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Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost 2011
Occurs on Wednesday, June 29th

Tuesday night the 28th of June
Can you handle an elegant four course dinner that excites the spirit, satisfies the soul, and stuffs the living daylights out of your stomach?

Think about it…
You’re a modern day Israelite/Seventh-day Adventist – Today is Shavuot;
let’s call it a date.
Our dinners are candle lit and always begin with a cup of
non-alcoholic, new wine/grape juice.

Join us before dinner as we joyously welcome Shavuot
with an inspirational service at
4:30 on Tuesday night the 28th of June.
On Wednesday, the 29th in the afternoon we will have a corn roast and eat all the watermelon we can stuff into our bellies.

Come and bring a friend - ALL are invited!

Shavuot with Total Restitution and friends:
Zero Pressure -- Total Pleasure!

Anyone wishing to join me in the celebration of Pentecost/Shavuot should contact me as soon as possible @408-355-5732 so that we can make arrangements to gather, enjoy sweet fellowship, receive the outpouring of the Ruach ha Kodesh, have a corn roast and eat all the watermelon we can fit into our bellies on the afternoon of June 29th!

Ellen White and Pentecost Timing -
Midsummer and Not Late Spring

*Brief Scripture study on the timing of Pentecost written by Yahusaf Ben Dovid at the end of this article.

I know... I know.. just when you think you have it all figured out someone comes along and throws another monkey wrench into the gears.. lol :0)

Just thought I would pass this chapter along from the book Education. It was a great read for me.. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

In this passage we will also learn the "solution of problems that now threaten to fill the world with anarchy and bloodshed." {Ed 44.1}

This chapter really teaches that the feast days are not an insignificant feature of the Elijah message but are in fact the crux of the matter. The feast days teach us humility and generosity to the poor and without this NO man will inherit eternal life.. no not one. " All money hungry, proud and arrogant men and women will be dammed to the lake of fire. "Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days." James 5:1-3

We will also learn that the feast of Pentecost was celebrated in midsummer and not late spring as most feast day keepers believe and we will define the term "midsummer" at the end of this article.

The feast days help us to remember that EVERYTHING we own belongs to Yahuwah  ALMIGHTY and that there is no sense in becoming proud of our accomplishments and or assets as EVERYTHING we have and own belongs to Yah.

You also may want to take a look at the more recent articles on my website.

Ellen G. White Idolaters Rebuked

Idolatry In The Land Of Modern Israel and Jerusalem
"The Lord has obliterated those things which men would worship in and about Jerusalem"

