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!

The Feast of First Fruits

This Saturday at sundown we will be celebrating the feast of first fruits which is the resurrection of Christ who is indeed the first fruits of those who will be raised from the dead.

The purpose of this feast is to celebrate the resurrection as well as to give thanks for the Lord providing for us and our families. Please see slides below on more of how to observe this feast as a Christian.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 (KJV):
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead,  and become the first fruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man is his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 (KJV)

9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
11 ‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
12 ‘And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD.
13 ‘Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.
14 ‘You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Leviticus 23:9-14

I pray you have a blessed upcoming Feast of Firstfruits , celebrating the resurrection of our beautiful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ/ Yeshua Hamaschiach 🎉🎉🙂🙏

Biblical Feasts of God

With the start of the Biblical New Year , we are moving into the first biblical feasts for the year , starting with Passover or Pesach.

I have prepared these slides as a summary of the biblical feast days, their purpose and possible dates. Dates will vary depending on how you observe new moon and which calendar you follow. This is just a guideline, especially if its your first time observing.

This will be my fourth year observing the feasts. I still remember in 2020 , just before Passover started, how I had heard the Lord tell me to mark my calendar and that He wanted me to celebrate His biblical feasts.

Celebrating the biblical feasts has greatly increased my walk with Yahweh. I love celebrating the Lord and I have learned so much from observing them. I believe the feast days are certainly appointed times to spend with God, hear from Him and continue to grow in Him.

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 🙏🙏. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE DEEPER AND SPIRITUAL MEANING FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST THAN MECHANICALLY FOLLOWING THIS AS A SET OF RULES. However, we do learn a lot from physically doing and celebrating the feasts; and these are perpetual commandments.

Also, given how things are set up in the world – you may be working on a Sabbath etc, you may not be able to physically remove all the leaven from your house, or you live in a house where not everyone observes the feasts… However , I do believe that our Heavenly Father sees and acknowledges all our efforts and that we should try our best to keep the feasts. ❤🙏

Bibliography –

Please see slides below as a summary of the biblical feasts , which dates to look out for , what is the theme and how to prepare. Shalom 🙂🙏