Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

May 20: Shavuot (Pentecost)

May 20: Shavuot (Pentecost)

– God’s Gifts – the Torah & the Spirit

Jewish tradition says God gave Israel the Law on Shavuot. However, 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! 

Today many religious and some Messianic Jews revere the Torah so much that they even dance and kiss it during the holiday of Simcha Torah (rejoicing in the Torah).

The Torah is a gift from God which gives us important lessons for life. Even so, the greater gift is the Word that became flesh and wrote the Torah on our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

John 1:14a

The Word became a human being. He made his home with us.  .

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers gathered in one place. Suddenly a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong wind blowing. It filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like fire in the shape of tongues. The flames separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to speak in languages they had not known before. The Spirit gave them the ability to do this.

PRAY ALL ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE AND REVERE YESHUA, THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH.

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Celebrating the Torah at the Western Wall.