This feast was connected to the Feast of the Firstfruits. This is how it was celebrated (Lev 23: 15- 22):

  • The Jews were commanded to count seven sabbaths or 50 days from the Sunday that  the Feast of Firstfruits was celebrated.
  • Fifty days later, a new meat offering was given (two wave loaves baked with leaven); 7 unblemished lambs in the first year of life; 1 young bullock; 2 rams; drink offering; a peace offering of one kid and two lambs.
  • A Holy Convocation or a Sabbath was celebrated on Day 50 and no work was done.
  • A wave offering was made to God with the wave loaves and the bread of the firstfruits

Significance of the Feast of Weeks

  • While the Feast of the Firstfruits represented all of the first harvest, the Feast of Weeks represented the increase that was obtained after more of the seed had produced.
  • There was a greater celebration as represented by the increase in the sacrifices and the wave offerings.
  • The Feast of the Firstfruits ushered in  the Feast of Pentecost possible.
  • The accumulation of Sabbaths preceding the celebration indicated that the Jews had entered into a new rest.
  • This was the Feast of Pentecost, which means the Fiftieth Day (strong’s in blueletterbible.com). This was the Day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh.
  • The seven lambs in the first year of life points to Jesus who had just risen from the dead. The use of seven points to the fruit of the spirit.
  • More fire was needed here, pointing to the fire of the Holy Spirit (cloven tongues of fire in Acts 2).
  • The drink offering of wine pointed to the intoxication with the Holy Spirit. This was experienced by the disciples on the Day of Pentecost as well as those who receive the infilling (Eph 5: 18).
  • One young bullock (with horns?) represented the might of God.

Hope this was a blessing! Have a great day

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