122: Pentecost: Hearts of Stone and Hearts of Flesh

On the Feast of Pentecost at Sinai, the law was written on tables of stone, and in 31 A.D. the law of God was officially written on the hearts of flesh of the called out! 

In a near future Pentecost the law of God will be written on the hearts of all mankind then living. This will begin with the New Covenant with Israel and be extended to all humanity as all mankind then living, is grafted into spiritual Israel and the new and spiritual covenant with Christ.

Jeremiah 31:31    Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Jeremiah was not alone for Ezekiel wrote the word and prtomise of God saying:

Ezekiel 11:17   Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. 11:18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.

11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

The Pentecost  of 31 A.D. was about the giving of the Holy Spirit to the called out in an official and public manner; writing the Word of God on the hearts of the called out and fulfilling the promise of the New Covenant. 

While at a near future Pentecost the Holy Spirit of the New Covenant will be poured out on Israel and upon all flesh; extending the calling out to all mankind still living on that future Pentecost, writing the word of God on the hearts of mankind still living and establishing the Kingdom of God (Joel 2:27-28). 

We have become confused by considering ourselves first fruits and not understanding that those called during the millennium [after the resurrection to spirit] are also first fruits; for the seventh day is still part of the same week of first fruits! 

During the millennium, humanity will be called out and have God’s spirit poured out on them, writing the word of God on their hearts; and being changed to spirit or destroyed at 100 years old; thus completing the full seven thousand year harvest of first fruits.  Then after the millennium comes the main harvest.  

Leviticus 23:16 unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath, you shall number 50 days; and you shall offer a new offering. And you shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven.

Leaven is a type or picture of sin.

Leaven in these two Pentecost loaves demonstrates the presence of sin, which requires an atonement, with a sin offering.

The two loaves picture an increase from the one loaf at Wave Offering, to two loaves at Pentecost. It wasn’t necessary to have hundreds or thousands or millions of loaves added to represent everybody. Instead two loaves were to give the picture of increase.

23:21 and you shall proclaim on the selfsame day, [which is the 50th day, a Sunday;] that it may be a holy convocation unto you: you shall do no servile work therein. And the word servile means work of any kind. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

The offering of these two loaves, the special lifting up and bringing back down of these two loaves, made with the leaven of sin; was to take place on the 50th day after the first unleavened wave loaf representing Christ was raised up.

Two loaves are offered picturing INCREASE; they are to be made with leaven picturing some sin remaining, which is in turn covered by a sin offering. 

This offering does not picture the resurrection of the first fruits who have been called to god over the past 6,000 years.   

This offering and the Feast of Pentecost pictures;

  1. The formal establishment of the New Covenant, which happened on Pentecost in the first century as described in the book of Acts, and
  2. It pictures the expansion of the first fruits to all of humanity then living with the pouring out of God’s Spirit on all flesh (Joel 2:28) on a future Pentecost  to begin and fulfill the remaining seventh day [the 7th one thousand year] of the Spring Harvest of First Fruits called out since Abel. 

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is not just six days long, it is seven days long.  Yes,there is a resurrection to spirit at the end of the sixth day [at the end of 6,000 years], but the remainder of the first fruits harvest continues through the remaining 7th one thousand year millennium. 

  1. Pentecost pictures the beginning of the Kingdom of God on the earth;  The formal beginning of the New covenant in the first century, and
  2. The establishment of the kingdom of God over all the earth after Messiah the Christ comes.  and the New Covenant being expanded to include all flesh.

50 is the first day after 49;  49 being seven times seven is a complete, absolutely complete period of time; with fifty picturing a NEW Beginning.

The 50th day then meant a new beginning for mankind. And an increase amongst the people of God.

Now notice the atoning sin offering sacrifice, which was offered in conjunction with both of these loaves. At this time the people’s sin being represented by the leaven, are covered by the sin offering made on behalf of both of the loaves.

There was an increase then in the family of God, an increase in the first fruits for it is written in Leviticus 23:17, the last line, “this is the first fruits unto the Lord.”

The two loaves represent an increase in the New Covenant calling and writing of the Word of God on the hearts of man; with the leaven within the loaves representing sin; for we must still overcome sin by the power of the holy spirit to write God’s law on our hearts.

Sin then being covered by the sin offering representing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; we are then empowered to overcome all sin and to write the word of God on our hearts,  if we so desire, and if we follow the Spirit of God to learn and to keep the whole Word of God.

