On the Jewish calendar, Shavuot marks the conclusion of a seven-week period known as sefirat ha-Omer, the counting of the Omer. Beginning on the second day of Passover, we are commanded to count 49 days leading up to Shavuot (Leviticus 23:15). In agricultural terms, this is a time of anxiety and anticipation for farmers who observe their ripening grain. In religious terms, counting the Omer links physical and spiritual redemption.
The Quick View Bible » The Lord's Festivals - understanding God's feasts, these are His holy days (these are God's Festivals, not just for the Jewish people, but for each of us. We need to be on God's calendar, not man's.)
Sacred Ritual: A Study Of The West Semitic Ritual Calendars In Leviticus 23 And The Akkadian Text Emar 446 PDF
“Leviticus 23:44 – “And Moses Declared” 11/26/2015 by Pastor Rob Barkman
In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. Lev 23:23-25 <3
Following the example of Jesus Christ and the New Testament Church, our congregation worships on Saturday and observes the annual Holy Days which are recorded in Leviticus 23. It is by observing these days that we more fully appreciate God’s plan of salvation for mankind and we prepare ourselves for service in the soon-coming Kingdom of God. If you would like to know more about us, visit www.miami.cogwa.org.