Journal of Pentecostal Th eology 17 (2008) 219–237 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/174552508X378140 w w w. b r i l l . n l / p e n t ‘Th is is My Covenant with Th em’: Isaiah 59.19-21 as the Programmatic Prophecy of the New Covenant in the Acts of the Apostles (Part II) Jon Ruthven* Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA email@example.com Abstract Isaiah 59.19-21 provides not only a prediction of the Pentecost events, but imposes a sequential and thematic coherence on Acts 2, describing: (1) the powerful rushing sound (2) of the wind/ Spirit and the ‘words in the mouth’/speaking (Joel 2) (3) which cause (4) the universal (5) fear of (6) the Lord’s name and his glory. (7) In this way, the redeemer (Ps. 16) (8) comes to Zion/ Jerusalem (9) to Jacob/Jews, who, upon their repentance, (10) will receive the covenant/promise of the Spirit (11) that shall not depart from him (Jesus) nor from his children nor from their children forever. Th us Isa. 59.19-21 serves as the programmatic statement for the book of Acts, building upon its mirrored programmatic passage (Isa. 61.1-2) of Luke’s ﬁ
Journal of Pentecostal Theology – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: SPIRIT; PROPHECY; PENTECOST; ACTS 2; ACTS; PROGRAMMATIC STATEMENT; NEW COVENANT; ISAIAH 59
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