The feast of pentecost


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Pentecost is the 4th feast of the Lord.
We celebrate the birth of the Church.

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The feast of pentecost

  1. 1. The feasts of the Lord; 3 of 4 Marco Lafebre CG Ministry Learning to Prophesy
  2. 2. Shavuot Feast of weeks Pentecost The Feasts of the Lord 3 of 4
  3. 3. Spring Harvest
  4. 4. Shavuot, The Festival of Weeks  The feast of weeks is the second one of the so called Pilgrimage Feasts. (Deuteronomy 16:16)  Biblically It’s an agricultural celebration.  It occurs 7 weeks after Passover. (Leviticus 23:15)  It is celebrated by the end of spring harvest.  Commanded to give offering according with what the Lord has given you. (Deut 16:17)
  5. 5. Leviticus 23:15-16 (NKJV)  The Feast of Weeks  15 „And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.
  6. 6. What Sabbat is this one?  This Sabbath is the weekly Sabbath, so the day after is the First Day of the week.  On the first day of the week was the wave of the sheaf offering of the First Fruits. (Lev 23:11)  Jesus resurrected on this day as He is the First Fruits (1 Cor 15:20)
  7. 7. Leviticus 23:17 (NKJV)  17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD.
  8. 8. Prophetical representation: One loaf is Israel.  Jeremiah 2:3  New King James Version (NKJV)  3 Israel was holiness to the LORD, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them,” says the LORD.‟”
  9. 9. Prophetical representation: The other loaf is the Church, the Bride of the Lord.  James 1:18  New King James Version (NKJV)  18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
  10. 10. In the heart of God.  Both braided loafs are a suite offering to the Lord.  Israel is His elected people with whom He has a covenants and many promises and prophecies yet to be fulfilled.  The Church is in His heart, is the Bride of His dear Son
  11. 11. Counting the Omer
  12. 12.  7 weeks from the Sabbath after the wave offering of first fruits makes 49 days; day 50 is the Feast of first fruits.  Historically Jewish celebrate as well Shavuot as the giving of the Law at mount Sinai.
  13. 13. Summer Harvest
  14. 14. The giving of the Law at Mount Sinai
  15. 15.  Deuteronomy 4:13  New King James Version (NKJV)  13 So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
  16. 16. Physical deliverance and Spiritual deliverance.  Passover brought physical deliverance, by coming out of Egypt the place of slavery.  While the giving of the Law delivers from spiritual bondage as idolatry and immorality.  So there is a celebration of the physical and of the spiritual deliverance in these two Feasts of the Lord.
  17. 17. The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-6 (NKJV)  20 And God spoke all these words, saying:  2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.  4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
  18. 18. Exodus 20:7 (NKJV)  7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  19. 19. Exodus 20:8-11(NKJV)  8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
  20. 20. Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)  12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.  Only commandment that has a promised blessing.
  21. 21. Exodus 20:13-17 (NKJV)  13 “You shall not murder.  14 “You shall not commit adultery.  15 “You shall not steal.  16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  17 “You shall not covet your neighbor‟s house; you shall not covet your neighbor‟s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor‟s.”
  22. 22. Exodus 32:28-29 (NKJV)  28 So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. 29 Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.”
  23. 23. Our celebration
  24. 24.  John 1:17  New King James Version (NKJV)  17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
  25. 25. Tongues as of fire
  26. 26. Acts 2:1-4 (NKJV)  Coming of the Holy Spirit  2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  27. 27. The Holy Spirit is Who propels us.  The Holy Spirit empowers.  The Holy Spirit Transforms.  The Holy Spirit takes away fear.  The Holy Spirit fills with Love, Joy and peace.  The Holy Spirit guides.  The Holy Spirit imparts gifts.  The Holy Spirit is “The other Helper”
  28. 28. Acts 2:14-16 (NKJV)  Peter‟s Sermon  14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
  29. 29. Cut to the heart.  Acts 2:36-37 (NKJV)  36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”  37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
  30. 30. Repent, be baptized and have the promise of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38-39 (NKJV)  38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
  31. 31. Acts 2:40-41 (NKJV)  A Vital Church Grows  40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
  32. 32. 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NKJV)  8 for to one is given  the word of wisdom through the Spirit,  to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,  9 to another faith by the same Spirit,
  33. 33. The gifts of the Spirit  to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  10 to another the working of miracles,  to another prophecy,
  34. 34. The Gifts of the Spirit  to another discerning of spirits,  to another different kinds of tongues,  to another the interpretation of tongues.
  35. 35.  So as the Jews people celebrate the feast of harvest and offers the first fruits,  As they celebrate the giving of the law;  We celebrate the harvest of our Lord which is His church,  We celebrate the empowering to his children given to us by His Holy Spirit.
  36. 36.  Next Week:  The feast of Fall: ◦ Trumpets  Yom Kippur ◦Tabernacles