Feast of weeks Shavuot
- After the commandments were given.
Exo.20:18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but do not let Elohim speak with us, lest we die." 20 And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear; for Elohim has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin." 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was. 22 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel .
- The message Yahweh has for the Israelites goes on without interruption from Exodus 20:22 until Exodus 24:2.
- Many important ordinances are contained in these three chapters.
- Yahweh gives rules for handling problems of family, business, personal injury, and of course, religion.
Exodus 24:3 So Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which Yahweh has said we will do." 4 And Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh. [writing during the night] And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 Then he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to Yahweh. 6 And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that Yahweh has said we will do, and be obedient." 8 And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant which Yahweh has made with you according to all these words."
- This is the thing that is more important than the law.
- Our fathers promise with a blood covenant to KEEP THE LAW.
- They bind themselves in a relationship with Yahweh.
- And agree they will do everything Yahweh commands.
- Yahweh will bless them and their children forever.
- They made this covenant and they sealed it with the blood of the sacrifices.
- After the covenant a really amazing thing happens.
- Yahweh invites the leaders of Israel to a banquet to celebrate their new covenant relationship!
Exodus 24:9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, [Aaron’s sons] and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10 and they saw the Elohim of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity. 11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw Elohim, and they ate and drank.• Somehow, these seventy-four elders were given a vision of the throne room of the universe.
- They ate and drank in the presence of Elohim, the mighty one of Israel! How’s that for a Feast?
- The lesson we can still learn from this story is to use the time of Pentecost to make or confirm our covenant relationship with Yahweh.
- This is what is described in Acts chapter two.
- Thousands of people making a covenant with Yahweh through Yahshua.
- This is a good time to agree to follow everything that Yahweh has commanded us to do;
- To take Him for our mighty helper, and to dedicate our efforts to His ends.