The Biblical feast of Shavuot is known as the Day of Pentecost, the Festival of Harvest (First-fruits), and The Festival of Weeks.
This important feast commemorates 7 weeks or 50 days exactly from Passover, which is why it is called Pentecost (“Fiftieth day” in Greek), and it is to celebrate the first-fruits of the harvest.
After Yeshua rose from the dead, He told His disciples to wait for what God was about to do. So it was no coincidence that He waited until the 50th day and poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem on the Day of the Harvest (“Shavuot” – Pentecost)
Many times Yeshua spoke and emphasized the topic of the Harvest, saying the fields are white and ready for Harvest. He told us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers into the fields. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem was the beginning of the spiritual Harvest God was beginning to collect among his first-fruits (first disciples).
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!”
It’s a known fact that God’s light shines brightest for people when it is most dark for them. Which is why seeing the horrific unfolding of the raging war in Ukraine, helping rescue refugees, giving them the opportunity to experience peace after witnessing so much destruction, it is imperative that as believers we bring Yeshua’s Good News to those who need it most right now.
During Shavuot feast (Pentecost) we are organizing a powerful gospel outreach in Galilee for those rescued and who have made their way to Israel and are currently being cared for by Beit Hallel.
Evangelism, sharing the gospel, reaching the lost – it is such an important part of our vision at Beit Hallel Congregation, as well as part of our identity as Yeshua’s disciples.
These evangelism events are an incredibly powerful tool in reaching Jewish people with the gospel and the love of God in critical times as these.
We’ve invested a lot in this event, just to be able to give people the opportunity to hear the gospel, to encounter God in their darkest hour!
This is such a crucial time, and we want to encourage the body of Christ to be vigil and recognize the times we’re living in. Investing in salvation in Israel means keeping our lamps well oiled for the imminent return of Jesus our Lord.
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.