These two loaves represent the first fruits having sin, but having that sin atoned for and covered through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Therefore the two loaves do not speak of the already resurrected chosen, but represent an increase in the first fruits when God’s Spirit is poured out on a still imperfect humanity at the establishment of the kingdom of God over all humanity at Pentecost.

First we have the resurrection to spirit of Jesus Christ, the first Wave Offering; to be followed by the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31;31, calling out the remaining millennial harvest with the gift of the holy spirit to all humanity on Pentecost.


Paul tells us: Colossians 2:16 let no man therefore judge or condemn you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come.

Paul is telling us that Holy Days, New Moons and Sabbaths are shadows of things to come. They are prophetic in nature. There is going to be a fulfillment of these things.

Therefore we know that the wave offering was fulfilled by Jesus Christ, on the literal Wave Offering day; and on the 50th day of Pentecost, there will be a fulfillment of the Feast of First fruits, extending the New Covenant to all humanity on the soon coming Feast of Pentecost. 

This is to be a New Covenant with ISRAEL; which has not happened yet!  And this writing of God’s word on the hearts of Israel, beings them into a SPIRITUAL New Covenant; and all mankind will be grafted into that Spiritual Israel, as the gentiles who have been called out, have been grafted into spiritual Israel since at least 31 AD. 

In the first century the Holy Spirit was given to the spiritually called out of both Jew and Gentile; and the holy spirit shall be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28); after the day of the Lord.

On that Feast of Pentecost, there will be a substantial increase within the family of God as God’s Spirit of the New Covenant is poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28); and God’s Word is written on the hearts of all humanity. 

We can now see how this is coming about, by turning to Acts 2,  and when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord or one mind, in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Spirit of God, is a gift from God; the gift of God’s very nature, truth and mind of God; that we might be enabled to keep the law of God which is a spiritual law.

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual:

When we have repented and turned away from sin [which is breaking and compromising with God’s law], we can then be reconciled to God by the application of the sacrifice of Christ; then God can give his nature to those reconciled to him, so that they may internalize his mind, nature, commandments, spirit and actions; writing them on the hearts of humanity.

This Spirit is NOT a person; and however various people choose to describe it; it is NOT something that we whip up for ourselves. Otherwise the disciples would not have need of it to be given to them, having already been taught the things of God directly by Christ. [Surely, in their zeal for Christ, they could have whipped up the spirit for themselves if that were possible.]

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now, when this was noised about, the multitude came together, and were confounded.

They were astonished because every person heard them speaking in his own language. These people were not speaking some gobbledygook or babbling away in some spastic emotional ecstasy. They were speaking in the languages of men, and it was being heard in the languages of all the earth; in the genuine languages of men. People were hearing God’s word preached to them in their own language.

And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, our own language wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites and the dwellers of Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, and many others including Cretes and Arabians and Romans.

2:11 we do hear them speak in our [language] tongues the wonderful works and deeds of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another: What does this mean? Well, some mocking said, these men are full of new wine.

But Peter, standing up with the 11, [the apostles. The total of 12 including Peter], lifted up his voice, and said unto them, You men of Judaea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as you suppose, being it is about the third hour of the day, which by the reckoning of the time would be about 9am. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel. And Peter now quoting Joel 2:23, spoke, and it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh.

Now, notice at this Feast of Pentecost, in the first century A.D.:  Was God’s Spirit poured out on all flesh? No it wasn’t.

Does all flesh have God’s spirit today? No they don’t. What is Peter talking about here?

He is quoting Joel 2:28, and the events in Acts, were a down payment, an earnest; a first little bit to demonstrate to everyone that this was still going to happen in future. A little bit then, a lot more in the future.

This prophecy regarding Joel 2:28, that God will pour out his Spirit on all flesh has still to be fulfilled. It was fulfilled only in part on the day of Pentecost in the first century where Peter was speaking. And Peter goes on to quote Joel and I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor and smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the eternal shall be saved.

Did this happen in those days? In the days of Peter, did the moon turn to blood? Was the earth dark? And where all of these signs and wonders done in Peter’s day? No, they weren’t.

This is taking about the last days, the end of the age. And at the day of the Lord, when the day of the Lord is over and the Kingdom of God is established; He will pour out his spirit upon all flesh.

