THE FULFILMENT OF SHAVUOT / PENTECOST
By Yiskah Bat Yerushalayim
The Two Events that were fulfilled in Shavuot/Pentecost are The Giving of The Torah and The Giving of The Holy Spirit.
THE TWO EVENTS FULFILLED IN SHAVUOT
THE GIVING OF THE TORAH
Exodus 19: 1 In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. 2 For they had departed from Rephidim, had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness. So Israel camped there before the mountain.
3 And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:
4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
7 So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” So Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD/YHVH. 9 And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.”
So Moses told the words of the people to the LORD/YHVH.
10 Then the LORD/YHVH said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. 11 And let them BE READY for the THIRD DAY. For ON THE THIRD DAY the LORD/YHVH will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13 Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS LONG , they shall come near the mountain.”
14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 15 And he said to the people, “BE READY FOR THE THIRD DAY; do not come near your wives.”
16 Then it came to pass ON THE THIRD DAY, in the morning, that there were THUNDERINGS and LIGHTENINGS, and a THICK CLOUD on the mountain; and THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET WAS VERY LOUD, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai WAS COMPLETELY IN SMOKE, because the LORD/YHVH DESCENDED UPON IT IN FIRE. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN QUAKED GREATLY. 19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became LOUDER AND LOUDER, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 20 Then the LORD CAME DOWN UPON MOUNT SINAI, on the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
21 And the LORD/YHVH said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at the LORD, and many of them perish. 22 Also let the priests who come near the LORD consecrate themselves, lest the LORD break out against them.”
23 But Moses said to YHVH, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds around the mountain and consecrate it.’”
24 Then the LORD said to him, “Away! Get down and then come up, you and Aaron with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, lest He break out against them.” 25 So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
1 And Elohim spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am YHVH your God/Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHVH your Elohim Am a Jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of YHVH your God in vain, for YHVH will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labour and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD/YHVH your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which YHVH your God/Elohim is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s.”
In Shavuot the people of Israel heard the Ten Commandments spoken by God's own Voice.
Just after that Moses went up the Mountain and was with YHVH for forty days when he received all of God's Law not just the Two Tablets of stone.
A Nation without a Law is a disgrace. The Law is The Constitution of a Nation and WITH GOD'S NATION WOULDN'T BE ANY DIFFERENT. He gave to His Holy Nation, His Treasured People the Ways to live by, so that they could know how to be a righteous people that glorifies God in their actions. As a Nation they received the mandate to be an example to all the other Nations on how to live. The calling of Israel always was and will be to be a Light to The Nations. Disobedience made this very difficult, but the light keep shinning even today as The Jewish people keep being the guardians of The Torah, The Covenants, the Promises, The Feasts, The Sabbath, etc. Messiah came through this people and He is The Lion of The Tribe of Judah (one of the Tribes of Israel. The tribe from where the Kings of Israel are chosen). Meanwhile great part of the Church is totally unaware of this reality and yet she is part of Israel. The Gentiles that came to faith in Messiah were engrafted into The Olive Tree - Israel (Romans 11).
The Church of today is rooted in Roman practices not in The Faith Jesus and His disciples lived and taught.
Even the most Radical, Charismatic believers are still in some way following Rome. They still follow the instructions of Constantine, substituting the Sabbath by the Sunday, The Passover by Easter, adding Christmas from a pagan festival and putting into it the birth of Jesus, etc. Ignoring The Feasts of The LORD that are all about Jesus/Yeshua's Redemption of Mankind. Don't cherishing The Law of God, regarding it as burdensome and a religious thing.
Paul said in Romans 7: 12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
And in Romans 3: 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
By getting rid of The Torah of God the church has been robbed of The Calendar of God that is His Clock. The Time is ticking and they can't see the connection on The Feasts of YHVH because Constantine forbade any link with any Jewish thing.
Something to Ponder about, to Repent and Return to Bible Ways.
Making your journey back to Zion is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP YOU WILL MAKE AFTER EMBRACING YESHUA AS YOUR MESSIAH.
TORAH IS LIGHT.
YESHUA IS LIGHT.
LIGHT IS FULL PERFECTION.
