Shavuot, The Festival of Weeks
The feast of weeks is the second one of
the so called Pilgrimage Feasts.
Biblically It’s an agricultural celebration.
It occurs 7 weeks after Passover.
It is celebrated by the end of spring
Commanded to give offering according
with what the Lord has given you. (Deut
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.
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.
Jesus resurrected on this day as He is the
First Fruits (1 Cor 15:20)
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.
One loaf is Israel.
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 other loaf is the Church, the
Bride of the Lord.
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
In the heart of God.
Both braided loafs are a suite offering to
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
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
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.
Physical deliverance and
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
So there is a celebration of the physical
and of the spiritual deliverance in these
two Feasts of the Lord.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.”
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
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
The Holy Spirit guides.
The Holy Spirit imparts gifts.
The Holy Spirit is “The other Helper”
Acts 2:14-16 (NKJV)
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:
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
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
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.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NKJV)
8 for to one is given
the word of wisdom through the
to another the word of
knowledge through the same
9 to another faith by the same
The gifts of the Spirit
to another gifts of healings by
the same Spirit,
10 to another the working of
to another prophecy,
The Gifts of the Spirit
to another discerning of spirits,
to another different kinds of
to another the interpretation of
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.
The feast of Fall: