Day 50 of Omer Counting

And now for the culmination of all that Omer counting we've been doing since Passover.

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost) begins at sundown on Sivan 5. Shavuot is a Sabbath---no work day.

"On the day of first fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to the Lord in your feast of Shavuot, you are to have a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; but present.." various offerings by fire (not possible today, because there is no Temple). Numbers 28:26-31

Counting the Omer for 49 days has been the 'bridge' between Passover and Pentecost. Now we're ready to celebrate Shavuot. As Believers in Yeshua, we have a double celebration. Read about it in Acts 1-2 and 1 Corinthians 16:8

Background Information

The Yeshua Connection

All that happened that day of Shavuot, was to point the Jewish people to their Messiah and then to empower them to go forth and tell others, beginning in Jerusalem and then to the rest of the world.

As Messianic believers went out, "The Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved." Acts 2:47

This day has come to symbolize the ingathering of the last spring harvest, and, more importantly, the gathering of the people to the Torah, and since Pentecost, the gathering of people to Yeshua. It is certainly another Biblical celebration full of meaning and lessons for Messianic believers.

Shavuot in the Future

Just as there was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit so that Jewish people heard and accepted Yeshua in a supernatural way on Pentecost, so an even greater outpouring is predicted by the prophet Zechariah: "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn" (Zechariah 12:10).

Yes, there will be mourning when all of Israel finally realizes who Yeshua is, but after the mourning and the repentance there will be great joy.

What about you? Are you celebrating the full meaning of Shavuot through Yeshua?