The Spiritual Journey from Passover to Shavuot

At Passover, you began a journey into a time of great spiritual significance and anticipation. This period, known as “Counting the Omer,” bridges the exodus from Egypt to the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. At the Passover table, you received redemption, but this night of spiritual liberation was truly just the beginning. 

You were ankle-deep in the water of God’s love and redemption, and were invited to step in just a little deeper—day by day. Over the next 50 days, your focused faith creates a transformed mindset for future success. 

Passover: The Beginning of Your Spiritual Journey 

The Counting of the Omer, which begins on the second night of Passover and lasts for 49 days, is a time of introspection and growth. It is the time from Passover to Shavuot. Shavuot remembers and celebrates the giving of the Torah and the impartation of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room generations later. What began as deliverance at Passover culminates in revelation at Shavuot and impartation at Pentecost. The period from Passover to Shavuot is an in-between period–the place you are now  in May 2024–is a place of patience and trust.

  • “And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord.”—Leviticus 23:15-16 

Waiting on God from Passover to Shavuot

The practice of counting each of these days is a lesson in endurance and anticipation. Waiting on God from Passover to Shavuot is not a passive act but a period of active engagement and preparation. It’s a time to cultivate the soil of your heart, making room for revelation and impartation. When the tongues of fire fell in the Upper Room, the 120 were not only in the right place, but they were waiting in a place of expectation. Acts 1:4 says:

  • “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me…’” (emphasis added) 

Impatience would have robbed them of their promise. Doubt would have robbed them of their promise. Fear. Logic. Anxiety. All of these things are robbers of the best that God has for us. 

Faith says, “Wait on the Father.” Trust says, “Don’t lose hope; don’t lose patience.” But love, I imagine that love, is what kept them assembled together as one.

By counting each day during this season, we recognize that growth and revelation come in God’s perfect timing, not ours. Because He loves us, and we love Him, we wait on the promise of the Father.

This transition from Passover to Shavuot reminds us that freedom is not solely about the absence of oppression but surrendering to God’s instruction in our lives and living in His established culture. To truly live free, we must fully embrace God’s guidance and the infilling of the fire of the Holy Spirit. It takes time to shift our mindset from that of slaves to that of a free nation. 

Moving from an Exodus to a Time of Introspection

For Believers, this is a time to confront the habits, thoughts, and patterns that enslave or quench the spirit. In a sense, “Egypt” can represent a mindset of oppression, and sometimes, our actions enable that oppression. During this season, we actively seek to shed these limitations and prepare ourselves to receive the Father’s instruction and a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. 

Receiving Instruction and Impartation at Shavuot

Shavuot marks the culmination of this journey when the “new grain” offering was brought to the temple as two loaves of bread from the harvest. This festival of joy reminds us that the freedom achieved during Passover was for a purpose: to enter into a covenant relationship with God, living according to His ways and instructions. 

The path from Passover to Shavuot is a living journey that offers us the chance to move from bondage to freedom. In this sacred time, fully embrace redemption, deliverance, God’s instruction, and a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. May He breathe on you as you wait on His promise.

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