If you have not already made plans to join us on May 22nd and 23rd for our Shavuot Immersion and Celebration, please consider this a personal invitation to join us in person or LIVE online via streaming.
• Friday, May 22nd 7:00 pm CT Shavuot Immersion • Saturday, May 23rd 7:00 pm CT Shavuot Celebration
Shavuot is the harvest feast where we are called to remember the giving of the Torah to Moses on Mt. Sinai—the gift of God-given instruction. In a sense, it is the birthday of the Torah and the birth of a Nation wholly committed to serving the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob after being freed from Egypt. Pentecost took place on Shavuot roughly 1400 years after the giving of the Torah. Oftentimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, Pentecost is held in honor of the Holy Spirit falling upon the 120 in the Upper Room with tongues of fire.
It is very interesting that Shavuot is considered a “Shalosh Regalim”—one of the three pilgrim feasts where the Israelites journeyed to Jerusalem as they were commanded to do in the Torah. And it was in Jerusalem, at Shavuot, when the Holy Spirit came with an impartation of tongues of fire. You see, the 120 in the Upper Room had followed the God-given instruction of the Torah to be in Jerusalem, and it was there where they were met by the Holy Spirit for an infilling. Following God’s instruction brings spiritual and physical harvest because obedience places us in the right place at the right time. Following God’s instructions positions us to be blessed! Think about it for a moment: traveling to Jerusalem was expensive. Three trips a year was inconvenient. Bringing an offering to the Lord was costly. But because of obedience to instruction, God-fearing Jews from every Nation under heaven were in Jerusalem for Shavuot, and became a witness to the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). Their obedience was a physical act, resulting in a spiritual shift!
Generation after generation had journeyed to Jerusalem, and yet it was on a very special Shavuot that the Spirit of the Lord poured out and changed history. Sometimes we have to follow the steps the Lord has given to us for years without seeing our grand result—but it will come, and it is well worth it! You and I have a special opportunity to follow instruction and be blessed! When Biblical instruction and the Holy Spirit come together in agreement there is always a birthing of direction for your life with supernatural power. It is like heaven on earth—a pleasant offering unto the Lord. “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the Lord, as in the days of old, as in former years.”—Malachi 3:4 Today, I want to encourage you to sow a 5775 Shavuot seed by following the instruction of His Word. I would ask you to prayerfully consider bringing your most generous gift to the Lord! We want to sincerely thank you for allowing us to take care of widows, orphans, soldiers, safe house children and Holocaust survivors in Israel. We want to thank you for feeding the hungry in Israel, Togo, Nicaragua, and the United States. We want to thank you for sending us with a message of salvation and reconciliation. Without your generous gifts, we would not be able to fulfill God’s calling!
I decree over your seed: “When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”—2 Chronicles 7:1 May your temples be consumed and filled with the glory of God and divine healing this year. Recovering all, Curt and Christie Landry, Founders Curt Landry Ministries P.S. Christie and I look forward to Shavuot this year, and hope that you can join us in person or via LIVE streaming at www.OneNewMan.com May 22nd and 23rd at 7 pm CT. We would be truly honored to have you celebrate with us! Register for FREE online at www.CurtLandry.com/RegisterShavuot.