Feast of Weeks
 2nd day of the week (07/09/07)
Updated 03/13/6990*  7th day of the week (06/07/09)
Updated 03/02/6992*  1st day of the week [06/05/11]
Updated 03/05/6993*  1st day of the week/Shabua/Bikkur [05/27/12]
Updated 01/15/6994*  5th day of the week/Unleavened Bread [03/28/13]
Updated 03/09/6995*  1st day of the week/Chag Shabua [06/08/14]
Updated 03/06/6996*  7th day of the week/Shabbat [05/23/15]
Updated 02/25/7000*  7th day of the week/Shabbat [03/30/19]
3) The Feast/Chag of First Fruits/Weeks/Shabua/Bikkur (Pentecost/50) is the day we celebrate the resurrected Mashiyach the first of the first fruit of YaHVeH's ruach harvest, The FATHERS Ekklesia/Called Out received the outpouring of HIS Set A Part/Kodesh Ruach on this day. We are the first fruits of YaHVeH's harvest.
This Season always arrives in the 3rd Chodesh/Month on YaHVeH's Calendar and marks the day of our Savior's Resurrection from the dead. Yahvshua our Rabbi/Iyshiy was the first of the first fruits, the wave sheaf offering to YaHVeH our FATHER.
How to Begin the Count for Chag Shabuah/Feast of Weeks
How should the Body of Yahvshua/called out/ekklesia of YaHVeH begin the count for Chag Shabuah? It has taken a while for me to gain a clear understanding in my mind on how to count to begin this Feast. All credit goes to YaHVeH through HIS Ruach ha`Kodesh and no man.
Once again a brother in Yahvshua stirred me up to take a closer look at this subject, so I did and this is the article that came from it. Remember Yahvshua ha`Mashiyach is our school master (Gal. 3:24) in clarifying these types of issues. He is the foundation (Eph. 2:20) we are to build on. So, with this said, Yahvshua the Messi`Yah is the equation that has to be used to know when to count.
It didn't sink into my mind on how to clearly explain this until now and it revolves around our Rabbi?s resurrection. I was reading an article on how the Essen's, Pharisee' and Sadducee' taught when to count this time and didn't realize how controversial this subject was, but the article helped give me some historical prospective and a point I hadn't considered enough before:
First we will focus on the Shabbath. Here is link to the article I read:
The question concerning the Shabbath is; is it talking about the weekly Shabbath or an annual Shabbath? I didn't realize that the annual Shabbaths were never referred to as Shabbath, only the weekly 7th day Shabbath was. Here is V'yakra chapter 23 verse 3 the Word of YaHVeH/Yahvshua the Messiyah clearly states:
V'yakra: 23:3: Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Shabbath of rest, a kodesh mikra; you all shall do no work in it: it is the Shabbath of YaHVeH in all your dwellings.
Iybriy word used in this verse from E-sword (edited to remove blasphemous names, words and titles):
Intensive from H7673; intermission, that is, (specifically) the Shabbath: - (+ every) Shabbath.
This verse is speaking about the weekly 7th day Shabbath and not a moed.
Now the Word of YaHVeH makes a distinction to HIS weekly 7th day Shabbath and HIS Moediym in this verse:
V'yakra: 23:4: These are the Feasts/Moediym of YaHVeH, even kodesh mikra/called out meeting, which you all shall proclaim in their seasons.
Then HE names the first Moediym of the year:
V'yakra: 23:5: In the fourteenth day of the first Chodesh at even is YaHVeH's Pesach/Passover.
Notice the Word of YaHVeH does not call Pesach a Moed.
Now we come to the first Moed of the year:
V'yakra: 23:6: And on the fifteenth day of the same Chodesh is the Chag/Feast of Unleavened Bread/Matszah to YaHVeH: seven days you all must eat matszah.
V'yakra: 23:7: In the first day you all shall have a kodesh mikra/called out meeting: you all shall do no servile work in it.
V'yakra: 23:8: But you shall offer an offering made by fire to YaHVeH seven days: in the seventh day is a kodesh mikra: you all shall do no servile work in it.
Notice the Word of YaHVeH in clearly not calling Chag Matszah a "Shabbath". That doesn't mean we are to work on this day and not take off from our employment at this time and cease from doing our normal activity at this time like we do on the weekly Shabbath; but it is a clear distinction YaHVeH is making so that we can count for Chag Shabuah.
