Shavuot/ Pentecost

Question: How should you celebrate Shavuot?

In Hebrew Shavuot means “weeks” or “feast of weeks”. The Greek name for Shavuot is Pentecost or “the fiftieth day” because it falls on the 50th day.  The festival of Shavuot marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. This is a time to celebrate the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai 49 days after the Exodus. It is also called Feast of Harvest or Day of the First Fruits.

Exodus 23:16 And the Feast of Harvest (Shavuot), the firstfruits of your labors, which you have planted in the field: and the Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot), which is at the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field. C-MATS

Numbers 28:26 On the day of the firstfruits, when you bring a new grain offering to יהוה in your feast of Shavuot (Pentecost), you will have a sacred convocation; you will do no ordinary work. C-MATS

Yahusha was the first fruits of the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Mashiach risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 23 But every man in his own order: Mashiach the firstfruits; afterward they that are Mashiach’s at his coming. C-MATS

Question: When should you celebrate Shavuot?

YOU SHOULD COUNT SEVEN WEEKS OR FORTY-NINE DAYS FROM THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD TO SHAVUOT.

Deuteronomy 16:9 You will number seven weeks: begin to number the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. C-MATS

Leviticus 23:15 And you will count from the next day after the Sabbath (of the Feast of Unleavened Bread), from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; you are to count seven complete Sabbaths (weeks): 16 Until the day after the Sabbath, the seventh you will number (count) fifty days and you will offer a new grain offering to יהוה. 21 And you will proclaim on the same day a sacred convocation for you: you will do no ordinary work: it will be a law forever in all your homes throughout all your generations. C-MATS