Shalom-shalom! Peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. Today is the first day of the week, Sunday, May 20th. Today is the Christian Pentecost, and it completes the spring cycle of the Lord’s feast of Pesach, or Passover. The counting of the Omer is now over. The Omer count started on the evening after the firstfruits of barley was offered in the Temple. This past week on Monday, this was still the counting of the Omer, Israel celebrated its 70 anniversary of being a nation, and Jerusalem celebrated its 50th year of having been released from Arab control. Along with festivities on May 14th was the grand opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
The next cycle of the Lord’s feast is Yom Teruah and it also called Rosh HaShanah and is scheduled for September 9th this year. After Yom Teruah is Yom Kippur, and after that is Tabernacles and there is a final feast called the 8th day.
So, today we will finish out some teaching on Pentecost that will help bring understanding to the Lord’s feast. We will use some passages from Leviticus, and the book of Ruth
We thank You for being the King of the Universe, over heaven and earth. We ask You to cleanse us from all unrighteousness that our prayers will not be hindered.
We pray for the people of this nation, that You would take out the stony places in our hearts. We pray that You would surgically remove the thick callouses and give us hearts of flesh that would be flexible and pliable in Your hands. We are praying that Your justice and righteousness will prevail over the darkness and the lies of the enemy.
We continue to pray against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. We pray against witchcraft, charismatic witchcraft, against hexes and vexes, spells, enchantments, stirring caldron, ouiji boards, demons on assignments, tarot cards, voodoo dolls, effigies, and satanic rituals. Father, we are asking that You would send the fear of the Lord in the camp of the enemy. We are asking that You would shut the mouths of lions that rise up against Your people.
We are asking that You would restore honor and integrity in the nation’s pulpits.
I confess the sins of this nation, as I usually do: abortion, murder, hatred for one another, human trafficking, child molestation, fornication, adultery, idolatry, homosexuality, zoophilia, greed, hatred of You, Father, and Your Son, Yeshua. I confess these iniquities and transgressions before You and I know You see the land is polluted with the blood of the innocent, and the land defiled by homosexuality. We pray against these principalities over this nation. Help us to repent for we have sinned against You and we are provoking You to anger.
We continue to pray for the peace of Israel, the Arabs and president Trump. We ask that Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the name of Yeshua. Amen
Ok, so just in case there are some new listeners or if some of the information I have given on the program has been forgotten, I will review the feasts of the Lord from Leviticus 2; there are 7 feasts: Pesach/Passover (death), unleavened bread, Bikkurim/firstfruits of barley (resurrection), Shavuot/Pentecost, Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShanah (Yom Teruah is a memorial and is called the day of the shout), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Tabernacles (this is where God dwells with man), and a final feast called the 8th day. The 8th day is a rehearsal for a day that follows the 7th millennium; the 7th millennium is the Messianic kingdom of the Covenant of Shalom. After that millennium will begin the 8th day, this is when everything will be turned over to God. This is a day that is connected to Israel only.
So, the Torah tells us that it was mandatory for Israel to present themselves three times a year at three feasts: Passover, which is the same as it being called Unleavened bread, Shavuot/Pentecost and Tabernacles.
These three festivals or feasts of the Lord possess a mystery of the inclusion of the gentiles in them. And I am going to go over them some.
Concerning Pesach: in John 1, starting at verse 29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said: “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”
So, you see in this passage that the one sacrifice of the lamb (which was Yeshua) was able to take away the sin of the world, which included the sins of gentiles, and not just Israel.
And in the Exodus account when the Hebrews left Egypt there was a mixed multitude that left with them at the time of unleavened bread and in the Codex Judiaca, it states there was about 40,000 Egyptians and there were Kartumims as well. These gentiles are sometimes called the mixed multitude or strangers, or sojourners and they all travelled together to Mount Sinai to receive the Torah along with the Hebrews at Shavuot or Pentecost. There is a message in Pesach of the mixed multitude, or the gentiles going to receive a revelation of God at Shavuot. In the book of Acts the gentiles also were being saved and receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There was no difference being made between the gentiles or the Jews who received Yeshua.
Now the 3rd feast of Tabernacles is called the “feast of the nations.’’ Zechariah 14:16 reads: The survivors from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, and to celebrate the Festival of Booths. Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of Hosts, rain will not fall on them. And if the people of Egypt will not go up and enter, then rain will not fall on them; this will be the plague the LORD inflicts on the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Booths.
Of course, this passage in Zachariah is placed in the Millennial kingdom of Messiah, the thousand years of shalom or peace.
Solomon sacrificed 70 bulls at the dedication of the First Temple for the nations, this was during the feast of Tabernacles. He married gentile women in hopes they would convert their own nations to the Hebrew God. That went poorly —as we know the scriptures relay to us these idolatrous women led him away from the true God of Israel.
The Tanach and New Testament (Brit Hadasha) have many stories where the gentiles are incorporated with Israel. Paul, Hebrew his name would be Shaul, because he was from the tribe of Benjamin who was an apostle to the gentiles (romans 11:13) said this about the Gentiles: And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
read Leviticus 23:15-
Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.
On past programs I taught the one offering of two loaves of wheat bread represented the Jews and the gentiles, or the goy, or the nations that would take the advantage of blood of Yeshua and enter into a covenant through His shed blood, and become participants in His kingdom. Yeshua made a way for the nations to approach Him, to be committed to Him
What I am going to do is read some from the book of Ruth. I am now limited on time, so try to keep up and I am also going to read from the gospel of john chapter 4 concerning the Samaritan woman. I don’t have time to go over the history of the Samaritans, but there was a considerable amount of animosity between the Jews and Samaritans, lots of grudges. They were a mixed multitude as well with Jewish ancestors. So, let’s get started: