Anticipation leading up to Shavuot/Pentecost

April 21, 2018

 

We are entering a period, a season, that is of tremendous prophetic importance to the entire Body of Messiah. Yet, many within the Body of Believers have little or no expectations that something significant is set to take place. This is largely because many followers of Yeshua (Jesus) have been blinded to this profound moment on G-D’s timeline, due to traditions established and handed down by those who came before us. The result of this blindness is that believers often miss out on the blessings and promises of G-D in their lives.

 

Those who believe in the writings of the New Testament are very familiar with what took place in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. The Spirit of G-D was poured out on upon those in the Upper Room and the revival that followed that outpouring resulted in first 3000 and then 5000 people coming to faith in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel. Yet, those same people that know the importance of the Day of Pentecost regularly do little more than mention the date in passing as a part of their weekly announcements. After all, they might say, “It was the experience and not the date that was important and we celebrate the experience of Pentecost and the outpouring of the Spirit of G-D every week, right?”

 

But, what if it was both the experience and the date? What if there is a prophetic connection that was established when G-D created the world and as Genesis 1:14 says, He established the lights in the heavens to establish the appointed times? What if it is G-D’s plan for believers to still spend the weeks between Passover and Pentecost counting the days and preparing for G-D to meet with us in a unique and supernatural way as He did on Mount Sinai and as He did in Jerusalem at the Temple? What would happen if we all took seriously G-D’s instructions to pay attention to these times and seasons and prepared our hearts with expectancy?

 

I know that the above paragraph contains a lot of “what ifs” and that some who are