It has been pointed out that there are many parallels between the Law and the New Covenants. These extend to some particulars connected with the inaugurations of both.
The first item of the Law was the Passover.
The first item of the New Covenant is the antitype of this
— “Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
This antitype superseded the type on its appointed date, for Christ died on the 14th Nisan, after having
been “taken up” enthusiastically by the people, when He rode into Jerusalem. (Ex. 12: 3-6; John 12: 1,
12-16; 1 Cor. 5: 7, 8.)
The Day of Pentecost (Jewish reckoning) is observed by the Jews as the festival of the giving of the Law. On the Day of Pentecost following our Lord’s death, resurrection, and ascension, the New Covenant had its beginning in the ministration of the Spirit, which was to supersede the ministration of the old letter.
The Law Covenant was introduced with signs and wonders. So was the New Covenant. (Exod. 19: 15-18; Gal. 3: 10; Heb. 2: 2-4.)
“If they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven.” — (Heb. 12: 18-25).
At the inauguration of the Law Covenant the mountain shook; at the inauguration of the New Covenant
a shaking began which has continued throughout the age (ages of ignorance – Acts 17: 30; 2 Cor. 10: 3-5); and which will ultimately remove completely not only the social “earth,” but also the ecclesiastical “heavens.” But we who have received a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. — (Heb. 12: 25-29).
When the New Covenant shall presently be proposed to Israel as a whole, and the world generally, there will be more signs and wonders. As Pharaoh and his host were, overthrown, so will Satan and his host of evil spirits be rendered powerless.