Now the Word of YaHVeH explains how to count for Chag Shabuah:
V'yakra: 23:9: And YaHVeH spoke to Mosheh, saying,
V'yakra: 23:10: Speak to the benniyiym of Yisrael, and say to them, when you come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you all shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits/re`shiyth of your harvest to the kohen:
V'yakra: 23:11: And he shall wave the sheaf before YaHVeH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Shabbath the kohen shall wave it.
V'yakra: 23:12: And you all shall offer that day when you all wave the sheaf a he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to YaHVeH.
Notice verse 11 "the morrow after the Shabbath" YaHVeH is making a clear distinction of what Shabbath HE is talking about and that is the weekly 7th day Shabbath. Notice the male lamb that is to be offered on that day. Now the Word of YaHVeH gives instruction on how to count it:
V'yakra: 23:15: And you all shall count to you from the morrow after the Shabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Shabbaths shall be complete:
V'yakra: 23:16: Even to the morrow after the seventh Shabbath shall you all number fifty days; and you all shall offer a new meat offering to YaHVeH.
Notice the verses are clearly pointing to the weekly Shabbath! Very clear in my mind now more then it ever has been! The weekly 7th day Shabbath is the Shabbath we are to be looking at, not the 16th of the first Chodesh as the Pharisee's determined. Yahvshua the Messi`Yah is the determining factor, which brings us to this sign:
Mattith`Yah/Matthew: 12:40: For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the fish's belly; so shall the Ben of Adam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Yahvshua was hung on the stake on the 14th and placed in the heart of the earth before sundown of the 14th and He was raised from the dead before sundown of the 17th; He was not seen by the limmudiym/taught ones until morning of the 18th and the first few chosen messengers/emissaries a little later. Miryam of Magdala was the first person to see Him and talk to Him and this was the particular thing He said to her in this verse:
Yahn: 20:17: Yahvshua said to her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My AB: but go to My brethren, and say to them, I ascend to My AB, and your AB; and to My EL, and your EL.
Yahvshua the Messiyah told Miryam not to touch Him because He had not yet ascend to ABBIY YaHVeH's throne. Our Rabbi appeared again eight days latter and allows Taom/Thomas to touch Him (Yahn 20:26-27). The day that the brethren see Yahvshua, which was the 18th is the eternal time to mark the count for the wave sheaf. As limmudiym and members of the Body of Yahvshua we must always look to our Rabbi as the school master (Gal. 3:24) to help us understand these matters.
So no matter what, the 18th is the memorial of the resurrection and offering of the wave sheaf of our Rabbi Yahvshua ha`Mashiyach. If the 18th happens to fall on a weekly Shabbath, then you can begin the count the next day, which would be the first day of the week. If the 18th fell on the first day of the week you can begin the count that day. If the 18th fell on the 2nd day (and or 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th etc) of the week then you would have to count the first day of the week after the weekly Shabbath that fell on the 23rd of the first Chodesh; the 24th would be the first day of the week. At the time Yahvshua was hung on the stake the 17th fell on a weekly 7th day Shabbath and of course the 18th fell on the first day of the week; and at that time the 18th began the count. But you and I know that YaHVeH's time does not always fall like that from year to year. The 18th does not always fall on the first day of the week. So if you keep the 18th as your focus of when to begin the count you should be able to figure out from year to year when to begin the count for Chag Shabuah.
I know that the 18th began the count because the Messianic writings of Yahn and the book of Acts is giving a witness of it through these verses:
Yahvchanan/Yahn: 20:1: The first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, to the sepulcher, and sees the stone taken away from the sepulcher.
Yahn: 20:26: And after eight days again His limmudiym were within, and Thomas/Taom with them: then came Yahvshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Shalom be to you.
Yahn: 21:14: This is now the third time that Yahvshua revealed Himself to His limmudiym, after that He was raised from the dead.
