The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost as Separate From Passover

When we see that "all these things happened unto [Israel] for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition," 40 we can understand how the event of Passover has meaning in our lives. In addition, we see clearly because the Old Testament "vail is done away in Christ." 41 Finally, we know that the scriptures "beginning at Moses" 42 concern Jesus because in His life He fulfilled the Old Testament types of Passover and Pentecost.

Since Calvary is a fulfillment of the historical event of Passover, and since a direct parallel exists between the expiration of time and experience of Old Testament Israel and the New Testament disciples, then Pentecost must be a fulfillment of the historical event of Israel's Mt. Sinai experience. Consequently, since Calvary is a picture of redemption, Pentecost must be a picture of what is called the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance." 43 The "joyful sound" is the trumpet which signals the feasts, and those who understand its implication are able to personally celebrate the feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles in their lives.