How can They Hear without Someone Preaching to Them?
Shavuot is known in the Bible as Day of Pentecost, as well as the Festival of Harvest (Firstfruits). It is also known as Festival of Weeks, because it counts exactly 7 weeks or 50 days from Passover, which is why it is called Pentecost (“Fiftieth day” in Greek), and it celebrates the harvest’s first fruits.
Having risen from the dead, Yeshua came to his disciples and told them to wait in Jerusalem for what God was going to do.
The fact that 50 days passed before God poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem is no coincidence. It had to happen on Shavuot (Pentecost), marking the commencement of His harvest.
Yeshua spoke about the harvest often, describing the fields as being white and ready for Harvest, emphasizing the importance to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers into the fields.
The Holy Spirit’s purporting on Shavuot was a sign that God’s spiritual harvest has begun.
Romans 10:14 — “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!””
God used Shavuot as also a powerful sign for us that the gospel needs to be preached continuously, His harvest needs to be cultivated and collected. Which is why we are so passionate about preaching, evangelizing and reaching the lost.
During the upcoming Shavuot feast (Pentecost) we will be putting together a powerful gospel campaign in the Galilee.
These evangelism campaigns are a powerful tool in reaching Jewish people with Yeshua’s message of salvation.
To be able to give people the opportunity to hear the gospel for the first time in their lives is both a privilege, as well as our calling. To be the torch that carries God’s light to those in darkness, is an amazing blessing and responsibility as believers in Christ.
Sowing into the salvation of Israel means ensuring our own lamps are well oiled and prepared for the day our Lord returns.
Consider donating and supporting our ongoing evangelism campaigns such as this Shavuot one — which brings Israel’s salvation closer each day.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.