Acts: 1:3: To whom also He revealed Himself alive after His painful suffering/keeb/kehabe H3511 by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Mamlakah/Kingdom of YaHVeH:
Acts: 2:1: And when the fifty days/chamishshiym yomiym/Weeks/Shabua was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Even though it was before sundown of the 17th (at that time the 17th was a weekly Shabbath) that Yahvshua was raised from the dead, it was the 18th (at that time fell on the 1st day of the week) that He was seen by the limmudiym. The key word here is that He was seen. None of the limmudiym saw Him on the 17th because it was a weekly Shabbath and they were obeying the commandment and resting that day. Remember in YaHVeH's Torah you must have two or more witnesses to confirm a matter (Dabariym/Deut. 17:6; 19:15; Mat. 18:16, 20; 1 Cor. 14:27; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19; Iybriy/Heb. 10:28; Rev. 11:3).
Abib/Nissan, which is the 1st Month/Chodesh on YaHVeH's calendar. This calendar represents the time when Yahvshua/Yahvsha was hung on the stake as witness in the four witnesses/books/Messianic writings (around 5010 FCA).
This feast as well as all of YaHVeH's feast no longer revolve around an agricultural harvest, which were only schoolmasters (representations/Galatians 3:24) of the reality that has now been fulfilled in Yahvshua Mashiyach. When we gather for this feast now no longer is it physical food we feast on, but our food is the bread from shamayim (Yahn 6). You can eat in your own homes physical food (I'm not saying you cannot gather together on this day and eat a meal together in celebration, physical bread should not be the focus and if you want to fast on this day there would be nothing wrong with that). Our joy is not physical food but ruach meat (food/bread) now that Yahvshua as been revealed (Romans 14:17).
The scriptures reveal that in the 3rd month/chodesh (Shemoth: 19:1) that the Ruach (Romans 7:14) Law (Torah/Ten Commandments) was spoken (Shemoth 20). If you think about it, it does make sense to me; now that Yahvshua has come and magnified this Law He has now ascended to Shamayim. After the Law was spoken from Mt. Sinai Mosheh/Moses ascended up the Mountain. Yahvshua as been in Shamayim for almost 2000 years and people are wondering when He will return. Some don't even believe we are now in that time! Mosheh was up on the mountain for forty days and forty nights and the people wondered when he was going to return. In the process of waiting the children of Yisrael lost sight and starting worshiping "god" (Yeshayah 65:11)/an idol and danced around the golden calf.
Acts: 2:1: And when the fifty days/Weeks/Shabua was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts: 2:2: And suddenly there came a sound from Shamayim as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts: 2:3: And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them.
Acts: 2:4: And they were all filled with the Kodesh Ruach, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Ruach gave them utterance.
Shemoth/Exodus: 34:22: And you shall observe the Feast of Shabua, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of in gathering at the year's end.
Romans: 8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Ruach, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
1 Corinthians: 15:23: But every man in his own order: Mashiyach the first fruits/bikkur; afterward they that are Mashiyach's at His coming.
Ya'akob/James: 1:18: Of HIS OWN will begat HE us with the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits/bikkur of HIS creatures.
Revelation: 14:4: These are they, which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb where ever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits/bikkur to YaHVeH and to the Lamb.
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Counting the days for the Feast of First Fruits
Yahvchanan/Yahn: 20:1: The first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, to the sepulcher, and sees the stone taken away from the sepulcher.
Yahn: 20:12: And sees two malakiym in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Yahvshua had laid.
Yahn: 20:13: And they say to her, Woman, why do you weep? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Rabbi/Iyshiy (Hoshea 2:16), and I know not where they have laid Him.
Yahn: 20:14: And when she had said this , she turned herself back, and saw Yahvshua standing, and knew not that it was Yahvshua.
Yahn: 20:15: Yahvshua said to her, Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, Sir, if you have taken Him away tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.
Yahn: 20:16: Yahvshua said to her, Miryam. She turned herself, and said to Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
Yahn: 20:17: Yahvshua said to her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My FATHER: but go to My brethren, and say to them, I ascend to My FATHER, and your FATHER; and to My EL, and your EL.
Yahn: 20:18: Miryam Magdalene came and told the limmudiym (Yeshayah 8:16)/instructed that she had seen the Rabbi, and that He had spoken these things to her.
Yahvchanan/Yahn :20:19: Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the limmudiym were assembled for fear of the Yudiym, came Yahvshua and stood in the midst, and said to them, shalom be to you.
Yahn: 20:20: And when He had so said, He revealed to them His hands and His side. Then were the limmudiym glad, when they saw the Iyshiy.
Yahn: 20:21: Then said Yahvshua to them again, Shalom be to you: as My FATHER has sent Me, even so send I you.
