We got this e-mail this past Friday from our friend Andrea in Florida and thought some of you might find it interesting...
"Shavuot (sha-voo-ote) in the U.S, is the silent, unknown Jewish festival - the Jewish calendar's forgotten stepchild."-Herb Keinon
The Feast of Weeks, The Latter Firstfruits, The Feast of Harvest, Pentecost or Shavuot, comes 50 days after Passover or 7 weeks (hence the name feast of weeks). It was the time to present an offering of new grain of the summer wheat harvest to the LORD.
In the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), it is believed that it was then that Moses received of the 10 commandments.
In the New Testament, Jesus would instruct His disciples to wait together until Pentecost/Shavuot, the 50th day, following Passover. According to Acts 2 this was the occasion which the Holy Spirit would indwell believers inaugurating the existence of the Body of Christ (Messiah) The Church, harvesting for Himself a people that would be mobilized to make more disciples. So, Happy Birthday CHURCH! We're over 1,900 years old!!!
Blessings to everyone over the holiday weekend!
Andrea's R.P.M's: Reflective-Personal-Moments:
"So much to do, so little time to do it, such a BIG God to rely on!"
"Faith is Action, Based upon Belief, Sustained by Confidence in God's Word and His promise to perform it"-Rev. Gene Scott