Jean Stepnoski (13 May 2018)
"The Counting of the Omer in 2018: The Messiah's Bride's Count for 50 Days"


   As noted, there are 2 dates for Pentecost (Shavuot) according to the Hillel or Torah Calendars. It is 5-19 to 20 on the Hillel, later at 5-21 to 22 on the Torah. Per Leviticus 23, Pentecost is Feast 4 of the 7 Feasts of the Lord. CENTER. On the 7 pronged Menorah it is the midst of the menorah, THE SERVANT LAMP representing THE MESSIAH. In the original design, patterned after the menorah in Heaven, THE UPRAISED LAMP 4 was above all the other 6. It was ABOVE the compartment with the olive oil which distributed the olive oil to all the 7 lights with olive oil, wicks, and flames. AMAZING TRUTH. The olive oil, the lamp oil, for all 7 lamps CAME FROM LAMP 4 !

   Pentecost (Shavuot) SHOWCASES GREAT SPIRITUAL THEMES, is ENVELOPED IN MYSTERY, and AWAITS COMPLETION since The Great Pentecost 10 days after The Ascension of the Messiah, Christ the Lord. THE PREPARATION PERIOD is longer than 30 days from Elul 1 to The Feast of Trumpets or 40 days from Elul 1 to Yom Kippur. The 7 SHABBATS plus A DAY, THE 50 DAYS, ARE COMMANDED TO BE COUNTED! THE COUNTING OF THE OMER!  COMMANDED DAILY PREPARATION!

7 Tremendous Motifs:

1. DIVINE (MOSAIC) LAW given in 10 Commandments for 12 Tribes People and "The Mixed Multitude" combined.
2. DIVINE WEDDING AND MARRIAGE with the 10 Commandments as The Wedding Vows for 12 Tribes People and "The Mixed Multitude" combined.
3. FEAST OF THE LORD NUMBER 4. At the CENTER of all 7 Feasts.
4. PILGRIMAGE HARVEST FESTIVAL, Number 2 of 3. Again, THE CENTERPIECE.
5. BARLEY HARVEST COMPLETE.
6. WHEAT HARVEST BEGUN. The 2 Grain Staples of Life for ancient Israel.
6. THE ECCLESIA: THE MESSIAH'S BRIDE / BODY INITIAL INDWELLING WITH THE SPIRIT Of TRUTH (The Comforter, The Holy Spirit, The Paraclete).
7. THE GIFTING OF THE 9 FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. The Earnest of The Spirit. The Book of Galatians 5:5

   LOVE,
   JOY,
   PEACE,
   PATIENCE,
   KINDNESS,
   GOODNESS,
   FAITHFULNESS,
   GENTLENESS, AND
   SELF-CONTROL.


With Love and Shalom,
Jean