Shavuot / Pentecost / Birth of the Messiah of
Celebration of the re-Birth of a Nation
6 Sivan 5773 / 14-15 May 2013
Today is the celebration of the "Israeli
Declaration of Independence," which was signed 65 years ago on 14 May 1948 /
5 Iyar 5708. This year the Hebrew commemoration took place on 5 Iyar 5773 /15 April 2013, and what an absolutely bitter sweet day it was! Not only was that day
the 101st Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, but it was the day when
Boston Marathon bombings were carried out by those who hate the God of
Israel and His people!
Today is also the festival of Shavuot, a Jewish
holiday that occurs on the 6th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or
early June), which commemorates the anniversary of when God gave the Torah (the
written law) to His people at
a.k.a Mount Horeb.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-10
"Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments,
which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command
you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the
Commandments of the LORD your God which I command you...
Keep therefore and do them; for this is
your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear
all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and
understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath
God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things
that we call upon Him for?
And what nation is there so great, that
hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set
before you this day?
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul
diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest
they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
But teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when
the LORD said unto me, Gather Me the people together, and I will make them hear
My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they shall live upon
the earth, and that they may teach their children."
Today is also the yearly commemoration of the
Feast of Pentecost, which is when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon those who
were waiting for the LORD, in Jerusalem just as Jesus had directed them.
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,
they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from
heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like
as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy
Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them
The following is from "My
View of the Birth of Jesus Christ," which I admit is quite extraordinary and
very different than most other views, but I believe that Today on 6 Sivan,
Pentecost, 50 Days after Passover when Jesus was crucified by the Roman soldiers
under the direction of Pontius Pilate and the religious leaders, is also the
anniversary of the very Day when the Son of the Living God was manifest in the
flesh! And may God give you
the understanding as you prayerfully read it.
"And in the sixth month
the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a
virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the
virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
thou that art highly favoured, the LORD is with thee: blessed
art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his
saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a
son, and shalt call His name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the
Son of the Highest: and the LORD God shall give unto Him the throne of His
father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His
kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know
not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come
upon thee, and the Power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also
that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
Some say that passage refers to the 6th month of Elizabeth's
pregnancy with John, but if you read it just as it is written, and without
speculation, that amazing declaration took place during the 6th Jewish month of
Elul, and herein is a plausible scenario of Jesus' birth I hope you will
On the 1st of
Tishrei--the seventh Jewish month, which occurs in late September or early
Rosh Hashanah, the Shofar is blown to signify that an extremely
momentous event is about to take place. Ten days later on 10 Tishrei, the Day of
Yom Kippur is commemorated, which is the Highest Holy Day on the
Repentance and forgiveness is the primary focus of this very
Special Day, and when the Temple in Jerusalem was still standing, it was the one
day of the year that God allowed the High Priest, and only him, to go
Holy of Holies to make
atonement for his sins and the sins of the people.
I believe it was on this VERY Special Day that Jesus, was
miraculously conceived by God's Spirit, "within the veil," where no eyes could
see, except the "Holy Father." And for those who receive the gift of Eternal
Life through God's Son, He IS the only One "by Whom we have now received
the Atonement," who God raised from the dead, and "is gone into Heaven, and is
on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject
then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the Heavens, Jesus
the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an High
Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in
all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to
help in time of need."
I Am so amazed at how God ensured that the very Day of Jesus'
conception would continue to be highly exalted by His “chosen people,” but it is
so sad to watch Jewish folks praying at the
Western Wall in Jerusalem (via the internet), knowing that most of them do
not even know Jesus Christ, the only One who can truly save their souls. They
have yet to believe that Jesus is the
True Messiah of Israel, "in Whom we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace," but they will one
The Feast of Tabernacles, a.k.a.
Sukkot, is the next Holy Day on the Hebrew calendar which takes place
on 15-21 Tishrei, and I Am certain it would have been particularly joyous in
Heaven, and among the very "select few" on earth, who knew that the long awaited
Messiah was now in the world, albeit a tiny seed.
It is very fitting to celebrate Jesus' arrival into this dark and
dying world at this time, and to highlight its importance, God will require all
nations to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, or suffer the consequences.
shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which
came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King,
the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be,
that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto
Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have
no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the
heathen that come not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. This shall be the
punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep
the Feast of Tabernacles."
One last stipulation for Jesus' birth to have happened as I Am
suggesting, is it had to be a leap year when the 13th Jewish month of
Adar II is added to the Hebrew Calendar. Adar is when the Festival of
Purim is celebrated, and in leap years certain "traditions" celebrate this
Holy Day during Adar II, and others observe it during Adar I, a.k.a. Purim Katan
or "Little Purim."
Not only did God tell His "chosen people" to observe these days
of Purim, and that "they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of
sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor," but according to the
Scriptures (Esther 9:27-28), so were "all such as joined themselves unto them,
so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days (14 & 15 Adar),
according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every
year; and that these days should be remembered and kept throughout
every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that
these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of
them perish from their seed." (Read the entire book of Esther to know why Purim
is to be remembered by all who love the God of Israel.)
The Festival of Purim is a memorial of when God's people "rested
from their enemies," and considering that the LORD Jesus was sent to this earth
to save us from sin, death, and the Devil, it would have been even more
significant for God to send the Saviour of the world at the season when it is
Jesus said, "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is
easy, and My burden is light."
So, if my calculations are correct, the final waiting period for
the coming of the Messiah of Israel would have been during the
Counting of the Omer, which "counting" begins the day after the Feast of
Passover, and ends fifty days later on 6 Sivan which is the Feast of
I believe that it was on the Holiest Day of Pentecost that
Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, was born into this world. I have
never heard the birth of Christ portrayed in this way, but it fits
perfectly! It is even more amazing considering that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai/Horeb on 6
Sivan (3rd Jewish month, May/June timeframe), and it was also during Pentecost that
Almighty God sent the
Holy Spirit on 6 Sivan, soon after Jesus "ascended up to Heaven in a cloud."
these events before the foundations of the
earth were laid, and the divisions surrounding the birth of Christ will no doubt
continue, but without controversy, had God's Son never been born,
mankind would be without hope, and without God, in this world!
A Word from the Writer of "Walking in the
that I hope you
will prayerfully consider.
"It’s been said
that once you have the knowledge “then” you will be held accountable for what
you have heard. But according to the Holy Scriptures if you call yourself a man
or woman of God you are “already” accountable for every word that has proceeded
from the mouth of God.
His word has
been written, His beloved Son lived it out, and those who are true Christians
have His Holy Spirit. Thus there will be no excuse for not doing God’s will; yet
regretfully many people will perish for lack of knowledge not only because they
believed the lies of a man but also because they fell into the trap of the
And in this
little book I hope to dispel many of the lies that have been spoken in the name
of the LORD Jesus Christ, so as to help you see some of the dangers set before
May the True
Light shine upon you as you seek to follow Almighty God with all your heart,
soul, mind and strength; and may you truly have a heart to understand. Howbeit,
only he that hath an ear to hear will be able to hear what the Spirit sayeth
unto the Churches..."