Chap. 5 From the Book Education
- The Education of Israel

The system of education established in Eden centered in the family. Adam was "the son of God" (Luke 3:38), and it was from their Father that the children of the Highest received instruction. Theirs, in the truest sense, was a family school. {Ed 33.1}
In the divine plan of education as adapted to man's condition after the Fall, Christ stands as the representative of the Father, the connecting link between God and man; He is the great teacher of mankind. And He ordained that men and women should be His representatives. The family was the school, and the parents were the teachers. {Ed 33.2}
The education centering in the family was that which prevailed in the days of the patriarchs. For the schools thus established, God provided the conditions most favorable for the development of character. The people who were under His direction still pursued the plan of life that He had appointed in the beginning. Those who departed from God built for themselves cities, and, congregating in them, gloried in the splendor, the luxury, and the vice that make the cities of today the world's pride and its curse. But the men who held fast God's principles of life dwelt among the fields and hills. They were tillers of the soil and keepers of flocks and herds, and in this free, independent life, with its opportunities for labor and study and meditation, they learned of God and taught their children of His works and ways. {Ed 33.3}
This was the method of education that God desired to establish in Israel. But when brought out of Egypt there were among the Israelites few prepared to be workers together with Him in the training of their children. The parents themselves needed instruction and discipline. Victims of lifelong slavery, they were ignorant, untrained, degraded. They had little knowledge of God and little faith in Him. They were confused by false teaching and corrupted by their long contact with heathenism. God desired to lift them to a higher moral level, and to this end He sought to give them a knowledge of Himself. {Ed 34.1}
In His dealings with the wanderers in the desert, in all their marchings to and fro, in their exposure to hunger, thirst, and weariness, in their peril from heathen foes, and in the manifestation of His providence for their relief, God was seeking to strengthen their faith by revealing to them the power that was continually working for their good. And having taught them to trust in His love and power, it was His purpose to set before them, in the precepts of His law, the standard of character to which, through His grace, He desired them to attain. {Ed 34.2}
Precious were the lessons taught to Israel during their sojourn at Sinai. This was a period of special training for the inheritance of Canaan. And their surroundings here were favorable for the accomplishing of God's purpose. On the summit of Sinai, overshadowing the plain where the people spread their tents, rested the pillar of cloud which had been the guide of their journey. A pillar of fire by night, it assured them of the divine protection; and while they were locked in slumber, the bread of heaven fell gently upon the encampment. On every hand, vast, rugged heights, in their solemn grandeur, spoke of eternal endurance and majesty. Man was made to feel his ignorance and weakness in the presence of Him who hath "weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance." Isaiah 40:12. Here, by the manifestation of His glory, God sought to impress Israel with the holiness of His character and requirements, and the exceeding guilt of transgression. {Ed 34.3}
But the people were slow to learn the lesson. Accustomed as they had been in Egypt to material representations of the Deity, and these of the most degrading nature, it was difficult for them to conceive of the existence or the character of the Unseen One. In pity for their weakness, God gave them a symbol of His presence. "Let them make Me a sanctuary," He said; "that I may dwell among them." Exodus 25:8. {Ed 35.1}
In the building of the sanctuary as a dwelling place for God, Moses was directed to make all things according to the pattern of things in the heavens. God called him into the mount, and revealed to him the heavenly things, and in their similitude the tabernacle, with all that pertained to it, was fashioned. {Ed 35.2}
So to Israel, whom He desired to make His dwelling place, He revealed His glorious ideal of character. The pattern was shown them in the mount when the law was given from Sinai and when God passed by before Moses and proclaimed, "The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth." Exodus 34:6. {Ed 35.3}
But this ideal they were, in themselves, powerless to attain. The revelation at Sinai could only impress them with their need and helplessness. Another lesson the tabernacle, through its service of sacrifice, was to teach-- the lesson of pardon of sin, and power through the Saviour for obedience unto life. {Ed 36.1}
Through Christ was to be fulfilled the purpose of which the tabernacle was a symbol--that glorious building, its walls of glistening gold reflecting in rainbow hues the curtains inwrought with cherubim, the fragrance of ever-burning incense pervading all, the priests robed in spotless white, and in the deep mystery of the inner place, above the mercy seat, between the figures of the bowed, worshiping angels, the glory of the Holiest. In all, God desired His people to read His purpose for the human soul. It was the same purpose long afterward set forth by the apostle Paul, speaking by the Holy Spirit: {Ed 36.2}
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17. {Ed 36.3}
Great was the privilege and honor granted Israel in the preparation of the sanctuary; and great was also the responsibility. A structure of surpassing splendor, demanding for its construction the most costly material and the highest artistic skill, was to be erected in the wilderness, by a people just escaped from slavery. It seemed a stupendous task. But He who had given the plan of the building stood pledged to co-operate with the builders. {Ed 36.4}
"The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. . . . And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wisehearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee." Exodus 31:1-6. {Ed 36.5}
What an industrial school was that in the wilderness, having for its instructors Christ and His angels! {Ed 37.1}
In the preparation of the sanctuary and in its furnishing, all the people were to co-operate. There was labor for brain and hand. A great variety of material was required, and all were invited to contribute as their own hearts prompted. {Ed 37.2}
Thus in labor and in giving they were taught to co-operate with God and with one another. And they were to co-operate also in the preparation of the spiritual building--God's temple in the soul. {Ed 37.3}
From the outset of the journey from Egypt, lessons had been given for their training and discipline. Even before they left Egypt a temporary organization had been effected, and the people were arranged in companies, under appointed leaders. At Sinai the arrangements for organization were completed. The order so strikingly displayed in all the works of God was manifest in the Hebrew economy. God was the center of authority and government. Moses, as His representative, was to administer the laws in His name. Then came the council of seventy, then the priests and the princes, under these "captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens" (Numbers 11:16, 17; Deuteronomy 1:15), and, lastly, officers appointed for special duties. The camp was arranged in exact order, the tabernacle, the abiding place of God, in the midst, and around it the tents of the priests and the Levites. Outside of these each tribe encamped beside its own standard. {Ed 37.4}
