June 05, 2006

Jews around the world celebrate the Feast of Pentecost

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost, is one of the three biblical festivals when Jews must make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and it marks the day God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and in fact, the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament.

Tens of thousands of Jews gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem commemorating the biblical command to visit Jerusalem, and in honor of the command to bring the firstfruits of the wheat harvest to the Temple.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As Jewish people around the world celebrate Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost, they do it on the wrong day, according to the Bible, which has a significant connection to Bible prophecy. Jews in the land of Israel celebrate Shavuot, the Feast of Pentecost, for only one day, while Jews around the world mark the beginning of the Torah with a two-day celebration.

This concern over the right day to celebrate Pentecost draws attention to the fact that sometime in the past, the Jewish people eliminated the observance of one of the Jewish feast days, the Feast of Firstfruits. Leviticus 23 sets the parameters for the Jewish people to observe their seven feast days including Firstfruits to take place on the Sunday after the Passover, which Jews do not obey today. I remind you that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Sunday after Passover, the day that He was crucified.

Because Jews don't observe Firstfruits, they count the fifty days leading up to Pentecost incorrectly. Prophetically, this is significant because in fulfillment of prophecy Jesus Christ was crucified on Passover, buried on Unleaven Bread, and resurrected on Firstfruits, fulfilling the prophetic aspects of the Jewish feast days. In the future, Jesus Christ will return to earth, not rapture the church, but return to earth on the Feast of Trumpets. He will enter the holy of holies and begin to reign from Jerusalem for 1,000 years on the Feast of Tabernacles

Bible prophecy has been and will be fulfilled in absolute accordance to detail.