(Leviticus 23:15-22) – The Feast of Fifty
Originally known as the feast of weeks, this passage lays out what we now know as Pentecost (which means fiftieth day).
Pentecost is a very special day for Christians because it marks the beginning of the church in Acts 2. It’s the day that the Spirit of God was first poured out on believers with signs and wonders to indicate a special new happening.
Pentecost originally was a celebration of the giving of the law, which first happened 50 days after the initial Passover in Egypt. The hasty escape from Egypt was over and the people were free.
In addition to that, it was a thanksgiving of sorts for what God was providing in their grain harvest.
The people were to bring meat offerings to the Lord, and something else of great importance.
Two loaves of bread.
Why is that important, you ask?…
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