Thoroughgoing sanitary regulations were enforced. These were enjoined on the people, not only as necessary to health, but as the condition of retaining among them the presence of the Holy One. By divine authority Moses declared to them, "The Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee; . . . therefore shall thy camp be holy." Deuteronomy 23:14. {Ed 38.1}
The education of the Israelites included all their habits of life. Everything that concerned their well-being was the subject of divine solicitude, and came within the province of divine law. Even in providing their food, God sought their highest good. The manna with which He fed them in the wilderness was of a nature to promote physical, mental, and moral strength. Though so many of them rebelled against the restriction of their diet, and longed to return to the days when, they said, "We sat by the fleshpots, and when we did eat bread to the full" (Exodus 16:3), yet the wisdom of God's choice for them was vindicated in a manner they could not gainsay. Notwithstanding the hardships of their wilderness life, there was not a feeble one in all their tribes. {Ed 38.2}
In all their journeyings the ark containing the law of God was to lead the way. The place of their encampment was indicated by the descent of the pillar of cloud. As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. When it lifted, they pursued their journey. Both the halt and the departure were marked by a solemn invocation. "It came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let Thine enemies be scattered. . . . And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel." Numbers 10:35, 36. {Ed 38.3}
As the people journeyed through the wilderness, many precious lessons were fixed in their minds by means of song. At their deliverance from Pharaoh's army the whole host of Israel had joined in the song of triumph. Far over desert and sea rang the joyous refrain, and the mountains re-echoed the accents of praise, "Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously." Exodus 15:21. Often on the journey was this song repeated, cheering the hearts and kindling the faith of the pilgrim travelers. The commandments as given from Sinai, with promises of God's favor and records of His wonderful works for their deliverance, were by divine direction expressed in song, and were chanted to the sound of instrumental music, the people keeping step as their voices united in praise. {Ed 39.1}
Thus their thoughts were uplifted from the trials and difficulties of the way, the restless, turbulent spirit was soothed and calmed, the principles of truth were implanted in the memory, and faith was strengthened. Concert of action taught order and unity, and the people were brought into closer touch with God and with one another. {Ed 39.2}
Of the dealing of God with Israel during the forty years of wilderness wandering, Moses declared: "As a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee;" "to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep His commandments, or no." Deuteronomy 8:5, 2. {Ed 39.3}
"He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him." Deuteronomy 32:10-12. {Ed 39.4}
"He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant. And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness: and gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labor of the people; that they might observe His statutes, and keep His laws." Psalm 105:42-45. {Ed 40.1}
God surrounded Israel with every facility, gave them every privilege, that would make them an honor to His name and a blessing to surrounding nations. If they would walk in the ways of obedience, He promised to make them "high above all nations which He hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor." "All people of the earth," He said, "shall hear that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee." The nations which shall hear all these statutes shall say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." Deuteronomy 26:19; 28:10; Deuteronomy 4:6. {Ed 40.2}
In the laws committed to Israel, explicit instruction was given concerning education. To Moses at Sinai God had revealed Himself as "merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth." Exodus 34:6. These principles, embodied in His law, the fathers and mothers in Israel were to teach their children. Moses by divine direction declared to them: "These words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:6, 7. {Ed 40.3}
Not as a dry theory were these things to be taught. Those who would impart truth must themselves practice its principles. Only by reflecting the character of God in the uprightness, nobility, and unselfishness of their own lives can they impress others. {Ed 41.1}
True education is not the forcing of instruction on an unready and unreceptive mind. The mental powers must be awakened, the interest aroused. For this, God's method of teaching provided. He who created the mind and ordained its laws, provided for its development in accordance with them. In the home and the sanctuary, through the things of nature and of art, in labor and in festivity, in sacred building and memorial stone, by methods and rites and symbols unnumbered, God gave to Israel lessons illustrating His principles and preserving the memory of His wonderful works. Then, as inquiry was made, the instruction given impressed mind and heart. {Ed 41.2}
In the arrangements for the education of the chosen people it is made manifest that a life centered in God is a life of completeness. Every want He has implanted, He provides to satisfy; every faculty imparted, He seeks to develop. {Ed 41.3}
The Author of all beauty, Himself a lover of the beautiful, God provided to gratify in His children the love of beauty. He made provision also for their social needs, for the kindly and helpful associations that do so much to cultivate sympathy and to brighten and sweeten life. {Ed 41.4}
"As a means of education an important place was filled by the feasts of Israel. In ordinary life the family was both a school and a church, the parents being the instructors in secular and in religious lines. But three times a year seasons were appointed for social intercourse and worship. First at Shiloh, and afterward at Jerusalem, these gatherings were held. Only the fathers and sons were required to be present; but none desired to forgo the opportunities of the feasts, and, so far as possible, all the household were in attendance; and with them, as sharers of their hospitality, were the stranger, the Levite, and the poor. {Ed 41.5}
The journey to Jerusalem, in the simple, patriarchal style, amidst the beauty of the springtime, the richness of midsummer, or the ripened glory of autumn, was a delight. With offerings of gratitude they came, from the man of white hairs to the little child, to meet with God in His holy habitation. As they journeyed, the experiences of the past, the stories that both old and young still love so well, were recounted to the Hebrew children. The songs that had cheered the wilderness wandering were sung. God's commandments were chanted, and, bound up with the blessed influences of nature and of kindly human association, they were forever fixed in the memory of many a child and youth. {Ed 42.1}

