Shavu’ot (Pentecost) also referred to as Feast of Weeks, Feast of Harvest, and is the second of the three major festivals celebrated fifty days after Passover (Pesach). Shavu’ot is the commemoration of the giving of the Torah; Law and Covenant God entered into with Israel on Mount Sinai after they were delivered from Egypt as spoken of in Ex 23:16; 32:28; Lev 23:15-21 and Num 28:26. G-d came down on Mount Sinai as fire and billowing smoke. The mountain shook, lightening flashed, the trumpet of God sounded as God spoke audibly to Israel. Just as in Acts 2:1-8, when His power was dispatched, and tongues of fire fell upon the Disciples. Shavu’ot is also a time of remembering the outpouring of the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit).
The Feast of Shavu’ot is also a foreshadow of Yeshua. He was glorified and exalted to the throne of God, then God sent forth the Ruach HaKodesh and the Body of Christ (Church) was born and entered into a new and everlasting covenant with us that cannot be broken. Yeshua spoke of Himself as the fulfillment of this feast in Jn 12:23-34. He was the human grain of wheat who would die as bread, perfect righteousness, and no course matter (sin) found in Him, and wheat which is crushed, sifted, and baked for our sins.
Just as Adonai delivered Israel and brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, he will do the same for us when we rouse ourselves and surrender. As we continue to adhere to all His commands, we will surely see the Kingdom of God!
|Hanukkah||Friday||Dec 11th||6:00 pm|
|Purim||Friday||Feb 26th||6:00 pm|
|Unleavened Bread||Monday||Mar 29th||6:00 pm|
|First Fruit||Friday||Apr 2nd||6:00 pm *|
|Passover||Shabbat||Apr 3rd||3:00 pm|
|Yom Teruah *|