Yahn: 20:22: And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you all the Kodesh Ruach:
Yahn: 20:23: Whose soever sins you all remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins you all retain, they are retained.
Yahn: 20:24: But Thomas/Taom, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yahvshua came.
Yahn: 20:25: The other limmudiym therefore said to him, We have seen the Iyshiy. But he said to them, Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe.
Eight days later after Yahshua had been raised from the dead
Yahn: 20:26: And after eight days again His limmudiym were within, and Thomas/Taom with them: then came Yahvshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Shalom be to you.
Yahn: 20:27: Then said He to Thomas/Taom, reach here your finger, and observe My hands; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not unbelieving, but believing.
Yahn: 20:28: And Thomas/Taom answered and said to Him, my Iyshiy and my Elohiym.
Yahn: 20:29: Yahvshua said to him, Thomas/Taom, because you have seen Me, you have believed: prospered/baruk are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Yahn: 20:30: And many other signs truly did Yahvshua in the presence of His limmudiym, which are not written in this book:
Yahn: 20:31: But these are written, that you might believe that Yahvshua is the Mashiyach, the Ben of YaHVeH; and that believing you might have life through His name. Yahn: 21:1: After these things Yahvshua revealed Himself again to the limmudiym at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise revealed He Himself.
Yahn: 21:2: There were together Shimon Kepha, and Thomas/Taom called Didymus, and Nathanael/Nethanel of Cana/Kana in Galilee/Galiyl/Ga-liy-lah, and the benniym of Zebedee/Zabdiy, and two other of His limmudiym.
Yahn: 21:3: Shimon Kepha said to them, I go a fishing. They say to him, We also go with you. They went out, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
Yahn: 21:4: But when the morning was now come, Yahvshua stood on the shore: but the limmudiym knew not that it was Yahvshua.
Yahn: 21:5: Then Yahvshua said to them, children, have you all any food? They answered Him, No.
Yahn: 21:6: And He said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
Refer to Yirmiyah 16:16.
Yahn: 21:7: Therefore that limmud whom Yahvshua loved said to Kepha, It is the Rabbi. Now when Shimon Kepha heard that it was the Rabbi, he girt his fisher's coat to him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
Yahn: 21:8: And the other limmudiym came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
Yahn: 21:9: As soon then as they had arrived to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
Yahn: 21:10: Yahvshua said to them, Bring of the fish which you all have now caught.
Yahn: 21:11: Shimon Kepha went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
Yahn: 21:12: Yahvshua said to them, Come and dine. And none of the limmudiym dare ask Him, Who are you? knowing that it was the Iyshiy.
Yahn: 21:13: Yahvshua then came, and took bread, and gave them, and fish likewise.
Yahn: 21:14: This is now the third time that Yahvshua revealed Himself to His limmudiym, after that He was risen from the dead.
Yahvshua appears to His limmudiym for forty days before the Feast of First Fruits arrives
Acts:1:1: The former account have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Yahvshua began both to do and teach,
Acts:1:2: Until the day in which He was taken up, after that He through the Kodesh Ruach had given commandments to the Ziyr H6735/Messengers/Emissaries whom He had chosen:
Acts:1:3: To whom also He revealed Himself alive after His painful suffering/keeb/kehabe H3511 by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Mamlakah/Kingdom of YaHVeH:
Acts:1:4: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Yahvshalam, but wait for the promise of the FATHER, which, said He, you all have heard of Me.
Acts:1:5: For Yahvchanan/Yahn truly immersed with water; but you all shall be immersed with the Kodesh Ruach not many days from now.
Acts:1:6: When they therefore were come together, they asked of Him, saying, Rabbi, will you at this time restore again the mamlakah/kingdom to Yisrael?
Acts:1:7: And He said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the FATHER has put in HIS own power.
Acts:1:8: But you all shall receive power, after that the Kodesh Ruach is come on you: and you all shall be witnesses to Me both in Yahvshalam, and in all Yahudaea, and in Samaria/Shomeron, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts:1:9: And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
Acts:1:10: And while they looked steadfastly toward Shamayim as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Acts:1:11: Which also said, You men of Galilee/Galiylah, why stand you all gazing up into Shamayim? This same Yahvshua, which is taken up from you into Shamayim, shall so come in like manner as you all have seen Him go into Shamayim.