Which is why the lion will lie down with the lamb and the child shall play on the hole of the serpent because all flesh, that’s not even just human beings but all flesh will be given a spirit of peace and calmness. And the very nature of all creatures including man and also the vicious beast will be changed into a nature, a peaceable nature.

If we turn now to Daniel 12, we will find that the angel is telling Daniel from the time that the abomination, the false prophet is set up. From the time he takes his office and he is empowered to do great miracles shall be 1290 days. Then, people who continue and reach 1335 days shall be blessed and Daniel shall stand in his lot; receive his responsibility and inheritance, at the end of the 1335 days, when all people shall be blessed.

How are they blessed? Evil is put down. Satan is removed and God’s spirit is poured out on all flesh, so that we may have the word of God written on the hearts of mankind according to Joel 2:28 and Jeremiah 31.

God will pour out his Spirit on all flesh and establish his kingdom on the earth, ushering in a period of 1000 years of peace and prosperity unknown to mankind before that time.

A wonderful period; a Sabbath of rest for the people of God. In which all people shall be called out as the Millennial Sabbath first fruits, and have God’s Spirit poured out on them, and the Word of God written on their hearts instead of on tables of stone!

There shall be rest from Satan, rest from sin, rest from wickedness. And all people shall enjoy and rejoice with their God, and the faithful shall be changed to spirit at the age of 100 years.

The Mosaic Covenant, was entered into between God and Israel on the Feast of First Fruits, the Feast of Pentecost. In that Covenant, the law of God was written on tables of Stone, and physical Israel having hearts of flint and not of flesh could not keep the word of God in its spirit and intent.

This was only a type of the spiritual New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 which will also begin on the Feast of Pentecost between God and physical Israel; into which all the Gentiles will be grafted. 

As those called out over the past 6,000 years have had to grapple with sin, so called out humanity in the millennium will have to overcome their own tendencies, which is why the loaves are made with leaven. 

Now, we know that people had God’s Spirit long before this. That people like Abel and Enoch and Elijah and Moses, all had God’s Spirit. And they were given that spirit by God in faith, that Jesus Christ would complete his mission and offer himself as a sacrifice.

The Lamb of God sacrificed from the foundations of the world, would be fulfilled and those called in faith that Christ would in fact complete the job of atoning for the sins of men. For it is only through repentance and turning away from sin that God’s spirit will be given to men, for God’s spirit is given only to those who obey God.

Acts 5:32 and we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to those that obey him. The Holy Spirit is given to those who obey God.

And spiritual things are spiritually discerned: 1 Corinthians 2:14 the natural, normal, carnal man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for the things of God are foolishness unto them: neither can they know them or understand them, because such things are spiritually discerned.

We must have God’s Spirit in order to discern the things of God. And since we know that Moses and Elijah and Abel and Enoch and Noah, understood and discerned many of the things of God. We know that they had God’s Spirit.

God’s Spirit was given to them in faith, that Christ would fulfill this mission of being a sacrifice and of making atonement for the sins of men. By first living the perfect sinless life himself and then allowing himself to be killed for the sins of others.

Afterwards He was raised up by the Father and then ascended to God the Father to be accepted for us.  After which He came down, to demonstrate, and reveal to people that He had indeed been resurrected. Then He spent a few days with people after which he ascended back to the Father, where He ministers as our High Priest, our Intercessor and our Mediator; between us and the Father, between us and God. Thus allowing us to have access to God.

Jesus Christ is our High Priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek. That means He has established a new order [actually restored the original pre-Aaron Order] of the priesthood. Jesus Christ has become High Priest, and as our High Priest, bringing before God the Father his own self, his own perfect sacrifice; as atonement for our sins and interceding between us and the Father, interceding with the Father on our behalf so that we might be forgiven and made acceptable to God.

No, the ministry today are not some kind of new covenant Levite, or some advanced, new age kind of Levite, or anything that is a part of the Mosaic covenant; which was a covenant of death, because it offered no spiritual salvation only physical blessings.

We are now under the priesthood of Melchizedek, the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He is our High Priest. Not Moses and Aaron.

And He is our sacrifice for sin. Not some physical lambs, bullocks and goats. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice. And having accomplished that perfect sacrifice was deemed worthy to become our High Priest, interceding and mediating with God the Father on our behalf.

