Posts Tagged ‘Pentecost’

Deuteronomy 16:9-12  Seven Weeks

Counting down the days in so many different ways!

Moses moves to the second feast of the religious year. This is the Feast of Weeks. It takes place seven weeks after Passover.

The Feast of Weeks is also known a Pentecost and Shavuot. This is a harvest festival which celebrates the conclusion of the grain harvests. Barley is the first grain harvested and wheat is the final grain. The harvest time lasted seven weeks and began “from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain” (verse 9b) which happens the day after Passover. Read more »

Numbers 28:26-31 Offering Reminder 5

A time to look backwards and forwards. Both views held God’s Amazing Love!

Today we look at God’s reminder of the offering for the Feast of Weeks. This celebration happens seven weeks after Passover.

The Feast of Weeks also goes by another name; the Feast of Firstfruits. It marked the beginning of the season for harvesting wheat. It is believed to commemorate another even that happened while Israel was in the wilderness; God giving Moses the Law. Christians commemorate a different event on this same day; Pentecost. The day the Holy Spirit was given after Jesus’ ascension. Read more »

Leviticus 23:15-22 Festival 4

God provides for the poor in the harvest too.

This is the second of the festivals that God is instituting after the children of Israel reach the Promised Land. The second harvest feast.

In the New Testament this feast is referred to as Pentecost. This is the day that the Holy Spirit came down to dwell in the hearts of believers. But before that it was a celebration to commemorate the second of Israel’s harvests.

The Feast of First Fruits was at the end of the spring harvest and beginning of the summer planting season. The people gave of what they had harvested first to God and praised Him for the promise of what was to come in the second growing season. The Feast of First Fruits is also the day we celebrate Easter; where Jesus is the first fruits of God’s new Kingdom. Read more »