|Zion: 4 Prophecies|
Written by Ink Man
A Super-Significant Day
At the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper on the night of the Passover. Jesus was the "Lamb of God", and was crucified the next day. Then, during the next 40 days, "He presented Himself alive by many infallible proofs." Acts 1:3
Read Acts 1:4-9
Then came the day of "Pentecost" (Acts 2:1), so it's helpful to know something about solemn feasts of the Jews (rather, of God) - Leviticus 23:4
Passover always fell on the 14 th of the month, and then began the holy Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasted seven days.
The day of Pentecost (that is, the holy Feast of Weeks) always occurred on a Sunday, fifty days after the Sabbath that occurred during the Feast of Weeks. (Leviticus 23:5, 16-21)
["The day of rest," or the Sabbath, was the last day of the week. (23:3)]
On the Pentecost after Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, the gospel was preached for the first time. On that very day, a marvelous thing happened:
For the first time, people were saved by the blood of Jesus and were added to His kingdom, the church. The events that happened on that Pentecost fulfilled at least four ancient prophecies about the church:
Prophecies about Zion . . .
A King, Powerful and Worthy of Honor - Psalm 2
Jehovah's Son is king over Zion and will break the kings of the earth. Kiss the Son!
A Law for All Nations - Isaiah 2
The mountain of the house of the Lord will be exalted. All nations will flow to it. From Zion will go forth the law.
A Kingdom Forever - Daniel 2
Four kingdoms of men will be broken and replaced by a stone cut without hands which will last forever.
A Promise of Salvation - Joel 2
In the mountain of Zion God will pour out His Spirit. Those who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.
... Fulfilled in the Church! - Acts 2
2:30-35 - Jesus is the king on David's throne.
2:38 - "Repent, and be baptized every one of you." (Cp. "Commands all men everywhere to repent," Acts 17:30 ; "Observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:18-20) 2:41-42 : Those who gladly received the words were baptized.. And they continued in the apostles' doctrine."
2:47 - "The Lord added to the church daily." (Cp. Colossians 1:13; Matthew 16:18; Revelation 3:20-21)
2:16 - Peter quotes Joel 2, "This is that which was spoken." 2:47 - "The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." 2:39 - The promise is for all.
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