Today is Memorial Day here in the US. A day when we remember and honor those who have served and given the ultimate for this nation and all that it once stood for. Today is also another “Memorial Day ‘, the day of Pentecost or Shavuot in the hebrew. It is a time when we remember the fact that GOD remembered HIS promise to HIS friend Abraham ( James 2:23. 2Chron 20:7, Isa 41:8 ) and built HIS house by taking HIS bride Israel. I was also taught that the ‘church’ was birthed at Pentecost in Acts 2. That is only partly true. The ‘church’ WAS born at Pentecost, but NOT in Acts 2 . . . she was birthed into her fullness when GOD took her as HIS bride ( Exo 6:7 ) at the 1st Pentecost (Shavuot) which took place at Sinai ( Exodus 19, 20, 21, Acts 7:20, 38 ) . The similarities between the two events are uncanny, but then GOD is like no other . . .tongues, fire, seeing voices, mixed multitudes all hearing in their own language, 3,000 lost and 3,000 restored . . . the list goes on and on . . .
But on this Memorial Day, let us be sure and remember the ONE who remembered the Promise made . . . a promise sealed . . . and promise kept . . . fulfilled in the death, burial and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua.. Pentecost or Shavuot ( literally ‘sevens’ ) is all about the keeping of a promise. The word ‘shavuot’ is the plural of the hebrew ‘sheva’ – seven. And it comes from a root word ‘shava’ which means to ‘swear or take an oath’ . . .At ‘Shavuot’ – seven sevens – GOD our Father remembered and sealed HIS promise that was made and that would be fulfilled . . .and the time of that ultimate fulfillment is much closer than most realize. Are you ready for the things that MUST take place . . . the things that ARE coming on this land and upon all the earth ? The time to get prepared is NOW . . . HOW ? we will talk of that next time . . . Blessings –