Shavuot (Feast of Weeks / Pentecost) Service - Tuesday May 30, 6:30 pm
Come and join our Shavuot service when we celebrate giving of the Torah and giving of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). Shavuot celebration will be Spirit anointed singing, dancing and teaching. We will rejoice and celebrate before the LORD as we remember the gift of the Torah and Ruach.
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)
This feast is also called Pentecost, which is a Greek word meaning fifty, or fifty days after the Passover Sabbath, the day of the Feast of First Fruits. Shavuot is one of three holidays called “First Fruits” mentioned in the scriptures.
Giving of the Torah
After the fall of the Temple, the Rabbis instituted an observance of Shavuot called “Zaman Matan Torah Tenu” – The Giving of the Torah. Based on the description in Exodus 20, it is believed that the whole community of Israel entered into a new relationship with God as the Ten Commandments were given to them through Moshe. The events at Sinai on that particular Shavuot marked the beginning of the Jewish nation, making Israel unique among the nations, whereby they became related to God through the Torah.
Giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)
During Shavuot following the resurrection of Yeshua, the Holy Spirit appeared to the followers of Yeshua. The second chapter of Acts tells of a noise like a violent wind coming from heaven and tongues of fire hovering over each man’s head. They began to speak in foreign tongues and Jews from every nation heard and understood about the great things God was doing. Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, preached a message of salvation through Yeshua, and over 3,000 Jews were saved. These 3,000 were the “First Fruits” of this special Shavuot. Just as 3,000 Jewish people were killed in Exodus for not following God, these 3,000 chose to follow God and gained everlasting life.