During the Counting of the Omer—the time between Passover and Shavuot—we reflect and refocus on the promises of God. We remember what God has done and the words He has spoken and anticipate the fire of instruction He is about to release.
We reflect on what God’s chosen people felt as they took the road out of Egypt. They had witnessed great plagues, death, and destruction. They ran for their lives as they approached the Red Sea and saw Pharoah chasing after them. But God brought them through on dry ground.
Their emotions were raw after Passover, and yours might be too. But just as God never left or forsook Israel, He will never leave nor forsake you. You don’t need to fear rejection because you are accepted through the blood of Yeshua. You’re a King’s kid.
No Need for Doubt
The Hebrew people doubted God would provide what they needed for the journey: food, water, and protection. Yet God remained faithful and true to His Word. Between Passover and Shavuot, the pressure was intense, so God reminded them of His miracle-working power and the freedom they received from Egypt.
The Hebrew people covered their doors with the blood that saved them. Then they set out to receive the instruction that would guide and empower them. The fifty days between the two events was a time of preparation. It was a series of moments that God used to birth them into a new nation designed to prosper.
This is what He is doing in your life—preparing you to receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, birthing you into your new assignment so that you may prosper.
The Feast of Shavuot is a time to anticipate the instruction released. Expect and activate the instruction by sowing into, by faith, the prosperity that will come from it. Shavuot is one of the three pilgrim feasts that God commanded we “appear before the Lord…and shall not appear empty handed” (Deuteronomy 16:16). If we want to receive what God pours out during His appointed times, there are two things that must happen…
- Appear before the Lord, honoring His moeds.
- Do not appear empty-handed. The Hebrew word used here means in vain or without a purpose.
Purposefully receive from the Lord and purposely give to the Lord.
God’s Word is Spirit and Life
Remember that God’s Word is spirit and life during this time of great pressure. This is why decreeing and sowing into His Word and instruction is so critical. It activates a spiritual atmosphere around ourselves and our families, cutting through the soulish desires and discerning our thoughts.
- The Spirit’s instruction is what we need if we want to be empowered in the season to come.
- The Spirit’s instruction is the key to success.
Know, See, Feel
During this time of the Counting of the Omer, reflect and remember the word God gave you at Passover. It is my prayer for you to…
- KNOW: Know how much the Lord is preparing you to receive because He loves you with an everlasting love.
- SEE: See the path God has for you in this next season so you can be successful in what He has called you to do.
- FEEL: Feel confident that you are in the center of the Lord’s will and free from stress, anxiety, doubt, and unbelief.
Maybe you feel like you’ve missed out on something God has done. Know that He wants you to enter into His presence, decree, and claim the 9 blessings of Passover. The Father holds His arms open to you.
Apply, Change, Transform
APPLY: Apply the blood and decree the 9 blessings of Passover in Exodus 23.
Each Passover blessing is needed for your transition. They release protection, alignment, authority, prosperity, multiplication, respect from your enemies, relief from threats, dominion and increased inheritance, and freedom from corrupt covenants. Without these blessings, you're missing key elements necessary to answer your Kingdom call.
CHANGE: As you decree the 9 blessings during the Counting of the Omer, the Holy Spirit’s fire will change you.
The power of life and death is in the tongue, so decreeing the blessings is important because they are declarations of life. The enemy wants to distract and disrupt you in this season. Decreeing God’s promises keeps your focus on Him so you can fulfill your calling.
TRANSFORM: In consistency lies the victory and success, transforming your life.
Press forward and make time for reflecting on, remembering, and decreeing God’s promises daily. Praying in the Holy Spirit will help facilitate the inward transformation you need to move into the level God has for you.
Your heavenly Father wants you to know that He only has good plans for you. May the Spirit prepare the new wine skin of your heart to receive the new wine of instruction being poured out. You have a mighty call on your life.
Now is the time to receive the wholeness—shalom, nothing missing, nothing broken—that you have in Messiah.