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What is the Feast of Pentecost?

And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the YeHoVaH.
(Lev.23:15-16)

What is the Feast of Pentecost?

  • Pentecost is a Feast commanded by YeHoVaH to be celebrated as a Holy Convocation.
  • Pentecost is 50 Days after the Day of Firstfruits which occurs the day after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
  • Scriptures

Leviticus 23:15-21
Deuteronomy 16:10-12
Acts 2:1

What are other names used for the Feast of Pentecost?

  • The Feast of Weeks/Shavous (Biblical, associated with counting up to the fiftieth day)
  • The Feast of Harvest (Biblical, associated with the wheat harvest)
  • Day of Firstfruits (Biblical, associated with the wheat harvest)
  • The Feast of Pentecost/The fiftieth day (Greek, transliterated into English)
  • The Feast of Shavuot (Ashkenazi origins)
  • Scriptures

Exodus 34:22
Numbers 28:26
Deuteronomy 16:9-12
Acts 2:1

When is the Feast of Pentecost?

  • The Day of Pentecost is arrived at by counting 7 Sabbaths and 1 Day from the weekly Sabbath within the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

  • Pentecost is the fiftieth day and is always on the 1st day of the week, Sunday. 

  • Scriptures

Leviticus 23:15-17
Numbers 28:26
Acts 2:1

What Does the Feast of Pentecost Commemorate?

  • Remembrance of being slaves in Egypt.

  • Remembrance to follow YeHoVaH’s decrees.

  • A time of rejoicing for the blessings bestowed upon YeHoVaH’s people.

  • The connection between the Firstfruits of Unleavened Bread and The Fiftieth Day.

  • Celebration of the harvest and provisions of YeHoVaH.

  • Scriptures

Leviticus 23:15-16
Deuteronomy 16:9-12
Exodus 34:22

Who should celebrate the Feast of Pentecost?

  • All of Israel and those who join themselves to Israel should celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.

  • The body of Messiah.

  • Scriptures

Exodus 34:22
Numbers 28:26
Leviticus 23:21

Why should we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost?

  • We celebrate the Feast of Pentecost because it is commanded by YeHoVaH. 

  • Scriptures

Exodus 34:22
Numbers 28:26
Leviticus 23:21
Deuteronomy 16:10-12
Deuteronomy 16:16

How do we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost?

  • Do no ordinary work.

  • Have a Holy Convocation.

  • Firstfruits are given; the amount is determined by the giver. Deuteronomy 26:5-10 is recited.

  • Rejoice in YeHoVaH’s presence with other believers.

  • Commune with the saints.

  • Celebrate in ways that would please YeHoVaH: keeping the Commandments.

  • Be aware that YeHoVaH is with us and watching us.

  • Be aware that we are being judged by our actions, attitudes, words, etc.

  • Celebrate in spite of what others may say and do.

  • Scriptures

Leviticus 23:15-22
Numbers 28:26
Deuteronomy 16:10-12

What is a Pilgrimage Feast?

  • A Pilgrimage Feast is a Feast where all Israelites (including all grafted in by faith in Yeshua Messiah) must appear before YeHoVaH, our Elohim, at the place He will choose. The three Pilgrimage Feasts are the:

1.    Feast of Unleavened Bread
2.    Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
3.    Feast of Tabernacles

  • Scriptures

Deuteronomy 16:16
Exodus 34:23

What are Firstfruits Offerings?

  • Firstfruits Offerings are given at three Feasts

1.    Feast of Unleavened Bread
2.    Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
3.    Feast of Tabernacles

  • Firstfruits are a commanded Offering, the amount is determined by the giver.

  • Giving of Firstfruits is an Act of Faith and Obedience that ensures the blessings of YeHoVaH!

  • YeHoVaH Commanded that during the Feasts no one was to appear before Him empty handed.

  • Everyone was to bring an offering in proportion to how YeHoVaH had blessed them.

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully (2 Cor. 9:6).

  • Feast of Firstfruits DVD/Book Combo
    In this Teaching, you will learn why this offering is vital and assures the blessings of prosperity upon those who present this offering unto YeHoVaH.
  • Scripture

Deuteronomy 16:16

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