Bible Quiz Question #5
According to the way that יְהֹוָה’s[i] calendar works, what major nation was born on the feast of Shavuot?
Answer: First, let’s determine what the feast of Shavuot is. I’m going to borrow from two of my eSword commentaries.
The Feast of Weeks (cf. Num_28:26; Deu_16:10) was known in New Testament times as the day of Pentecost (Act_2:1; Gr. pentēkostē, “50th,” from which comes the Eng. “Pentecost”) because it was celebrated seven weeks plus 1 day (50 days) after the wave offering of the barley sheaf during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev_23:15-16).[ii]
The waving offering of the barley sheaf happens on the feast of First Fruits.
The Feast of Weeks (Heb., Shãvûôt) or Pentecost (Gk. for “fifty”) was held fifty days . . . after the Passover Sabbath. It was a harvest festival thanking God for the beginning of the wheat harvest. The firstfruits of the wheat harvest were presented at this time, along with a burnt offering, a new grain offering, drink offerings, and a peace offering. According to Jewish tradition, Moses received the law on this day of the year. The Feast is typical of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, when the church was brought into existence.[iii]
There has been some controversy on when First Fruits occurs but it is always on the first day of the week.[iv] This Feast of Shavuot occurs 50 days later. 7 weeks and 1 day from the Feast[v] of First Fruits. Shavuot is also known in Greek as Pentecost.
In our last quiz question I explained a little bit about the different calendars. I told you of the importance of יְהֹוָה‘s Yehovah’s calendar. I told you that very few have paid any attention to יְהֹוָה‘s calendar since Ha Satan through the Roman empire in the third century forced the disbanding of the Jewish council, the Sanhedrin, that kept it.
It turns out that if you project יְהֹוָה‘s calendar back to May 1948, the nation of Israel was reborn on the Feast of Shavuot![ix] So the answer is the rebirth of Israel occurred on Feast of Weeks, Shavuot or Pentecost. However you prefer to refer to it.
Nobody was paying attention to יְהֹוָה‘s calendar at the time and only a select few are today. What else are Israel and the Gentiles missing by not honoring time the way that יְהֹוָה has organized time?
My favorite part of our recent trip to Israel was visiting the home[x] in Tel Aviv where the famous Israeli independence declaration was made by Ben Gurion. יְהֹוָה was most certainly in the announcement as it fulfilled a major Prophecy[xi] on a Feast day and caused millions around the world to wake up to what Yehovah is doing in our time.
I don’t mean to be down on the poor uninformed people of the Orthodox and the confused who follow the Catholic Gregorian calendar or the Roman Julian calendar or the Hillel II Hebrew approximation calendar. The thief comes to steal, lie, cheat, obfuscate and destroy our knowledge of God’s word and His timing of fulfillment of His word.
There’s a blessing when we honor God’s Calendar according to His way. When are we going to wake up to realize that our trained Christian leaders, who are being true to their anti-Semitic seminary theology, have accordingly led us astray from the timing of יְהֹוָה’s fulfillment of prophecy through His calendar?
O יְהֹוָה,[xii] my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, Worthlessness and unprofitable things.” (Jeremiah 16:19 NKJV)
[i] The Hebrew name of God. Its English form is Yehovah as found in Strong’s concordance. I like to write it as YeHoVaH according to the translation of the Hebrew characters Yod Hey Vav Hey. Hebrew characters also have word pictures associated with them and in this case they are Yod = hand, Hey = behold, Vav = nail. “Behold the hand! Behold the nail!” After the Babylonian exile and after having lived in a country with many God’s and supporting factions, the Jews adopted a practice of not mentioning YeHoVaH’s name. The pagan’s taught that revealing their God’s name to their enemies would lead their enemies to invoke the power of their God’s name to defeat them. Do you think YeHoVaH would favor our enemies? To this day, Orthodox Jews who read Hebrew skip over the letters yod hey vav hey and transliterate it to the word Adonai or Ha Shem – the name. Pope Benedict the 16th banned the use of God’s name in a recent Papal Bull before he was sent packing. I’m hoping you are picking up a clue here. A very good book on the history of the banning and restoration of God’s name, יְהֹוָה, Yehovah can be found in “His Hallowed Name Revealed again”, by Keith E. Johnson, 2nd edition published by Biblical Foundations Academy in 2011. http://www.biblicafoundationsacademy.com.
[ii] The Bible Knowledge Commentary, An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty, Based on the New International Version, by John F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck. Cook Communications Ministries. eSword version.
[iii] BELIEVER’S BIBLE COMMENTARY, WILLIAM MACDONALD. Edited by Arthur Farstad. THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHERS. Nashville. eSword version. Copyright 1995, 1992, 1990, 1989 by William McDonald. All rights reserved.
[iv] I should mention that the church has its own unique calendar in regards to Easter. It was deliberately designed to keep Easter and Passover away from each other. This is Anti-Semitism, my friends. Not only is the celebration of egg laying bunny rabbits a pagan practice, your pastors are taught to distort the most important day of history, the Passover by both pagan symbolism and day of occurrence. Somehow the church thinks it has the authority reserved for the anti-Christ to change times and seasons. It may be that they do.
[v] The words Biblical feast sounds like such a drudge of a responsibility. So, a party of 250,000 men, your closest friends, on the Temple mount with a menu of barbecue over a wood fire and other delights served by your priests with the women entertaining the children and all basking in a God ordained activity? You have got to be kidding. What a thrill. I hear the wine was good, too!
[vi] This year, Passover was on a Saturday Shabbat, the 14th of Aviv corresponding with April 23rd, 2016. The High Shabbat of the Feast of Matzah was on the next day, Sunday, Aviv 15. The last High Shabbat of the Feast of Matzah was on Saturday, Aviv 21 and the Feast of First Fruits was on Sunday, Aviv 22.
[vii] Let’s compare the 2016 Passover to the 0028 or the Jewish year 4028 Passover when the Messiah gave His life for us. The last supper was at Sunset on Tuesday, Aviv 14, the beginning of Passover day. He was in the grave by the end of Passover nearly 24 hours later at Sunset. The Feast of Matzah commences with a Sabbath on Wednesday night-Thursday, Aviv 15. Messiah’s 3 days and three nights is over before Sunset on Saturday, Aviv 17. At Sunset on Saturday is the day of First Fruits on Aviv 18. By the middle of the day (sunrise), Messiah has presented the first fruits of salvation and waved these saints before the altar. Wave here should be considered bowing in deep humility before the Throne by these grateful saints. The Feast of Matzah concludes Wednesday at sunset, Aviv 21 with another High Sabbath.
[viii] Because the Passover rolled into the Feast of Matzah or Unleavened Bread, they are treated as one feast today. However, please note that Passover is on the 14th of Aviv and the beginning of the week long Feast of Matzah begins on the 15th of Aviv. With the next day beginning at sunset as is the normal Hebrew custom of days.
[ix] This is according to Michael Rood who has recreated God’s calendar and applied it retroactively to May 1948. More can be found at www.aroodawakening.com including how to obtain a copy of his calendar, “The Astronomically and Agriculturally corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar.
[x] Now a museum.
[xi] The return of the nation and language of Israel.
[xii] I reserve the rights to correct the spelling of God’s name in otherwise good translations.