YESHUA IS THE TORAH MADE FLESH.
HE IS THE LIVING TORAH.
Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
THESE ARE THE WORDS OF YESHUA/JESUS.
ALL WILL BE FULFILLED WHEN HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY AND NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH WILL BE CREATED.
Until then "one jot or one tittle will BY NO MEANS pass from the law".
ALL OF THE LAW IS IN PLACE TODAY FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE INCLUDING YESHUA'S DISCIPLES.
ON THE CROSS YESHUA FULFILLED OUR SALVATION BEING THE PASSOVER LAMB.
This was the beginning of the Redemption of Mankind not the end of it. It is Passover Celebration. Saved from Slavery but then we have Shavuot/Pentecost where we received the Torah so we could know how to live.
Later on, The Holy Spirit was sent in the same day NOT TO REPLACE THE TORAH but to WRITE HIS LAW IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.
Jeremiah 31: 31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YHVH: I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR MINDS, AND WRITE IT ON THEIR HEARTS; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
THE GIVING OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT
COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 When the Day of PENTECOST had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a SOUND FROM HEAVEN, as of a RUSHING MIGHTY WIND, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them DIVIDED TONGUES, as of FIRE, and one sat upon each of them.4 And they were all FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT and began to SPEAK with OTHER TONGUES, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
THE CROWD'S RESPONSE
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem JEWS, DEVOUT MEN, FROM EVERY NATION UNDER HEAVEN. 6 And when THIS SOUND occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone HEARD THEM SPEAK IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE. 7 Then they were all amazed and marvelled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that WE HEAR, each in OUR OWN LANGUAGE in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them SPEAKING IN OUR OWN TONGUES THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD." 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘And IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, says God,
That I WILL POUR OUT OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH;
Your sons and your daughters shall PROPHESY,
Your young men shall SEE VISIONS,
Your old men shall DREAM DREAMS.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall PROPHECY.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapour of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND AWESOME DAY OF THE LORD.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
Shall be saved.’
22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: YESHUA/JESUS of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by MIRACLES, WONDERS AND SIGNS which GOD DID THROUGH HIM in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have CRUCIFIED, and PUT TO DEATH; 24 whom GOD RAISED UP, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
Peter keep testifying about Yeshua being the Promised Messiah ...
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this YESHUA/JESUS, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah/Christ.”
37 Now when they HEARD THIS, they were CUT TO THE HEART, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, WHAT SHALL WE DO? "
38 Then Peter said to them, “REPENT, and let every one of you be BAPTIZED/IMMERSED in the name of Messiah Yeshua / Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the LORD our God will call.”
THE GROWTH OF THE BODY OF MESSIAH
40 And WITH MANY OTHER WORDS he testified and exhorted them, saying, “BE SAVED FROM THIS PERVERSE GENERATION" 41 Then those who gladly received his word WERE BAPTIZED; and that day ABOUT THREE THOUSAND SOULS were added to them. 42 And they CONTINUED STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE and FELLOWSHIP, in THE BREAKING OF BREAD, and in PRAYERS. 43 Then FEAR CAME UPON EVERY SOUL, and MANY WONDERS and SIGNS were done through the apostles. 44 Now ALL WHO BELIEVED WERE TOGETHER, and HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON, 45 and SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS and GOODS, and DIVIDED them among all, as anyone HAD NEED.
46 So CONTINUING DAILY with ONE accord IN THE TEMPLE, and BREAKING BREAD FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, they ATE their food with GLADNESS and SIMPLICITY OF HEART, 47 PRAISING GOD and having FAVOUR with ALL the people. And the LORD ADDED TO THE CHURCH DAILY those who were being saved.
THE INFILLING OF THE SPIRIT
brought transformation of heart.
The disciples of Yeshua received on that day an amazing power to do the miracle works of God with all the gifts of His Holy Spirit in them to be used according to the need in freeing the people around them from sickness, form demons, from death, etc.
But there is another work very rarely spoken in Christian environments.
The Holy Spirit of God engraved His Holy Law in the HEARTS and MINDS of Yeshua's disciples. Now His Law was inside of us, not just in the Tablets of Stone anymore.
