Shavuot… Feast of Weeks

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With Shavuot/Pentecost upon us, I wanted to share a few Scripture verses
and some links I’ve come across over the past few years.

We have only been observing/celebrating Shavuot/Pentecost a handful of years
and we are still learning SO much! It has been, and continues to be, such a joy!

I am continually amazed by Father’s Appointed Times/Feast Days!

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Shavuot means ‘weeks’ in Hebrew. It is The Feast of Weeks.
7 weeks (49 completed days), counted from the day after the weekly Sabbath Day
after beginning The Feast of Unleavened Bread.

In Scripture it is a feast of harvest.
It is, also, the celebration of the giving of the written Torah, by YHVH at Mount Sinai.

It is, also, the time known as Pentecost. Pentecost means “fiftieth” in Greek.

It is when the promise of the giving of the Set-Apart Spirit was fulfilled.

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Some of the Scriptures referring to Shavuot…

and the Festival of the Harvest, the first-fruits of your labours which you have sown in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field” – Exodus 23:16

And perform the Festival of Weeks for yourself, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year” – Exodus 34:22

And from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths.
Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new grain offering to YHVH.” – Leviticus 23:15-17 {and to verse 21}

And on the day of the first-fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to YHVH
at your Festival of Weeks, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.
– Numbers 28:26

And you shall perform the Festival of Weeks to YHVH your Elohim, according to the voluntary offering from your hand, which you give as YHVH your Elohim blesses you.
And you shall rejoice before YHVH your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter,
and your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are in your midst,
at the place where YHVH your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell.” – Deuteronomy 16:10-11

And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak.” – Acts 2:1-4

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A few links expounding on Shavuot:
{as with anything, read with discernment and prove all things according to Scripture}
Shavuot – Pentecost – Feast of Weeks {PDF file}
(article from Hoshana Rabbah site)

Shavuot – “Feast of Weeks”
(a little more ‘simplified’ article at Restoring the Way)

What is Shavuot?
(online article at Judaism site, Chabad.com)
Activities and Coloring:

Shavuot coloring pages

Crafts, Recipes, & Coloring pages

Shavuot Recipes and Crafts

Shavuot Lapbook/Lapfolder

My Shavuot Pinterest Board

 

And what’s a celebration without music?!

Songs:

Rejoicing in the giving of the Torah…

I Love Torah

Oh, How I Love Your Torah

The Ten Commandments

 

Rejoicing in the Set-Apart Spirit,
Who writes Torah in our hearts…

Calling for a Flood

Joel 2

Empty Me

Bo, Ruach Elohim {Come, Spirit of Elohim}

Chag Sameach Shavuot!
{Joyous Festival of Shavuot!}

About Christina K

Woman. Wife. Mompreneur. Empowerment Coach. Home Educator. Essential Oil Educator. Book and Tea enthusiast.
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