming in the last days. During the first Pentecost, Jews spoke in the tongues of all nations. In the time of the end, believers from all nations will speak a single language.

Speaking through the Prophet Joel, God said in the last days he would pour out his Spirit on all people (Joel 2:28). Before this outpouring of the Holy Spirit, He promised to send the autumn rain (see above). Abundant fall showers will produce full threshing floors (Joel 2:22-24). In the context of a great end-time harvest of grain and fruit, God promises an in-gathering of people as the Holy Spirit showers all nations. Do not miss the connection between the Spring Feast of Pentecost in the history of Acts and the Autumn Feast of Pentecost in prophecy.

According to Acts 2:41, three-thousand accepted the Apostle’s message, were baptized and added to the number of Jewish disciples. In Revelation 7:9, John’s eyes were opened to what Joel described and Peter proclaimed. Appearing in robes that gleamed white like ripened heads of wheat is a multitude too numerous to count. The harvest that is here foretold is comprised of sons and daughters, old men and young men, from every nation, tribe, language and people. Joel and Revelation 7 are in perfect harmony.

What is heard in Revelation 7:10? It is the opposite of the every language under heaven in Acts 2 during the Spring Feast of In-Gathering. In Revelation we preview the saved from throughout the earth declaring God’s glories in one language, not all languages! It is not a cacophony of tongues, but a single solitary tongue. The one voice is the evidence of a Pentecost Redux. This time it won’t be Jews filled with God’s Spirit, but all people and nations, which includes Jews. Jews are part of all. This event is set for Israel’s fall feast of In-Gathering.

What language or tongue is spoken around the Lamb’s throne and by all during the Millennium? My belief is that it will be the tongue spoken in Exodus 19, as Jacob’s descendants stood near Mt. Sinai. I am referring to the ancient language of Israel; what scholars call Paleo-Hebrew.

In “Part 3”, we will uncover more of God’s purpose for another, richer and more complete Pentecost.

4 Replies to “Pentecost Redux, Part 2

  1. We agree that only believers will initially enter the Millennium. I believe the first command made by Jesus will be the same command given to Noah and his family. Be fruitful and multiply. This means people will subdue the earth and spread out throughout the world. The one language was confused at the tower of Babel due to the disobedience of this Command. So why keep languages confounded if the nations who enter the Millennium are obedient?

    There is no need for different languages. Plus scripture proves you are correct. No matter what bible translation one uses, Zephaniah 3:9 is clear. God will restore a pure language to the people. It is the language spoken in Exodus. How do we know this?

    Zephaniah also says that they will call on the Name of the LORD. God’s name is YHWH, and that was the Name the LORD called himself to Moses at the Burning Bush. The NAME the Israelites were to know him by.

    Excellent work pastor! cf: Genesis 11:1 and Isaiah 19:18.

    1. Excellent contribution. The Scriptures you cited fortified the case for a second outpouring of God’s Spirit signified by speaking in an unknown tongue. I learned something new when you offered Zechariah 3:9. Of course I see it now: The nations will utter the same name for the Lord they spoke at Sinai. It was in Exodus 19:8 the people declared, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” At that time, God told the Israelites they would be for Him a kingdom and priests.” It will be the way it was only on a much grander scale. Sinai, along with Pentecost, will be repeated.

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  2. Should we start studying how to read, write & speak paleo-Hebrew or is this another gift we will be given by The Lord that we are given by his love, grace & mercy?

    1. Another thought-provoking question that gets to the point. In regard to whether we should study Paleo-Hebrew for reading, writing and speaking, I say “Yes.” To your second question: “Will the Lord give his people the gift of tongues and interpretation of tongues to communicate in Paleo-Hebrew?” that is a “Yes” also.

      The benefits of gaining proficiency prior to the next Pentecost are many: First, you will attract the Lord’s attention as an anticipator. (Read Proverbs 25:2 and 2 Chronicles 16:9a to see what that could entail.) Being an anticipator means you grasp from prophecy the new thing the Spirit is doing and you act accordingly.

      With our God, even knowing the rudiments of the written language can be a resume enhancer in the age to come. Other saints will speak and understand, but not be able to write Paleo-Hebrew.

      Another reward is the richness of knowledge in the Scripture you will acquire. For years, a mutual friend of Elijah’s and mine has been digging into this language that pre-dates Biblical Hebrew. The nuggets of gold he has mined are absolutely amazing. No one but Our God could have created Paleo-Hebrew. It is absolute perfection.

      There are different web options but the site with which I am familiar is “Ancient Hebrew Research Center” . Hopefully, Zerick, once you get into it, you’ll share your gems with us so we can pass them on to the saints.

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