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(7) Feast of the Lord - Leviticus 23:1-44


vs 4. These are the designated times of ADONAI, the holy convocation you are to proclaim at their designated times. CJSB

Spring Feast

1. Feast of Pesach (Passover)   2. Feast of Matzah (Unleavened Bread)   

3. Feast of Sfirat HaOmer (First Fruits-Barley)   4. Feast of Shavu'ot (Weeks-Pentecost) 

Winter Feast

5. Feast of Rosh-HaSahanah (Trumpets)  6. Feast of Yom-Kippur (Atonement)   7. Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)


Feast of Shavu'ot (Weeks-Pentecost) 

Celebrated on the fiftieth Day after the the feast of Sifrat HaOmer.  The later  firstfruuits (wheat) were offered to the Lord on another holy day, which is known by two names, Jewish people know it as Shavu'ot-which means weeks. because it occurs seven weeks after Pesach (Deut.16:10)

Greek-speaking Jews and many Christians called  this day (Pentecost-which means fiftieth), because it occurs fifty days after Sifrat HaOmer (Lev.23:16)

Shauv'ot is designed as a time of thanksgiving for early harvest. God's faithfulness providing the early wheat harvest increases faith for an abundant fall harvest at Sukkot (Tabernacles). Giving thanks for present provision leads to faith fir future fruit.

 We know  the Law was giving to Moses on Mt. Sinai. We also know King David was born and die on this feast day.  

So the question is how is this day celebrated by Christians. We know Christ stated that the Comforter was coming to leads us into all truth.  "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send you from the Father- the Spirit of Truth, who keeps going out from the Father-He will testify on my behalf. And you testify too, because you have been with Me from the outset." Jn 15:26 CJSB.  Shauv'ot (Pentecost) is mentioned a number of times in the N.T. The most famous record of this holy day appears in the book of Acts: :The Festival of Shauv'ot arrived and the believers all gathered together in one place" (Acts 2:1) This account is especially interesting considering the background of  Shauv'ot. To the traditional Jewish community, it has always been a day of thanking God for the early harvest, trusting in a later harvest. What was understood in the physical realm of the Torah was made manifest in the spiritual realm of new covenant times. The coming of the Ruach HaKodesh (The holy Spirit) has become the most famous of first-fruits. The early fruits have come in, and the implicit promise of the later harvest will also come.

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