Day 10 - Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Old City)
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
48Trip End Oct 14, 2012
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The Giving of the Law of Moshe (Torah)
For the traditional Jewish community, Shavu'ot was first celebrated around the time of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, about fifty days after leaving Egypt (Exodus 19:1). Therefore, Shavuot is called “The Season of the Giving of the Law.”
So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words of the L-rd had commanded him to speak. The people all responded together, we will do everything the L-rd has said. So Moses brought their answer back to the L-rd (Exodus 19:7-8).
And the L-rd said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow (Exodus 19:10).
On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Moses lead the people out of the camp to meet with G-d, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the L-rd descended on it in fire. Then Moses spoke and the voice of G-d answered (Exodus 19:19).
The Giving of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh)
This was in direct fulfillment of Yeshua’s own words, that the disciples should remain in Jerusalem until they would be clothed with “the power from on high” (Luke 24:49). Only after receiving this power, were they to go as Yeshua had commanded, to Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the world, bearing witness of Him to all the nations (Matt 28:19–20). In other words, until they received the power given by the Spirit, they would not be able to pioneer the mission of gathering in the Gentiles to which Yeshua had sent them.
When the day of Shavu'ot (Hebrew, "Pentecost") came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting (Acts 2:1).
Now there where staying in Jerusalem G-d fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in their own language (Acts 2:5). We hear them declaring the wonders of G-d in our own tongues! (Acts 2:11)!
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say (Acts 2:14).
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Yeshua (Jesus) for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).
Save yourselves from this corrupt generation. Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day (Acts 2:41).