My 481 Year old Tyndale's first ever translation of Hebrew into English Bible [even before KJV], reads as follows:
"And ye shall count from the morrow [16th of Nisan/20th of May] after the sabbath [15th of Nisan/19th May]:
even from the day [16th of Nisan/20th of May] that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering, seven weeks complete:
even unto the morrow [9th of Sivan/11th of July] after the seventh week [8th of Sivan/10th of July] ye shall number fifty days." [Lev.23:15,16]
Notice, in the above verse, the verb "count" is used for the sabbath days, and the verb "number" is used for fifty days.
The Lord wants the reader to understand that the counting of 7 Sabbaths is then followed by the numbering of 50 Days, after the 9th of Sivan!
9th of Sivan + 50 Days = 29th of Tammuz [Pentecost]
1st Day of Jewish New Year: 5th May 2011 [1st of Nisan]
63rd Year of Israel's Independence: 14th May 2011 [10th of Nisan]
Passover: 18th May 2011 [14th of Nisan]
1st Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread : 19th of May 2011 [15th of Nisan]
Day of First-fruits: 20th of May 2011 [16th of Nisan]
1st Sabbath: 26th of May 2011 [22nd of Nisan]
2nd Sabbath: 2nd of June 2011 [29th of Nisan]
3rd Sabbath: 11th of June 2011 [8th of Iyyar]
4th Sabbath: 18th of June 2011 [15th of Iyyar]
5th Sabbath: 25th of June 2011 [22nd of Iyyar]
6th Sabbath: 2nd of July 2011 [29th of Iyyar]
7th Sabbath/Day of Ascension/Resurrection/Translation: 10th of July 2011 [8th of Sivan]
11th of July 2011 [9th of Sivan]
1st Day of the 50 Day numbering: 12th of July 2011 [10th of Sivan]:
The Lord will send the Holy Spirit to empower the Tribulation saints on
Day of Pentecost: 30th of August 2011 [29th of Tammuz]: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Tribulation saints on earth.
What many have failed to understand is that the Lord did not send the Holy Spirit until the 10th of Sivan!
This was 3 Days after His Ascension, on the 8th of Sivan!
The Lord sent the Holy Spirit on the 10th of Sivan, He then arrived on earth, 50 Days later, on the 29th of Tammuz!
The Lord could not send the Holy Spirit from heaven,
while He remained on earth, for seven complete weeks, in His Glorified
The Lord also needed more than 10 Days [as is
commonly believed] in heaven, in order for the Holy Spirit to arrive on
earth on the correct Day of Pentecost!
He needed to be in heaven for at least 50 Days, for the Holy Spirit to arrive on earth on the 29th of Tammuz.
The Lord was in heaven for 52 Days by the time the Holy Spirit was poured out, on the Day of Pentecost [29th of Tammuz 33 AD]!
"But when the Helper [Holy Spirit] comes [on the 29th of Tammuz], whom I shall send [on the 10th of Sivan] to you from the Father..." (John 15:26)
"...It is to your advantage that I go away [on the 8th of Sivan]; for if I do not go away [on the 8th of Sivan], the Helper will not come to you [on the 29th of Tammuz]; but if I depart [on the 8th of Sivan], I will send Him to you [on the 10th of Sivan]." (John 16:7)
Could it be that the Day of our translation has been hidden in plain sight all these Years!
"Where I am going [on the 8th of Sivan], you cannot come..."
"Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him,
"Where I am going you cannot follow Me now [on the 8th of Sivan in 33 AD], but you shall follow me afterward [on the 8th of Sivan/10th of July 2011?]." (John 13:36)
The Lord new that the Apostles wouldn't be physically alive when He returned!
The Lord was speaking about them following Him up into Heaven at the Resurrection.
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit
has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me...Now when He had
spoken these things, while they watched [on the 8th of Sivan 33 AD], He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight."
"And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said,
"Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven?"
"This same Jesus, Who was taken up from you into heaven [on the 8th of Sivan 33 AD], will so come [on the 8th of Sivan/10th of July 2011?] in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven." (Acts 1:8 - 11)
Just as the disciples watched the Lord ascend up
into the cloud on the 8th of Sivan 33 AD, I believe, we are meant to
watch the Lord descend from the cloud on the 8th of Sivan/10th of July
Pentecost is a witness-empowering Feast.
It is for all those Christians who will not be ready for the Rapture!
May the Lord find us all watching and ready!