COUNTING THE OMER

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According to Scripture, between the Feast of First Fruits and Pentecost is a time called the “Counting the Omer.”

Starting on First Fruits (i.e. Bikkurim), the days are counted for 50 days until the next Biblical Festival (Lev. 23:15-16). The event is most commonly known as the “Counting of the Omer.” In Hebrew, it’s called Lag B’Omer, which mean “counting of the sheaf.” Another title of this season is the “filling up of the measure.”

On each day, the priests would cut ten omers, or sheaves, of barley from the valley of Mohtzah near the Temple. As the fifty days progressed, the time of the barley harvest ended, and the time of the wheat harvest came. The first ripe omers were cut, then they were brought to the Temple and threshed (beaten with rods or paddles). Then the grain was put through 13 sieves, each one tighter than the last until one omer of flour passed through the last sieve. That flour had to be so fine that it would not stick to the hand of the treasurer in the Temple.

All of this is a picture of the Messiah, who is our First Fruits. Yeshua (i.e., Jesus) was “cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due” (Isaiah 53:8). Just as the scythe cut off the living wheat, then beaten, Yeshua was the substitute beaten for the transgressions of mankind.

Just as the grain was burned by fire, then put through descending sieves, so was Yeshua. He endured the questions of the Jewish elders, the questions from Gentiles, the pain of being alone, and the fleeing of His disciples during the hours of His greatest physical, mental & spiritual tortures. This He did without a word: “He was oppressed and afflicted, but did not open His mouth, like a lamb to slaughter” (Isaiah 53:7). Truly, Yeshua was/is worthy to be the First Fruits of the resurrection.

NOTE: The majority of this commentary comes from: Micha’el Washer, Messianic Jewish Art Calendar 1993-94

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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• Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

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Photo: Counting Omer – Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam

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THE HEIGHTS & DEPTHS OF PENTECOST

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Did you know that at sundown on May 28, 2020 the people grafted into the commonwealth of Israel celebrate the 3,333rd occurrence of Shavuot since it was instituted at Mount Sinai?

Christians call the Feast of Shavuot (חג השבועות) “Pentecost.” The word “Pentecost” in the Greek (πεντηκοστή) means “fifty days” and refers to the 50th day of the Omer Counting. The time between the Feast of First Fruits (Bikkurrim) and Pentecost is called the “Counting of the Omer.”Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/counting-the-omer/.

Shavuot is one of the three forever festivals where the Jewish people were, and are still, required to “appear before the Lord God” (Exodus 23:17) in order to “celebrate a feast to Me” (Exodus 23:14).

Shavuot can be thought of as the climax of Pesach (Passover). Just as the smearing of the blood of the lambs on the believer’s door posts led to the giving of the Torah on Sinai fifty days later, so did the crucifixion of Messiah Yeshua lead to His resurrection and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on those who tarried: “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14). “When the day of Pentcost had come, they were all together in one place” (Acts 2:1).

The Hebrew Mystics believe that during the Feast of Shavuot the divine consciousness of Torah (the Word of God) enters into our third-dimensional realm anew, but each time it enters into our third-rock-from-the-sun from a higher realm and it penetrates deeper. Oh, to behold the heights and depths of Pentecost! In this Kingdom Day, we are entering into the time and place where the Holy Spirit and the Bride of Christ are perfectly coming together as one with the Word of God (Messiah Yeshua).

As mentioned before, this will be the 3,333 occurrence since Shavuot’s inception on Mount Sinai. The same Bible-believing Hebrews, who have kept track of 3,333 Shavuots, reveal how the four 3s are significant. “Blessed is the Compassionate One who gave a three-part Torah to a three-part nation through a third-born child on the third month” (Shabbat 88a).

Behold, the 4th dimension shift of divine completeness (3s) for divine government (3+3+3+3=12)!

May the three parts of you and I – body, soul and spirit – celebrate the Word, the Spirit and the Bride in their fullness this Shavuot (Pentecost). May His Presence, purity and power fill you to overflowing.

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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Copyright May 28, 2020 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:
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• Ascension Manual book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

 

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

• MEL GEL Study Guide book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

 MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book =>https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book =>https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards
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