Happy Shavuot!

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It begins at Sundown on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

It was there at Sinai that God created a nation set apart for Himself. He revealed Himself, and through the giving of the “law,” He taught us how to live as a redeemed community, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Ex. 19:6).

The presence of God on that day was attended with great supernatural events: “The mountain shook violently, the ram’s horn blew louder and louder, there were flashes of lightning, smoke rose upon the mountain and God spoke in the thunder” (Ex. 19:18,19).

Shavuot is one of the three “pilgrimage” festivals and a special Sabbath, a day of no work and holy assembly. The first fruits of the harvest were to be brought before the Lord as an offering, and all the men of Israel were to come to the Temple in Jerusalem.

As the Jewish People celebrate this feast year after year, they recount the awesome events that took place at the foot of Mt.Sinai. It was not by chance that God chose Shavuot, more commonly called Pentecost among Christians, for that miraculous event that happened seven weeks following Yeshua’s last Passover.

Jewish Voice Ministries International

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