6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
Exodus 19:16-19graphically gives us a visual physical picture of God's presence on earth, working to prepare a people for Himself, foreshadowing the future Pentecost in the era of the early church.
16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
17 And Mosesbrought the peopleout of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smokeascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountainquaked greatly.
19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and becamelouderand louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.
Acts 2:1-4gives us another physical manifestation or sign of something spiritually special taking place with God's people as they celebrated the feast of Pentecost in the era of Jesus.
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Then there appeared to themdivided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
4 And they were allfilled with the Holy Spirit andbegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spiritgave them utterance.
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shallreceive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lordour God will call.”
Starting with the restored language, the tongue or dialect spoken between God and man is not understood by our soul man anymore. Our spirits were created to speak in many languages, but there is still a special language restored to our spirits at Pentecost to sing, pray and praise God that is unknown or not understood by our intellect.
9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.
I Corinthians 14:2
2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to menbut to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, whichyou shall proclaim to be holy convocations, theseareMyfeasts. (Hmm, I don't see Santa and elves or bunnies and colored eggs or a feast where the children dress to look like the enemy. Could we call them “Satan's feasts”?)
Are the feasts of God for the Hebrew only? What do you think the born again through Christ are?
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have putonChrist(He is our covering).
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are allone in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed(Abraham was a Hebrew), and heirs according to the promise.
Now wake up people of God as we readGalatians 4:1!
1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child(immature, not perfected), does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,
Let us read fromRevelation 17:3-5.
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness(not God's Kingdom). And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast(Satan through man's government) which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns (complete control on earth).
4 The woman(Satan's bride) was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls(beautiful on the outside to fool mankind), having in her handa golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. (Many unknowingly are drinking of this cup!)
5 And on her foreheada name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Everything God has called an abomination was birthed by her!)
Those that mock the working of God's Spirit in those that have experienced Pentecost certainly fit this description. Beware of them! They have the key to knowledge, the Bible, the Word is available to them, but they refuse to walk in truth, obey God's law and are a hinderance to those that do crave truth.
52 “Woe to you lawyers(they were the pharisees, the church leaders of that age)! For you havetaken away the key of knowledge(hidden truth that would take away their importance). Youdid not enter inyourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
1 After these things I saw another angel comingdown from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit(pedophiles, sex traffic, money schemes, on and on, hypocrites!), and a cage for every unclean and hated bird(their sacrifice of praise and prayer are unclean)!
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth(governments backed by the world's churches) have committed fornicationwith her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury(money, sex, power).”
4 And I heard another voice from heavensaying, (those that truly love God pay attention please!) “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.