5777: Divide the Spoils of the Double Portion
Shalom, and blessings to you this Shavuot!
I pray that this special 50-day period between Passover and Shavuot, the Counting of the Omer, has been significant in your life.
“You have multiplied the nation and increased its joy; they rejoice before You according to the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.”—Isaiah 9:3
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.
Shavuot is considered a “Shalosh Regalim” — one of the three pilgrimage 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.
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 (see Acts 1-2).
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, impartation, and multiplication.
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!
Today, many of us cannot journey to Jerusalem for Shavuot—but in honor of this special “moed” (divine appointment) we do gather together at House of David to worship, wait on the outpouring of God’s Spirit, and bring an offering ‘of fire
Following God’s instruction brings a spiritual and physical harvest because obedience places us in the right place at the right time. It positions us to be blessed, and puts us in a place where God can multiply our seeds—our seeds of service, time, and finance.
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 witness to the infilling of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2).
Their obedience was a physical act, resulting in a spiritual shift!
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.
This is what we are seeking together on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. CT. If you can’t be with us in person then consider our LIVEstream at www.OneNewMan.com.
We are gathering together as one family, bringing what we have to the Lord and expecting Him to multiply our seed. We are sowing seeds of time. We are sowing seeds of service. And we are sowing seeds of finance.
This year as we present ourselves before the Lord and await His infilling:
We decree, in Yeshua’s name, that our offerings of worship and finance are pleasant and anointed to release and increase health, spiritual abundance, multiplication, fire, and restoration into ALL areas of your life!
Curt and Christie Landry, Founders
Curt Landry Ministries
Curt and Christie Landry
Founders, Curt Landry Ministries
P.S. I hope that you are making plans to join us in person or LIVE online at www.OneNewMan.com for our Shavuot 5777 Celebration, which will be held at House of David on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm CT. We look forward to seeing you there!