June 09, 2008

Jews in Jerusalem and around the world stay up all night studying the Bible as they celebrate the giving of the Ten Commandments

Today is a Jewish feast day Shavuot - or the feast of Pentecost, also known as the feast of weeks and the beginning of the harvest in the farm fields of Israel. A day that has traditionally become the day that Jews also celebrate the giving of the Torah - the Ten Commandments that was given to Moses at Mt Sinai.

This Jewish feast fay - the fourth of the spring feast - will be celebrated only one day in Israel but two days in the Jewish communities around the world. A celebration that includes studying the Bible all night and an early pilgrimage to the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The feast of Pentecost - Shavuot - is being celebrated by Jews on the wrong day on the Jewish calendar; however, that does give us evidence of how Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

Let me clarify my statement that the Jews are celebrating the feast of Pentecost on the wrong day. According to Leviticus 23:15-22, the feast of Pentecost is to take place on the day after the Sabbath, that's Leviticus 23:6, which thus means that Pentecost should be on Sunday, the day after Saturday - the Jewish Sabbath.

In fact the Jews do not start counting the seven Sabbaths leading up to the Day of Pentecost on the right day which should be the feast of Firstfruits the third of the Jewish spring feast days. The Jews tell me that the reason that they do not celebrate Firstfruits - this third Jewish feast is because there is no Temple.

I often wonder if that fact that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead on Firstfruits almost two thousand years ago makes any difference. Jesus was crucified on the feast of Passover, He was buried on Unleavened Bread, and resurrected on Firstfruits, that's John 20:1.

Jesus Christ did fulfill all of the spring Jewish feast days and will also fulfill the three fall feast days. He will return to earth on the feast of Trumpets, entering the Holy of Holies in the Temple on the Day of Atonement and beginning His rule and reign on the feast of Tabernacles.

The systematic fulfillment of Bible prophecy has taken place in the past and will do so in the future.