Acts:1:12: Then returned they to Yahvshalam from the mount called Olivet/Zayith, which is from Yahvshalam a Sabbath day's journey.
Ten days later the Feast of Weeks arrives
Acts:2:1: And when the fifty days/chamishshiym yomiym/Weeks/Shabua was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts:2:2: And suddenly there came a sound from Shamayim as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts:2:3: And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them.
Acts:2:4: And they were all filled with the Kodesh Ruach, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Ruach gave them utterance.
Acts: 2:5: And there were dwelling at Yahvshalam Yahudiym, devout/chasiydH2623 men, out of every nation under shamayim.
Acts: 2:6: Now when this was proclaimed abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Acts: 2:7: And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans/Galiylahiym?
Acts:2:8: And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Acts:2:9: Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Yahudaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
Acts:2:10: Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Yahudiy and converts,
Acts:2:11: Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of Elohiym.
Acts:2:12: And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What does this mean?
Acts:2:13: Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Acts:2:14: But Kepha, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, You men of Yahudaea, and all you that dwell at Yahvshalam, be this known to you, and listen to my words:
Acts:2:15: For these are not drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
Acts:2:16: But this is that which was spoken by the Nabiy Yael/Yoel/Yahv`el;
#Acts:2:17: And it shall come to pass in the last days, said YaHVeH, I will pour out of MY Ruach on all flesh: and your benniym and your bathiym shall foretell/naba, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
# Acts:2:18: And on MY servants and on MY handmaidens I will pour out in those days of MY Ruach; and they shall foretell/naba:
# Acts:2:19: And I will show wonders in Shamayim above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
# Acts:2:20: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of YaHVeH come:
# Acts:2:21: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YaHVeH shall be saved.
# Yoel/Yael/Yahvel 2:28 - 32
Shemoth: 23:14: Three times you shall keep a feast to ME in the year.
Shemoth: 23:15: You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt/Mitsrayim: and none shall appear before ME empty:)
Shemoth: 23:16: And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of you labors, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of in gathering, which is in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field.
Shemoth: 23:17: Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Rabbi YaHVeH.
Shemoth: 23:18: You shall not offer the blood of MY sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of MY sacrifice remain until the morning.
Shemoth: 23:19: The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of YaHVeH your ELohiym. You shall not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
V'yakra: 23:10: Speak to the children of Yisrael, and say to them, When you all enter into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you all shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the kohen:
V'yakra: 23:11: And he shall wave the sheaf before YaHVeH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the kohen shall wave it.
V'yakra: 23:12: And you shall offer that day when you all wave the sheaf a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to YaHVeH.
V'yakra: 23:13: And the meat offering of it shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire to YaHVeH for a sweet savor: and the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.
V'yakra: 23:14: And you all shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that you all have brought an offering to your Elohiym: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
V'yakra: 23:15: And you shall count to you from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:
V'yakra: 23:16: Even to the day after the seventh Sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meat offering to YaHVeH.
V'yakra: 23:17: You shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven; they are the first fruits to YaHVeH.
V'yakra: 23:18: And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering to YaHVeH, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savor to YaHVeH.
V'yakra: 23:19: Then you all shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of shelem/thank offerings.
V'yakra: 23:20: And the kohen shall wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering before YaHVeH, with the two lambs: they shall be kodesh to YaHVeH for the kohen.
V'yakra: 23:21: And you shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it be a kodesh convocation to you: you shall do no servile work in it: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
V'yakra: 23:22: And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not make clean riddance of the corners of your field when you reap, neither shall you gather any gleaning of your harvest: you shall leave them to the poor, and to the stranger: I am YaHVeH your Elohiym.
Dabariym: 16:9: Seven weeks shall you number to you: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as you begin to put the sickle to the corn.
Dabariym: 16:10: And you shall keep the feast of weeks to YaHVeH your Elohiym with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give to YaHVeH your Elohiym, according as YaHVeH your Elohiym has prospered you:
Sense Yahvshua is the fulfillment of the Feast of First Fruits/Weeks/Shebuah (I Corinthians 15:20,23; Romans 8:23), His resurrection marks the day the wave sheaf was offered forever. No more do the Feast's (Mattith`Yah 9:35-38; Romans 14:17) revolve around agricultural harvest (schoolmaster Galatians 3:24-25), the Feast of YaHVeH actually picture HIS plan of salvation for mankind/ruach harvest of lives. Sense Yahvshua was raised from the dead three days and three nights after He was impaled (counting from time he was laid in the tomb) the day of His appearing to His limmudiym should mark the day that the wave sheaf was offered forever.