By having His Law written in our hearts and minds His Children could finally have the desire to obey The Law of God with no problem.
Sin is the transgression of the Law: 1 John 3:4 (KJV) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.
So living in the Spirit or by The Spirit is living life according to God's Law. Well, The infilling of The Spirit of God did this. Gave us a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone.
This was the Promise of The Father in Heaven to Israel:
Ezekiel 36: 24 For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
This Transformation was Amazing and ignited the Passion for God, for His Word, for His holy people, for the lost sheep of Israel, for the peoples of the nations and even for our enemies.
Just looking into the text before us in Acts 2 we can see it's outcome.
This is also for us today so when you read "THEY", just change it to "I".
THE FRUIT OF THE INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTS 2:
THEY PROCLAIMED THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD SPEAKING IN TONGUES THEY NEVER KNEW;
THEY PROPHESIED, SAW VISIONS AND DREAM DREAMS
THEY WERE TESTIFYING BOLDLY THAT YESHUA IS THE PROMISED MESSIAH OF ISRAEL (they weren't afraid anymore);
THEY WERE WITNESSING THAT YESHUA WAS CRUCIFIED AND ROSE AGAIN;
THEY RECEIVED CONVICTION OF SIN;
THEY REPENTED, WERE BAPTIZED/IMMERSED AND RECEIVED THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT;
THEY WERE SAVED FROM THE PERVERSE GENERATION THEY WERE LIVING (They didn't mingle with it);
THERE WAS SALVATION OF MULTITUDES ;
THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP (They weren't independent and rebellious believers, they honoured and loved their pastors and leadership);
THEY CONTINUED IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD, AND IN PRAYERS;
FEAR CAME UPON EVERY SOUL;
MANY WONDERS AND SIGNS WHERE DONE THROUGH THE APOSTLES;
ALL WHO BELIEVED WERE TOGETHER (they weren't alone in their homes);
THEY HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON (They weren't selfish but became generous);
THEY SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS AND DIVIDED THEM AMONG ALL, AS ANYONE HAD NEED. (They stopped being materialist, the need of everyone was their own need);
THEY CONTINUED DAILY WITH ONE ACCORD IN THE TEMPLE (They kept participating in Temple life, with their sacrifices and prayers. Jesus, the apostles, the disciples and all first century church did. It is obvious that they didn't receive any instruction from Yeshua or His apostles not to partake of the Temple Service. In fact they were all Torah Keepers. In Acts 21:20 we can read ... “You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law." And look out the POWER they had in THEIR LIVES;
THEY CONTINUED DAILY BREAKING BREAD FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE (They ate together daily and mingled with one another, they didn't stick with the group they liked rejecting the others);
THEY ATE THEIR FOOD WITH GLADNESS AND SIMPLICITY OF HEART (not with prideful arrogance);
THEY CONTINUED DAILY PRAISING GOD;
THEY HAD FAVOUR WITH ALL THE PEOPLE;
THERE WAS DAILY SALVATION OF SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
As the believers in Yeshua were infilled with The Holy Spirit a real revolution happened in their lives. We can see pure revival happening there. They were empowered to live in the Spirit (according to The WORD OF GOD, HIS LAWS) and not by the flesh (according to the lustful desires of their heart). They were able to live and perform the miracles Yeshua performed. They were full of passion and yearning to see God's Kingdom Come.
This is for us today and I believe that AS The bride of Messiah Repent from Roman worship practices and Return to First Century Church ways we will see great Revival breaking forth. In fact The Journey the Bride of Messiah is making by Returning to Jerusalem right now as we see everywhere is The Holy Spirit MOVING. It is The Hebrew Movement bringing the Bride out of Rome and back to Jerusalem where our Bridegroom will reside and Reign as The King of all the earth.
May the Christian Church return to Bible ways of Worship and obedience to God's Torah/Law.
May the Messianic believers return to The Power of The Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.
May the Jewish people Return to The Torah and receive the revelation of Messiah Yeshua in their hearts.
THIS IS THE GREAT REVIVAL IN THE END TIMES - ONE NEW MAN - AS YESHUA INTENDED BY LAYING HIMSELF ON THE CROSS.