Biblical Feasts

Shavuot, (Pentecost), the Feast of Weeks, occurs second in the original Jewish calendar. This special time takes place fifty days after the firstfruits ceremony. Along with other offering two loaves of leavened bread were presented to God.

 

As our traditions developed, Shavuot became the festival of the giving of the Torah. Messianic significance abounds in this festival. From God’s perspective the time of the great “harvest” when large numbers of Jews and then Gentiles came into a personal relationship with him was initiated at the Shavuot after Yeshua’s resurrection. The two leavened loaves of Shavuot may therefore symbolize Jew and Gentle presented to God and now part of his family.

 

Also on the first Shavuot after Yeshua’s resurrection we read of the outpouring of the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit on the believers in Messiah Yeshua. We celebrate this day by giving thanks to God and bringing in our first fruits to the Lord during the service. We celebrate this time by asking the Lord to refill us with the Holy Spirit and empower us to be his witnesses to those around us, and give us the strength to be better disciples of Messiah Yeshua.


 

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