Unbelieving Yudiym do not recognize Yahvshua as YaHVeH's Mashiyach, so they continue to go by the waving of the actual wave sheaf or counting the omer. Yudiy who practice orthodox "Judaism" continue to see the Feast as agricultural and not as ruach harvest of people. We as believers in Yahvshua the Mashiyach need to count Him and His appearing to His chosen Messengers/Ziyr 40 days before the Feast of First Fruits (Acts 1:3), not the omer.
Yahvchanan/Yahn : 17:1: These words spoke Yahvshua, and lifted up His eyes to Shamayim, and said, FATHER, the hour is come; doxazo/gadal/magnify YOUR Ben, that YOUR Ben also magnify YOU:
Yahn : 17:2: As YOU have given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as YOU have given Him.
Yahn :17:3: And this is life eternal, that they know YOU the only true EL, and Yahvshua Mashiyach, whom YOU have sent.
Yahn: 17:4: I have magnified YOU on the earth: I have finished the work which YOU gave Me to do.
@ Yahn:17:5: And now, O FATHER, magnify YOU Me with YOUR OWN SELF with the doxa G1391/kabod H3519/respect which I had with YOU before the world was.
Yahn : 17:6: I have manifested YOUR name to the men which YOU gave Me out of the world: YOUR`s they were, and YOU gave them Me; and they have kept YOUR word.
Yahn : 17:7: Now they have known that all things whatsoever YOU have given Me are of YOU.
Yahn : 17:8: For I have given to them the words which YOU gave Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from YOU, and they have believed that you did send Me.
Yahn: 17:9: I pray for them: I pray NOT for the world, but for them which YOU have given Me; for they are YOUR`s.
Yahn :17:10: And all Mine are YOUR`s, and YOUR`s are Mine; and I am magnified in them.
Yahn :17:11: And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to YOU. Kadosh ABBIY, keep through YOUR OWN name those whom YOU have given Me, that they be one, as WE are.
Yahn :17:12: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in YOUR name: those that YOU gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Yahn: 17:13: And now come I to YOU; and these things I speak in the world, that they have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
Yahn :17:14: I have given them YOUR Word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Yahn :17:15: I pray not that YOU should take them out of the world, but that YOU should keep them from the evil.
Yahn :17:16: They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Yahn :17:17: Hagiazo G37/Kadash H6942/Purify them through YOUR truth: YOUR Word is truth.
Yahn :17:18: As YOU have sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Yahn :17:19: And for their sakes I kadash/purified Myself, that they also might be kadash/purified through the truth.
Yahn :17:20: Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word;
Yahn :17:21: That they all be one; as YOU, FATHER, are in Me, and I in YOU, that they also be one in US: that the world believe that YOU have sent Me.
Yahn :17:22: And the kabod/respect which YOU gave Me I have given them; that they be one, even as WE are ONE:
Yahn :17:23: I in them, and YOU in Me, that they be made perfect in one; and that the world know that YOU have sent Me, and have loved them, as you have loved Me.
Yahn :17:24: ABBIY, I will that they also, whom YOU have given Me, be with Me where I am; that they behold My kabod/splendor, which YOU have given Me: for YOU loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Yahn :17:25: O righteous AB, the world has not known YOU: but I have known YOU, and these have known that YOU have sent Me.
Yahn:17:26: And I have declared to them YOUR name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith YOU have loved Me be in them, and I in them.
@ Refer to B`reshiyth/Genesis 1:1-5; 3:8; Yahn/Yohn 1:1-5.
1 Corinthians: 15:1: Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the euaggelion G2098/tob H2896 shem-u-ah H8052/glad tidings which I preached to you, which also you all have received, and wherein you all stand;
1 Co: 15:2: By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain.
1 Co:15:3: For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Mashiyach died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Co: 15:4: And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Co: 15:5: And that He was seen of Kepha, then of the twelve:
#1 Co:15:6: After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.
