Listen to Grace at Mount Sinai. Speaker—Gordon Rutledge
Listen to The Torah and the Holy Ghost. Speaker—Stan Beerman
Listen to Trusting the Translations of the Bible. Speaker—David Allen
Shavu’ot, the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the three major holy convocations. (The other two are Passover and Sukkot.) We count the 49 days or 7 full weeks from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu’ot. This counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu’ot.
For years, the giving of the Torah has appeared as a ministration of death. Didn’t it demand 3,000 be slain after they chose the golden calf over the Lord? The ministration of the Spirit was received at Mt. Zion over 1,400 years later, when 3,000 received the living Torah into their hearts through embracing the Messiah. Was this same Spirit of grace and forgiveness of sins at Mt. Sinai?
Have you seen Passover as the time of physical freedom from bondage, but the giving of the Torah as the beginning of another type of bondage? Or is Torah the beginning of grace and a deeper, spiritual redemption from slavery to our own internal slave masters.
Moses says, “The Lord came from Sinai…at His right hand was a fiery law unto them. Yea, He loveth the peoples.” (Deut. 33: 2, 3)
As you listen to the audios, explore why Shavu’ot is called the time of giving the Torah, rather than the time of receiving the Torah, and how the day of Shavu’ot points to that constant process of receiving the Living Torah which we need to experience in our lives today.
This is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.”
Let us discover together how these things are examples for us today, upon whom the end of the world is rapidly approaching. (1 Cor. 10:11)