FOURTY-NINE DAYS TO SHAVUOT! Counting of the Omar to Shavuot
As the counting of the Omer begins till Shavuot (Pentecost), it is a time to
Exam Ourselves....YAHUSHUA told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the RUACH
HA KODESH. During this waiting time, they were not just sitting around twiddling
their thumbs, they were counting the Omer, examining their lives in preparation
to receiving the gift of the RUACH HA KODESH on Shavuot that YAHUSHUA promised
them would come.
16 And I will ask the FATHER , and He will give you another Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that SHE
may remain with you forever- 17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its
heart), because the world does not see HER or know and recognize HER. But you
know and recognize HER, for SHE lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
1 1 Dear Theophilos: In the first book, I wrote about everything YAHUSHUA set
out to do and teach, 2 until the day when, after giving instructions through the RUACH HA KODESH to
the emissaries whom HE had chosen, HE was taken up into heaven. 3 After HIS death HE showed himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that
HE was alive. During a period of forty days they saw HIM, and HE spoke with them
about the Kingdom of GOD. 4 At one of these gatherings, HE instructed them not
to leave Yerushalayim but to wait for "what the FATER promised, which you heard
about from me. 5 For Yochanan (John) used to immerse people in water; but in a few days, you
will be immersed in the "RUACH HA KODESH ” 6 When they were together, they asked him, "LORD, are YOU at this time going to
restore self- rule to Israel?" 7 HE answered, "You don't need to know the dates or the times; the FATHER has
kept these under HIS own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the RUACH HA KODESH comes upon you; you will
be MY witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’judah and Shomron, indeed to
the ends of the earth!” 9 After saying this, YAHUSHUA was taken up before their eyes; and a cloud hid
him from their sight. 10 As they were staring into the sky after HIM, suddenly they saw two men
dressed in white standing next to them. 11 The men said, "You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This
YAHUSHUA, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back to you in
just the same way as you saw him go into heaven.
After the Children of Israel left Egypt, 49 days passed before they received the
Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Tradition teaches that each of these days was
necessary for the Children of Israel to refine themselves and be worthy of this
gift. On each day they examined and corrected another of their inner traits and
qualities. There were 49 in all.
These forty nine traits were comprised of seven basic attributes. Each of the
seven contained all of the other seven, thus comprising forty nine.
Jewish sources tell us that the soul of man includes these seven Basic
As we fulfill the mitzvah of counting the days and weeks from Passover to
Shavuot, each of the seven weeks is devoted to a different attribute -- one week
for Kindness, another week for Discipline, another for Compassion, etc. On each
of the seven days of the week we refine another of the seven aspects of the
For example, on the week devoted to kindness we will devote one day to refining
that aspect of kindness that requires discipline and another day to refining
that aspect of kindness that requires compassion, and so forth. During the week
we are refining beauty, we spend one day refining that aspect of beauty that
requires dignity and another day on that aspect of beauty that requires
humility, until we have refined all seven aspects of beauty.
Ultimately, all character traits derive from combinations of these seven basic
ones. Each quality continually interacts with the others, and in so doing has
the capacity to modify its expression and effect. To be whole, a character trait
must incorporate all seven; a lack or overabundance of even one of the seven
renders it corrupt and, in some cases, damaging. Discipline, for example, can
easily become cruelty with but a slight exaggeration.
The Virtures spoken about above are also found in the Brit HaDasha, these same
virtues were spoken about in 1 Peter and Galatians and 1 Corinthians 13
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, 23 humility, self control. Nothing in the Torah stands
against such things. 24 Moreover, those who belong to the Messiah YAHUSHUA have put their old nature
to death on the stake, along with its passions and desires. 25 Since it is
through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we
order our lives day by day. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
11 Peter 1:1-11
1 From: Shim'on Kefa, a slave and emissary of YAHUSHUA the Messiah To: Those
who, through the righteousness of our God and of our Deliverer YAHUSHUA the
Messiah, have been given the same kind of trust as ours: 2 May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge
of God and YAHUSHUA our Lord. 3 God's power has given us everything we need for
life and godliness, through our knowing the One who called us to his own glory
and goodness. 4 By these he has given us valuable and superlatively great promises, so that
through them you might come to share in God's nature and escape the corruption
which evil desires have brought into the world. 5 For this very reason, try your
hardest to furnish your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with
godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with
love. 8 For if you have these qualities in abundance, they keep you from being barren
and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord YAHUSHUA the Messiah. 9 Indeed,
whoever lacks them is blind, so shortsighted that he forgets that his past sins
have been washed away. 10 Therefore, brothers, try even harder to make your being called and chosen a
certainty. For if you keep doing this, you will never stumble. 11 Thus you will
be generously supplied with everything you need to enter the eternal Kingdom of
our Lord and Deliverer, YAHUSHUA the Messiah.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils
over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself
haughtily. 5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude
(unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not
insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not
touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it
pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right
and truth prevail. 7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is
ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all
circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. 8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As
for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be
fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as
for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by
truth]. The RUACH HA KODESH /The HOLY SPIRIT Will only reside in clean holy
vessels. This is the time where we need to exam ourselves and prepare ourselves
to be filled or refilled by the RUACH HA KODESH .
Jer 18:2 -6
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee
to hear my words. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work
on the wheels. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the
potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make
it. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD.
Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of
When the talmidim were waiting for the promise of the father and preparing
themselves to receive the RUACH HA KODESH , they were also preparing themselves
to receive the Torah in their hearts, just as the children of Israel received
the Torah at Mt. Sinai. They were preparing to become Temples of the RUACH HA
KODESH and receiving the power of Messiah in their lives to be witness to the
World of Messiahs love.
YAHUVEH , you are the potter I am the clay. Mold me into a vessel of honor for
your kingdom and for your glory in YAHUSHUA’S name I pray. Amein
Pentecost is the day when Moses was given the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.
If you want a greater anointing, then meet YAHUSHUA in the upper room on the Day
Read the Book of Acts to get the total picture behind the meaning of Pentecost.