Seven weeks and a day have passed since the time of Passover. To Christians, this day is referred to as Pentecost and is remembered as the day when the apostles received the Holy Spirit. It was first celebrated by the Israelites seven weeks after they were passed over by the last plague and delivered out of oppression. It has been known as the Feast of Weeks throughout generations of Hebrews ever since. The disciples of Y’hoshua observed this time, just as their forefathers had, as stated in the Acts of the Apostles.
This is a day celebrated by both the ‘Jews’ and the ‘Christians’ only in different ways. This being one of the feasts ordained by God for the children of Israel to observe throughout their generations. It marks the fiftieth day (7 weeks plus one day) after the Passover or Exodus of Israel out of Egypt. It is in commemoration of the day Moses received the Tablets of the Law. This was to establish the Covenant between God and Israel. The Feast of Weeks or Shavuot and to bring in the firstfruits of the harvest.
By some, May 31, 2020 will be celebrated as the Pentecost (the Greek word for fifty). Is it just a day to go to church and pay your tithe or is there something else there hidden from view? What is the significance?
Others, from the evenings of May 28 to May 30 will be celebrating the “Feast of Weeks.” It also commemorates the Feast of the Firstfruits when the firstfruits of the wheat harvest were to be brought before God in thanksgiving. Is it just a harvest or tithe of wheat? Is it a time to eat cheese? Or is there something hidden from view? What is the significance?
God calls for three feast times during a year. May 31st, 2020 is the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost. Last month we looked at Passover and the associated Feast of Unleavened bread. We learned about the shadows that are contained within these Holy Days and the time of their occurrence. The detailed instructions of those occasions are actually prophecies of events that happened at the time of Y’hoshua (Jesus) as well as right now! Could the same be true for the ‘Feast of Weeks?’ Absolutely!
As a refresher, one aspect of Passover is the connection to the time of the Sabbath in God’s time. The menorah represents that seven-fold light of time, Y’hoshua is shadowed in the center shaft or vine in both his role as the Passover lamb and the time in history when he was alive.