May 14 – 15 , 2016
Biblical Reference: Leviticus 23:15
What is it about?
First Fruits (Pentecost / Feast of Weeks) is calculated by counting 7 Sabbaths from the day after the Passover. The children of Israel would offer a free will offering unto the Most High according to how much he had blessed their harvest with increase. This was celebrated by offering the first fruits of all that was produced and bringing them to the Levites for a free will offering to the Most High. This was a time when all Israel would gather in Jerusalem to celebrate the Holy Convocation.
How do we celebrate it?
Today we celebrate this by feasting and remembering the feast of First Fruits (Pentecost) in which the Disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit and began to speak with different tongues and all men of all nations understood them as if they spoke in their native tongue in which they were born.
Act 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
How Christ fulfilled this Holy Day?
After Christ was crucified, he promised that he would send a gift from on high to his disciples (Luke 24:49, John 14:16-17; 26, John 15:26). The disciples became the First fruits of Christ through receiving the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2).
- Did you know that this feast has a double nature? That it was celebrated in the heavens from the day of creation? And that the rainbow is a sign that the Most High set to establish his eternal covenant that the earth would not be destroyed but flood again? Jubilees 6:17-21
- Noah's ark landed on Mount Ararat. Noah left the ark and made an altar and offered sacrifices to atone for the sins of the earth. Jubilees 6:1
- Noah and his sons observed this feast for 343 years to renew the covenant the Most High made that he would not destoy the earth with water all the days of the earth. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob also observed this feast.Jubilees 6:17-21
- The children of Israel would offer a free will offering unto the Most High according to how much He had blessed their harvest with increase. This was celebrated by offering the first fruits of all that was produced and bringing them to the Levites for a free will offering to the Most High.
- This is one of three feasts that all Israel gathered in Jersualem to observe and worship the Most High. The other two are Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. We will again be able to observe these Holy Days in the Most Highs land when Christ returns. Zechariah 14:16-19
- Risen from the dead by the Most High, Christ has become the firstfruits of all those who are dead. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 Christ promised that he would send a gift from on high to his disciples ( Luke 24:49, John 14:16-17; 26, John 15:26).
- Pentecost is so called because it was calculated by numbering 50 days from the waving of the sheaf, the morrow after the Passover.( Lev 23:15-16) This was also the day that the disciples received the Holy Spirit in the form of tongues of fire and began to speak in tongues and each man understood them speak in their own language! Acts 2
- Today we celebrate this by feasting and remembering of the feast of First Fruits when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read scriptures and the law concerning this Feast, participate in a holy convocation in your area or with your family.
- It's also a day of celebration and giving your first and best to the Most High, if this be in the form of a meal or giving out of your increase. Acknowledge and give thanks to the Most High and remember the promise he made not to destroy the earth with a flood again.