Category God’s Appointed Times

Signs in the Heavens

A WAKE UP CALL The solar eclipse witnessed across the United States on August 21, 2017, has sparked a lot of discussion among Bible believers–especially those familiar with the blood moons that occurred on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015.  One of the ways in which God communicates with human beings is through signs in the heavens.  (See Genesis […]

The Day that No Man Knoweth

Most Christians are familiar with the phrase, “the day that no man knoweth.” But how many know that this is a Hebrew idiom referring to the Feast of Trumpets? The Feast of Trumpets, a.k.a Yom Teruah, is one of the seven feasts outlined in Leviticus 23.  But it is the only feast with no explanation whatsoever. This […]

Yom Teruah: Feast of Trumpets


Pentecost in Acts vs. Shavuot in Exodus

WHAT DO THE GIVING OF LAW OF MOSES AND PENTECOST HAVE IN COMMON? Shavuot or Feast of Weeks is an annual celebration of the wheat harvest and the Law of Moses that occurs 50 days after First Fruits of the barley harvest (Leviticus 23: 9-17).  Pentecost is another name for Shavuot and is associated with the […]

Acts Chapter 1: The Ascension

Since the anniversary of Pentecost was just a few days ago, I thought this would be a good time to study the Book of Acts.  Acts is a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, and Luke is the author of both.  The recipient is “Theophilus.”   In his Gospel, Luke puts the events of the life, death, […]

The Book of Ruth and Shavuot

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Book of Ruth?  Naomi and Ruth?  Ruth and Boaz?  Reading the Book of Ruth during Shavuot (a.k.a. Feast of Weeks and Pentecost) is a Jewish tradition.  Why?  The story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz occurs during the spring harvest.  You can find references […]

June 11-13, 2016, is Shavuot/Pentecost

Pentecost, Shavuot, and Feast of Weeks refer to the same Biblical feast day.  It’s one of God’s Appointed Times, spelled out in Leviticus 23.  To calculate the date of Pentecost, start with the counting of the Omer, which begins after the weekly Sabbath during Passover.  (Many believe that the count begins after the first day of […]