6th to 12th of the Hebrew month of Sivan
CHAG SHAVU’OT SAMEACH!!!!
HAPPY FEAST OF WEEKS (Holiday)!!!
For both evenings of the holiday:
- Ba-rooch Ah-tah Ah-doh-nai YAHUVEH Eh-lo-hei-nu Meh-lech ha-oh-lam ah-sher kee-deh-sha-nu beh-mitz-voh-tav veh-tzee-va-nu leh-had-lik neir shel yom tov.
(Translation:) Blessed are You, LORD YAHUVEH our GOD, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the holiday light.
- Ba-rooch Ah-tah Ah-doh-nai YAHUVEH Eh-lo-hei-nu Meh-lech ha-oh-lam sheh-heh-cheh-yah-nu veh-kee-yeh-mah-nu ve-hee-gee-ah-nu liz-man ha-zeh.
(Translation:) Blessed are You, LORD YAHUVEH our GOD, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.
- At the festive meal recite the holiday kiddush blessing.
- Recite the HaMotzi blessing over the challah (Shabbat and holiday bread).
- Attend a Tikkun Leil Shavuot evening at your synagogue or temple, or stay up late into the night studying the Jewish topic of your choice.
- Eat dairy foods
- Read the Scroll of Ruth (found in any complete Bible).
- Buy flowers for your synagogue and home
Psalm 150 Names of God Bible (NOG)
Praise El in HIS Holy place.
Praise HIM in HIS mighty heavens.
2 Praise HIM for HIS mighty acts.
Praise HIM for HIS immense greatness.
3 Praise HIM with sounds from horns.
Praise HIM with harps and lyres.
4 Praise HIM with tambourines and dancing.
Praise HIM with stringed instruments and flutes.
5 Praise HIM with loud cymbals.
Praise HIM with crashing cymbals.
6 Let everything that breathes praiseYAH!
Since 2016, it has been declared by YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) ELOHIM through HIS Amightywind Ministry to observe/celebrate SHAVU’OT is a week long (7 day long) celebration.
The first two days are HIGH SABBATHS (that is, 6th and 7th Sivan).
Join us (Amightywind Ministry) in this time of celebration as we celebrate the Two Years Anniversary (2018) of the New Male Leadership Apostle Ezra from Israel!
Starting on Shavout (May 19th) for 7 days we will celebrate during this time thanking YAHUSHUA for the miracle HE has done for this Ministry (Amightywind Ministry). HalleluYAH!!
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PRAISE YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH!
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF OUR ELOHIM and MESSIAH AND SOON COMING BRIDE GROOM, THE KING OF SALVATION AND KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
BLESSED BE THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
YAHUVEH and YAHUSHUA!
And when the day of Pentecost 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.
|Acts 2:14-18But 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 drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith YAHUVEH, 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.
After Peter answered their question about what was happening, he got into his message–YAHUVEH’s message to Israel in v. 22-36. What was the message of Pentecost? Peter’s point in the message is that YAHUSHUA is the Messiah of Israel. Peter uses four facts to prove that YAHUSHUA was the Messiah:
– His miracles prove that He was sent by YAHUVEH. (v. 22)
This is a good day to have a MIKVAH/MIKVEH (a.k.a Baptism)!
SHAVU’OT is also the celebration of the wheat harvest and the ripening of the first fruits, which is the reason for the other two biblical names for this holiday:
1) “Yom Habikurim” or the “Day of the First Fruits.”
2) “Chag HaKatzir,” the “Harvest Festival.”
In the Talmud, SHAVU’OT is also called “Atzeret,” which means “The Stoppage,” a reference to the prohibition against work on this holiday.
The holiday of Shavuot is a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of Sivan (May 19–May 21, 2018). In Israel it is a one-day holiday, ending at nightfall of the 6th of Sivan.
What SHAVU’OT Commemorates?
The word Shavuot (or Shavuos) means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week Omer counting period between Passover and Shavuot.
The TORAH was given by YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty to the Children of Israel (a.k.a Jewish people) on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot, we renew our acceptance of YAH’S gift, and YAH “re-gives” the TORAH.
The giving of the TORAH was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times. It was a wedding between YAH and the Jewish people. Shavuot also means “oaths,” for on this day YAH Almighty swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to Him.
In ancient times, two wheat loaves would be offered in Holy Temple on Shavuot. It was also at this time that people would begin to bring bikkurim, their first and choicest fruits, to thank YAHUVEH ELOHIM Almighty for Israel’s bounty.
How Is SHAVU’OT Celebrated?
- Women and girls light holiday candles to usher in the holiday, on both the first and second evenings of the holidays.
- It is customary to stay up all night learning Torah on the first night of Shavuot.
- All men, women and children should go to the place of worship (synagogue, church, community hall, etc) on the first day of Shavuot to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments.
- As on other holidays, special meals are eaten, and no “work” may be performed.
- It is customary to eat dairy foods on Shavuot. Menus range from traditional cheese blintzes to quiches, casseroles and more.
- On the second day of Shavuot, the Yizkor memorial service is recited. Brush up on Yizkor here.