The ceremonies witnessed at Jerusalem in connection with the paschal service,--the night assembly, the men with their girded loins, shoes on feet, and staff in hand, the hasty meal, the lamb, the unleavened bread, and the bitter herbs, and in the solemn silence the rehearsal of the story of the sprinkled blood, the death-dealing angel, and the grand march from the land of bondage,--all were of a nature to stir the imagination and impress the heart. {Ed 42.2}

The Feast of Tabernacles, or harvest festival, with its offerings from orchard and field, its week's encampment in the leafy booths, its social reunions, the sacred memorial service, and the generous hospitality to God's workers,the Levites of the sanctuary, and to His children, the strangers and the poor, uplifted all minds in gratitude to Him who had crowned the year with His goodness, and whose paths dropped fatness. {Ed 42.3}
By the devout in Israel, fully a month of every year was occupied in this way. It was a period free from care and labor, and almost wholly devoted, in the truest sense, to purposes of education. {Ed 43.1}

In apportioning the inheritance of His people, it was God's purpose to teach them, and through them the people of after generations, correct principles concerning the ownership of the land. The land of Canaan was divided among the whole people, the Levites only, as ministers of the sanctuary, being excepted. Though one might for a season dispose of his possession, he could not barter away the inheritance of his children. When able to do so, he was at liberty at any time to redeem it; debts were remitted every seventh year, and in the fiftieth, or year of jubilee, all landed property reverted to the original owner. Thus every family was secured in its possession, and a safeguard was afforded against the extremes either of wealth or of poverty. {Ed 43.2}

