June 08, 2011

Jews around the world celebrate a Jewish feast day by reading the Bible all night long

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On the Jewish holy day, the Feast of Pentecost, Jews around the world observe one of the feast days given to them 3500 years ago by God and it is the day of honoring the Lord with the firstfruits of their wheat harvest, however with no Temple in Jerusalem they have no place to take the offering.

Instead of going to the Temple, Jewish worshipers will stop to remember the day that the great Jewish leader Moses received the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament which is called the Law. In fact, the night of the Feast of Pentecost is spent by these religious Jews reading and studying the Bible, evidence of their love for God's Word.

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Celebration of the Feast of Pentecost and the giving of the Jewish Law, the Torah by Jews around the world, is an interesting connection to the end of times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

 On the Jewish feast day of Pentecost, Jews are directed to go to Jerusalem and to bring with them the firstfruits of their wheat harvest into the Temple. Of course today there is no Temple in Jerusalem and that command cannot be followed by Jews in our time. What all religious Jews do on this special holy day is during the night of the day of Pentecost, they stay up and read and study God's Word. They study the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, where there is found two of the covenants that God made with the Jewish people. God made a promise to Abraham in Genesis 15 that He would make Abraham a great nation, the Jewish nation which is by the way guaranteed by the Abrahamic Covenant.

In Deuteronomy 30, the Lord also promises in the Land Covenant, that this Jewish nation will have a land to live on forever, and by the way, it will be ten times the size of the land that they have today. The day of Pentecost in 30AD is the day when Christians came into existence and the Church began, Acts 2. But remember, the Church did not replace God's promises to the Jewish people. The Church has not replaced God's plan for His chosen people, the Jewish people.

As Jews around the world observe Pentecost and celebrate the giving of the Bible to them 3500 years ago, they can rest assured that the Lord will keep His promise to them.