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Dave Roth, AuthorWelcome! This website is for you who are seeking to learn more about God's word. The reconstruction of it has gone much slower than I had expected, mostly because of my limited time. We are currently studying the book of Leviticus (See below), which has more direct quotes from the LORD than any other book in the Bible. I am also restoring the studies on Isaiah.

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Dave Roth
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Today's Bible Study

The Feast of Weeks

Leviticus 23:15-21

15 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: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. 18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

The third annual sabbath was to be held fifty days after the sabbath of the passover. Although the Jewish writers believed that this referred to the first day of unleavened bread, I believe that it refers to the weekly sabbath during unleavened bread, because we have seen that Jesus Christ was risen to be the first fruits and that was the day after the weekly sabbath. If we count fifty days from the sabbath, or seven weeks beginning from the first day of the week, we will have a holy day that is always on the first day of the week. It is sometimes called the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Harvest, or the Feast of Pentecost.

The number one in scripture signifies a new beginning. So it was ordained by God that Israel should celebrate their first full harvest in their own land on the first day of the week. Furthermore, it appears that this was also the day that God made His covenant with Israel at Mount Sinai. It was a new beginning for the congregation, the time for a new covenant and a new relationship with their God.

The majority of Christian churches have ceased from celebrating these annual sabbaths, because they are supposedly Jewish holy days. This is not true. Israel did not ordain these days... God did! Furthermore, He said in verse 21 that it should be a statute forever. Jesus kept the annual sabbaths and He is our example. The Apostles kept them and they are also examples for us to follow.     Read More


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