Three times in a year shall all [those who desire to] thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose [i.e. Temple Mount]; in the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover – Holy Week), and in the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot – Pentecost), and in the Feast of Tabernacles (Fall Feasts): and they shall not appear before the LORD empty [not without an offering]: ~ Deuteronomy 16:16
Spring Feasts (Justification/Salvation): Passover, Jesus Christ – Holy Week – 1st Coming of Jesus
Summer ‘Middle’ Feast (Sanctification): Pentecost, Holy Spirit – Empowerment – Acts 2:1
Fall Feasts (Final Redemption): Day of Atonement, God the Father – 2nd Coming, Final Restoration
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that all of you may be a new lump, as all of you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the Feast (Holy Week), not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ~ 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come [after sunrise on Sunday], they were all with one accord 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 of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they [the faith in the resurrection – Born Again Christians] were all filled [baptized – empowered] with the Holy Spirit, and [as empowered] began to speak with other tongues, as the [Holy] Spirit gave them utterance. ~ Acts 2:1-4
This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has shed (send) forth this [Holy Spirit], which all of you now see and hear [starting at Pentecost]. ~ Acts 2:32-33
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, all of you know that summer is nigh: So likewise all of you, when all of you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Assuredly I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour [i.e. 2nd Coming Rapture] knows no man, no, not the Angels of Heaven, but My Father (God the Father) only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. ~ Matthew 24:32-37
But of that day [i.e. 2nd Coming Rapture] and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son (Jesus Christ), but the Father (God the Father). Take all of you heed, watch and pray: for all of you know not when the time is. For the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) is as a man taking a far journey, who left His house, and gave authority to His servants, and to every man His work, and commanded the gate keeper to watch. Watch all of you therefore: for all of you know not when the Master of the house comes, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing [early morning], or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. ~ Mark 13:32-37
Old Testament Book of Hosea Quotes and Prophecies
During Pentecost I was doing devotions and reading through some of the famous quotes and prophecies in the Old Testament book of Hosea.
This verse is famous because the Prophets, Priests and Kings of Israel are out of favor with God though the “watchman” remain in good favor with God.
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of your iniquity, and the great hatred. The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the [false] prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore He will remember their iniquity, He will visit their sins. ~ Hosea 9:7-9
The famous “Out of Egypt” verse.
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. ~ Hosea 11:1
And [the Holy Family – Joseph, Mary and Jesus] was there [in Egypt] until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet (Hosea), saying, Out of Egypt have I called My Son. ~ Matthew 2:15
The famous “Third Day” Millennial Kingdom Reign prophecy.
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind [repair] us up. After two days [two millennium] will He revive us: in the third day [third millennium – The Millennial Kingdom Reign of Jesus Chris] He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. ~ Hosea 6:1-2
The “Us” Triunity verse – there he (Jacob) spoke with (God) Us.
The LORD has also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him. He (Jacob) took his brother (Esau) by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God: Yes, he had power over the Angel (Genesis 32:24), and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto Him (Angel messenger – Jesus Christ): he found Him (Jesus Christ) in Bethel, and there he (Jacob) spoke with Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit); Even the LORD God of Hosts (Jesus Christ); the LORD is his memorial. Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on your God continually. ~ Hosea 12:2-6