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
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.
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.
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 🙏🙏.
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.
I pray you have a blessed upcoming Feast of Firstfruits , celebrating the resurrection of our beautiful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ/ Yeshua Hamaschiach 🎉🎉🙂🙏
Hi All, on Thursday at sunset we started observing the Feast of Unleavened Bread. I have an Instagram post below that is a guideline of how we as Christian believers can celebrate this feast. I pray this blesses you. Shalom.
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. ❤🙏
Hi All, this is a short presentation I have put together on keeping Passover as a Christian in preparation for Passover coming up next week.
I’m really excited for YHWH’s feasts and I love celebrating the Lord and I have learned so much from observing them. I believe this is certainly an appointed time to spend with God, hear from Him and continue to grow in Him.
Last year I did some research into the Seder meal, however The Parable of the Vineyard ministries shared how this may not be biblical. I don’t usually do that , but I suggest you do your own research. I just do a Passover meal with communion.
Also important to note that the day of Passover you also start eating unleavened bread and prior to this day you would have already started to give away or put away the leaven bread or any rising agents used for cooking from your house. It’s understandable that we may stay in a household where not everyone celebrates the feasts, but then go as the Lord leads you. Try your best, maybe just your room as a start. I have also heard of brothers and sisters storing some of these leavened goods in their cars.
But most importantly for me, it’s about the spiritual leaven and getting rid of things and false doctrines etc. that spiritually hinder us.
For more ways on keeping the Passover , I recommend you watch these videos on YT:
1. How to Celebrate the feast days as a Christian – 2023 CALENDER AND NEW MOONS INCLUDED https://youtu.be/PH0L-RAN7fU ~ by Change is coming soon on YT