1 Co: 15:7: After that, He was seen of Ya'akob; then of all the Messengers/Ziyr.
1 Co: 15:8: And last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
# Mattith'Yah 27:51-53.
1 Co: 15:9: For I am the least of the Emissaries, that am not worthy to be called a Messenger, because I persecuted the Ekklesia/Mikra/Called out /Assembly of YaHVeH.
1 Co:15:10: But by the favor of YaHVeH I am what I am: and HIS favor which was bestowed on me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the favor of YaHVeH which was with me.
1 Co: 15:11: Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.
1 Co: 15:12: Now if Mashiyach be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Co: 15:13: But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Mashiyach not risen:
1 Co: 15:14: And if Mashiyach be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your emun/belief is also vain.
1 Co: 15:15: Yes, and we are found false witnesses of YaHVeH; because we have testified of YaHVeH that HE raised up Mashiyach: whom HE raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
1 Co: 15:16: For if the dead rise not, then is not Mashiyach raised:
1 Co: 15:17: And if Mashiyach be not raised, your emun/belief is vain; you all are yet in your sins.
1 Co: 15:18: Then they also which are fallen asleep in Mashiyach are perished.
1 Co: 15:19: If in this life only we have elpizo G1679/yachal H3176/trust in Mashiyach, we are of all men most miserable.
1 Co: 15:20: But now is Mashiyach risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
1 Co: 15:21: For since by Adam came death, by Iyshiy came also the resurrection of the dead.
1 Co: 15:22: For as in Adam all die, even so in Mashiyach shall all be made alive.
1 Co: 15:23: But every man in his own order: Mashiyach the first fruits; afterward they that are Mashiyach's at His coming.
1 Co: 15:24: Then comes the end, when He shall have delivered up the Mamlakah/Kingdom to YaHVeH, even the AB; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1 Co: 15:25: For He must reign, till HE has put all enemies under His feet.
1 Co: 15:26: The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1 Co: 15:27: For HE has put all things under His feet. But when HE said all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him.
1 Co: 15:28: And when all things shall be subdued to Him, then shall the Ben also Himself be subject to HIM that put all things under Him, that YaHVeH be all in all.
1 Co: 15:29: Else what shall they do which are immersed for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then immersed for the dead?
1 Co: 15:30: And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
1 Co: 15:31: I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Mashiyach Yahvshua our Rabbi, I die daily.
1 Co: 15:32: If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
1 Co: 15:33: Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt right manners.
1 Co: 15:34: Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of YaHVeH: I speak this to your shame.
1 Co: 15:35: But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
1 Co: 15:36: You fool, that which you sow is not changed, except it die:
1 Co: 15:37: And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it might chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
1 Co: 15:38: But YaHVeH gives it a body as it has pleased HIM, and to every seed his own body.
1 Co :15:39: All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
1 Co: 15:40: There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the kabod/splendor of the celestial is one, and the kabod/splendor of the terrestrial is another.
1 Co: 15:41: There is one kabod/splendor of the sun, and another kabod/splendor of the moon, and another kabod/splendor of the stars: for one star differs from another star in kabod/splendor.
1 Co: 15:42: So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1 Co: 15:43: It is sown in disrespect; it is raised in kabod/respect: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1 Co: 15:44: It is sown a earthly body; it is raised a ruach body. There is a earthly body, and there is a ruach body.
1 Co: 15:45: And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living being; the last Adam/Iyshiy was made a changing ruach.
1 Co: 15:46: Howbeit that was not first which is ruach, but that which is earthly; and afterward that which is ruach.
1 Co: 15:47: The first Adam is of the earth, earthly: the second Adam is the Iysh from Shamayim.
1 Co: 15:48: As is the earthly, such are they also that are earthly: and as is the Shamayim, such are they also that are Shamayim.
1 Co: 15:49: And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the Shamayim.
1 Co: 15:50: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Mamlakah of YaHVeH; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Co: 15:51: Observe, I reveal/galah to you a secret/raz; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1 Co: 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump/shophar: for the shophar shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Co: 15:53: For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Co: 15:54: So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in conquest.
1 Co: 15:55: O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your conquest?
1 Co: 15:56: The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Co: 15:57: But thanks be to YaHVeH, which gives us the conquest through our Iyshiy Yahshua Mashiyach.
1 Co: 15:58: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be you all steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Rabbi, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Rabbi.