Today, every person who is converted and has God’s Spirit, is in the process of having God’s Word written on their hearts, and in training to become priests under the High Priest. We are all training to become priests forever after the order of Melchizedek, under our High Priest Jesus Christ.

That is our calling, that is why the Scripture says, you shall become kings and priests for our God. You are going to become kings and priests that is your reward if you overcome. And you are to become priests forever after the order of Melchizedek under our High Priest, Jesus Christ.

This is the message of the Apostle Paul throughout the entire book of Hebrews. It is an explanation of a change, or the change, in the priesthood. From the priesthood of Aaron, back to the priesthood of Melchizedek. That’s what the book of Hebrews is all about.

Yes, there is a New Covenant. It is a Covenant as Paul writes in Hebrews, where God will place his law in our hearts and in our minds.

It is a Covenant where there is an efficacious atonement, a sacrifice for sin. Which actually does fulfill the need for a complete and total spiritual redemption and deliverance from sin. Allowing us then to turn away from our wickedness, to turn toward God, to start keeping his commandments. And in so doing, we can be filled with the Holy Spirit of God.

The Kingdom of God will be set up on the same Feast of Pentecost as the Mosaic theocracy was set up, because God has promised that we shall receive our inheritance over the earth at the end of the days.

Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot [inheritance] at the end of the days.

This new beginning is pictured by the Feast of Pentecost, the 50th day, being the first day after seven days times seven weeks. It is a new beginning on this day, the Feast of First Fruits, the Feast of Pentecost, and there will be a new beginning on this earth for mankind; with God’s Spirit poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28).

Yes, there will be a millennium of peace. And that government, that New Covenant of the writing of God’s  Word on our hearts will be extended and expanded to include all mankind on the Feast of First fruits.

Zechariah 14:16   And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zechariah 8:20    Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 8:21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also.

8:22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.

8:23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew [a converted person], saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Even as a certain amount of God’s Spirit was poured out on a few people on that first century day of Pentecost, it will be poured out in fullness to all people, on the same day, the same day of Pentecost in the future, after all evil is stamped out and removed.

The Feast of Pentecost is much more than a picture of the start of the  New Testament church. 

Pentecost is a memorial of the start of the Mosaic Covenant of stone; it is a memorial of the official beginning of the New Covenant of writing the Word of God on the hearts and circumcising the hearts of a few in 31 A.D., to turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh; by the dwelling of Christ in our hearts through his Spirit.

Finally it is also prophetic, looking forward to the establishment of the New Covenant and the writing of the Word of God on the hearts of all flesh then living, after the coming of Jesus Christ with his saints and the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.

Over a thousand years after Sinai, in Jerusalem, on the Feast of First fruits or Pentecost, the New Covenant of writing the law of God on the hearts of the called out  through the gift of the Holy Spirit was officially confirmed; with the public pouring out of God’s Spirit upon the called out. On a few who were called out to be first fruits of God’s New Covenant.

And later, at the end of the Great Tribulation, the Spirit will be poured out on all flesh, ushering in and establishing the Kingdom of God over all the earth, bringing in a 1,000 years Sabbath, or millennium of peace, and extending the New Covenant of espousal to Christ, to all humanity alive at that time.

Yes, friends, on the Feast of First Fruits, in the wilderness of Sinai, the law of God was written on tables of stone; and on a near future Pentecost; the Word of God shall be written on the hearts of humanity! 

And the end of the Millennial Kingdom will complete the period of the Spring Harvest, or the harvest of First fruits.

Later on in the fall, the Fall Festivals picture the resurrection and the bringing in of the main harvest, the great harvest of all who have lived and died, never having known or understood anything regarding God. They will be resurrected and have their minds open, they will repent and be given God’s Spirit, and will be reaped, or brought into the Kingdom of God, into the family of God.

That is what the fall festivals are about. They are about the fall harvest. While the spring festivals are about the spring harvest, the early harvest, the first fruits harvest.

Pentecost is about the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all the earth; and that includes the calling out, repentance, and the gift of God’s Spirit to all flesh at that time!

The book of Ruth is an allegory, set in the Unleavened Bread to Pentecost period. Ruth being a Gentile or non Israelite and not a part of the Mosaic Covenant people, is a figure of those who will yet be called to be a part of the New Covenant and receive the Holy Spirit which if it is fully followed, will write the word of God on their hearts

Boaz, was a type of Christ to whom the Gentiles would be married along with Israel.

