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Old Testament Prophecies:

Following are examples of prophecy from the Old Testament about the Holy Spirit being poured out on all flesh (including the approximate date of the prophecy):

The word of the Lord to the prophet Joel (see Joel 1:1):

~800 B.C. -- Joel 2:28-32 says:

"And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. And even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire, and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD will be delivered; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls." Joel 2:28-32 (NAS)

Prophecy referred to by other prophets:

740-700 B.C. -- Isaiah 32:15 says:

"Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fertile field and the fertile field is considered as a forest." Isaiah 32:15 (NAS)

740-700 B.C. -- Isaiah 44:3-4 says:

"For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants; And they will spring up among the grass like poplars by streams of water." Isaiah 44:3-4 (NAS)

~500 B.C. -- Zechariah 12:10 says:

"And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born." Zechariah 12:10 (NAS) 


According to the scriptures above, the Lord spoke to these Old Testament prophets and promised that in the future He would pour out His Spirit on whom?

  1. All mankind, including male and female servants, all your offspring and descendants, the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
  2. Just the leaders and prophets.
  3. No one.

All Mankind Leaders & Prophets No One