Unlike Pesach/Passover, where leaven was forbidden, the Fest of Weeks contained the eating of leavened bread. Two large loaves were baked to represent the Two Stone Tablets (all Hebrew technology stolen by Gentile electronics developers. Tablets are Jah’s Tablets!) Saul received this bread when he was anointed king of Israel (see part three for Saul’s Pentecost).
The Feast of Weeks pilgrimage drew all the Israelites to Jerusalem. They were unable to offer the bikkurim to the Levites unless they were inside the Holy City. Likewise, the early Apostles and the disciples of Yeshua HaMoshiyah also continued travelling to Jerusalem to observe the Feast of Weeks. They did not abandon the practice (Acts 20:16, 1 Cor 16:8)
Acts 2:1-5 And when the day of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
The sound of a rushing wind is the same sound as the shofar that was blown throughout the desert beneath Mount Sinai before YHWH came down through the thick clouds to meet the Children of Israel. YHWH’s presence is many many times manifested with trumpet sound and fire!
Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The Israelites in Jerusalem received the Holy Spirit (Ruach Kodesh). For the first time in their history, the Spirit of the Almighty was in them not just inside prophets, priests and anointed kings of Israel. And it produced a phenomena that many people are confused about today: The Gift of Tongues. Anyone who reads the following passage should quickly determine that this was the gift of speaking in foreign languages that the disciples received:
Acts 2:5-11 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? (note: This is like saying “take a look at all these farmboys from Jamaica speaking all the languages of the world!” Galilee was a very working class patch of dirt.) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Parthians – a region of north-eastern Iran (now speaking Farsi) on the Indian side of Iran
Medes – the Medes were an ancient Iranian people who spoke a North-Western Iranian language called the Median language. Their territory included modern Armenia
Elamites – the region of modern day Khuzestan Province of Iran. Elam was more often referred to as Susiana in classical literature
The dwellers in Mesopotamia – Modern Iraq, parts os Syria and Kuwait
Judaea – Jerusalem and Israel proper, the Judean terrtory of the Tribe of Judah
Cappadocia – Anatolia, Turkey
In Pontus – Turkey
Asia – Corresponding closely to modern Turkey, it meant ‘orient’ or ‘East’
Phrygia and Pamphylia – as above, mdern day Turkish provinces
Egypt – Coptic Egypt, Met Remenkēmi a northern Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until the 17th century
In the parts of Libya about Cyrene – modern day Libya, heavilly colonized by Greeks and Romans
Strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes – this basically means the espatriates, Israelite Diaspora in Roman Empire
Arabians – includes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen,
…We do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God!
This is highly significant in that Moses and the Moshiyah Yeshua of Nazareth were both called “Mighty in Word and deed”. Language is power to fulfill word and deed creation amongst the whole world. InI beleive this is why YHWH gave them the tongues – it reversed the curse of Babel. Jah’s was now to gather all into one again, safe that the One World Government would be built according the the cornerstone of salvation and not according to the plans of fallen man.
Yet, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel as Peter declared to the mocking onlookers (Acts 2:14-21 )
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all [ye] that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunk, as ye suppose, seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day –
(cont.) But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
InI bear witness that this event is happening, the Great Feast of Weeks, Jah’s Pentecost is happening itinually. Take note of the signs coming with the coming manifestation of Jah’s Spirit – they are blood and fire and vapour and smoke! This is Mt Sinai in the flesh. The law is being delivered within the conscience of the brethren. Jah’s is writing the law on the tablets of their hearts/minds.
Jerimiah 31:33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
The New Covenant is not lawless – the law has not been “done away with” but rather, it has been transferred from outer tablets of stone to the tablets of the heart and mind. The lawm the blessings and the curses are all written within, and manifested without! Chant down the New Jerusalem – Mount Zion – on Shavuot!
InI offer InI Firstfruits to Jah Rastafari and inherit the Land of Promise with perfected Torah keeping – that is Christ InI Righteousness – Melek Tzedek Priesthood!
(Above: A Ketubah – Hebrew marriage contract- for the fulfilled Shavuot of the Moshiyah Yeshua. It is the marriage contract of the Lamb and His Bride Israel, covenant of dwelling in the New Jerusalem Zion territory. Impassable to those without a wedding invitation!)