20And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw Elohim. 21So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be to you; just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”
1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3And tongues that looked like fire appeared to them, distributing themselves, and a tongue rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with different tongues, as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out.
5Now there were Jews residing in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together and they were bewildered, because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language. 7They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 9Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty deeds of God.” 12And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others were jeering and saying, “They are full of sweet wine!”
This has happened before:
16YHWH therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their stand there with you. 17Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take away some of the Spirit who is upon you, and put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it by yourself.”
24So Moses went out and told the people the words of Elohim. He also gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and positioned them around the tent. 25Then Elohim came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took away some of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. Yet they did not do it again.
26But two men had remained in the camp; the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other, Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (and they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.
27So a young man ran and informed Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28Then Joshua the son of Nun, the personal servant of Moses from his youth, responded and said, “My lord Moses, restrain them!”
29But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? If only all Elohim’s people were prophets, that Elohim would put His Spirit upon them!”
Number 11:29 is prophetic.
1 Samuel 10
1Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on Saul’s head, kissed him, and said, “Has YHWH not anointed you as ruler over His inheritance? 2When you leave me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, ‘The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. Now behold, your father has stopped talking about the donkeys and is anxious about you, saying, “What am I to do about my son?”’ 3Then you will go on further from there, and you will come as far as the oak of Tabor, and there three men going up to Elohim at Bethel will meet you: one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a jug of wine. 4And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand. 5Afterward you will come to the hill of Elohim where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre in front of them, and they will be prophesying. 6Then the Spirit of YHWH will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be changed into a different man. 7And it shall be when these signs come to you, do for yourself what the occasion requires, because Elohim is with you. 8And you shall go down ahead of me to Gilgal; and behold, I will be coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and inform you of what you should do.”
9Then it happened, when he turned his back to leave Samuel, that Elohim changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day. 10When they came there to the hill, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, so that he prophesied among them. 11And it came about, when all who previously knew him saw that he was indeed prophesying with the prophets, that the people said to one another, “What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?” 12And a man from there responded and said, “And who is their father?” Therefore, it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
1 Samuel 19
20Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied. 21When Saul was informed of this, he sent other messengers, but they also prophesied. So, Saul sent messengers again the third time, yet they prophesied.
22Then he went to Ramah himself and came as far as the large well that is in Secu; and he asked, “Where are Samuel and David?”
And someone said, “Behold, they are at Naioth in Ramah.”
23So he proceeded there to Naioth in Ramah; but the Spirit of God came upon him also, so that he went along prophesying continually until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay down naked all that day and all night. Therefore, they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
The 1 Samuel 19 excerpt is hilarious with the Father using King Saul’s own anointing to thwart him.
In the English Tanakh, the word prophesy is translated speak in ecstasy. The only difference is Yahshua’s disciples (and we) receive Yah’s Holy Fire:
11[John the Baptist said,] “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
We can receive this just after baptism:
Matthew 3:16 (and Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, John 1:32) After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and settling on Him.
35Then Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. 36As they went along the road they came to some water; and the [Ethiopian] eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38And he ordered that the chariot stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of Elohim snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him but went on his way rejoicing.
before baptism, which was my experience:
44While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45All the Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had also been poured out on the Gentiles. 46For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting Yah.
Then Peter responded, 47“Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
48And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Yahshua HaMachiach. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
and after two baptisms, which was also my experience:
1Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus and found some disciples. 2He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
And they said to him, “On the contrary, we have not even heard if there is a Holy Spirit.”
3And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?”
And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
4Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
We are the wheat; the chaff is our old lives, beaten off us by life and His Will. Amen.