Counting the Days
Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks, has one significant variant that differs it from all the other feasts. It is the only feast God did not name a specific day to celebrate. Instead, He told us we must count.
From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord.
It is no coincidence that Pentecost occurred on the date of Shavuot. It is a day the disciples were instructed to wait for the gift of Power from the Holy Spirit, thus fulfilling the Lord’s promise in Acts 1:8.
God had a divine purpose in creating this feast distinctive from the rest. He was teaching us to watch, be ready and prepare to count every day and as we count the days, we must remember to count our blessings as well.
Listen to Pastor Israel’s powerful teachings on the Power behind Pentecost.