By the distribution of the land among the people, God provided for them, as for the dwellers in Eden, the occupation most favorable to development--the care of plants and animals. A further provision for education was the suspension of agricultural labor every seventh year, the land lying fallow, and its spontaneous products being left to the poor. Thus was given opportunity for more extended study, for social intercourse and worship, and for the exercise of benevolence, so often crowded out by life's cares and labors.{Ed 43.3}

Were the principles of God's laws regarding the distribution of property carried out in the world today, how different would be the condition of the people! An observance of these principles would prevent the terrible evils that in all ages have resulted from the oppression of the poor by the rich and the hatred of the rich by the poor. While it might hinder the amassing of great wealth, it would tend to prevent the ignorance and degradation of tens of thousands whose ill-paid servitude is required for the building up of these colossal fortunes. It would aid in bringing a peaceful solution of problems that now threaten to fill the world with anarchy and bloodshed. {Ed 44.1}
The consecration to God of a tithe of all increase, whether of the orchard and harvest field, the flocks and herds, or the labor of brain or hand, the devotion of a second tithe for the relief of the poor and other benevolent uses, tended to keep fresh before the people the truth of God's ownership of all, and of their opportunity to be channels of His blessings. It was a training adapted to kill out all narrowing selfishness, and to cultivate breadth and nobility of character. {Ed 44.2}
A knowledge of God, fellowship with Him in study and in labor, likeness to Him in character, were to be the source, the means, and the aim of Israel's education--the education imparted by God to the parents, and by them to be given to their children. {Ed 44.3
Shavuot on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011.

Do you believe that late spring and midsummer are one and the same? I do not.

We use Scripture to interpret Scripture so why not use Sister White to interpret Sister White?

"The journey to Jerusalem, in the simple, patriarchal style, amidst the beauty of the springtime, the richness of midsummer, or the ripened glory of autumn, was a delight. With offerings of gratitude they came, from the man of white hairs to the little child, to meet with God in His holy habitation. As they journeyed, the experiences of the past, the stories that both old and young still love so well, were recounted to the Hebrew children. The songs that had cheered the wilderness wandering were sung. God's commandments were chanted, and, bound up with the blessed influences of nature and of kindly human association, they were forever fixed in the memory of many a child and youth." {Ed 42.1}

The term "midsummer" is what needs to be understood. I did a search on this in EGW writings and here is what I found...

 "The 24th of June is their midsummer holiday, when the days are the longest; the sun rises at 3 a.m. and sets at 9:30 p.m. and it is scarcely dark any time during the night. At 11 o'clock one can see to read or write. Somehow one gets puzzled over this state of things and hardly knows when to retire for sleep or when to arise, as it is broad daylight at 2 o'clock in the morning. The midsummer is celebrated about the same here in Europe as the 4th of July in America.  {ST, July 28, 1887 par. 6} 
     We are now about ready to start for the cars, which leave Stockholm at 6 p.m. and reach Malmo at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, where we take the boat for Copenhagen. We are of good courage, for we see the work of God advancing some in these countries.

Ellen G. White. Stockholm, Sweden, June 22.

 " Orebro, Sweden, June 25, 1886. It is a holiday. The citizens close their business and make the most of this season marking midsummer. All is festivity. Sunday schools march by our residence with teachers at the head of different sections, and all seems to be animation and gladness."  {3MR 389.3} 

 Stockholm, Sweden, Friday, June 24, 1887. Yesterday hired a carriage and rode two hours about the city. We saw considerable of Stockholm. There are three hundred thousand inhabitants. The buildings in this city are more after the American manner of building in our large cities........   This day is kept as a holiday in a similar manner that Americans celebrate the Fourth of July. It is always observed in Sweden in midsummer. Now the days are the longest--sun rises about three and sets at half past nine o'clock." {3MR 391.4} 

We can see from these quotes that midsummer is late June just as Siste White describes when discussing the three annual feast convocations.

