Shavuot 2016 Celebration
Shavuot NW has been moved this year as the barn was not available. Click on this link for the Shavuot Celebration in 2016 information in a printable pdf flyer.
Come celebrate Shavuot NW in Wilsonville, Oregon!
What is Shavuot All About?
In the roughly 49 days between Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Weeks (Chag Shavuot) or Pentecost, a momentous spiritual dynamic occurs.
This period of time is comprised of forty-nine days or seven days of seven weeks, which is seven times seven—the biblical number for complete or full perfection. Add one day and you arrive at Pentecost.
Additionally, fifty is the biblical picture of jubilee picturing redemption from the enslavement to this world.
Historically, the children of Israel were redeemed from their sins by the blood of the lamb on the first Passover in Egypt. At this time, YHVH betrothed himself to Israel (Exod 6:7). YHVH then led them out of Egypt into the wilderness, and on Shavuot he married them at Sinai (Exod 24 cp. Ezek 16:8; Jer 2:2; 31:32).
At the same time, YHVH gave them his Torah, which was their ketubah or marriage vows. Shavuot is a picture of the bride of Yeshua the Messiah coming into full maturity spiritually and coming to marriageable age. She has gone from being a spiritual child and slave in Egypt to becoming the fully mature spiritual bride and queen of the King of the universe.
At the time of Yeshua, he betrothed himself to both houses of Israel on Passover. Then, on Pentecost, he sent his Spirit, the Comforter, as a seal of this covenant. He hasn’t married his bride (that’s you and me) yet — something that occurs at his second coming.
In the mean time, he has placed her in a 2000-years-long wilderness to help her to get ready for him — to fall in love with him (to love him by keeping his Torah commands; John 14:15) by receiving his Torah into her heart.
In the end times just before his second coming, Yeshua is going to bring his bride (the saints who keep his Torah commandments and have the testimony or gospel of Yeshua, Rev 12:17; 14:12) out of the wilderness of Babylon (called the Second or Greater Exodus), and they will repent of their Torahless ways.
We are now getting ready for this day.
Understanding the prophecies of the Bible that speak of these end-time events, and understanding who the principal players are (the two houses of Israel: Judah and Ephraim) is the key to insure that we’re ready for our Messiah — that we’ll be wise and not foolish virgins who have our lamps full of oil (the Torah and Spirit of Elohim).
Shavuot, along with Passover (Pesach) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) are three times each year when YHVH commands his people to gather together to celebrate before him (Exod 23:14–17).
You can fulfill this command and move forward into your spiritual destiny by joining with your fellow redeemed Israelites from the greater Portland area and the Pacific Northwest at Shavuot NW in Wilsonville, Oregon.
See you there!