- Some communities read the Book of Ruth publicly, as King David—whose passing occurred on this day—was a descendant of Ruth the Moabite. Read the Book of Ruth here.
- Some have the custom to decorate their homes (and places of worship like synagogues) with flowers and sweet-smelling plants in advance of Shavuot. Read 7 classic reasons for this custom here.
When the TORAH is read in the synagogue on SHAVU’OT, we experience anew the Sinaitic transmission of the TORAH by YAHUVEH ELOHIM. Just as the Sinai event was attended by every Jewish man, woman and child, so too, every Jewish person should make every effort to be present in a synagogue on SHAVU’OT, as the TEN COMMANDMENTS are read from the TORAH.
There is also special significance to bringing children, even the youngest of infants, to hear the Ten Commandments.
Before YAHUVEH ELOHIM gave the TORAH to the Jewish people, He demanded guarantors. The Jews made a number of suggestions, all rejected by YAHUVEH ELOHIM, until they declared, “Our children will be our guarantors that we will cherish and observe the Torah.” YAHUVEH ELOHIM immediately accepted them and agreed to give the TORAH.
Let us make sure to bring along all our “guarantors” to the synagogue on the first day of Shavuot.
Eating Dairy Food
Since most other Jewish holidays are drenched in brisket and chicken soup, the tradition to eat dairy on Shavuot comes as a welcome change. There are many, many reasons offered for this custom. (Click here for a Cheese Cake Recipe)
- Once the Jews accepted the Torah, they became obligated in the laws of kosher. But since they were not yet familiar with the laws regarding animal slaughter, they ate dairy.
- Receiving the Torah was a form of rebirth. We celebrate this newness by consuming baby food. Namely, milk.
- Shavuot coincided with the time when the lambs and calves born in the spring would be suckling. Therefore an abundance of dairy products were available.
- Legend has it that the Jewish people were at Sinai for so long that all their milk soured and turned into cheese.
- In the Torah the Jewish people are promised a “Land flowing with milk and honey.” Dairy meals recall this lyrical description of Israel.
- The Hebrew word for milk, chalav, has the numerical value of 40, symbolizing the number of days Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Chalav is spelled chet (numerical value, 8), lamed (30), and vet (2).
Beyond Cheesecake and Blintzes
Funny how many three-part foods are associated with Jewish life. (Tri-cornered hamantaschen/oznei Haman on Purim and the three matzas on the traditional seder plate.) Cheese-filled kreplach, three-cornered Jewish ravioli, are served at some Shavuot feasts to represent the three parts of the Jewish Bible: Torah, Prophets and Writings.
Shavuot’s sacrificial rites were remarkable for their inclusion of two leavened loaves along. Most other sacrifices were accompanied by matzah. This may be the seminal reason behind the various breads associated with Shavuot.
Ukrainian Jews bake loaves studded with a little ladder shaped from extra dough. The ladders symbolize Moses’ ascent to Sinai. Ladders with five rungs recall the five books of the Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Seven rungs on a bread ladder are symbols of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot.
Some Sephardic Jews bake a seven layered bread called siete cielus, or seven heavens, based on the Midrash that Moses ascended to heaven to learn the Torah.
Greek Jews customarily bake a honey-and-yogurt bread. Throughout the rest of the year, Jewish custom frowns on baking dairy breads because of the potential for being accidentally used with a meat meal.
German Jewish specialties included kauletsch, cheese challah.
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We have been counting the omer since The Feast/Festival of Pesach.
The omer refers to the forty-nine day period between the second night of Passover (Pesach) and the Holy Day of Shavuot. This period marks the beginning of the barley harvest when, in ancient times, Jews would bring the first sheaves to the Temple as a means of thanking ELOHIM for the harvest. The word omer literally means “sheaf” and refers to these early offerings.
The Torah itself dictates the counting of the seven weeks following Pesach: “You shall count from the eve of the second day of Pesach, when an omer of grain is to be brought as an offering, seven complete weeks. The day after the seventh week of your counting will make fifty days, and you shall present a new meal offering to ELOHIM (Leviticus 23:15-16).”
In its biblical context, this counting appears only to connect the first grain offering to the offering made at the peak of the harvest. As the Holy Day of Shavuot became associated with the giving of the Torah, and not only with a celebration of agricultural bounty, the omer period began to symbolize the thematic link between Peach and Shavuot.
While Pesach celebrates the initial liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, Shavuot marks the culmination of the process of liberation, when the Jews became an autonomous community with their own laws and standards. Counting up to Shavuot reminds us of this process of moving from a slave mentality to a more liberated one.
The omer is counted each evening after sundown. The counting of the omer is generally appended to the end of Ma’ariv (the evening service), as well.
As Messianic Believers our thoughts should be on YAHUSHUA daily and the counting of the Omer is a time to reflect on our relationship with Him and prepare our hearts for The Feast Of Shavuot.
The Daily Devotional is meant for just that, a tool to search our hearts. It is not meant to cause arguments or debates. YAHUSHUA is the CENTER of all we do in this ministry and our only desire is to bring glory to Him.