Indices of Yahweh's 12 Mandatory
New Covenant Moedim or Appointments
THE BIBLICAL LUNI-SOLAR CREATION CALENDAR
THE ANNUAL FESTIVALS OF MESSIANIC ISRAEL
WEEKLY & MONTHLY FESTIVALS
SEVEN- AND FIFTY-YEARLY MOEDIM
4. SHAVU'OT - The Feast of Weeks
('Pentecost') and the Omer Count
Seven sabbaths and fifty days after the Feast of Firstfruits, two loaves of leavened bread are presented to Yahweh:
Also a reminder that the Israelites were slaves to Egypt (Deut. 16:9-17). The giving of the Torah to Moses on Sinai took place this day. Three thousand were killed that day. Seven sabbaths and fifty days after Yah'shua (Jesus) arose from the dead, a group of Messianic Judahites received the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). Yah'shua said "Unless I go, the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) will not come. But when I go (Firstfruits - His resurrection) I will send the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) unto you." Yahweh began the process of writing the Law (Torah) on the hearts of the believers. Three thousand souls were saved. This is the only summer festival. Of the seven festivals commanded by Yahweh to be observed by all true believers, the three spring festivals and one summer one are the only ones that have so far been fulfilled.
"You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath that you bring the Wave-Sheaf, seven Sabbaths. They must be complete. Then after the seventh Sabbath, you shall count fifty days, when you shall present a new offering to the Ever-Living" (Leviticus 23:15-16, Holy Bible in Modern English, Ferrar Fenton).
Shavu'ot is also known as Pentecost, the Feast of Weeks (Ex.34:22), the Feast of Ingathering (or Chag haAtzif - Ex.34:22), the Feast of Latter Firstfruits or Secondfruits (or Reshit Bikkurim), the Feast of [the Wheat] Harvest (Chetzir Kittim - Ex.23:16), the Day of Congregation (Dt.18:16) and the Giving of the Words of the Covenant (or Divrei haB'rit - Ex.34:28).
Learn more about this fourth festival in the articles in this register.