The true meaning of Pentecost

Amir’s commentary on the Pentecost

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Jews worldwide will commemorate Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks” known to the world as Pentecost (Pentecost means fifty as it is exactly fifty days since the Feast of First Fruits) on Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening.

The holiday is a celebration of the end of the Biblical seven-week wheat harvest in the Land of Israel, as well as commemorates God’s gift of the Torah to the Jewish people and His oath to His people.

Colossians 2:16-17 tells us that these festivals are all just the shadow of things to come yet the substance is Christ!

May our eyes and heart remember to learn from the shadow yet focus on the substance. In Christ we are now ALL priests! Jews and Gentiles alike. In Him we are ONE! (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Please take your time today to ponder on the shadow and the substance as it appears in the Word of God:

Leviticus 23:15-23

Acts 2:1-4

Exodus 32:28

Acts 2:41