Shavuot / Pentecost
How Does Shavuot/Pentecost (Vayikra/Leviticus 23:15-21) Relate to Messiah’s Followers?
The fact is that the Messiah has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a man [Adam], also the resurrection of the dead has come through a man [Yeshua]. … and in connection with the Messiah, all will be made alive, each in his own order. (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).
If the ministry of Messiah was foreshadowed in the biblical festivals, could the first, First Fruits point to Yeshua’s resurrection and the latter First Fruits point to the resurrection of all believers at Sukkot (Tabernacles)?
And since we see the link between the Torah given on Shavuot and the Holy Spirt poured out on Pentecost, Shavuot is a vital holiday for God’s people to celebrate, as we prepare for the soon-coming final harvest at Sukkot.
SHAVUOT / PENTECOST Bikkurim (First Fruits)
- Mo'edim (Appointed time)
- Thanksgiving and Feasting
- Work is not permitted
- 2 day holiday
- Yizkor is recited on Shavuot, Saturday, May 30, 2020
- 50 days after Pesach (Passover)
- Celebrated from the beginning of sundown on the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of Sivan