Counting the Omer and its Significance as a Biblical Feast

The counting of the omer also commenced with the Feast of Firstfruits at sundown on April 8th.

The main purpose of observing this feast is the anticipation of being engulfed with the Holy Spirit.

Purpose of counting the Omer

  1. It took 50 days to walk from Egypt to Mount Sinai, where Yahweh/God gave the Law to Moses. So we celebrate the saints’ exodus from Egypt until the law/(commandments,  statutes and judgements) were given to Moses.
  2. Celebrate Christ’s death as a sacrifice for our sins until the day of Pentacost, when He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit.

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath , from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

Leviticus 23:15-16 (KJV)

How to Count the Omer

Count the omer once a day, every day for 50 consecutive days. NOTE : The counting of the omer begins on sundown the day after the Passover Sabbath until sundown on the Feast of Weeks/ Pentacost. So the Passover Sabbath ended at sundown on the 8th of April, so the first day to count is the 8th/9th of April, sundown to sundown.

You could pray this :
Today, 9th of April (before sundown) is the first day of counting the omer. Thank you Father for the blood of the passover lamb, Lord Jesus Christ, that allows for our sins to be blotted out, and for Your commandments, statutes, judgements and the Holy Spirit.

The idea is not to follow this as a religion, or a checklist but rather to appreciate God’s appointed times and move away from pagan and manmade feast days 🙏🙏.

Significance of Counting the Omer

May you have a blessed day. Shalom!

Author: Rhista

I am passionate about Lord Jesus Christ and I have been deeply touched by my experiences with Him and would love to share my testimony along with others to encourage people and to build their faith.

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