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Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost)

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost): There are three times a year the God of Israel (Jesus) requires men and their families to appear before Him. Those three times are the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks ( also known as Pentecost), and the Feast of Tabernacles.

These three times of the year each hold Jesus’ seven annual Sabbath days that fall throughout the year at their times and seasons. Today is the Feast of Weeks also known as the Feast of Harvest or modernly known as Pentecost in Christian circles.

What is this festival or feast all about? Let’s learn or refresh ourselves on the Feast of Weeks 2013, the year of Jesus!

We’ll begin in Leviticus chapter 23

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord.

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost)

The order is to bring the sheaf of the first fruits of the harvest to the priest of the Lord and the priest is to wave it before the LORD.

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

The ordinance of the waving of the sheaf (a male lamb without blemish before the LORD) took place after the Passover, in fact the following Sabbath day after the Passover has passed. This is a representation of Jesus Christ (waving the unblemished Lamb before the Father).

Must Be First Presented to the FATHER

You can refer to St. John 20 v1-27 and view what happened to Jesus after He rose from the dead. He had to be accepted by the Father first before anyone could touch or handle Him. It is because Jesus is the firstfruits of them that die and live again forevermore in the family of God (1st Corinthians 15 v20-23).

We are continuing in Leviticus chapter 23:

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.

The 50th Day

We are to count from the Sabbath after the Passover, the Sabbath from the day the sheaf wave offering was waved, counting seven Sabbaths. Seven multiplied by seven is forty-nine; plus the day following the seventh Sabbath we will offer a new meat offering to the God of Israel.

This would be on the 50th day. Pentecost simply means fifty and that is to be a Sabbath to the Lord God of Israel. Notice this wave offering is to be baked with leaven. Why? Because they are the first fruits to the Lord God of Israel; these are the saints who are blessed to make the first resurrection.

Leviticus 23

20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.

21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

The priest is to wave the sacrifice with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before God. The wave offering now seven Sabbaths and a day after the first wave is the first fruits are representing the saints who are blessed to be part of the first resurrection.

We are to keep the Feasts of Weeks (Pentecost) every year in its’ season; it is a Sabbath to the Lord God of Israel in all our dwellings and generations.

Now before Jesus ascended into the Heavens, He left His disciples a message:

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost)

He told them that John baptized with water, but they will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a short time to come. Jesus commanded they stay in Jerusalem a few days until they are baptized with the Holy Spirit, then they are to go witness Him in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and all over the earth (Acts 1 v1-9). Then He was taken up by Angels into a cloud.

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus  The disciples did as they were commanded and waited in Jerusalem for the Lord God of Israel’s feast of Weeks (Pentecost).

They were all in one accord and out of nowhere, the Holy Spirit filled the place and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit that Jesus said they would be baptized with and filled (Acts 2 v1-4).

They began to speak in tongues, that is as they spoke, whatever language one spoke or understood in, it was apparent to that person.

For instance, you may only speak French. The disciples were speaking Galilean and you understood it even though you do not speak or hear Galilean. This was the cloven tongues setting next to everyone who was at the Feast of Pentecost. This is how the Holy Spirit took over and it was in dramatic fashion like the Lord God of Israel normally does to get people’s attention.

 Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus

Another note to remember is that at the festivals that God Almighty commanded the children of Israel to keep forever; there were no other nationalities attending besides Jews or the house of Jacob. This is because it is a commandment for Israelites to keep these.

This means all of the countries that are listed in Acts chapter 2 verses 5 through 12, are all Jews or children of Israel who lived in another country at the time. They had either migrated or were removed into distant lands; however, they kept the commandment to appear before the God of Israel three times a year (Deuteronomy 16 v16).

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost) 

So far to recap, we should know that Pentecost is really the Feast of Weeks (or Harvest), it represents Jesus the first fruits, and then the saints the first fruits to the Lord God of Israel. It is a Jubilee when everything returns to normal or returns to its’ original state.

We should also know that the disciples were commanded to stay in Jerusalem until after the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) before they travel back to Galilee. They were instructed to wait on the baptism of the Holy Spirit from Jesus. Last we know why everyone was at Jerusalem during Pentecost.

It was not to hand the church over to the Gentiles.

It was instead to receive the Holy Spirit from God and fulfill prophecy, but collectively for all the children of Israel, they were simply keeping a commandment to appear before Jesus three times a year.

Now, what does this represent on a larger spiritual level? Well, Peter explained it at the Pentecost service:

He quoted the prophet Joel that the day of Pentecost is really a representation of the year the Lord Jesus will return to the earth. It is the year of Jesus, the day of the LORD. Jesus will show wonders in heaven, the sun will go black, the moon will not shine and it will be a great and notable day of the Lord Jesus to come (Acts 2 v16-20).

We can read the same thing in Joel chapter 2 (v28-31)Revelation chapter 6 (v12-17)Matthew 24 (v29-31) and Isaiah 27 (v12-13).

Pentecost is a simple reminder of the year of the return of Jesus Christ to the earth to rescue His saints and punish His enemies.

Feast of Weeks 2013 the Year of Jesus (Pentecost)

Let’s wind down with Leviticus chapter 25:

And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord.

3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;

4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

The Lord commands six years of working the land, but on the seventh year, the land needs its’ rest.

8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.

9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

God Almighty had Moses tell the children of Israel who are supposed to tell the world; when you have land that God Almighty gives you, the land is also supposed to keep a Sabbath to the Lord God of Israel.

This means you should work it for six years, but in the seventh year, let it rest. It is a Sabbath for the Lord Almighty. Don’t work the land that year; give it a break to rejuvenate itself also.

Then we are to number seven Sabbaths of years, so to have seven times seven for forty-nine years. Then on the tenth day of the seventh month of the fiftieth year, on the Day of Atonement, you need to blast the trumpet throughout the land.

Return to Your Possession

The fiftieth year is a Holy Year, to proclaim liberty throughout all the land. Liberty is granted to all the people, it is a jubilee. All men should return to their own possession and to their own family and land. They are to regain their freedom.

This is what Pentecost is about. Jesus will return, and set the captives free (Isaiah chapter 61 v1). All people will return to their own possession, their own land, and men will be free of bondage and oppression. The biggest oppression is the bondage of sin. Jesus will lift off of the saints and reform everyone.

We will finally be free at last. Jesus will return in the year of Pentecost. His feet will touch down on the Day of Atonement onto the earth. This is why we remember each year His commandment to keep His feast days. Also, His seven annual Sabbath days so we remember and know what He has planned for this earth. May God bless you, and may He bless all His saints in Jesus’ name. Amen

Koko Ishe

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