The book of Ruth shows the Old Covenant being extended to Ruth, a Gentile; by her being grafted in through her marriage to Boaz. 

This event in type, foreshadows all mankind being espoused to Jesus Christ (with the potential to overcome and be changed into Spirit, becoming a part of His bride), and grafted into the New Covenant which will be extended to all flesh, at the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Pentecost when God’s Spirit is poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28).

This event at Pentecost, brings all who are still alive being spiritually Gentiles, not yet having been called into the New Covenant; into the spiritual New Covenant of espousal to Christ, at the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.



I must add a warning; even the gift of the Holy Spirit can be lost if we harden our hearts as Israel did in the wilderness. 

At this time most of the brethren have by and large, hardened their hearts to do what they think is right, departing from any zeal to live by every Word of God. 

If we are zealous to follow the false traditions of men and  have no zeal to learn and to keep the Word of God; how can the Holy Spirit then write God’s law on our hearts?  We must be careful and diligent to love passionately and to keep the whole Word of God; that is how we follow the true Holy Spirit of God!

We must sincerely repent, circumcising our hardened hearts of stone, before the Holy Spirit can begin to write the Word of God on a new heart of flesh.



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  1. You said: “Now, we know that people had God’s Spirit long before this. That people like Abel and Enoch and Elijah and Moses, all had God’s Spirit. And they were given that spirit by God in faith, that Jesus Christ would complete his mission and offer himself as a sacrifice.”
    What scriptures do you read that in?
    In John 7:39 it reads; “John 7:39 KJV
    [39] (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given ; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”. The “Holy Spirit was not given” until AFTER Jesus died AND was glorified.
    The apostles were given the Holy Spirit by Jesus in John 20:20-22 KJV (AFTER His death)
    [20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. [21] Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. [22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them , and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”
    Then on Pentecost in Acts 2:1-4 KJV
    [1] And when the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting. [3] And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. [4] And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” I take this verse to mean that the Holy Spirit was stirred up within them and they were then able to speak in various languages, not receiving the Holy Spirit, since Jesus had already breathed into them the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost other believers too then received the Holy Spirit.
    Please explain. Thank you.

    Those without God’s Spirit cannot discern spiritual things for the natural mind is enmity against godliness. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of discernment between right and wrong, it is the Spirit of the knowledge of godliness, it is the Spirit of prophecy; therefore the prophets had God’s Spirit as is evidenced in the fact that Paul lists the names of ancient people (Hebrews 11) awaiting the resurrection to spirit which of necessity requires the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    David is promised the resurrection to eternal life at the coming of Christ therefore he had God’s Spirit. 2 Kings 2 is clearly referring to God’s Spirit which was on Elijah and Elisha, for no man has that kind of power and understanding. Joseph had God’s Spirit Gen 41:38. etc etc.

    John Baptist was full of the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb Luke 1:15 and he was born months before Jesus was born.

    John 7:39 is referencing the fact that once Jesus was born the Holy Spirit was withheld during his life and ministry, UNTIL he had successfully completed that ministry. Nevertheless we are explicitly told that BEFORE the birth of Christ some people had been gifted with the Holy Spirit.

    Further Acts 2 refers to the disciples gather together at Pentecost and does not mean that the Spirit was not given to others previously as it was given to the Apostles in John 20 an dto John Baptist from his mother’s womb Luke 1:15.

    Please see the recent Holy Spirit articles as well as the Acts 1 and 2 studies and also do a concordance word study on the Spirit and the synonym Ghost.

    I hope this helps. James

  2. I thought you all might find this interesting. The Pentecost service which we had today (UCG) taught the same thing as you about Ruth representing the church and Boaz representing Christ. However, the minister also mentioned that we shouldn’t glean in more than one field–and explained it to mean that we should not listen to messages from other churches. He said he was only telling us the same thing the book of Ruth said [symbolically]. He then spoke about the work UCG was doing, and gave the numbers of coworkers and donors and unique visitors to the website. It was very much a sales pitch for UCG. I was surprised that no one else seemed to be shocked by any of it.

    Here is what I said about Ruth I have been teaching this for years now and I have noticed over the past year or more that they have been using a lot of my material but adding their own twists as you mention. Victor even said a few times that we should live by every word of God, but then said as taught by UCG for his twist. Of course they will not go near the Calendar, Festival meanings or the Sanctity of the Sabbath. James

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