Lesson 5 - Section 2A - 2 Miraculous Events 

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There are two miraculous events that are recorded in scripture that signaled the pouring out of the Holy Spirit.  These two events are detailed below.  Click on the underlined text to read the details of each applicable event:

First Miraculous Event

Second Miraculous Event

Scripture Reference: Acts 2 Scripture Reference:  Acts 10 & 11
When:  AD 33*, Day of Pentecost When:  AD 37-39** approx.
Who was there:  Jews from Jerusalem and other countries, and others (including proselytes) in Jerusalem Who was there:  Gentiles (people that Jews normally didn't visit or associate with)
Was this fulfilling the prophecy?

"For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is the third hour of the day;  but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:"

Was this fulfilling the prophecy?

"And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, 'John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'   "If God therefore gave to them the same gift as He gave to us..."

What miraculous signs occurred:

Apostles spoke in languages so all could hear the gospel in their own language.

What miraculous signs occurred:

The Gentiles spoke in languages, just as it happened in Acts 2 at the beginning.

What were those who heard the message commanded to do by Peter?

After they believed the message, they were told to "repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins."

What were those who heard the message commanded to do by Peter?

They were commanded to be "baptized in the name of Jesus Christ."

The conclusion from this first miraculous event: 

Those who hear the message and who repent and are baptized "for the forgive-ness of sins," will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  This promise is to all that the Lord calls.

The conclusion from this 2nd miraculous event:

"Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life."


After you are finished reading each of the detailed accounts above,
click on "A Signficant Time" below to continue...

A Significant Time

* AD 33 (33 years after the birth of Christ)

** AD 37-39 (37 to 39 years after the birth of Christ)