Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Category: Shavuot

Shavuot (Pentecost) – God’s Gifts – the Torah & the Spirit

Jewish tradition says God gave Israel the Law on Shavuot but there is no biblical proof for this most important event in Israel’s history.  Religious Jews stay up all night reading the Torah so that they will be ready to welcome the Torah at sunrise the next day! 

Shavuot (Pentecost)– The Holy Spirit

Yeshua knew the disciples would feel like orphans when He died and was buried.  Rather than reiterate the promise of His resurrection, He promised them the Holy Spirit to comfort them.

Second Pilgrim Festival

Shavuot was the second pilgrim festival when Jewish men were required to bring the firstfruits of the harvest to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Three Harvest Festivals

The land of Israel was important not only for spiritual reasons, but also for practical reasons.  Israel was an agricultural society and life revolved around the harvest.