May 23, 2007

Jews in Jerusalem and around the world mark the Jewish feast day of Shavuoth

Many Jewish people both in Israel and around the world mark the day of Pentecost, Shavuoth, by staying up all night to study the Bible; and in Jerusalem, there is the widespread custom of going early to the Western Wall for Shavuoth early morning prayers.

Prayers at the Western Wall are often accompanied by dancing and singing and the reading of the book of Ruth as Jews mark not only the harvest of the wheat crops, but also the tradition that the law, the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, were given to Moses on this day.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The Jewish celebration of the Feast of Shavuoth, the Feast of Pentecost, is a reminder that Jesus will deal with the Church before He deals with the Jewish people, that is according to Bible prophecy.

Shavuoth this year, as every other year in recent history, is a time when Jewish people visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem since it is the only remnant of the temple complex left as a place to remember biblical times when the Jewish farmers would bring the first fruits of their wheat harvest to the temple. Because there is no temple now in Jerusalem, the traditions of studying the Torah all night, reading the book of Ruth, and dancing and singing at the Western Wall have replaced those activities that were dictated by Levitical law.

The day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2 was a time when the newly formed church came into existence, according to church doctrine; and in the message that the Apostle Peter preached that day, there was a glimpse of what would happen after the Rapture when Jesus would take His Church into Heaven. Joel 2:29 and following reveals events that take place after the removal of the Church in the Rapture, when Jewish people greet their Messiah, that same Jesus Christ that they have rejected for some 2,000 years. The events of Joel 2 and 3 are yet to be fulfilled; it will be a time of great trouble for the Jewish people.

Shavuoth, or the Feast of Pentecost, this year seems to be a time when Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.