Posts Tagged ‘Shavuot’

When is First Fruits and how to count the Omer

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in First Fruits, Shavuot

This day also marks the beginning of the counting of the Omer which leads to the next feast, the feast of weeks, 50 days later. The purpose of this article is to go into some more detail regarding this day, especially when it is to take place. There is some disagreement on this among believers. Some say that we are to celebrate the feast of First fruits on the day after the first day of unleavened bread, like Judah does. Others, like ourselves interpret the instructions to celebrate this day on the day after the weekly Sabbath. So, what are we to do? Which interpretation is correct?

A Practical guide for the Passover Season

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Appointed times, First Fruits, Pesach, Unleavened Bread

YHVH gave us His appointed times, firstly, as memorials and secondly as rehearsals to teach us His ways. When we discover His truth, He guides us to follow the ancient paths, His paths. His ways are described in His Word; His rest day, His feasts and His instructions to guide us in our lives. He gave these instructions not to put a burden on us, but to give us life.

In this article, we shall focus on the practical observance of the Feast of Passover, Unleavened bread and First fruits. These are the first feasts of the new biblical year. We also include a Haggadah for you to print out and use during your seder meal. May you have a blessed passover season!

Which calendar did Y’shua follow?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Appointed times

It is almost time for the new biblical year to begin, depending on which calendar you use. Which calendar to use is no easy decision and the topic of the calendar can even be controversial. The calendar is certainly not a salvation issue, there should be no arguing about it. It should not divide us, and yet it does. This is not new, there had been division over calendars even in the time of Y’shua.

There are so many different calendars and each one following their respective calendar believe they are right. There is the Sighted moon calendar, the Hillel 2 calendar(commonly known as the Jewish calendar), the Conjunction or dark moon calendar, the Essene calendar to name but a few. You will also find calendars where the vernal equinox is used to determine the start of the new year and others where the barley is used for this purpose.

It is not our purpose to go into the detail of each of these, instead we want to approach this from a different angle. Join us as we find out which calendar Y’shua used when He was here on earth…

Shavuot in Jerusalem 2013…I will be your Elohim and you shall be My people

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Shavuot

Shavuot in Jerusalem…Thinking of this time brings back fond memories, memories of friendship, fellowship but more importantly a reminder of our commitment to YHVH. On this day, we went up to Jerusalem, to the city of David, with friends from many different countries and renewed our commitment to be obedient to our Heavenly Father. We proclaimed, “All that YHVH has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.”

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