With this in mind I feel perfectly comfortable declaring and celebrating Shavuot on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011.

Anyone wishing to join me in the celebration of Pentecost/Shavuot should contact me as soon as possible @408-355-5732
so that we can make arrangements to gather, enjoy sweet fellowship, receive the outpouring of the Ruach ha Kodesh, have a corn roast and eat all the watermelon we fit into our bellies!!

 No Claim to Infallibility

     "We have many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which Christ prayed.--The Review and Herald, July 26, 1892.  {1SM 37.3} 
     In regard to infallibility, I never claimed it; God alone is infallible. His word is true, and in Him is no variableness, or shadow of turning."--Letter 10, 1895.

So since i celebrated Passover one month earlier than everyone else on March 20th it seems, I should also celebrate Pentecost one month earlier as well but according to some of my studies on calendar, the feast of Pentecost occurs in midsummer and not late spring and the method of counting is not to count 7 weeks concurrently with the 50 days but rather we should count 7 weeks consecutively with 50 days which would be a total of 99 days after wave sheaf.

So the count of 50 days from wave sheaf is not necessarily accurate.. one friend just wrote me a few minutes ago and this is what she had to say in response to this last email.

"great timing! i spent the week-end studying the timing of Pentecost and i am convinced that it is a 7 complete week count plus 50 days. this quote just helps prove that!  thanks!"

So I calculated 7 weeks plus 50 days from wave sheaf. Wave sheaf is two days after Passover. Passover occured on March 20th, 2011. This means that wave sheaf occured on the 22nd of March. 7 weeks plus 50 days brings us to Wednesday the 29th of June, 2011.

When studying calendar I often reflect upon the following quote from Sister White.

"It is necessary that our unity today be of a character that will bear the test of trial. . . . We have many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and Heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which Christ prayed." {CET 203.2}  

Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt I choose to believe the purest of motives are what motivates my friends and family as they continue to study the calendar as well as other subjects of controversy such as the Ruach ha Kodesh AKA the holy Spirit (the third person of the Yahhead).

Midsummer is not the same as late spring. Sister White comments that the three seasons of the year for convocation are as follows.  "amidst the beauty of the springtime, the richness of midsummer, or the ripened glory of autumn "

Counting the 7 weeks concurrent with the 50 days does not allow for a mid summer convocation but rather places Pentecost in late spring. This is why I am rejecting this calculation method for one that makes more sense and that allows me to have a break in the midsummer from the sweltering heat. This method of calculation speaks to me of my Father's love in making provision for his children to have a midsummer break to fellowship and get some well needed relief from the overwhelming heat.

Blessings in your studies and may you be guided by the Ruach ha Kodesh and may She continue to brighten your path and give you wisdom, blessings and success in ALL your endeavors..

Proverbs 9:1    Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: 
 9:2    She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. 
 9:3    She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 

John Vega
5th generation Seventh-day Adventist

Below is a short study on the timing of Shuvuot/Pentecost written by my Bortherand friend Yahusaf BenDovid

Leviticus 23
                                                            15 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. 

These verses tell me that we count seven sabbaths and then add fifty days.
We have two different units of time we are dealing with.
Sabbaths  and days so they don't go together.

Here is the count from another view found in 

Exodus 19:

 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 

The third month on the self same day. The 15th, that's already 60 days.

Now in Exodus 24:
                                             And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. 

Now Moses was in the mount for 40 days.
Well adding 60 days to 40 days is 100 days.

Exodus 32:
 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 

Acts 2:
 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 
                                             Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 

Three thousand rejected His word at Sinai and when Shavuot had fully come three thousand gladly received His word.
So the number were 3000 souls and the timing the same as it was at the foot of Sinai when Shavuot was fully come.

This is the two places in scripture that show the same timing.

Yahusaph Ben Dovid




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