Feast of Weeks

We are still in the season of God’s appointments. Passover then seven days of Unleavened Bread followed by First Fruits, then start our count toward Pentecost. Seven weeks equal forty-nine days of counting the Omar then on the fiftieth day Shavuot or Pentecost.

“You shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the Lord your God blesses you; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.” (Deuteronomy 16:9-11 NASB)

Forty of the Days during the Counting of the Omar

The first account I made, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. 

Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:1-5 NASB)

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus

He appeared to Mary Magdalene as a gardener (Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18). He appeared to the other two women who were with Mary Magdalene—Salome and Mary the mother of James (Matthew 28:9-10). He appeared to Peter (Luke 24:34). He appeared to two men on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32). He appeared to the apostles, except for Thomas (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25). He appeared to the apostles with Thomas (John 20:26-29). He appeared to seven of His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-25). He appeared to the apostles on a mountain in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18). He appeared to over 500 brethren (1 Corinthians 15:6). He appeared to His brother James (1 Corinthians 15:7). He appeared to the apostles and ate a meal with them (Acts 1:3-8; Luke 245:44-49). His ascension (Acts 1:9-12; Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53). He appeared to Paul (1 Corinthians 15:8; Acts 9:1-6; 18:9-10; 23:11). stephennielsen.com/2020/04/11/13-post-resurrection-appearances-of-jesus/

Something to read before celebrating Pentecost this year.