( Leviticus 21:15-16, 21-22 KJV ) “Neither shall he profane HIS seed among HIS people: for I the LORD do sanctify him. And the LORD Spake unto Moses, saying, No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his GOD. He shall eat the bread of his GOD, both of the most Holy, and of the Holy. “!! There is ONE TRUE GOD the FATHER!!
Shavu’ot, the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance ( the other two are Passover and Sukkot ). Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim ( the Festival of the First Fruits ). Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu ( the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah ).
The period from Passover to Shavu’ot is a time of great anticipation. We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu’ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival. See The Counting of the Omer. The counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu’ot: Passover freed us physically from bondage, but the giving of the Torah on Shavu’ot redeemed us spiritually from our bondage to idolatry and immorality. Shavu’ot is also known as Pentecost, because it falls on the 50th day; however, Shavu’ot has no particular similarity to the Christian holiday of Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after their Spring holiday.
It is Noteworthy that the Holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.
Shavu’ot is not tied to a particular calendar date, but to a counting from Passover. Because the length of the months used to be variable, determined by observation ( see Jewish Calendar ), and there are two new moons between Passover and Shavu’ot, Shavu’ot could occur on the 5th or 6th of Sivan. However, now that we have a mathematically determined calendar, and the months between Passover and Shavu’ot do not change length on the mathematical calendar, Shavu’ot is always on the 6th of Sivan ( the 6th and 7th outside of Israel. See Extra Day of Holidays. )!!
Work is not permitted during Shavu’ot.
It is customary to stay up the entire first night of Shavu’ot and study Torah, then Pray as early as possible in the morning.
It is customary to eat a dairy meal at least once during Shavu’ot. There are varying opinions as to why this is done. Some say it is a reminder of the promise regarding the land of Israel, a land flowing with “milk and honey.” According to another view, it is because our ancestors had just received the Torah (and the dietary laws therein), and did not have both meat and dairy dishes available. See Separation of Meat and Dairy.
The book of Ruth is read at this time. Again, there are varying reasons given for this custom, and none seems to be definitive!!
( Ruth 2:12 KJV ) “The LORD Recompense thy Work, and a full Reward be Given thee of the LORD GOD of Israel, under whose WINGS thou art come to TRUST.”!!
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( Matthew 3:16-17 KJV ) “And Jesus-Yeshua, when HE was Baptized, went up Straightway out of the water: and, lo, the Heavens were Opened unto HIM, and HE saw the Spirit of GOD Descending Like a Dove, and Lighting upon HIM: And lo a Voice from Heaven, Saying, This is MY Beloved SON, in whom I AM Well Pleased.”!!
1) And when the day of Pentecost was Fully Come, they were all with One Accord in One Place.
2) And suddenly there Came a sound from Heaven as of a Rushing Mighty Wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3) And there Appeared unto them Cloven Tongues like as of Fire, and it Sat upon Each of them.
4) And they were all Filled with the HOLY GHOST, and began to Speak with other Tongues, as the Spirit Gave them utterance.
5) And there were Dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, Devout men, out of Every Nation under Heaven.
Holy Spirit of Revival ~ Happy Pentecost / Shavuot Amightywind!!
( I John 5:7 KJV ) “For there are THREE that bear record in Heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST: and these THREE are ONE.”!!
( Acts 1:8 KJV ) “But ye shall Receive Power, after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye shall be Witnesses unto ME both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the Uttermost part of the Earth.”!!
( Romans 15:13 KJV ) “Now the GOD of Hope Fill you with all Joy and Peace in Believing, that ye may abound in Hope, through the Power of the HOLY GHOST.”!!
( Matthew 28:18-20 KJV ) “And Jesus-Yeshua Came and Spake unto them, Saying, All Power is Given unto ME in Heaven and in Earth. Go ye therefore, and Teach All Nations, Baptizing them in the Name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY GHOST: Teaching them to Observe all things whatsoever I Have Commanded you: and, lo, I AM With You Always, even unto the End of the World. Amen-Amein.”!!
( Luke 3:22 KJV ) “And the HOLY GHOST descended in a bodily shape like a Dove upon HIM, and a Voice Came from HEAVEN, which Said, Thou art MY Beloved SON; in thee I AM Well Pleased.”!!
( Ephesians 4:30 KJV ) “And grieve not the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of Redemption.”!!
( I Thessalonians 1:6 KJV ) “And ye became Followers of us, and of the LORD, having Received the WORD in much affliction, with Joy of the HOLY GHOST:”!!
( II Corinthians 6:6 KJV ) “By Pureness, by Knowledge, by Longsuffering, by Kindness, by the HOLY GHOST, by LOVE Unfeigned,”!!
Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore Everyone!!
( Titus 3:5-7 KJV ) “Not by works of Righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS Mercy HE Saved us, by the Washing of Regeneration, and Renewing of the HOLY GHOST; Which HE Shed on us Abundantly through Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah our SAVIOUR; That being Justified by HIS Grace, we should be made Heirs According to the Hope of Eternal Life.”!!
( Acts 15:8-9 KJV ) “And GOD, which Knoweth the Hearts, bare them witness, giving them the HOLY GHOST, even as HE did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, Purifying their Hearts by Faith.“!!
( Luke 12:10 KJV ) “And whosoever shall speak a WORD against the SON of man, it shall be Forgiven him: but unto him that Blasphemeth Against the HOLY GHOST it shall NOT be Forgiven.”!!
( I Corinthians 6:19 KJV ) “What? know ye not that your body is the Temple of the HOLY GHOST which is in you, which ye have of GOD, and ye are Not your own?”!!