Leviticus 23:15-22  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.  (22)  And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

Good morning! As I research the different feasts, I stand amazed at how merciful God is – He gives people countless opportunities to “find” Him! I’m so thankful that God knows how desperately we need salvation and He reveals His plan in so many ways!

Today, we cover the Feast of Weeks as shown in Leviticus 23. We will start with a little bit of background on this feast. It is one of three feasts that requires all Jewish males to travel to Jerusalem to attend the feast. (Exodus 23:14-17, 34:22-23, and Deuteronomy 16:16) It begins on a Sabbath and ends on a Sabbath: seven weeks (50 days) after the Feast of First Fruits. This is where Pentecost (meaning 50) is derived (Acts 2:1). It is one of the harvest feasts and new grain was offered to the Lord (Leviticus 23:16). In fact, it is the only feast that uses leavened bread, which we will cover later in this post. Today, this celebration is called Shavuot, which is Hebrew for “weeks.”

It is a beautiful foreshadow of the coming Messiah and His redemptive work! In fact, we know that each of the Feasts reveals God’s redemptive plan through Jesus Christ! Jesus was the Passover Lamb and arose on the Feast of Firstfruits. How exciting is that!!! Afterwards, Jesus spent 40 days teaching those disciples He would leave to carry on His work. Jesus then ascended to Heaven, as recorded in Acts 1:6-11. When we count 50 days after Christ’s ascension, we arrive to the day of Pentecost (Feast of Firstfruits). The Holy Spirit was given to continue Christ’s ministry and to give power to His Church.

One of the exciting aspects of this Feast is that two loaves of leavened bread were used as a wave offering. This is a foreshadow of God’s redemptive plan being for both Jew and Gentile (Ephesians 2:14-15). On Pentecost (Feast of Weeks), the “firstfruits” of the church became a reality after Peter preached the gospel and over 3,000 were saved in one day! God’s new Covenant through Christ and His Holy Spirit began and we continue to experience firstfruits!

Don’t these symbolic points of these Feasts excite your spirit? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ, personally or do you only know of Him? He is the true sinless Lamb of God! I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!