God required a very unique offering on this holiday that has a great spiritual and prophetic meaning; the offering was to contain leaven.
– 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. Exodus 23:14-19a “Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year: You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread* (you shall eat unleavened bread seven […]
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. There was a season for planting and a season for harvest, for sowing and reaping.
God chose a specific place, a particular piece of land, on which He would put His name. He said that to this place, all the nations would come to worship Him. Then God gave that land, that place, to Israel to be her inheritance. To fulfill that destiny and God’s purpose, the land and the people had to be holy.
We are about to start a new series on Shavuot, the feast of the Lord of the summer. What better way to begin than praising the Lord especially on this Rosh Chodesh (beginning of months)?
Sadly there are too many God-fearing, Israel loving Christians who are silent, preferring to “show” Israel love rather than proclaiming the greatest love of all – the Gospel of Yeshua. But the witness of love never brought anyone to salvation, only the powerful word of God.
When God broke down the wall of division between Jews and Gentiles, He never obliterated or changed the distinctives of the people. Jews never became non-Jews (Gentiles) nor did Gentiles ever become Jews.
Despite God’s unique relationship with Israel, His goal was to create a single Kingdom community consisting of both Jews and Gentiles. God required both Jews and Gentiles to enter into the Kingdom in the same way – by grace through faith in Yeshua