Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost, is coming up soon. 50 days after Passover, as recorded in the Bible in Leviticus 23:15-22.
Where Passover is the celebration of our deliverance from Egypt (the world) and freedom from slavery (sin), Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of the Torah, or the Pentateuch (the 1st 5 books of the Bible, the books of Moses).
In the Old Testament, it was when the law was given to Moses. The law condemned us by sin to death (Rom.3:20). In the New Testament, it was when the Holy Spirit was first poured out on believers (Acts 2:1-4). The Holy Spirit sealed us in a new covenant of the forgiveness of sin, restoring real life!
As it rolls around this year, I’d like you to meditate on a passage of scripture and think about how good your Heavenly Father really is…
Luke 11:9-13, And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
What does God have for you…just around the corner?